Conferences2020-03-08T18:04:19-04:00

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…

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.


ICP+P is already planning for the 2020-2021 year. Hold these dates!

  • September 26, 2020, Conference: The Use of Somatic Approaches to Augment and Deepen Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Amy Gladstone, LCSW, PhD, Takoma Park Auditorium, 9 am to 12:30 pm, 3 CEs.
  • December 5, 2020, Conference: Bruce Wine Conference on Ethics with the Red Well Theater Group, Silver Spring Civic Building, 9 am-12:30 pm, 3 CEs.
  • February 6, 2021, Conference: Imagination, Mentalizing, and Metaphor with Robert Benedetti, PhD and Team, Silver Spring Civic Building, 9 am-12:30 pm, 3 CEs.
  • May 1, 2021, Annual Conference: Historical Trauma and Trans-Generational Transmission with Jill Salberg, PhD, ABPP, Georgetown University Conference  Center, 9 am-5 pm, 6 CEs.