Fellowship Program: Contemporary Forms of Psychoanalysis2018-10-15T13:37:22+00:00

Welcome to the Fellowship Program!

For information, contact Monica Meerbaum, mleoniemeerbaum@gmail.com or Linda Kanefield, LKanefieldphd@gmail.com.


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 of each year.  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 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 Theory
  • Early Attachment and Traumatic Loss
  • Empathic Immersion
  • Working with Dreams
  • Beginning a Treatment
  • Intersubjective Systems Theory
  • Culture and Motivational Systems
  • Mutuality in the Therapy Relationship

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 monthly seminar.

When and where are the meetings?

The Fellowship will begin September 15, 2018 and continue through May 2019 on the following dates: October 27, November 10, and December 8, January 12, February 16, March 16, April 13, and May 11. 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.
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:

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

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.


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 credits 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 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 the sessions. 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 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.