Featuring Steven Kuchuck, LCSW
Sponsored by the Contemporary Approaches to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (CAPP) Training Program


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Saturday, December 9, 2017
~Registration: 8:30-9am
~Program: 9am-12:30pm
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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. When this desire emerges in the treatment, the gay male therapist who experiences an erotic countertransference response and can manage potential anxiety and shame is in a unique position to provide the patient with these necessary supplies.

Through exploration of newly evolving theory and detailed case examples, Kuchuck will explore ways in which these therapist–patient subjective responses become a vital component of the therapeutic action and/or interfere with progress in treatment. Ample time will be allotted for audience discussion.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify one clinical example in which feelings of love are part of the therapeutic action.
  2. Give one clinical example in which love interferes with the therapeutic action.
  3. List one example of a classical psychoanalytic prohibition against the analyst’s feelings of love for a patient.

This conference is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience.

About our Presenter:

Steven Kuchuck: Editor-in-Chief; Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Associate Editor; Routledge Relational Perspectives Book Series, Board Member, supervisor, faculty and Co-Director of Curriculum for adult psychoanalytic training program; National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), and faculty/supervisor at the NIP National Training Program, the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, and other institutes. President elect; International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). His writing focuses primarily on the analyst’s subjectivity and appears in numerous psychoanalytic journals and books. Editor of 2015 and 2016 Gradiva Award winning “best psychoanalytic book of the year”: Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional (Routledge, 2014) and The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From Ghost to Ancestor (co-edited with Adrienne Harris, Routledge, 2015).

Conference Fees:

ICP+P Members

$60 Full and Retired Members and Fellows  /  $30 for Beginning Professional and Students


$90 for Non-members  /  $30 for Graduate Students

A refund for cancellation is available up to 10 days before the conference.

For more information, to request reasonable accommodations, email administrator@icpeast.org.

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Continuing education credit:  3 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Because these credits are approved by the American Psychological Association, marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia will receive continuing education credit. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Steven Kuchuck, LCSW and the planners have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Additionally, the presenters have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during this presentation. This presentation will not contain any references to off­-label (non-­FDA approved) use of products or devices.

CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of 9:00 am to allow time to check in.

Please contact Jen Bissell, ICP+P’s Associate Director of Conferences, with any questions, jenbissellLICSW@gmail.com.