Charles Turk is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in Chicago. He graduated from Western Reserve University School of Medicine, took his residency at the Neuropsychiatric Institute – University of Illinois – Chicago and obtained psychoanalytic training at the Center for Psychoanalytic Study in Chicago. For three decades Dr. Turk has pursued an interest in combining psychoanalytic psychotherapy and medication in the treatment of psychotic and other severely ill people. For twelve years he was medical director of a partial hospitalization program in a community mental health center, in suburban Chicago, for which he received an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in 1992. In 2004 he received a Local Educator award from the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education – where he makes frequent presentations on various aspects of his work with psychotic patients. For the past ten years he has continued his psychoanalytic studies at the Ecole Freudienne du Quebec, the school founded by GIFRIC (Interdiscipinary Freudian Group for Research and Clinical Intervention). He has collaborated in translating “Traiter la psychose” a work that describes the theory, function and results of “388”- a psychoanalytic treatment program for psychotic young adults developed by GIRFIC.He is a founding member of the Chicago Circle of the Ecole Freudienne du Quebec. This group is currently working to develop a treatment program for psychotic young adults in Chicago. Last year he was invited to become a member of GIFRIC.