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Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy+
Psychoanalysis

A Community for Self+Relational Theory+Therapy

ICP+P

What we do

NEWS+EVENTS

Join the Couples Therapy Training Program ~ Classes Starting in September!

A new class will begin in September! ICP+P’s Couples Therapy Training Program focuses on integrating psychodynamic theory and specific clinical skills, so that clinicians can feel effective in therapeutically addressing the challenges of this work. The program consists of weekly three-hour meetings, divided between didactic learning and group supervision on active couples cases.

The 2019-2020 Fellowship Program is Accepting Applications

Applications for the 2019-2020 class of its Fellowship Program in Contemporary Forms of Psychoanalysis are now being accepted! The Fellowship Program introduces participants to the ways psychoanalysis has evolved as a relevant clinical practice for the 21st century.

Short Course: Circling the Chairs: Starting Groups in Private Practice ~ September 20, 2019

Launching a group can be one of the most challenging tasks you face as a group therapist. It is easy to get stuck because you are unsure what to do next. In this workshop participants will explore the potential pitfalls of starting a group and learn how to avoid them. Using practical advice that is grounded in group theory, participants are guided through a stepwise process of launching a group.

Pre-Conference-Understanding Homophobia in our Forefathers: Rethinking How Kohut Actually Worked ~ 2 LGBTQ/Diversity CEs ~ Sept 27, 2019

In this pre-conference, Dr. Sandmeyer will present her Ralph Roughton award winning paper, “Understanding Homophobia in our Forefathers: Rethinking How Kohut Actually Worked.” In this presentation, we will consider Kohut’s perspective on homosexuality, as well as grapple with ethical considerations in addressing the history of homophobia in psychoanalysis.

The Evolving Landscape of Gender and Sexuality: Clinical Implications Conference ~ 3 LGBTQ/Diversity CEs ~ Sept 28, 2019

Dr. Blechner will discuss gender and sexual fluidity, and how attitudes and social norms about sexuality and gender identification have changed over the last 50 years. In his clinically focused presentation, Dr. Blechner will address how this has led to changes in psychotherapeutic aims and practices, and he will outline countertransference dilemmas and ways that clinicians can use them productively.

Clinical Reflections Conference ~ February 22, 2020

Clinical Reflections (previously Scientific Day) is our biannual celebration of the scholarship and creativity within our membership. It is an opportunity to learn from each other, both from the talks presented and from the discussions they stimulate among our audience members. This conference is not open yet for registration, but mark your calendars now!

Misogyny, Hatred and Envy Pre-Conference with Adrienne Harris, PhD ~ May 1, 2020

This pre-conference will be on the subject of misogyny, examining this process across and within genders, as a backdrop to sexual harassment and as a component of the reactivity to the #MeToo movement. In thinking about gender and sexuality in the context of misogyny, we will be watching for the complexity of these experiences both from a psychoanalytic lens and with an eye to the concept of 'intersectionality.'

Gender Fluidity and Gender Fixed: Contemporary Intersectional and Psychoanalytic Models of Gender and Gender Development with Adrienne Harris, PhD ~ May 2, 2020

Dr. Harris will begin the day with a discussion to focus on models of gender development, considering both the social force of demands for gender conformity and the contemporary fluidity and complexity of lived experiences of gender. The afternoon will be devoted to clinical accounts of gender and sexuality identifications as they are encountered in contemporary analytic practices.

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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