Transgenerational Transmission of Slavery’s Traumas: The Breadth and Depth of Slavery’s Wounds with Janice P. Gump

International Psychotherapy Institute:  IPI METRO

One Day Conference Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Rockville Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

Dr. Gump will present on the experience of slavery, its emotional burden still haunting us through the transgenerational transmission of slavery’s traumas, its relevance and effect on our clinical work, as well as the ethical imperatives to confront it.

The conference will include a lecture by Dr. Gump, a case presentation and discussion, and large and small discussion groups.

Link to more information and registration


Black Boys in the Eye of the Storm, with Kirkland C. Vaughans, MD

IPI Metro with the collaboration of NASW-DC

Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:00 am – 5:45 pm 

Cambria Suites Hotel, Helen Heneghan Way, Rockville, MD

Dr. Vaughans will present on the traumatic object relations of slavery, the inter-generational transmission of trauma among African Americans, how Black male youth is perceived, how the educational system is not equipped to address their multifaceted needs, and the ethical imperatives to thus inform our clinical work with Black children and adolescents.

Conference will include presentations by Dr. Vaughans, a case presentation and discussion as well as large and small discussion groups.

Kirkland C. Vaughans, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City. The founding editor of the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psyhcotherapy, he made JICAP a special venue for the publication of papers on the treatment of children of diverse ethnic groups and economic backgrounds.

First-editor of the seminal two-volume book, The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents, Dr. Vaughans is a senior adjunct professor of psychology at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychlogical Studies at Adelphi University, faculty member of  their Postgraduate Program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, a clinical supervisor at the National Institute for Psychotherapies, and visiting faculty member at IPTAR. He is a school psychologist at Hempstead High School and the former Regional Director of the defunct New Hope Guild Centers of Brooklyn. He has published articles on the intergenerational transmission of trauma among African Americans and presented widely on topics effecting Black male youth. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Harlem Family Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the recipient of a number of community and professional honors for his service and contributions.

CE Credit: 7 hours; Registration fee $100; Register online at

Psychoanalysis in Latin America: Traditional and Contemporary Views

International Psychotherapy Institute in collaboration with The IPI Panamá

Weekend Conference, November 18-20, 2016

Rockville Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Latin American Psychoanalysis includes an array of evocative ideas and a new theoretical synthesis. Immigration from Europe to Latin America has contributed to Latin American thinking being influenced by a mixture of French, British and other theories and practices. This has created a unique understanding of culture and views on the mental apparatus, on the therapeutic relationship, and on psychoanalytic technique.

Register online at .   Presentations include:

Enrique Pichon-Rivière:  Pioneer of the Link

David E. Scharff, MD

Arminda Aberastury: Theory and Technique of Child Psychoanalysis

Betty de Benaím Psy.D.

Analyst and Patient at Work:  Notes on the analyst´s involvement in Argentine Psychoanalysis (Racker, Etchegoyen, Baranger, Maldonado)

Mónica Vorchheimer, Psy.D.

Case Presentation: The experience of being supervised by a Latin American Analyst

Anabella de Brostella, Ph.D

Norberto C. Marucco:  The dialectic play between the drive and the object

Yolanda de Varela, Ph.D.

Conference includes lectures, case presentations, large and small group discussions, with a reception on Friday


Saturday morning November 19, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Analyst and Patient at Work: Notes on the analyst’s involvement in Argentine Psychoanalysis with Mónica Vorchheimer, Psy.D

The Saturday presentation and small group are open to registration to mental health professionals at no charge.  Pre-registration is required.


Conference Fee:  $505 (IPI full members: $350; associate members: $400). Full time students: $150.  Register online at or contact for more information.

Registration for the Saturday morning presentation, followed by small group discussion, is offered free to mental health professionals.  Pre-registration is required.   To register for this free lecture send an email with your name and contact information to  .

CE CREDIT:  Full Conference:  14 hours;

Saturday morning presentation and small group only:  2.5 hours

The Cultural and Ethical Dimensions of Psychodynamic Therapy with Traumatized Populations

International Psychotherapy Institute


Institute Director: Caroline Sehon, M.D.

Cambria Hotel and Suites, 1 Helen Heneghan Way, Rockville, MD

Located approximately 1.5 blocks from the Rockville Metro Station, Red Line

The summer institute provides an in-depth study of the theory and technique of child, couple and family psychoanalytic therapy. The program will have a special focus on traumatic situations as they impact children, couples and families in diverse patient populations. Participants will immerse themselves in analytic ways of reaching this challenging population through a range of learning formats—lectures, clinical presentations and small group discussions will be interwoven throughout the institute, with expert faculty from the USA. There will be social opportunities to create and foster collegial networking in the exciting Washington, DC area!  Presentations include:

Introduction to Object Relations Therapy with Children, Couples and Families

Jill Scharff, M.D.


Madness Runs in Families and It Runs Both Ways
Michael Stadter, PhD


When Trauma Strikes: Play Therapy with 6-Year-Old Christina
Janine Wanlass, Ph.D.


Trauma in Couples
David Scharff, M.D.


Family Therapy with Young Children of Divorce
Carl Bagnini, MSW, BCD




$325. Full-time graduate students: $215;

IPI Full Members, 10% discount; Associate IPI Members, 5% discount

Continuing Education Credit  Approximately 14.5 hours, including 6 hours of ethics  CE credit and 3 hours of culture CE credit

For more information on the institute, learning objectives, readings, registration, location, and lodging options (hotel reservation deadline May 27), please see or contact IPI:,

Interpretation in Family and Couple Psychoanalysis

International Psychotherapy Institute  

Weekend Conference, February 5-7, 2016

Optional pre-conference day February 4 

Free Lecture and Discussion Saturday Morning February 6, 9:00 a.m. – Noon


Presenters include IPI Faculty and Members of the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis 


This four day conference presents a study of family and couple psychoanalysis with a global perspective.

Members of the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis join with IPI faculty to present detailed clinical material from family and couple treatments, and then discuss alternative ideas about the conduct of this work. The result will be a rich patchwork of theories and clinical approaches, enlivened discussion, and a deepening of understanding for all who participate. Presenters and discussants include Jill Scharff (Washington, DC), Monica Vorchheimer (Buenos Aires),  Diana Norsa (Rome), Hanni Mann-Shalvi (Tel Aviv), Teresa Nora Popiloff (Buenos Aires), Susana Muszkat and Lia Rachel Cypel (Sao Paolo), Carl Bagnini (Long Island), Caroline Sehon (Washington, DC), Karen Proner (New York), and Damian McCann (London), as well as presentations by IPI participants Karen Greenberg and Ana Maria Barroso.

College Park Marriott and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd, Hyattsville, MD

More information and registration:

The Saturday morning Open Lecture, February 6

Brief Intervention with a Chinese Family with a School Refusing Girl

Case presentation by David Scharff, Chair of the IPA Committee, and Janine Wanlass, IPI Director, detailing their brief intervention with a Chinese family with a school refusing girl. This case gives a vivid portrait of the family dynamics that contribute to the symptomatic focus, and demonstrates ways of assessing and intervening. The discussion by Monica Vorchheimer from Elizabeth Palacios from Zaragoza, Spain, will present alternative ways of viewing the family’s difficulties.  Free, requires pre-registration, .