Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy+

A Community for Self+Relational Theory+Therapy


What we do


ICP+P’s Coronavirus Considerations

We are evaluating our upcoming events on a case by case basis and working to move most spring events to online platforms. ICP+P is monitoring the coronavirus developments in order to ensure the health of attendees at all of our planned events. We are currently following guidance provided by [...]

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.

Learn about the CAPP Training Program at an Open House on April 18th

ICP+P's CAPP Program is pleased to announce an Open House, offered free of charge, as an introduction to topics and clinical applications included in the training experience. Join us to explore how you can deepen your practice, expand your theoretical understanding, and learn more about the only psychotherapy program in the DC area that is dedicated to Self and Relational perspectives. Janna Sandmeyer, Ph.D., Chair of the CAPP program, will present “A Case Illustration of Core Concepts in Self Psychology” on April 18th.

ICP+P’s Fellowship Program is Open for Applications for 2020-2021

Applications for the 2020-2021 class of ICP+P's 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. The program is designed for practicing clinicians, residents, interns, and advanced graduate students from mental health fields including psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, and nursing. The Fellowship gives participants a feel for the types of learning experiences available in ICP+P’s training programs and professional community.

Clinical Demands in the Presence of Pandemic and Teletherapy with Adrienne Harris, PhD ~ May 2, 2020

The terrifying and life-altering presence of this pandemic changed plans both personal and professional. We work and live differently and now we must begin to think and speak together differently. This online conference replaces a talk intended as an exploration of gender, sexuality and subjectivity from a relational and socio-political perspective. In her work, Dr. Harris is particularly drawn to investigating these aspects of subjectivity as sites for misogyny, for envy and hatred. The assault of COVID-19 on the world, however, requires that we instead turn our attention to the current demands and tasks of clinical practice in the context of the pandemic. In this conference, Dr. Harris will present an integration of thinking about our subjectivity, about our histories of trauma and early experience and about the clinical dilemmas and strengths of our current 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…