It has been a pleasure!
I have been greatly honored to serve as CCP president for the past five years. It has been a privilege to lead CCP as it became not only a strong organization - a true Center for Psychoanalysis, but also a community that invites and supports all who are interested in learning and teaching psychoanalytic theories while sharing experiences and ideas creatively.
I will always be grateful for having had the opportunity to lead CCP through a developmental journey during which our healthy potential was unlocked. We now have over two hundred active and excited participants who learn from each other while they share their experiences in seminars, case conferences, consultations, public lectures, meetings and social gatherings.
As analysts and psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists, we are committed to paying great attention to meanings and nuances in our daily lives. We try to live consciously and creatively. We hope to feel free to choose well and to enjoy our achievements. We strive to promote growth and development within ourselves and others. We always search for the new that has been buried in the old and stale. We look for unknown spaces that need to be explored and developed. We encourage anticipation, rather than fear, as we wait for the emerging change to grow roots. We believe that within these new spaces new growth occurs.
With these beliefs in mind and heart, I chose to step down as president of CCP so as to foster new development and growth in and of our organization. I am leaving my post feeling very proud of our organization and confident in our ongoing healthy growth and development.
Throughout my five years as president of CCP your unwavering support was priceless. I want especially to thank Dr. Sandra Ullmann, CCP Vice President, 2010 - 2013. Sandra, you have been my generous and unusually devoted partner in leading CCP! I also want to express special thanks to Dr. Nancy Burke, CCP Vice President in the last year, Nancy, I appreciate your wisdom, help and joy thinking out of the box.
I am looking forward to serving on our new and invigorated board of directors lead by Nancy Burke, PhD and Lorel Greene, PhD. We are lucky to be joined by Bernadette Berardi-Coletta, PhD, Judy Bertacchi, MEd, MSW, Julia Brown, PhD, Ellyn Daniels, Phd, Alan Levi, PhD, Nancy Peltzman, LCSW, MA, Scott Pytluk, PhD, Allan Scholom, PhD, Charles Turk, MD, Jessica Wall, LCSW, Jennifer Wells, PhD, Oliver Kerner, PhD, ABPP and Harris Berenbaum, PhD.
I thank you all for your generosity and excitement which have fueled our collective and successful efforts to make CCP a healthy professional environment for all.
It has been a true pleasure!
Adina Bayuk Keesom, PsyD
CCP Past President
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The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, a postgraduate training program leading to a full Certificate in Psychoanalysis, offers a broad curriculum encompassing the full spectrum of psychoanalytic viewpoints, an option to choose one's analyst and supervisors without academic or organizational restriction, a transparent and accessible administration, and an outstanding collegial atmosphere.
In September, 2010 CCP inaugurated a Two-Year Certificate Program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for working professionals. This program can be undertaken on its own or as a transition into formal analytic training at CCP. Its aim is to enliven clinical work, to create a vibrant social network of like-minded professionals, and to offer depth and breadth of learning in psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic therapy, and psychoanalytic theory.
In addition, beginning with the academic year 2010-12, CCP offers sliding scale, affordable clinical consultation services to address the need for learning that is experienced by seasoned clinicians, newly emerging professionals, and students.
CCP has become a vital hub for the broader psychoanalytic community in Chicago, sponsoring public lecture series, study groups, and a thriving fellowship program offered to clinicians and graduate students.