Director’s Column

The next several Director’s Columns will feature the Associate Directors.
On Being Associate Co-Directors of Training

Kathy Beck, LICSW and Linda Kanefield, PhD

Many of us joined ICP+P for the stimulating conferences or in-depth training programs that promote our intellectual ideas and stretch us to practice thoughtfully within the context of a contemporary psychoanalytic theory.  Many of us have been drawn to the warm relationships with colleagues that develop as we learn together at ICP+P.  For some of us, there has also been the additional pleasure of working closely with colleagues on committees, projects, and programs as we contribute to the robust growth of ICP+P as a professional home.

As the Associate Co-Directors of Training, we want to share a bit about our experience within this role.  You may be aware that we are in the midst of a two year trial period in which ICP+P’s Director works with an Executive Committee, comprised of Associate Directors of Membership, Training, Education, Programs, and Administration. This new organization allows for a more structured and pre-meditated sharing of administrative and visionary needs of ICP+P.  It also creates a mechanism through which ICP+P can build and nurture leadership within our community.

We are fortunate that we chose to share our position as Associate Co-Directors of Training.  Having progressed through the Psychoanalytic Program together, we already knew each other well as colleagues and friends when we first became Co-Coordinators of Training.  As newbies to the job about a year and a half ago, we quickly recognized the need to add each other to our list of “Favorites” on our iPhones since there is one training matter or another we discuss most days!  Among other roles, we are here to support the Chairs and Assistant Chairs of our Psychoanalytic, Couples’ and CAPP Training Programs; the Fellowship Program; to support cross-program fertilization; to keep the lines of communication open between ICP+P’s Board and the Training Programs; to work out the details of ICP+P’s Low Fee Referral Service; and to plan and coordinate our Graduation Program each Spring.  Because we serve on the Board and the Executive Committee, we spend constructive and productive time with other ICP+P members.  As with many volunteer efforts, we get at least as much as we give as we strengthen our friendship and bonds with each other and within ICP+P.

If you are interested in learning more about our role or about our Training Programs, you can feel free to contact either one of us.

Linda Kanefield,

Kathy Beck,


Note from the Editor – Jonathan Lebolt, PhD, DCSW, CGP

Jonathan Lebolt, PhD, LCSW, CGP

Jonathan Lebolt, PhD, DCSW, CGP

Greetings, members and friends of ICP+P!

This issue of our newsletter features a report from our Associate Co-Directors of Training, Kathy Beck, LICSW and Linda Kanefield, PhD. Part of a series of reports from our Associate Directors, it elucidates the important work that Kathy and Linda do for our training programs behind the scenes. Another highlight of this issue is a letter from the ICP+P librarian, Amy Kohn McNelly, LMFT, CAC-II, that you will find both entertaining and informative.

I hope to see many of you at our conference this Saturday. Make sure to register right away, if you have not already done so.



Voting is Under Way for the ICP+P Board

Dear ICP+P Members,

If you haven’t already mailed in your ballot for the elections for the Board of Directors for the 2015-2017 term, please be sure to do so by April 30th.  Our bylaws require that we must receive completed ballots from at least 50% of our membership, in order for an election to be valid.
Thank you for taking this most important step!
ICP+P Nominations and Elections Committee

Lynne Greenwald, Chair
Martha Gibbons
Dawn Taylor
Caron Trout
Leslie Westbrook


Did You Know? A Note from the Librarian

By Amy Kohn McNelly, LMFT, CAC-II

The ICP+P Library, a.k.a. the ICP+P Office, is available for use by all ICP+P members, virtually any time, seven days a week. In order to access the library, members may request the key from the concierge at the front desk on the lobby level of the Saratoga Building. The concierge will verify your membership from a listing kept at the desk, and then bequeath to you a key and directions to access our library one floor below. All you have to do (and this part is very important) is remember to return the key before you leave the building.

The library holdings contain an impressive selection of books relating to self psychology and psychology in general. Many classics are included, as well as works representing the latest in theory, technique, and practice. Our collection also offers interesting literature related tangentially to the work we do, and one can find a substantial bit of history relevant to our profession. Perhaps you are curious about that self-help book your patient finds so personally pertinent. We may very well have it for you to peruse or borrow.

As you browse through ICP+P’s collection, you are likely to notice that many of the names on those spines are also listed in our directory. The proliferation of publications penned by ICP+P members is impressive. Odds are you have shared a meal or engaged in conversation with one or more of our member authors. Many of them have generously donated copies of their completed work(s) to ICP+P, and these contributions are available to borrow from our library.

ICP+P subscribes to quite a few periodicals which are likely to be of interest to members. They are available to you at the time of their release, free of charge. If you are considering joining a particular APA division just for the PEP Web discount, check out our journal selection first. You may be able to apply those dues to one of the many other societies, associations, institutes, and divisions you have considered joining.

One of those 20th century library check-out cards is pocketed inside the back cover of most of the holdings. (In time I hope to have every publication in the library equipped with this high tech feature.) Remember checking out books from your grade school library? Our system is much the same. (Media Center? Bar codes? Pre-Thirty-Somethings, just be kind and pretend you remember.) Simply remove the card, sign and date it, and place it in the card box, which should be visible on the left side of the main shelving in the sitting area on the right side of the library.

If the item you wish to borrow is card-less, kindly email the name of the author and title to me at We do not have a rigid limit on how long you may keep an item; however, I would like to be able to locate an item at any given time to ensure its eventual availability to all members. I anticipate that three to four weeks is a typical borrowing period. If I determine I need to impose a time limit on borrowing, I will announce that in a newsletter. A member may simply notify me if he or she wishes to hang onto an item a little longer, as I will notify the borrower of an item whenever another member is awaiting its availability.

If you want to know if we have or subscribe to particular publication before setting aside time to visit the library, contact me. I am happy to save you an unnecessary trip to 4601 Connecticut Avenue. Of course, you would then miss the pleasure of surrounding yourself with BOOKS, FABULOUS BOOKS!

I appreciate members’ ideas, suggestions, and other feedback about the library.

Amy Kohn McNelly


Library Donation Thank You!

Many thanks to Darlene Atkins for her generous donation to ICP+P. Darlene recently contributed no less than 86 books to our library. These books will soon be added to our shelves and available for check-out to all ICP+P members and fellows.


Annual Conference

The Many Faces of Eros:

Countertransference Revelations
Featuring Andrea Celenza, PhD

More information on the Annual Conference


Short Courses

The Collaboration between Couples and Individual Therapists: Clarifying or Complicating?
with Rachel Miller, PsyD and Adrienne Simenhoff, PsyD
Sponsored by the ICP+P Couples Training Program
Friday, May 22, 2015

More information and registration for the Short Courses


Psychoanalytic Training Program Invites Your Participation

In conjunction with the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP), the ICP+P Psychoanalytic Training Program is proud to offer a free program  on May 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in which participants will have a close view of a major theoretical innovator and integrator of developmental research findings into clinical psychoanalysis, Joseph D. Lichtenberg, MD.

In this live supervision session, Rhoda Spindel, LICSW, graduate of the ICP+P Psychoanalytic Training program, will present a case that will include process material. Dr. Lichtenberg will share his thinking about the patient, his understanding of their intersubjective dyadic engagement, and his ideas about helping the analyst move the treatment forward.

Following the supervision session, there will be a discussion with the audience. This event is part of a larger international effort within IAPSP to form an archive of live supervision sessions by master psychoanalysts and will be filmed. However, the audience and the large group discussion following the supervision session will not be filmed.

We hope that individuals interested in considering psychoanalytic training will join us for this event. See the article below for more information on upcoming ICP+P Psychoanalytic Training Programs.

The supervision event on May 13th will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at 6256 Clearwood Road, Bethesda, MD 20817. Limited space is available. Please RSVP via Nancy Der, ICP+P Administrator,, to reserve a space.

Click here for a copy of this notice…


More Ways the Psychoanalytic Training Program Invites Your Participation

The Psychoanalytic Training Program is recruiting for a class to begin in September 2015. If you are interested in learning more about the training program, please contact Chair of Admissions, Elizabeth Carr, APRN, MSN, BC,, or Chair of the Psychoanalytic Training Program, Sandra Hershberg, MD, Both would be delighted to speak with you and answer your questions.

An additional program offered by the ICP+P Psychoanalytic Training Program is the monthly Fellowship Program in Contemporary Forms of Psychoanalysis. The program introduces participants to the ways psychoanalysis has evolved and to its relevance for clinical practice in the 21st century. A new year will begin in September 2015. For additional information contact Monica Callahan,


ICP+P Graduation Ceremony

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Mid-morning ceremony followed by a champagne luncheon

Maggiano’s Little Italy
Chevy Chase Pavilion
5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20015

Contact Linda Kanefield ( or
Kathy Beck ( for any questions.


Members in the Arts

  • Monica Callahan and Margo Silberstein will be performing with the Georgetown Chorale in our annual Spring Benefit Concert “An Ordinary Sunday “under the direction of Richard Giarusso with Andrew Jonathan Welch on keyboard. It will be on Sunday May 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM at the First Congregational Church of Christ, 945 G Street ,N.W., Washington, D.C, 20001. Celebrate spring with a program of American choral classics inspired by folk traditions and ancient harmonies. From the beloved Old American Songs of Aaron Copeland, to Paul Halley’s charming Love Songs for Springtime, and the iridescent harmonies of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, our spring benefit concert will delight your ears and warm your heart. This year’s beneficiary is First Star – Greater Washington Academy summer college prep program for foster students. Tickets are online through May 2nd at or at the door $25 adults, $10 students.
  • Please join us for the Takoma Park Singers Spring Choral Concert of Broadway favorites, spirituals and other delightful musical treats, on Friday, May 22 at the Silver Spring United Methodist Church, 33 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, at 7:30PM. Two of our members sing in this chorus: Melinda Salzman and Diane Schank. The concert is free; donations for Shepherd’s Table will be collected.

Please submit artwork in JPG or PNG format or announcements of performances to Jonathan Lebolt at or Nancy Der at


News and Notes

  • Ted Billings, LCSW, and Bill Pinney, PhD, both members of the Contemporary Approaches to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (CAPP) faculty, will be presenting papers at the upcoming conference for the International Association of Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (IARPP) on June 25-28 in Toronto. Ted Billings’ paper is entitled “Cancer Pain: Collective, Subjective Experience.” Bill Pinney’s paper is entitled “Tigger, Eeyore, and the ‘Crunch’ of Misrecognition.” Janna Sandmeyer, PhD, chair of the CAPP program, will be moderating a panel entitled, “Contradiction, Empathy, and Multiplicity.”  Shoshanna Ringel, PhD, LCSW-C, graduate of the ICP+P Psychoanalytic Training Program, in collaboration with Faye Mishna, will be presenting a paper titled: “Developing a Reflective Self in Cyberspace”.
  • Tybe Diamond, MSW and George Saiger, MD, gave a 3 hour workshop at the March 2015 NASW/Metro conference on “Challenges and Opportunities in the Psychotherapy of Older Adults”.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, May 2, 9:00 am4:30 pm2015 Annual Conference ~ The Many Faces of Eros: Countertransference Revelations, with Andrea Celenza, PhD – Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20057. Click HERE to register.
  • Friday, May 22, 10:00 am-1:00 pm,  Short Course – The Collaboration between Couples and Individual Therapists: Clarifying or Complicating? with Rachel Miller, PsyD, and Adrienne Simenhoff, MSW, PsyD at the ICP+P office.  Click HERE to register. 
  • Sunday, May 31, 11:00 am,  ICP+P Graduation Ceremony and Luncheon, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC 20015.  RSVP to by May 15.
  • Saturday, September 12, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, 90th Birthday Celebration for Joseph Lichtenberg, MD with a Discussion on his Contributions to Psychoanalysis.  Optional lunch will follow.
  • Sunday, October 4, 2015, 1:00-4:15 pm, Short Course – Cultural Issues and Relational Practice, with Jonathan Lebolt, PhD, DCSW, CGP and Yan Ni, PsyM, Meets Cultural Competence Requirement, at  ICP+P Office, 4601 Connecticut, Ave., NW, Suite 8, Washington, DC 20008.
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, ICP+P Conference on Adolescents and Technology.
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, ICP+P Couples Conference.
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 am-4:30 pm, ICP+P 22nd Annual Conference.

Bulletin Board

  • Dupont Circle Sublet-Large, sunny, windowed office for sublet full-time/part-time. Suite has 3 offices (only one is available), kitchen, and bathroom in the suite. Secured building – 24 hour access. The Bristol House.  For further details please contact Yvonne or 202 – 835-8355.
  • Office for rent in suite of four at Dupont Circle.  Rent is $1200/month.  Contact Kathryn Camicia at 202 328-0800 or Michael Stiers at 202 328-0600.  Kathy Camicia,
  • Three full mornings (Mon., Tues., Wed. dawn to 1:15 pm) available in beautifully furnished private office steps from Dupont Circle metro. 24-hour secretarial service, so patients and you have easy access. Private waiting room and bathroom in the suite, as well as a kitchenette microwave, fridge and sink. Office is cleaned daily by the building staff. 1-day: 375/month; 2-days: $700/month: 3-days $900/month. In door garage parking available for an additional fee. Email or call Sheila at 202-258-1678.
  • Office Sublet/GW Metro – Warm, nicely furnished office near GW Metro available on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and weekends. Please contact Gary Brown at  or 202-256-4357.   
  • Office to sublet: Old Town Alexandria – one block from the King Street Metro. Handicap accessible in a secure building.  Suite includes two offices, a bathroom, kitchen and waiting room.  One office can be rented on a full or part time basis beginning May 1, 2015. Contact Susan Horne Quatannens, LCSW, 1600 Prince Street, Suite 102, email or telephone, 703-549-1787.
  • Half-Time ($375/month) and Part-Time (variable depending on blocks of time) office space available in psychotherapists’ suite in Medical Building. Located almost directly across from convenient Virginia Square Metro in North Arlington, just minutes from DC. Suite is working home to warm community of Psychologists, Social Workers and Counselors. Includes sizable waiting room, interior kitchenette and bathroom and has free WiFi. Please contact Janice Sanchez at 703-841-5446 or
  • Sunny, Well Priced DC Psychotherapy Office located in well-maintained Connecticut Avenue building between Chevy Chase Circle and Nebraska Avenue. It is part of a lovely four-office suite with waiting room, two bathrooms and a full kitchen.  Friendly independent practitioners have Wifi access and ample street parking.   Contact us at  or 202-362-6693.
  • Bethesda Office Space Available –  Furnished office, 10′ X 10′ with window, is now available 3/4 time, but available in June full-time.  Building is near Metro and parking garages.  Suite has waiting room, kitchen, WiFi, water cooler, and copier/fax.  Stable group of independent practitioners enjoys sharing the suite. If interested, contact Monica Callahan, or 301-587-6211.
  • Office Space Available – Share a lovely, sunny office in Tenleytown, steps from Metro.  Beautifully furnished in a six-office suite with shared waiting room, restrooms, underground parking and garden entrance.  Receptionist creates a welcoming atmosphere.  Available 2 ½ days a week.  Please contact Cynthia Rosenberg at or 202-244-0998.

ICP+P Connections is the e-Newsletter of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, issued at the beginning of each month.

Please e-mail articles, announcements, and artwork in JPG/PNG format to Jonathan Lebolt, PhD, DCSW, CGP (Editor) (804- 683-4536) at or Nancy Der, ICP+P Administrator (Managing Editor) (202-686-9300, ext.5) at by the 23rd of the previous month.


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