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Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy+
Psychoanalysis

A Community for Self+Relational Theory+Therapy

ICP+P
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ICP+P strives to be an anti-racist and inclusionary organization. We seek people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work and are highly motivated to understand and change the way systemic racism has impacted the world, our community, our organization and our professional identities.

ICP+P has joined in collaboration with Vision for Equity to actively and thoughtfully work to make anti-racism and inclusion ongoing and permanent parts of our internal structure.

What we do

NEWS+EVENTS

Relational Perspectives Institute II: Expansion, Challenge & Opportunity ~ 2021 – 2022

The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P), created a series of conferences, the Relational Perspective Institute (RPI) over four weekends in 2009-2010. This project was inspired by the recognition of a fundamental paradigm shift in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy from Freud’s drive structure theories and toward a set of perspectives that place human relationships and relational needs at the center of psychoanalytic theory and practice. In the original RPI, the foundations of relational theory and practice were described by five luminary thinkers from the relational field.

Short Course: From the Nursery to the Therapeutic Relationship – Developing a Sense of Earned Security ~ Feb 5, 2022

Offering 2 CEs ~ In this short course, we will describe the observable links between an insecure attachment presentation in the nursery and the differences/similarities in adult treatment. We will also illustrate the way knowledge of attachment research can support therapists during moments in which intense and potentially disruptive affects take center stage in the clinical encounter. These are often the times that developmental trauma powerfully enters the room, affecting the dyad’s shared experience.

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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