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.

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

We are in a period of extraordinary expansion and complexity in gender theorizing. Yet, even in a widened world of theory and acceptance, gender nonbinary, transgender and gender stand at the intersection of race and class and create a fascinating but challenging terrain for all of us to navigate. In this presentation, Dr. Harris will examine the contradictions in many contemporary experiences of gender, sexuality and subjectivity. The possible permutations and organizations of gendered subjects is rich and complex, at the same time that conviction and conventions of heteronormativity exert a powerful effect.

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…