Conferences2020-05-29T18:12:35-04:00

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…

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.


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

  • September 26, 2020, Conference: Somatic and Experiential Techniques in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Amy Gladstone LCSW, PhD, Online Webinar, 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.