Scientific Day 2014

This program was offered on Saturday, February 1, 2014

Please join us for a stimulating clinical forum featuring:

Martha Blechar Gibbons, PhD, APRN 
Title of presentation – Endings and Beginnings:  Surviving Suicide from a Self Psychological Perspective

Janna Sandmeyer, PhD 
Title of presentation – Diving Into the Pool of Hope: The False Dichotomy Between Empathy and Authenticity

Thomas Hoffman, MD 
Title of presentation – Psychoanalytic, Behavioral and Neuroscientific Basis for Cheating (and Not Just That Kind)

Shoshana Ringel, PhD, LCSW-C 
Title of presentation – Searching for Things Lost: Impasse, Hope, and Disenchantment

At the end of the presentations, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify psychological factors that may predispose an individual to the act of committing suicide.
  2. Discuss ways in which an individual may cope with parental abandonment.
  3. Distinguish concepts that contribute to the reactivation of healthy development in self psychological treatment.
  4. Describe how empathy and authenticity relate to clinical work.
  5. Describe and discuss a variety of theories of why people cheat.
  6. Explicate the complexity of the psychology and neuroscience underlying cheating.
  7. Employ what is known in order to avoid cheating personally.
  8. Prevent or manage cheating in their roles as: leader, parent, therapist, or team member.
  9. Identify moments of disruption, impasse and enactment in the treatment.
  10. Utilize a range of interventions to address disruptions, impasse and enactments

This conference is intended for professionals at all levels of experience.

Continuing Education Credit

3.0 CE credits available for full attendance.
The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 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 credit 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 and family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 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 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration and fees

Free for ICP+P members
$90 for Non-members
$35 for students

To register on-line and pay by credit card, please register at Eventbrite

To pay by check, please mail in the attached form to ICP+P at 4601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 8, Washington, D.C. 20008
For more information, please call 202-686-9300 ext. 5 or email

Martha Blechar Gibbons, PhD, APRN, Thomas Hoffman, MD, Shoshana Ringel, PhD, LCSW-C, and Janna Sandmeyer, PhD have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Additionally, the presenters have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during this presentation. This presentation will not contain any references to off-label (non-FDA-approved) use of products or devices.