Application Requirements

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If you prefer not to download the application, please write or call:
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 350
Los Angeles, California 90025-4779
fax: 310-207-6083
e-mail: [email protected]

For Questions Regarding our 4 Year Analytic Programs, please contact:

Becky Crusoe (for the weekday program):  805-494-8777 or [email protected]

Jeri Johnston (for the weekend program): 805-497-3632 or [email protected]

A graduate mental health degree or the equivalent is required. Applicants must be licensed in the state in which they practice. In addition, they must have a sufficient amount of postgraduate experience to prepare them for psychoanalytic training. Requirements for research candidates are described above. Applicants who have experience and training beyond the minimal requirements in another psychoanalytic institute will be considered for advanced candidacy. Applicants to all programs are asked to submit a completed application form, a brief psychological autobiography, a curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, copies of their license and malpractice insurance, and a $125 application fee. Following a review of these materials, those applicants who are accepted for the next stage of admission will be interviewed by three ICP members and one candidate member. Interviews will assess personal and professional qualifications; at least one interview will require the presentation of case material.  We offer a certification in psychoanalysis, and have been offering PsyD and PhD degrees as well.  Please read the notice below regarding the degree programs: 

All psychoanalytic institutes that offer PsyDs and PhDs in California are affected by the following new regulations. ICP is exploring multiple avenues to continue awarding PhDs and PsyDs in psychoanalysis.  

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree
programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United
    States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one
    degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1,
    2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, the following will happen:

  • The institution must stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall
have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

Our application fee is: $125 until June 1st and rises to $150 until July 1st.

ICP cannot guarantee an admissions decision for the fall if the application is received after July 1. Application fees are non-refundable.

Tuition:  $100 candidate organization annual fee and $1,500 per semester for full-time status effective September 2012