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The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P), created a series of conferences, the Relational Perspective Institute (RPI) over four weekends in 2009-2010. This project was inspired by the recognition of a fundamental paradigm shift in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy from Freud’s drive structure theories and toward a set of perspectives that place human relationships and relational needs at the center of psychoanalytic theory and practice. In the original RPI, the foundations of relational theory and practice were described by five luminary thinkers from the relational field.
This course will take a deep dive into intersubjectivity theory as developed by Robert Stolorow with a focus on leading edge/trailing edge experiences in therapy. We will include how a cultural context is crucial to understanding and working with subjective experience.
Offering 3 Diversity CEs ~ This workshop we will review the research on Black-White interpersonal dynamics and how they relate to our therapeutic work. Along with reviewing the research on psychotherapy process between Black therapists and their White clients. We will review research on various types of anti-Black racism exhibited by White Americans in their interactions with Black Americans in general and in the psychotherapy context.
Joe Lichtenberg would like to share his new psychoanalytic perspectives with the ICP+P community. As a co-founder of ICP+P, he has powerfully contributed to psychoanalysis in multiple ways. First and foremost, he is a leader in applying findings from infant and attachment research to psychoanalytic thinking and practice in a systematic way. His scholarship in these areas led to his ground-breaking development of Motivation Systems Theory with its vast developmental and clinical implications. Joe continues to develop his ideas and has a new book, An Experienced Base Vision of Psychoanalytic Theory & Practice which will be published in the coming months.