The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis held its annual benefit on May 7 at the Union League of Chicago.
Nearly 300 people came together to celebrate psychoanalysis and the psychoanalytic community in Chicago.
The gala included a VIP cocktail hour, which offered a meet and greet with headliner Stephen Grosz, psychoanalyst and author of “The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves.”
Following cocktails, guests enjoyed dinner along with a video tribute documenting the difference the Institute has made in the lives of patients, mental health practioners who trained there, and the community. Grosz did a reading from his book and answered questions from the audience.
The benefit raised $130,000, with proceeds supporting the Institute’s educational programs, clinical services to underserved and at-risk groups within the community, and diverse public programs.