The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is a freestanding psychoanalytic institute in Los Angeles dedicated to participatory democracy, open dialogue and pluralistic thought. Founded in 1991 by a group of senior psychoanalysts seeking an altogether new approach to training, ICP is now a leading center of contemporary thinking about analytic theory, technique, and training. ICP North is its Bay Area affiliate.

Founded in 1996, ICP North is a vibrant community of psychoanalysts and psychotherapists dedicated to critical thinking in a non-hierarchical environment. Its mission is to immerse its members in current psychoanalytic debate and expand the way we think about the therapeutic encounter.

ICP North offers a psychoanalytic psychotherapy training program open to all licensed mental health professionals. Once-a-month seminars and weekly consultation groups with ICP-affiliated analysts provide training in Self Psychology; Object Relations; Control Mastery; Social Constructivism; Relational; Intersubjectivity; Attachment; and non-linear, dynamic systems theories.

In addition to its yearly spring conference featuring leading contemporary theorists, ICP North actively promotes a four year weekend training program in psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.

ICP North will hold an Open House for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program and the Weekend Psychoanalytic Training Program on Sunday, May 6, from 2:30-4pm at the home of Jane Jordan, Psy.D., 3022 Steiner St., San Francisco. RSVP: (415) 931-5730.

Our annual spring conference, A Morning With Howard Bacal - Specificity Theory: Illuminating Optimal Responsiveness in Therapeutic Process, will be held on Sunday, April 22, from 9am -1pm at the Laurel Heights Conference Center. This theory holds that each dyad constitutes a unique relational system and that its participants will discover, through the specificity of their process, what is therapeutically needed. The theory will be illuminated by a live clinical consultation.

For information about the conference, joining ICP North or applying to the training program, contact Jane Jordan, Psy.D (415) 931-5730.

Ilene Philipson, Ph.D.
ICP Weekend Psychoanalytic Training Program