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…

Gender Fluidity and Gender Fixed: Contemporary Intersectional and Psychoanalytic Models of Gender and Gender Development with Adrienne Harris, PhD ~ May 2, 2020

We are in a period of extraordinary expansion and complexity in gender theorizing. Yet, even in a widened world of theory and acceptance, gender nonbinary, transgender and gender stand at the intersection of race and class and create a fascinating but challenging terrain for all of us to navigate. In this presentation, Dr. Harris will examine the contradictions in many contemporary experiences of gender, sexuality and subjectivity. The possible permutations and organizations of gendered subjects is rich and complex, at the same time that conviction and conventions of heteronormativity exert a powerful effect.


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.