Fellowship Program: Contemporary Forms of Psychoanalysis

ICP+P’s Fellowship Program introduces participants to the ways psychoanalysis has evolved

as a relevant clinical practice for the 21st century.

ICP+P’s Psychoanalytic Training Program application process for the 2021-2022 is now closed.

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 training programs and professional community.

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 will include:

History and Evolution of Contemporary Psychoanalytic TheoryEarly Attachment and Traumatic Loss
Empathic ImmersionWorking with Dreams
Some Self Psychology FundamentalsIntersubjective Systems Theory
Culture and Motivational SystemsRelational Analytic Process

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.
  • Two Continuing Education Credits are available for each monthly seminar.

When and where are the meetings?

The Fellowship will begin September 11, 2021 and continue through May 15, 2022 on the following dates: October 9, November 13, and December 11, January 15, February 12, March 12, April 16, and May 15. Seminars will be held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Zoom. If it becomes safe to meet in person, the Fellowship meetings will be held at the ICP+P office, 4601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 8, Washington, DC 20008. Therefore, we are only accepting local applicants who are within commuting distance.

What is the cost?

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

What is the process to apply?

Application for the 2021-2022 academic year IS NOW CLOSED.

Applications are now closed.

Need Additional Information?

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

Click here for a copy of the Fellowship information in flyer form.

Click here for the class list and presenters for 2021-2022.

Continuing education credit: ­ 2 CE credits per session 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. As our CE program receives oversight from a licensed social worker, the CE credits we award are highly likely to be recognized by licensing boards in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia may submit these CE credits to their licensing boards. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 2.0 CE credits for attending each session. 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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 presenters have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during the presentations. The presentations will not contain any references to off-label (non-FDA-approved) use of products or devices.