THIS WEEKEND: Abbot Bronstein and Stefano Bolognini on “Listening to Unconscious Dialogue”



Sat. Oct 14 Presentation
Sun Oct 15 Clinical Case Workshops


Listening to Unconscious Dialogue: Creating Meaningful Contact in the Analytic Dyad
Stefano Bolognini, MD and Abbot Bronstein, PhD

Maurice Apprey, PhD, CFS Training Analyst
and Debra Zatz, MSW, CFS Member
Daniel Ciudin, MD, CFS Member, and
Shelley Rockwell, PhD, CFS Training Analyst

Saturday, October 14
(6.5 CE Credits)

Clinical Case Workshops:

Drs. Bolognini and Bronstein will each lead a group discussion about a clinical case.

These workshops are limited to 15 participants each.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
(2 CE Credits)
(space at the Sunday workshops is limited)

We are thrilled to have these two leaders in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice join us for a fascinating clinical demonstration and discussion of psychoanalysis today.

Dr. Stefano Bolognini, President of the International Psychoanalytic Association, will discuss his thoughts about Intersubjective, Interpersonal and Interpsychic Theory and Practice. Dr. Bolognini is with the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.

Dr. Abbot Bronstein will talk about the influence of the Contemporary British Kleinians on clinical practice, looking closely at the moment to moment unfolding of the process. Dr. Bronstein is with the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

Both will respond to a clinical case, each from their own perspective. There will be time throughout the day for lively discussion among all participants.

Stefano Bolognini, MD, Honorary Member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, is a Psychiatrist, Training, Supervising & Teaching Analyst and former President of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. Dr Bolognini became IPA Board Representative for Europe and then President of the International Psychoanalytic Association from 2013 to 2017. During the 4 years, he regularly visited the psychoanalytic societies in the 3 regions, connecting them with the IPA community. Dr Bolognini has published 210 papers and is the Author of several books including “Secret Passages – Theory and Technique of the Interpsychic Relationship” plus a collection of tales “Like Wind Like Wave”. “Psychoanalytic Empathy” has been published in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and Brazilian – Portuguese. He is the founder of the “IPA Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis” and of the new IPA Regions e – Journal “Psychoanalysis Today”. Dr Bolognini lives and practices in Bologna, Italy.

Abbot A. Bronstein, PhD is a Psychoanalyst, Faculty and Member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr Bronstein is a Training, Supervising Analyst in the IPA. He was recently honored as The Distinguished Analyst at the meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Editor of the Analyst at Work section of the IJP. Dr Bronstein introduced the European Working Party Groups to North America and is Chair of the North America Comparative Clinical Methods working party group. He has published numerous papers including, most recently “Mrs. Klein, The Contemporary Kleinians and the Drives: Drive Theory and Clinical Work”, “It Takes Two: What Makes a Psychoanalytic Treatment a Psychoanalysis”.

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

Program Fee:
$200 CFS Members
$240 Non-CFS Members
$100 Candidates and Students
No refunds


Continuing Education Credits:
Physicians: MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Psychologists, SW, LPC: Upon completion of this program and evaluation form, participants will be granted 6.5 CE credits.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Harmon Biddle at


Come join a group of colleagues to sharpen our skills with the couples we seek to help. The discussion group is aimed at bringing together a diverse group of clinicians interested in connecting with others sharing this challenging work. This experience is organized by the Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Therapy Training Program faculty of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis (WBCP). There is no fee for members/students of the WBCP. There is a $150 fee for Friends of WBCP and a $200 fee for area clinicians.

Virginia Locations:

One discussion group, which has several openings, meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:15 – 8:45 pm in Falls Church and is facilitated by John Gualtieri, PhD, and Linda Grey, MSN.  It begins October 24 and runs through May.

Another discussion group will meet monthly on Wednesday near Tyson’s Corner, VA, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and is facilitated by Connie Brown, MSW. This is a newly forming group and will begin with sufficient interest.

Please call Linda Grey at 703-533-1359 for further information and enrollment.

Short Course – Integrating Somatic and Relational Approaches: Holding Space

 ~with Jane Jacobs, EdD and Rosemary Segalla, PhD

Friday, November 10, 2017 from 2:00-5:15 pm
ICP+P Office, 4601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 8, Washington, DC 20008

This course will explore how somatic awareness can be successfully incorporated into a relationally based psychotherapy approach.  We will focus on two somatically based procedures: activation of the social engagement system and dual awareness.

Social engagement system.  We know that when babies lack attuned responses to distress from attachment figures they may, as adults, find relationships too unsafe a place to find comfort or regulation.  In the psychotherapy setting, changes we observe in our clients’ bodies may be powerful indicators of distress as it was experienced in infancy.  By sharing our awareness of these indicators and helping our clients find ways to soothe themselves, we can enable them to safely engage in the therapeutic relationship.

Dual awareness.  It is crucial for clients to know they will not be overwhelmed by emotion as they begin to explore deeply disturbing experiences from the past.  Within the attuned relationship the therapist helps the client develop many methods of regulating physiological arousal through breathing, imagery, movement, and other means.   This is often referred to as “resourcing.”   The client then can learn how to be increasingly aware of the sensations associated with distressed states from the past.  At this point the client is able to explore the distressed states using dual awareness: if immersion in the childhood states is too activating the client can shift awareness to the present, eliciting the safety of the therapeutic relationship and using the resourcing methods to regulate excessive arousal.

For more information or to register, please visit or email 3 CEs

Here is a copy of the short course flyer for you to use or share!

Also, you can register now for our December 9th conference, The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name – On the Therapeutic Action and the Limitations of Romance and Desire in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis featuring Steven Kuchuck, LCSW. Click here for more.

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.


Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis
Book Talk

Friday, November 17, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Psychoanalytic Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice:
Reading Joseph D. Lichtenberg

co-edited by Sandra Hershberg, MD

Psychoanalysis: Unveiling the Past – Discovering the New
Selected Writings of John S. Kafka, MS, MD

The George Washington Mt. Vernon Campus
2100 Foxhall Road, West Hall B-108
Washington DC  20007

Pre-Registration Required online @


Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis

2017 Cultural Competence Conference
“Changing Notions of Pathology”
November 5, 2017
12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Margarita Cereijido, PhD

Rosemary Balsam, MD:
“From ‘The Child Woman’ to ‘Wonder Woman’: Progress and Misogyny in Psychoanalytic Theory and Clinical Work”
Janice Lieberman, PhD:
“Be Careful What You Wish For: A Psychoanalyst Reacts to the Liberation of
Aggression in Women”
Carlos Sluzki, MD:
“Anti-Psychiatry Revisited 2017”
Marshall Alcorn, PhD:
“The Impact of Trauma Theory upon Cultural Beliefs of Mental Disability”

Pre-Registation Required online @
(You must login and create a guest account to register.)