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Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy+

A Community for Self+Relational Theory+Therapy


What we do


Annual Conference~First Meetings in Therapy: Poetics and Pragmatics on May 5, 2018

Eric Mendelsohn will illuminate the power of first meetings by describing the emerging themes, experiential elements, and pragmatics of beginning treatment. He will examine how patients and psychoanalytic therapists think and feel about beginning therapy, focusing on the hopes and dreads of each, and will explore how these are reflected in the exchanges that mark the start of psychoanalytic therapy. Dr. Mendelsohn will articulate the relational practices that hold and shape the ensuing work -- such as how to structure first meetings to facilitate the start of a collaborative process.

ICP+P Graduation Ceremony on May 20, 2018

The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis is proud to invite all ICP+P Members and family and friends of the graduates to the graduation ceremony for the Contemporary Approaches to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program Class of 2018!

The 2018-2019 Fellowship Program is Accepting Applications

Applications for the 2018-2019 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.

Join the Couples Therapy Training Program

A new class will begin in September 2018! 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.

CAPP Study Group for Prospective Members-in-Training

ICP+P’s CAPP Program is offering a monthly study group beginning in January, 2018 for clinicians interested in pursuing the training program. You can join the group any month. There will be readings in self and relational psychotherapy as well as the opportunity to get a better sense of the [...]

Psychoanalytic Study Group for Prospective Trainees

~Openings available now~ with Elizabeth Carr and Larry Ballon ~The ICP+P Psychoanalytic Training Program is pleased to announce a new study group for individuals who are considering joining a first year class scheduled to begin September 2018. The study group will be a place to explore your interest in [...]

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…