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.


Applications for the 2020-2021 program are open now and due by July 15.


Due to COVID-19, the Fellowship Program gatherings will be held virtually via Zoom.

We will resume in person meetings in our office in Washington, DC when it is safe to do so.
Therefore, we can only accept applicants who are local to the DC area.


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 12, 2020 and continue through May 2021 on the following dates: October 10, November 14, and December 12, January 16, February 13, March 13, April 17 and May 15. Seminars will be held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Although we would like to be gathering in person, the 2020-2021 Fellowship sessions will be meeting via Zoom due to COVID-19.  When we are able to meet in person safely, the location will be 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.
Click here to complete the online application form. There is an application fee of $50 for professionals and $30 for residents, interns, and graduate students. It can be paid online via credit card with the application. If paying by check, please send the application fee made out to ICP+P to Linda Kanefield, PhD, 5480 Wisconsin Ave., #227, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

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 2020-2021.


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.