Student Services

Student Services

Ombudsman Office: The Ombudsman Office is a confidential resource for the entire ICP analytic community providing opportunities for processing ideas or concerns that may arise pertaining to the institutional life of its analytic program. To be directed to our Ombudsman Office click HERE.

Ethics Committee: The Ethics Committee’s consists of ICP volunteers appointed by the Board for a consecutive three-year term, with the possibility of a second term to follow. The committee consists of a chair and members who have experience with group process, a commitment to collaborative engagement, and a sensitivity to ethical issues and concerns; these members work closely together as a cohesive team. To contact the Ethics Committee click HERE.

Reduced-Fee Referral Committee:   A source for possible referrals for Control Cases.

Chair: Cheryl Chenot, Psy.D., M.F.T. Click HERE to be directed to ICP’s low fee referral service.

Candidate ICP Costs: This provides a four-year estimate of tuition, analysis and supervision. Click HERE.

Scholarship:  Task Force to Address Racism & Homophobia offers the Ethnic Minority Scholarship which is to help candidates of color in our various programs with the cost of tuition.

Fellowship and Candidate Loan Committee:  This committee’s responsibility is to evaluate the financial needs of candidates who apply for financial aid from ICP, and to make recommendations to the Board about what kind of aid, how much, and to whom, should be awarded. Chair:  Gordon Berger, Ph.D.

PEP:  Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing is a searchable online database of psychoanalytic journals, books and videos. All ICP members and candidates are automatically registered for this database.  Please contact the ICP Facilitator for any questions or difficulties. To contact a PEP administrator email [email protected].

Library: The New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP) has agreed to provide library membership for all of the ICP students and current faculty. The general library hours are Monday, Thursday & Friday, 9:00-5:30. If a student needs access outside of the regular hours s/he may call the Center to see if a staff person will be on duty. Contact Terrell at x14. It would also be possible to place a request for books by email or fax and NCP staff could see if the materials are available and if so, have them ready to be checked out.

Borrowed library books and journals must be returned after one month as the materials should be available to all library members as much as possible. ICP shall be responsible for the replacement of any unreturned books after NCP has made 3 requests of the student to return the books.

UCLA Research Library (Charles E. Young) Address: 280 Charles E Young Drive N, Los Angeles, CA 90095 Phone: (310) 825-4732

The General Public can make use of certain resources of the UCLA library system. This library would be of particular help to those in psychology and research.

Microsoft Word Password Protection

Step 1: Please right click on File tab (Top Left Hand Corner) and choose Info.

Step 2: In the Info window, click the Protect Document button, and choose Encrypt with Password on the drop-down list.

Step 3: Enter a password in the Password text box and click OK.  You will be asked to reconfirm password.

In the Confirm Password dialog box, enter the password again.

The document is now password protected.

Please note that once you lock the file with password you will have to enter password to open the file every time.

Passwords are case-sensitive.

Reduced Fee Referral Service

ICP offers a Reduced Fee Referral Service for anyone who may be interested in seeking assistance with a qualified and experienced psychoanalyst or possibly from a psychoanalyst in training. Our control case program: each psychoanalyst in training must complete three 18 month control cases, these cases must meet 3 -5 times per week and are supervised by a Training & Supervising Analyst, often these cases can be found at a greatly reduced fee.

If you feel psychotherapy will be helpful, please contact the Committee Chair, Cheryl Chenot, to discuss your specific needs and obtain a referral.

ICP welcomes referrals from psychiatrists, MDs, health professionals and other agencies from industry and education, as well as direct self-referrals. All conversations and referrals are strictly confidential.

For information or a referral contact:

Cheryl Chenot, Psy.D., M.F.T.
Committee Chair

Due to this nature of this service, the Reduced Fee Referral Service does not operate as an on-call emergency or crisis intervention service. All callers will be referred to an ICP psychotherapist and it will be the responsibility of the caller to contact the referral and set-up his or her consultation appointment.

The Ombudsman Association

The Ombudsman Office is a confidential resource for the entire ICP analytic community providing opportunities for processing ideas or concerns that may arise pertaining to the institutional life of its analytic program. We serve as an independent, neutral and informal resource. Our primary role is offering a safe and confidential milieu for facilitating solutions to concerns and issues raised by candidates, members, faculty, and staff. The intent of the Ombudsman Office is to help build community and to strengthen opportunities for enriching interaction within the analytic program

Please direct anonymous and/or confidential concerns to any one of the following.

Janet Orloff, Chair
[email protected]

Helen Grebow, Member
[email protected]

Masayo Isono, PsyD, PhD, Member
[email protected]

Elaine Silberman, Ph.D., Psy.D.
[email protected]

Marsha Tilles, Candidate
[email protected]

© 1985

The ombudsman, as a designated neutral, has the responsibility of maintaining strict confidentiality concerning matters that are brought to his/her attention unless given permission to do otherwise. The only exceptions, at the sole discretion of the ombudsman, are where there appears to be imminent threat of serious harm.

The ombudsman must take all reasonable steps to protect any records and files pertaining to confidential discussions from inspection by all other persons, including management.

The ombudsman should not testify in any formal judicial or administrative hearing about concerns brought to his/her attention.

When making recommendations, the ombudsman has the responsibility to suggest actions or policies that will be equitable to all parties.

© 1995

The mission of the organizational ombudsman is to provide a confidential, neutral and informal process which facilitates fair and equitable resolutions to concerns that arise in the organization. In performing this mission, the ombudsman serves as an information and communication resource, upward feedback channel, advisor, dispute resolution expert and change agent.

While serving in this role:

1. We adhere to The Ombudsman Association Code of Ethics.

2. We base our practice on confidentiality.

2.1 An ombudsman should not use the names of individuals or mention their employers without express permission.

2.2 During the problem-solving process an ombudsman may make known information as long as the identity of the individual contacting the office is not compromised.

2.3 Any data that we prepare should be scrutinized carefully to safeguard the identity of each individual whose concerns are represented.

2.4 Publicity about our office conveys the confidential nature of our work.

3. We assert that there is a privilege with respect to communications with the ombudsman and we resist testifying in any formal process inside or outside the organization.

3.1 Communications between an ombudsman and others (made while the ombudsman is serving in that capacity) are considered privileged. Others cannot waive this privilege.

3.2 We do not serve in any additional function in the organization which would undermine the privileged nature of our work. An ombudsman will recuse oneself whenever a conflict of interest arises.

3.3 An ombudsman keeps no case records on behalf of the organization. If an ombudsman finds case notes necessary to manage the work, the ombudsman should establish and follow a consistent and standard practice for the destruction of any such written notes.

4. An ombudsman strives for objectivity and impartiality.

4.1 The ombudsman has a responsibility to consider the concerns of all parties known to be involved in a dispute.

4.2 We do not serve as advocates for any person in a dispute within an organization; however, we do advocate for fair processes and their fair administration.

4.3 We help develop a range of responsible options to resolve problems and facilitate discussion to identify the best options. When possible, we help people develop new ways to solve problems themselves.

4.4 We do not make binding decisions, mandate policies or adjudicate issues for the organization

5. Individuals should not be required to meet with an ombudsman. All interactions with the ombudsman should be voluntary.

6. We foster communication about the philosophy and function of the ombudsman’s office with the people we serve.

7. We provide feedback on trends, issues, policies and practices without breaching confidentiality or anonymity. We identify new problems and we provide support for responsible systems change.

8. We will endeavor to be worthy of the trust placed in us.


Confidential: Confidential describes communications, or a source of communications, which are intended to be held in secret. In an ombudsman’s work confidentiality is often accomplished by providing anonymity to the source of communications. When the source of a communication is kept secret or private, this is known as an anonymous communication. Back to #2

Privilege: Privilege is a legal term which describes a relationship which the law protects from forced disclosure. Traditional privileges are client/lawyer, doctor/patient, priest/penitent, husband/wife. An ombudsman privilege differs from these other forms of privilege because the office holds the privilege and it cannot be waived by others. The privilege is necessary to preserve the process that allows people to come forward to resolve their concerns in a confidential setting without the risk of reprisal. Back to #3

© 1997 The Ombudsman Association

Papers & Publications

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MORE THAN BINARY SELF: Constructing a Common Language Between the Therapist and a Primitively Organized Schizoid Patient by Karen Cobb, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Murakami’s After the Quake—The Writer as Waking Dreamer and Trauma Analyst by Thomas Rosbrow, Ph.D.

Murakami, Connoisseur of Uncertainty: Commentary on Paper by Thomas Rosbrow, by Doris Brothers (Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2012)

It All Comes Down to Imagination: Reply to Commentary by Doris Brothers, by Thomas Rosbrow (Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2012)

Interrupting Trauma and Advancing Development: Considering Parent Education in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Treatment by Eileen Paris (Clinical Social Work Journal, 2012)