Fellowship Program: Contemporary Forms of Psychoanalysis

ICP+P’s Fellowship Program introduces participants to the evolution of psychoanalysis as a relevant clinical practice for the 21st century.

Applications Accepted Starting April 1st

Starting April 1st, 2024, ICP+P will be welcoming applications for the 2024-2025 Fellowship Program in Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

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. Seminars, which are held virtually, feature presentations on selected psychoanalytic topics by faculty and graduates of ICP+P’s Psychoanalytic Training Program, as well as other invited speakers. 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?

  • History and Evolution of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Self Psychology and Relational Theory
  • Intersubjective Systems Theory
  • Motivational Systems Theory
  • Attachment and Traumatic Losses
  • Dreams, Gender, Race, and Social-Cultural Issues

What are the additional benefits?

  • Fellows will become members of the Institute for free while participating in the program. Also, fellows will receive a membership discount after completing the fellowship program.
  • Two Continuing Education Credits are available for each monthly seminar.
  • Fellows who attend at least seven of the nine monthly meetings will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Fellows may go on to apply to the Contemporary Approaches of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program (CAPP) or to the Psychoanalytic Training at ICP+P.

When and where are the meetings?

The Fellowship Program begin September 7th, 2024 and continue through May 3rd, 2025 on the following dates: October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th, January 11th, February 1st, March 8th, April 5th, and May 3rd. Seminars will be held on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 pm (EST) via Zoom.


Classes will be held from September 2024 – May 2025 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Detailed Course Schedule

What is the cost?

There is an application fee of $50 for licensed mental health professionals and $30 for residents, interns and graduate students.

What is the process to apply?

Applications will be accepted between April 1st and July 15, 2024. Applicants will have individual interviews with the Fellowship Chair. 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:

ICP+P Admin
3298 Governor Drive, Suite 22270
San Diego, CA 92192

Need Additional Information?

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

Click here for the class list and presenters for 2023-2024.

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.