16th Annual Conference

The 16th Annual Conference

This program took place on May 8, 2010

Countertransference Dilemmas: On Knowing and Being Known

with presentations by

Steven Cooper, PhD

Terror and Inhibition of Negative Countertransference


Karen Maroda, PhD

Self-disclosure and Advice: Understanding How and When the Therapist’s Disclosures Are Therapeutic

Saturday, May 8, 2010
9:00am – 4:15pm (coffee and registration begins at 8:30am)
The Cosmos Club of Washington, DC
2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Conference held in conjunction with the Relational Perspectives Institute.

Parking is available at the Hilton Hotel, just west of the Cosmos Club on Massachusetts Avenue.


Registration for ICP&P’s Annual Conference scheduled for May 8th is now CLOSED.

Please note: Pre-registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted.


Learning objectives

Based on the content of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze and consider how to apply elements of their negative countertransference experience in clinical work with patients.
  • Analyze the complexity of what psychotherapists refer to as “negative coutertransference”, focusing on how each element of countertransference is layered with elements of the opposite and a range of other affective experiences.
  • Distinguish between self-disclosures that are primarily affective in nature versus those that are primarily informational.
  • Identify the two main ways that patients indicate a need for self-disclosure from the therapist.
  • Describe a theoretical rationale for the therapeutic action of self-disclosure.

Continuing Education Credit

5.0 CE Credits Available

The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (ICP&P) maintains responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this educational program. ICP&P is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP&P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP&P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP&P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage & family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 5.0 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP&P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP&P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ICP&P received no financial support for this program.

For more information, call 202-686-9300 ext. 5 or email icpeastadmin@att.net