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.

A Conversation with Joe Lichtenberg, MD ~ January 13, 2021

Joe Lichtenberg would like to share his new psychoanalytic perspectives with the ICP+P community. As a co-founder of ICP+P, he has powerfully contributed to psychoanalysis in multiple ways. First and foremost, he is a leader in applying findings from infant and attachment research to psychoanalytic thinking and practice in a systematic way. His scholarship in these areas led to his ground-breaking development of Motivation Systems Theory with its vast developmental and clinical implications. Joe continues to develop his ideas and has a new book, An Experienced Base Vision of Psychoanalytic Theory & Practice which will be published in the coming months.

So How Unconscious is Your Bias? Explorations Inside and Outside the Treatment Room ~ March 13, 2021

This interactive conference “So How Unconscious is Your Bias?” will endeavor to create a space in which mental health professionals will gather and think, talk and explore together how bias, whether or not we notice it, impacts every aspect of our clinical and institutional encounters.

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Wounded Healers and Suffering Strangers: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas Together ~ December 5, 2020

The Red Well Theater Group will present the play Off the Map by Joan Ackermann on Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 virtually via an online webinar. Three Ethics CEs will be offered. This is also ICP+P's 5th Bruce Wine Memorial Conference to honor one of our founding fathers. More information will be coming soon.

28th Annual ICP+P Conference: Three Characters in Search of a Story: Empathy as a Complex Relational Achievement ~ Apr 30, 2022

Dr. Ipp and Dr. Slavin will play out the therapeutic relationship between therapist and patient to show the process of probing and negotiating the universal, human existential challenges around otherness and loss that therapists inevitably share with their patients.

Mothering a Child with a Visible Facial Difference: The Gaze of the Mother and the Gaze of the Other with Sandra Hershberg, MD ~ Nov 13, 2021

Dr. Hershberg will describe her maternal self experience in greater depth with reference to maternal gazes including the loving empathic mother and “the uncanny” ambivalent (m)other, contextualized by Winnicott’s (1971) template of the mother’s face as a mirror for the baby’s image of herself.

Somatic and Experiential Techniques in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Amy Gladstone, LCSW, PhD ~ Sep 26, 2020

Many current models of clinical practice emphasize the role of direct experience in therapeutic action. Through the work of Alan Schore and others, clinicians understand the importance of evoking right brain, present moment processes in long term psychotherapy. But easier said than done when our patients compartmentalize and dissociate! What’s a clinician to do? Well, the body contains the roots of past experience in present time and it can provide both an access route to dissociated material as well as a means of regulating affect.

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