Welcome to the website of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society. Since our founding in 1931, CPS has provided a professional “home” for members of the Chicago psychoanalytic community, and a resource for all Chicagoans interested in the impact of unconscious processes on our individual, social and cultural lives. Our members include psychoanalytically-minded psychotherapists of all disciplines and students who are interested in deepening their involvement in this field.
This year we are proud to sponsor our 2012-13 Scientific Program, a unique series of educational events featuring a diverse group of prominent psychoanalyst-scholars whose work demonstrates the scope and depth of the psychoanalytic point of view. These monthly Tuesday night presentations-open to the general public- provide stimulating and convenient opportunities to obtain ongoing continuing education, and each meeting is accredited to provide 1 and 1/2 hours toward fulfilling professional CEU requirements. In addition to our scientific program, we have embarked on an exciting collaboration with The CliffDwellers, one of Chicago’s premier arts clubs, to explore the myriad ways in which psychoanalysis, the humanities, and the fine arts come together.
Steve Jobs used to say that “Apple” sat at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts. Similarly, I like to think that Psychoanalysis sits at the intersection of science, the humanities, and human beings. On behalf of our Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, I invite you to explore our site, attend one of our events, and to become better acquainted with the world of psychoanalysis and all it has to offer.
Neal Spira, MD