The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name – On the Therapeutic Action and the Limitations of Romance and Desire in Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis on Dec. 9, 2017

This presentation will address an historical and current-day taboo; the loving, romantic, and erotic feelings that often arise on both sides of the couch, but seldom get discussed in the literature. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of absent, violent, or otherwise unavailable fathers on their heterosexual sons and the resulting longing for male attention, admiration, and love, which often includes a need to be admired physically and romantically in ways their fathers could not provide.

2017-11-01T19:13:07+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Relational Ethics in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Practice: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing on Feb. 3, 2018

In psychoanalytically informed practice, we tend to avoid ethical and moral judgments except when rules of professional conduct are threatened or breached This insures a neutral zone within the consulting room best for deep and non-judgmental exploration. In the meantime, there has been a post-modem philosophical shift in relation to thinking about ethics. This shift, referred to as relational ethics, broadens and deepens the definition of ethics.

2017-11-20T15:19:53+00:00 February 12th, 2017|

First Meetings in Therapy: Poetics and Pragmatics Conference on May, 5 2018

ICP+P Annual Conference-First Meetings in Therapy: Poetics and Pragmatics

~Saturday, May 5, 2018

~Featuring Eric Mendelsohn, PhD~

ICP+P’s Psychoanalytic Training Program is sponsoring this full day conference in May 2018  in Washington, DC.

More information is coming soon.


Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center

3800 Reservoir Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20057

9:00 am-4:30 pm


2017-11-03T11:38:36+00:00 February 11th, 2017|