faculty positions
Dr. Summers holds several faculty positions in various institutions across the country:
  • Training and Supervising Analyst, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis
  • Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Minnesota Institute for Psychoanalysis
  • Southeast Florida Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Institute
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Dr. Frank Summers 333 East Ontario, Ste. 4509B Chicago, IL 60611
P: 312.266.8230 E: Franksumphd@gmail.com


2013.  The Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalytic Therapy.  Masters of Art in Clinical Psychology.  The University of Johannesburg August 19-23, 2013

2013.  Basic Concepts in Psychoanalysis.  Undergraduate Course in Psychological Theories.  The University of Johannesburg August 20-21, 2013

2013.  The Expressivist Turn in Psychoanalysis.  Psychoanalytic Insitute of Northern California.  February 2-3, 2013

2012 Fall Semester.  Contemporary Theory and Technique.  Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, Il.

1995-2012. Object Relations Theories in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice, Three Quarter Sequence. Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Core Program in Psychoanalysis.

2011 Winter.  Object Relations Theories.  Tel Aviv Insitute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 9-10, 2012.

2010 Winter, Spring. Object Relations Theories, Center for Psychoanalytic Study

2010 Winter, Spring. Psychotherapy Seminar, Contemporary Theories of the Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalytic Therapy, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis

2006-present. Winter Quarter Case Conference. Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University Medical School

2006 Fall; 2008, Fall. Elective: The Application of Object Relations Theories to the Psychoanalytic Process

2006 Winter, Spring. History of Psychoanalytic Ideas. Midwest Psychoanalytic Society. Minneapolis, MN

2005, Winter. A Contemporary Model of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Continuing Education, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis

2004-2005. Object Relations Theories, Wisconsin Institute for Psychoanalysis

2004 Spring. Freud’s Case Studies, Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies

2004 March 18-20. Continuous Case Conference, Continuing Education Program, Division 39, Annual Spring Conference, Miami, FL

2003-2004. Clinical Case Conference, Psychoanalytic Perspective, Northwestern University Medical School, Ph.D. Internship and Fellowship Program

2003 Fall. Object Relations Theories, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis

2002-2003. History of Psychoanalytic Ideas, Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies

2002 Winter. Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theories, Division of Humanities and General Studies University of Chicago

12/01- 6/02 Object Relations Theories. Minnesota Institute for Psychoanalysis

1/01 - 4/01 Object Relations Theories. Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute

9/00 - 12/00 Object Relations Theories. Minnesota Institute for Contemporary
Psychoanalytic Studies

1/98 - 12/98 Object Relations Theories. Three Quarter Sequence. Chicago Center for

9/96 - 6/98 Object Relations Theories. Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, Northwestern
University Medical School.

9/96-12/96 Psychoanalytic Readings, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.

9/95-12/95 Borderline Personality Disorders, Center for Psychoanalytic Study.

9/94-6/95 Object Relations Theories, Chicago Association of Child Psychotherapists
Continuing Education Seminar.

1/97-6/97 Object Relations Theories, Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology.
Continuing Education Seminar.

1992-1994 Object Relations Theories and Their Application to the Clinical Process,
Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Continuing Education Program.

1988-1996 Advanced Seminar in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Therapy, Postdoctoral Psychotherapy Program, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University Medical School.

1978-1988 Object Relations Theories, Three Quarter Sequence. Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, Northwestern University Medical School