Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy+

A Community for Self+Relational Theory+Therapy


What we do


Wounded Healers and Suffering Strangers: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas Together ~ Dec 5, 2020

Socio-cultural-political and environmental forces in the 21st century have converged to generate complex ethical dilemmas for the practice of psychotherapy. In 2020 the traumatic stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, cascading economic vulnerabilities, systemic inequities impacting marginalized communities, racial injustice, and polarization in American politics is expressed in our consulting spaces through dissociated silence, cautious whispers, aching grief, and rageful torment. Neither therapist nor client is immune from these stressors causing injury—moral, psychic, relational, and physical.

Welcome to our community

ICP+P is an organization that serves the needs of DC-area mental health practitioners who ground their work in self, relational, and other contemporary psychodynamic models.

At ICP+P, we purposefully create a culture of openness, authenticity and respect – one in which clinicians are able to develop trusting relationships with one another. In this climate members can learn effectively and receive guidance with their work from supportive colleagues. It is special to find a community that speaks your language and demonstrates warmth, operates at a high level of ambition and achievement, values scholarship and depth of learning, and practices empathy, attunement and helpfulness…


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