Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and

Inspirit Counseling Services


Baltimore Psychoanalytic Case Conference

“The Precarious Balance Between Love and Hate: Action and Self-Control”

Presenter: Barbara Young, MD

Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore

Registration is by sign-in on the day of the conference

Contact Person: Dr. Noreen Honeycutt, 410-466-4918;

Dr. Peter Smith, 410-433-8861, EXT 125


Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

Washington Area Case Conference

Please join us as

Joan Liebermann, MD

presents and discusses

“Approaching Forty: One Baby or Two?”

Friday, May 9, 2014

12:15 – 2:15 p.m. Presentation and Discussion

Please bring your own lunch

River Road Unitarian Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD

The conference is in Room 31

(enter main door, turn left, go through several rooms and down the stairs)


The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis invites individuals who have an interest in gaining a greater expertise in how to work deeply with couples and families to the Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Therapy Training Program OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, April 12, 2014, 1 – 2:30 PM, The WCP, 2120 L Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20037.  Learn about our program, meet faculty, watch a short video/discussion, and enjoy refreshments.  Register by contacting Connie Brown at 703-369-1465.  For additional information on the program, go to




featuring Philip Ringstrom PhD, PsyD

Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis
20th Annual Conference

Saturday, May 17, 2014
9 am – 4:30 pm

National 4-H Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

Dr. Ringstrom will discuss his model for doing relational couples work. Treatment goals include actualization of self experience in an intimate relationship, the capacity for mutual recognition, and the relationship having a mind of its own.

Based on his new book, A Relational Psychoanalytic Approach to Couples Psychotherapy, Dr. Ringstrom will describe six steps in which these themes are achieved. The steps wed theory and practice, are non-linear, and offer specific clinical guidelines for working with couples. His presentation will use plenty of illustrative clinical material to bring the concepts to life.

Additionally, there will be a case presentation and small group discussions.

About Philip Ringstrom, PhD, PsyD
Dr. Ringstrom is a Senior Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty Member, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, CA where he is also in full time private practice. He is on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and The International Journal for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and is a publication reviewer for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. In addition, he has published in the Bulletin of the Menninger’s Clinic, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the Journal of Clinical Social Work, and Gender and Sexuality, and has written chapters for books on Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis, Terrorism and War, and New Developments in Self Psychology Practice. He is a Council member of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and serves on the board of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

For more information, please visit  or email

6.0 CE credits offered for full attendance.
The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 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 credit 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 approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage and family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 6.0 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 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Philip Ringstrom, PhD, PsyD, Barbara Shapard MSW, Leslie Smith PhD and Michael Wannon, PhD have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships 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.

Case Presentation and Open House

Contemporary Approaches to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (CAPP) program

invites you to a

Case Presentation and Open House

What: An informal case presentation and discussion featuring Sophia Coundenhove-Kalergi, MSW, LGSW.

*Sophia is a recent graduate of ICP+P’s Psychotherapy Training Program and she will discuss her paper “Tolerating Disappointment in Therapy and Life.” The paper poignantly illustrates the impact of disappointments in the personal life of the therapist, especially as they influence her clinical work.

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7:30pm

Place: ICP+P Office – 4601 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 8, Washington, DC *use the Brandywine Street entrance

Who: Anyone interested in the clinical application of Self and Relational perspectives as in the CAPP program and anyone considering application to the CAPP program. Janna Sandmeyer (Chair) and Lauren Brandt (Co-Chair) will be available to answer questions about the CAPP program.

RSVP to: Lauren Brandt at or 703-533-0380

Janna Sandmeyer, Chair and Lauren Brandt, Co-Chair, will provide information and answer questions about ICP+P’s CAPP program. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in the clinical application of Self and Relational perspectives and those who are interested in learning more about the CAPP program.

The CAPP program is ICP+P’s new, 2-year training program, specifically focused on the values, attitudes and listening perspectives of clinicians who operate from Self Psychological and Relational orientations. Self-reflection, personal growth and the capacity for critical thinking are the building blocks of the CAPP program. CAPP, embedded in the facilitating environment of the ICP+P community, is designed to provide a training experience that captures the excitement, creativity, and diversity fundamental to these perspectives.