Conferences2021-05-16T20:24:48-04:00

ICP+P offers at least four conferences each year. Two are free to members. The others offer members a reduced registration fee, as do our short courses. In order to teach across multiple modalities, we distribute papers by the presenter prior to the meeting date, we provide small discussion groups during all-day meetings and we create opportunities to ask questions with the presenter.

ICP+P welcomes renowned speakers at our conferences and institutes. In recent years, these have included Beatrice Beebe, Doris Brothers, Sandra Buechler, Andrea Celenza, Bruce Coburn, Christine Courtois, Shelley Doctors, James Fosshage, Richard Geist, Jackie Gotthold, Frank Lachmann, Kimberlyn Leary, Joseph Lichtenberg, Donna Orange, Philip Ringstrom, Robert Stolorow, Frank Summers, Judith Teicholz, and Usha Tummala-Narra. We have offered Institutes (a series of four all-day meetings across one academic year) in Relational Psychology; Self Psychology; and Embodying the Unspoken Self: Attachment, Trauma, Neurobiology and the Body.

Limited scholarships may be offered on some conferences. Click here to submit a scholarship application for an upcoming conference.


Please click here for a sampling of past conferences.


Here is what we are offering now…

Relational Perspectives Institute II: Expansion, Challenge & Opportunity ~ 2020 – 2021

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.


Conferences for 2021-2022. Hold these dates!

  • Relational Perspectives Institute II: Expansion, Challenge & Opportunity conference series with Galit Atlas, PhD on October 2, 2021; Anthony Bass, PhD on December 4, 2021; Avgi Saketopoulou, PsyD on February 26, 2022; and Hazel Ipp, PhD and Malcolm Slavin, PhD on April 30, 2022
  • November 13, 2021, Conference with Sandra Hershberg, MD, CEs will be offered.
  • March 19, 2022, Conference with Steven Cooper, PhD, CEs will be offered.
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