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.

Undercurrents: Historical Trauma and Transgenerational Transmission with Jill Salberg, PhD, ABPP ~ May 15, 2021

At this time of historical, cultural, social and political upheaval, many of us are processing and incorporating the impact of external events on our clients and their families into our work. Historical as well as personal trauma often adversely impact our clients’ families and cast shadows on their internal and interpersonal development. As psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, we are broadening our lens beyond the intrapsychic and interpersonal to include the historical and transgenerational. In considering the appearance and impact of intergenerational transmissions of trauma, Dr. Salberg examines the dissociative states of mind that cross from parents to their children.

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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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.

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.

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

Socio-cultural-political and environmental forces in the 21st century have converged to generate complex ethical dilemmas for the practice of psychotherapy. In 2020 the traumatic stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, cascading economic vulnerabilities, systemic inequities impacting marginalized communities, racial injustice, and polarization in American politics is expressed in our consulting spaces through dissociated silence, cautious whispers, aching grief, and rageful torment. Neither therapist nor client is immune from these stressors causing injury—moral, psychic, relational, and physical.

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.

Clinical Demands in the Presence of Pandemic and Teletherapy with Adrienne Harris, PhD ~ May 2, 2020

The terrifying and life-altering presence of this pandemic changed plans both personal and professional. We work and live differently and now we must begin to think and speak together differently. This online conference replaces a talk intended as an exploration of gender, sexuality and subjectivity from a relational and socio-political perspective. In her work, Dr. Harris is particularly drawn to investigating these aspects of subjectivity as sites for misogyny, for envy and hatred. The assault of COVID-19 on the world, however, requires that we instead turn our attention to the current demands and tasks of clinical practice in the context of the pandemic. In this conference, Dr. Harris will present an integration of thinking about our subjectivity, about our histories of trauma and early experience and about the clinical dilemmas and strengths of our current practices.

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