Saturday Series Classes

 Please Note: all Saturday Series classes will be held online over Zoom for 2022 – 2023.

Registration is below!    

Application Deadline: September 1st, 2022

Classes meet on the second Saturday of the month
from 9:30 – 12:30 for 7 months.

The first class begins on September 10th, 2022.
Single classes are not offered through this program.

About the Saturday Series

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Saturday Series offers classes in contemporary psychoanalysis to both licensed therapists and pre-licensed mental health professionals. This program is designed to support the students exposure to key psychoanalytic concepts and contemporary sensibilities. Each year classes offer foundational themes reflective of contemporary psychoanalysis, including theory, technique and special clinical treatment issues.  

Seminar Overview – Conversations in Contemporary

The ICP Saturday Series features monthly seminars on a wide variety of topics
emerging from the field of contemporary psychoanalysis. The courses are taught by
notable ICP faculty and are open to students and clinicians at all levels of experience.
Theoretical discussions of the most up-to-date clinical issues in psychoanalysis will be
offered, with an emphasis on case material.

Saturday Series Schedule 2022-2023

September 10: Intro to Psychoanalysis
Instructor: Robin Cohen, PhD
October 8: Integrating Gestalt Therapy With Psychoanalytic Principles
Instructor: Lynne Jacobs, PhD
November 12: The Treatment of Substance Misuse: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Instructor: Bradley Jones, PsyD

February 11: Dynamics of Power, Privilege and White Adjacency In The Consulting Room 
Instructor: Kris Yi, PhD
March 11: Nonlinear Dynamics Systems Theory and The Family
Instructors: Michelle Harwell, PsyD
April 8: TBD
Instructor: TBD
May 13: Integrating Traumatology, Neuroscience, and Contemporary Relational Psychoanalytic Approach 
Instructor: Maxa Ott, PhD


For questions or more information please contact Dr. Michelle Harwell, the Saturday
Series Program Director, at: [email protected]. Or contact the ICP office at: 310-207-8441 or [email protected].

To apply for the Saturday Series Program, please complete the following online registration.

Please note: Class size is limited to 16 participants
$700 Licensed Mental Health Professionals
$600 Pre-licensed Mental Health Professionals/Academics
$25 Non-Refundable ICP Administrative Fee  

The cost is for the entire series – Single classes are not offered through this program.


Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

No one in the planning or presentation of this activity has any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

Continuing Education: CE certificates are awarded after each class. CEs awarded are based on full attendance of each individual class. The Saturday Series Program offer a possible 21 CE credits.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.

Please check our website at and click on “ICP Policies” for the complete information Continuing Education Attendance, Cancellation/Refund policies and the Grievance Procedure.


Special Accommodations: Please submit any requests for accommodations to the ICP Office, one month prior to the first class.