Fellowship Program: Contemporary Forms of Psychoanalysis


Program Description 

ICP+P’s Psychoanalytic Training Program welcomes applications for the 2017-2018 class of its Fellowship Program in Contemporary Forms of Psychoanalysis. The Fellowship Program introduces participants to the ways psychoanalysis has evolved as a relevant clinical practice for the 21st century. 

Applications are due by July 15.  Learn more below. 

Who should apply?

The program is designed for practicing clinicians, residents, interns, and advanced graduate students from mental health fields including psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, and nursing.  The Fellowship gives participants a feel for the types of learning experiences available in ICP+P’s Psychoanalytic Training Program.

What do Fellows do?

Fellows participate in monthly Saturday afternoon seminars throughout the academic year, featuring presentations on selected psychoanalytic topics by faculty and graduates of ICP+P’s Psychoanalytic Training Program.  Readings are provided in advance of the meetings. Seminars draw from a variety of contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives, including self psychology, relational theory, intersubjective systems theory, motivational systems theory, attachment theory, and findings from infant studies.

What topics will be covered?  Presentations include: 

  • History and Evolution of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Early Attachment and Traumatic Loss
  • Empathic Immersion
  • Working with Dreams
  • Beginning a Treatment
  • Intersubjective Systems Theory
  • Culture and Motivational Systems
  •  Neuroscience & Psychoanalysis

What are the additional benefits?

  • Fellows will have opportunities to attend conferences and programs addressing a wide variety of current topics in psychoanalytic thinking and clinical practice sponsored by the larger ICP+P organization. The two ICP+P conferences offered free to the membership will also be offered free of charge to Fellows. Other ICP+P conferences, seminars, and short courses will be available to Fellows at the student rate.
  • Fellows have the option of being assigned an analyst mentor, with whom they meet periodically to discuss practice and training issues and who serves as a bridge to the wider ICP+P community.
  • Two Continuing Education Credits are available for each of the monthly seminars attended.

When and where are the meetings?

The Fellowship will begin September 16, 2017 and continue through May, 2018 on the following dates: October 28, November 18, and December 2, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, and the May date to be arranged. Seminars will be held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the ICP+P office, 4601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 8, Washington, DC 20008.

What is the cost?

The Fellowship Program is free of charge, other than the application fee.

What is the process to apply?

Applications will be accepted until July 15, followed by interviews scheduled with the Fellowship Co-Chairs.  Admissions will occur on a rolling basis. The Fellowship Program Application Form is available by clicking here. There is an application fee of $50 for professionals and $30 for residents, interns, and graduate students. Please send the application and application fee (made out to ICP+P) to:

Monica L. Meerbaum, PhD
4915 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 404
Bethesda, Md. 20814

Questions? Who to Contact?

For further information, contact either of the Fellowship Program Co-Chairs:

Continuing education credit: ­ 2 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credit hours awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage and family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 2 CE credits for attending each Fellowship Meeting. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

* The presenters and the planners have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Additionally, the presenter has been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during this presentation. This presentation will not contain any references to off-label (non-FDA-approved) use of products or devices.