This course was offered on November 18, 2011 11:30AM – 2:30PM

Instructors: Faith Lewis, MSW and Stephen Stein, PhD

Maximum enrollment: 12

Brief Summary: During this didactic component, the convergence of contemporary psychodynamic theory with modern neuroscience will be highlighted. Specifically, we will explore these concepts — mirror neurons, empathy, selfobject experiences and transferences, implicit relational knowing — and how each of these represent the integration of contemporary psychotherapy with neuroscience. The ideas of mindsight, wise mind, limbic revision and resonance will be reviewed. We will also discuss how specific induction content/focus (i.e., relaxation, vitalization, health, body image) relates and influences clients’ inter-subjective experience and intra-subjective reality.

Learning Objectives   At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss and demonstrate the effectiveness of mind-body approaches in enhancing secure attachment experiences in psychotherapy.
  2. Describe how the securely attached interpersonal, intersubjective field in mind/body work enhances neural integration in the brains of clients.
  3. Describe the interaction and convergence of self-object transferences, limbic revision, and neuro-plasticity.
  4. Define mindsight, wise mind, limbic resonance, and implicit relational knowing, and describe how they promote healing in treatment.
  5. Discuss how the amygdala-hippocampus axis is affected by the anti-libidinal ego, and how limbic resonance in an intersubjective psychotherapy can influence that axis.


Fill out the registration form and mail it with a check payable to ICP&P at 4601 Conn. Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008

Fees: ICP&P Member $60.00, Non Member $90.00

Continuing Education: 3.0 CE credits for full attendance

The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy & 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 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 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.

For more information, please call 202-686-9300 ext. 5 or email

Neither ICP&P nor the presenters have any relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests.