Fellowship Program with the CFS – DC Division

The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian
Society (DC Division) is now accepting applications for the 2012-2103
Fellowship Program. For information, please contact Janet Shaye at
jshaye@cox.net or (202) 296-1260. Information and an application can
also be found at instituteofcfs.org
For brochure:
CFS Fellowship Program

Speaker’s Seminar/Psychoanalytic Forum – Anita Schmukler, DO

Please join us on December 1, 2012 for a Speaker’s Seminar (3:15-4:30 pm) and Psychoanalytic Forum (5:00-6:30pm) with Anita Schmukler, DO.  At the Forum, Dr. Schmukler will present “When Child Analysis is Indispensable.” Light refreshments (4:30-5:00 pm)

14900 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 102, Laurel, MD 20707

Visit our website: www.bwanalysis.org or contact us at 301-470-3635 or 410-792-8060.

WSPP: Dancing with the “Other”: Culture, Race and Psychoanalytic Therapy

This seminar meets the Maryland CE Cultural Competence requirement

September 28, 2012 12:30-3:30pm
Presenter: Cherian Verghese, PhD

Culture and race, as bedrock experience, are gaining recognition as central to all human interactions. In the United States, our history and continuing experience of painful race relations have complicated dialoguing across cultural/racial differences. Racialized differences have been historically experienced as dangerous. When and how these can be safely and meaningfully addressed in therapy is a complex clinical challenge. Only our own willingness as psychotherapists to face the existence of racism and other realities in our patients’ and our own lives – including our complicity in maintaining our “unearned privileges” – will enable us to engage our patients in potentially healing dialogues. So… join us: let’s have a clinical-relational dialogue across our differences.

Presenter: Dr. Cherian Verghese is a Psychologist in private practice in Washington DC for over 20 years. He is on the faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry (Supervision Training Program), and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis where previously he also was Coordinator of the Psychotherapy Training Program. In addition, Dr. Verghese is a clinical consultant and a training psychologist at several area university counseling centers, including at the American University and the University of Maryland -College Park. His paper “Culture as Context: Implications for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy” is scheduled to be published in an upcoming, Summer – 2012, issue of Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy. In 2005, Dr. Verghese founded the Washington DC based networking and dialoguing group SAMHA-South Asian Mental Health Association.

Registration: free to members, $40 for non-members.
CE’s: this seminar earns 3 CE’s for an additional cost of $10 (for members and non-members).

Please register and send payment in advance.   Registration form can be found here: http://www.wspp-dc.org/images/Registration2012-2013.pdf

Location: BCC Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, Maryland

More information about our 2012-2013 Five Fridays Program, learning objectives, membership, and policies can be found at www.wspp-dc.org.

We Are the Tools Of Our Trade: How the Therapist’s Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy – David Wallin, PhD

October 6: Saturday One-Day Workshop – at the Hilton in Arlington

Because we are the tools of our trade, no factor influences our effectiveness as therapists more than our own attachment patterns. Unrecognized, these patterns are like an invisible straitjacket. Once recognized, they can become the single most powerful means for transforming obstacles in the therapeutic relationship into opportunities for insight, inspiration, and change.  In his new workshop, David Wallin—the author of Attachment in Psychotherapy—employs vivid case material, video examples, and paper-and-pencil self-reports to help us recognize and make the best possible use of own attachment history and patterning as we attempt to be of help to our patients.

DAVID WALLIN integrates attachment research with neuroscience, relational psychoanalysis, mindfulness, and a focus on the body to help us become more effective facilitators of growth and healing. His book, Attachment in Psychotherapy, has been described as “a brilliant leap in realizing the clinical promise of attachment theory, a synthesis that should be required—and will be rewarding—reading for every psychotherapist” (Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence).

For more information about the event or to register, go to: http://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=660

Praise for Attachment in Psychotherapy

“With the clarity of a natural teacher and the wisdom of a seasoned clinician, Wallin not only elucidates the vast empirical literature on attachment, but also makes such findings relevant to the complex challenges of practice. I am deeply grateful for Attachment in Psychotherapy.” Nancy McWilliams, PhD. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

“Simply the best integration of key advances in attachment theory and research and their applications to psychotherapy.” Peter Fonagy, PhD. University College, London.

“Despite widespread interest, how to really think about attachment in the clinical situation has remained—for all intents and purposes—fairly obscure. All of this has changed with the publication of David Wallin’s extraordinary book, Attachment in Psychotherapy. This intellectual and clinical tour-de-force is what we have been waiting for.” Arietta Slade, PhD. City University of New York and Yale Child Study Center


Teletherapy on Telephone and Skype

Teletherapy on Telephone and Skype  

Ethical Considerations, Clinical Illustrations, Personal Reflections

International Psychotherapy Institute Weekend Conference

October 12-14, 2012

Rockville Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

Presentations and Discussions with Guests and IPI / IIPT Faculty

As an institution that reaches out to therapists who have no access to excellent psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, IPI has accepted the use of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and supervision on the telephone and the Internet for purposes of qualification in certificate programs. This conference is a collaborative effort among IPI faculty and guests who are willing to explore these questions and share their thoughts and experiences of teletherapy as psychotherapists, analysts, and patients. Teletherapy is still a new adaptation of our field in response to changing work and travel needs in the global economy. It remains highly controversial. Ethical standards and best practice are still being debated. We hope to engage participants in an active exploration that will give a widening appreciation of the worth and the risks of teletherapy and promote an ongoing conversation of value to our field.  Participants have the option to attend the full weekend ( 16 credit hours, including 6 ethics hours), or Saturday only from 9am-5:15pm (6 ethics credit hours).  View full announcement here: IPI October Conference PDF

Full Conference Schedule: October 12-14, 2012  16 Hours (includes 6 ethics hours)

Friday, October 12, 2012 Technology: Its Effects on People and Society

Saturday, October 13, 2012 Technology: Ethics in Treatment & Supervision         This day open for one-day registration. More information on the Saturday program here: IPI October Conference PDF

Sunday, October 14, 2012Telepsychotherapy and Telepsychoanalysis

Featuring Guests: Sharon Zalusky Blum PhD,  New Centre for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles CA; Angela C. Martin DNP, APRN; Ernest Wallwork PhD; and Rebecca Mahayag MSW, Washington Centre for Psychoanalysis, Wash. DC

Featuring IPI Faculty Members: Sue Cebulko PhD, Pat Hedegard, MA (Indianapolis IN); Sheila Hill MSW (Knoxville TN); Jane Prelinger MSW, David E. Scharff MD, Caroline Sehon MD, Michael Stadter PhD (Washington DC); Douglas Dennett MD, Sharon Dennett MSW, and Michele Reed MSW (Burlington VT); Jim Poulton PhD, Janine Wanlass PhD (Salt Lake City UT); Nancy Bakalar MD (Denver CO); Karen Sharer-Mohatt PsyD (Omaha NE); Betty Benaim PhD, Lea Setton PhD, Yolanda Varela PhD (Panama RP); IPI Director, Geoffrey Anderson, PhD (Omaha NE)

 Conference Co-Chairs: Jill Savege Scharff MD and Karen Sherwood, MSW (Washington DC)


Weekend conference begins Friday morning at 8:30 and ends Sunday at 1:00 p.m.  The one-day Saturday conference begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m.

Full Conference: $505; $485 for registrations 21 days in advance of the conference (IPI full members: $350; associate members: $400)  Full time students: $150.
Saturday Only: $90; $50 for IPI Members and Full time students.

CE Credit   Full Conference: 16 hours, including 6 ethics hours. Saturday Only: 6 ethics hours.

Register online at www.theipi.org or Contact IPI info@theipi.org