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Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy+
Psychoanalysis

A Community for Self+Relational Theory+Therapy

ICP+P

What we do

NEWS+EVENTS

25th Annual Conference: Needed Relationships, The Forward Edge, and the Transformation of Traumatized States ~ May 4, 2019

Dr. Stern will present his richly integrative clinical approach organized around the principle of co-creating needed relationships uniquely with each of our patients. He will begin with an overview of the major elements of his model, interspersing theory with illustrative clinical material. He will then present an extended clinical example — a challenging case in which the nature of what was needed only emerged over a long period of time.

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.

Pre-Conference-Understanding Homophobia in our Forefathers: Rethinking How Kohut Actually Worked ~ 2 Ethics 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.

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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