Past Conferences and Programs2018-02-11T22:16:44+00:00

Annual Conference~First Meetings in Therapy: Poetics and Pragmatics on May 5, 2018

Eric Mendelsohn will illuminate the power of first meetings by describing the emerging themes, experiential elements, and pragmatics of beginning treatment. He will examine how patients and psychoanalytic therapists think and feel about beginning therapy, focusing on the hopes and dreads of each, and will explore how these are reflected in the exchanges that mark the start of psychoanalytic therapy. Dr. Mendelsohn will articulate the relational practices that hold and shape the ensuing work -- such as how to structure first meetings to facilitate the start of a collaborative process.

Relational Ethics in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Practice: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing on Feb. 3, 2018

In psychoanalytically informed practice, we tend to avoid ethical and moral judgments except when rules of professional conduct are threatened or breached This insures a neutral zone within the consulting room best for deep and non-judgmental exploration. In the meantime, there has been a post-modem philosophical shift in relation to thinking about ethics. This shift, referred to as relational ethics, broadens and deepens the definition of ethics.

The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name – On the Therapeutic Action and the Limitations of Romance and Desire in Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis on Dec. 9, 2017

This presentation will address an historical and current-day taboo; the loving, romantic, and erotic feelings that often arise on both sides of the couch, but seldom get discussed in the literature. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of absent, violent, or otherwise unavailable fathers on their heterosexual sons and the resulting longing for male attention, admiration, and love, which often includes a need to be admired physically and romantically in ways their fathers could not provide.

And more…


Institutes

Embodying the Unspoken Self: Attachment, Trauma, Neurobiology and the Body
September 2016- May 2017
Self Psychology Institute
September 2011 – April 2012
Relational Perspectives Institute
October 2009 – May 2010

Conferences, short courses, and seminars

  • 2017 Scientific Day
    Elizabeth M. Carr, APRN, MSN, BC, Thomas Hoffman, MD, and Jeffrey Jay, PhD
    January 28, 2017
  • Developmental Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan: Integrating Child-Centered Therapy Principles to Treating Adults with Dysregulation
    Georgia DeGangi, PhD and Marc Nemiroff, PhD
    November 5, 2016
  • Connectedness: Intimate Moments of Therapeutic Growth
    Richard Geist, EdD
    April 16, 2016
  • ICP+P Experiential Couples Conference ~ Beyond Betrayal: Couples Therapy After The Affair
    ICP+P Couples Therapy Staff & Graduates
    February 27, 2016
  • Authenticity, Openness, and Spontaneity: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic View of Adolescent Development and Treatment
    Shelley Doctors, PhD and Jackie Gotthold, PsyD
    December 5, 2015
  • The Big Tent of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Thinking: Playing with Intersubjective, Self and Relational Constructs
    Shelley Doctors, PhD, Jackie Gotthold, PsyD, Janna Sandmeyer, PhD
    December 4, 2015
  • Cultural Issues and Relational Practice: Racial and Sexual Minorities
    Jonathan Lebolt, PhD, DCSW, CGP and Yan Ni, PsyM
    October 4, 2015
  • ICP+P Conference to Celebrate Joe Lichtenberg’s 90th Birthday
    September 12, 2015
  • 2015 Annual Conference: The Many Faces of Eros: Countertransference Revelations with Andrea Celenza, PhD
    May 2, 2015
  • Expanding Self and Relational Capacities: Psychoanalysis as a Developmental Process
    Saturday, February 28, 2015
  • The 3rd Bruce Wine Memorial Conference: A Dramatic Reading and Discussion of the Great God Pan
    Saturday, December 6, 2014
  • Risk Assessment and Management
    October 11, 2014
  • 20th Annual Conference
    A Relational Psychoanalytic Approach to Couples Psychotherapy with Philip Ringstrom, PhD
    May 17, 2014
  • Pre-conference workshop for the Annual Conference
    Empathy Actualized: Attunement to Two Vulnerable Individuals in Couples Therapy
    May 16, 2014
  • Scientific Day 2014
    Saturday, February 1, 2014
  • How We Make a Difference in Patients’ Lives
    with Sandra Buechler, PhD
    Saturday, December 7, 2013
  • A Developmentalist Perspective on the First Year of Life and Applications to Therapy
    with Joseph Lichtenberg, MD
    September 28, 2013
  • 19th Annual Conference
    Psychotherapy Contextualized: Culture, Reality, Self & Other
    with Kimberlyn Leary, PhD and Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD
    May 4, 2013
  • Psychopharmacological Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
    Short Course with Allan Melmed, MD
    Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Transcendence: A Contemporary View of Therapeutic Change
    Frank Summers, PhD
    Saturday, February 9, 2013
  • Psychoanalysis of a War Torn Soldier
    with Russell B. Carr, MD and Doris Brothers, PhD
    Saturday, December 8, 2012
  •  The Role of Play in All Things Human:  The Bruce Wine Conference
    October 14, 2012
  • 18th Annual Conference: The Clinical Challenge and How We Meet It: Conceptual Guidelines for What We Say and What We Do
    April 28, 2012
  • The Legacy of Early Development
    March 16 and March 17, 2012
  • Scientific Day 2012
    March 3, 2012
  • Engagement and Development Enactment
    with Donna Orange, PhD
    February 4, 2012
  • Clinical Applications of the Integrated Model: Maladaptive Self-Soothing Behaviors
    December 16, 2011
  • After the Affair: From Trauma to Reconnection
    December 10, 2011
  • Clinical Applications of the Integrated Model: Trauma
    December 2, 2011
  • The Integrated Model and How to Use it to Promote Healing
    November 18, 2011
  • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
    November 4, 2011
  • Mind-Body Principles and Techniques
    October 28, 2011
  • The Central Concepts of Neuroscience that Relate to Psychotherapy
    October 21, 2011
  • Short Course: A Dialogue on Couples Therapy from the Perspective of Two Complementary Contemporary Theories with Mary O’Farrell, PhD and John Gualtieri, PhD
    Friday, October 14, 2011
  • An Introduction to Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, with Margo Silberstein, Ed.D
    Friday, June 10, 2011
  • The 17th Annual Conference
    The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Approach to Addictions, with Brian Johnson, MD
    Saturday, May 7, 2011
  • How the Attachment Profile of the Clinician Impacts Therapeutic Outcome: Research Findings with Diana Diamond, PhD
    Saturday, March 5,2011
  • Bruce Wine Memorial Conference: Psychoanalytic Complexity Theory: Innovations in Clinical Practice and Therapeutic Attitude
    with William Coburn, PhD
    Saturday, December 4, 2010
  • A Phenomenological-Contextualist Psychoanalytic Perspective: From Mind to World, From Drive to Affectivity, and Blues and Emotional Trauma
    with Robert D. Stolorow, PhD & Benjamin A. Stolorow
    Saturday, November 6, 2010
  • The Struggle to Develop a Viable Sexual Orientation: Clinical Stories of Working with Gay and Bi-Sexual Men
    with R. Dennis Shelby, PhD
    Saturday, October 2, 2010
  • 16th Annual Conference – Countertransference Dilemmas: On Knowing and Being Known
    Steven Cooper, PhD and Karen Maroda, PhD
    May 8, 2010
  • Kohut & Bowlby: The Men, Their Ideas and the Clinical Exchange with Elizabeth Carr, APRN, MSN, BC and Mauricio Cortina, MD
    Saturday, March 27, 2010
  • Short Course – Business and Organizational Consulting Using Psychoanalytic Principles with a Self Psychology Emphasis
    with Thomas Hoffman
    February 16, 2010 to March 16
  • Scientific Day 2010
    January 23, 2010
  • Short Course – An Introduction to Clinical Practice through the Lens of Relational Psychotherapy and Mind-Body Principles
    Stephen Stein, PhD and Gretchen Fair, MSW
    4 weeks beginning Sept. 16, 2009
  • Treating Chronic Illness with Self Psychology
    Adina Shapiro, LCSW
    May 15, 2009
  • 15th Annual Conference
    Capturing the Image of Mother-Infant Interaction: Links to the Clinical Encounter
    Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D.
    May 2, 2009
  • An Introduction to Psychopharmacology and an Update on Current Practice
    Allan Melmed, MD
    April 3, 2009
  • Facing the Inevitable: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Mortality
    Gary Rodin, M.D., FRCPC
    March 7, 2009
  • Sexuality and Sensuality Across the Divide of Shame
    Joseph D. Lichtenberg, MD
    December 6, 2008
  • Collaboration and Integration: Principles and Practices for Working with Groups
    Faculty from the National Group Psychotherapy Institute of the Washington School of Psychiatry
    October 4, 2008