The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Academic Curriculum

At ICSW, we teach psychotherapy from the point of view of psychoanalytic or psychodynamic thinking (the terms are interchangeable). While this way of thinking has its roots in concepts originally developed by Sigmund Freud, it has changed significantly over the past 100 years. Today, psychodynamic thinking starts with the theories of Freud but also incorporates the latest research from other fields, including cognitive neuroscience’s research into how our brains register intense feelings and help us regulate what it feels like to be close to another person — and how we’re able to use this brain functioning in ways that help us understand who we are and why our relationships feel the way they do.


First Year: Fall


First Year: Spring 


First Year: Summer 


Second Year: Fall


Second Year: Spring 


Second Year: Summer