Welcome to CAPP
The Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology provides professionals and students a place to widen and enrich their current knowledge of, and experience with psychoanalytic ideas including psychoanalytic/psychodynamic theory, research, and practice. We are a unique network of professionals of all levels of experience joined together in a learning community independent of any formal training programs. Through various educational, social, and consultative programs, CAPP works to explore and promote the theories and practice of psychoanalytic thought as it has evolved throughout the past century. Since Freud’s initial discoveries of the unconscious and the dynamics of our internal life, psychoanalysis has broadened and deepened its base for comprehending the human condition.
Psychoanalysis now encompasses several schools of thought that, while remaining reverent to their roots in the classical tradition, integrate modern conceptualizations of the complexities of human development and the roots of human suffering. Additionally, a growing interactive dialogue with other scientific disciplines and the fine arts further informs and is informed by psychoanalytic ideas. Yet, as broad as our field has become, we are defined by our aspirations for a depth of understanding and psychological impact. All professionals and students with a curiosity about or investment in the breadth and depth of psychoanalytic thought and practice are welcome to join the CAPP community.