Saturday, February 27, 2016
Registration: 8:30-9am
Program: 9am-12:30pm

National 4-H Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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The Couples Therapy Training Program of ICP+P will present an experiential conference on working with couples embroiled in the aftermath of an affair. Using a participant-observer model, the audience will watch two vignettes of ongoing treatment with a couple. After each vignette, there will be time to explore audience reactions and questions.

Conference participants will observe the therapist containing intense affect, addressing underlying dynamics in the couple, and working to repair the rupture. The format will provide participants the opportunity to learn from each other as we engage together in this experiential process.

Following the experiential part of the conference, there will be a theoretical presentation to integrate the theory and practice of working with couples where there is an affair.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the emotional themes often present in couples struggling with the aftermath of an affair.
  2. Explain how the underlying dynamics in each individual and in the couple contribute to the affair.
  3. Discuss repairing the rupture in the couple’s relationship using theoretical principles from self and relational psychologies and from object relations.

Our Presenters:

Aaron Bourne, LCPC, NCC, provides child, family, and couples therapy in private practice in McLean, Virginia. Past positions include Walter Reed Army Medical Center and College Park Youth and Family Services. He is a graduate of ICP+P’s Couples Therapy Program. He is a retired Air Force Officer.

Tybe Diamond, MSW, BCD, is a faculty member of the Couples Training Program and longtime faculty member and supervisor at the Washington School of Psychiatry. She is Chair of WSP’s training program, Psychotherapy with Older Adults, and Director of the Center for the Study of Aging. She also consults on organizational transitions, partner & group dynamics, employee and executive coaching, team building and executive leadership.

Barbara Shapard, LCSW is former Chair and current faculty of the ICP+P Couples Program. She is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University School of Medicine. Ms. Shapard is a psychotherapist and provides supervision to individual therapists and Mental Health Centers throughout the Washington, DC region.

Adrienne Simenhoff, MSW, PsyD has a clinical practice in Washington, DC, where she provides supervision and treatment for individuals and couples. Additionally, Dr. Simenhoff works at the American University Counseling Center where she supervises doctoral level students and provides intake and emergency services to university students. She is a graduate of the ICP+P Couples Training Program.

Angie Snyder, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC, where she treats individuals, couples, and groups and provides clinical supervision. Dr. Snyder also has worked extensively as a therapist, trainer and educator for international students and professionals as well as immigrant populations. She is a graduate of the ICP+P Couples Training Program.

Michael Wannon, PhD is current Chair of the ICP+P Couples Training Program. He has presented at both national and international conferences on Couples treatment and the integration of Object Relations and Self Psychology, as well as on the treatment of sexual issues as a therapeutic impasse. Dr. Wannon is in private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he also runs consultation groups for couples therapists.
This conference is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience.

Continuing education credit

3 CE credits available for full attendance.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credit hours awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage and family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration and fees

Free for ICP+P Members
$90 for Non-members
$35 for Students

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* Aaron Bourne, LPC, NCC, Tybe Diamond, MSW, BCD, Barbara Shapard, LCSW, Adrienne Simenhoff, MSW, PsyD, Angie Snyder, PsyD, and Michael Wannon, PhD have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Additionally, the presenters have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during this presentation. This presentation will not contain any references to off­label (non­FDA approved) use of products or devices.