Chicago Psychoanalytic Society Lecture Series

Upcoming Public Programs (locations may vary; please check the website beforehand):

For any questions: Call Jim Anderson, 312 957-0740, or email at

All programs begin at 7pm

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Location: University Club, Monroe and Michigan Ave

The Wolf’s Dictionary: Predatory Profit and the Unconscious Assumption that “Only One Can Live.”
Presenter: Jessica Benjamin, PhD
Discussant: Celia Brickman, PhD, LCPC

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Medical Treatment or Mistreatment of Children in the 1960s State Mental Hospital System: a Memoir​
Presenter: Douglas “Cliff” Wilkerson, MD
Discussant: Diana Kon, EdD

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Gender as Self-Defined: A Non-Binary Emerging Adult in a Binary World
Presenter: Christine Sterkel, MD
Discussant: Kate Schechter, PhD

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
On Psychoanalysis with Adolescents: Emergence and the Analytic Third
Presenter: Christine Kieffer, PhD
Discussant: Molly Witten, PhD

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Odyssey of Desire and the Eros of Free Speech
Presenter: Jill Gentile, PhD
Discussant: Virginia Barry, MD

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Psychotherapy with Couples: A Case Highlighting Race and Class
Presenter: Deborah Luepnitz, PhD
Discussant: Gabriel Ruiz, MA, LCPC

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Why Devote Your Life to Psychoanalysis, the “Impossible Profession?”
Presenter: Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, PhD
Discussant: David Terman, MD