Foundations of Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy

“Special Topics in the Theory, Technique, and Practice of Couple Therapy”

8 session videoconference course – attend in person in Chevy Chase or join by computer or telephone

Presented by the International Psychotherapy Institute in collaboration with The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) and the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BSCPC)

Course begins January 23, 2013,  9:45-11:45 a.m. Eastern Time and will focus on special topics and challenges in the practice of couple treatment.  Case presenters and discussants from various points on the globe will add depth, humor, and practical application to the exploration of theoretical constructs.  Participants may join the course at several established videoconference sites including Chevy Chase, MD, Indianapolis, IN, Long Island, NY Salt Lake City, UT, Omaha, NE, Pittsburgh, PA, Tel Aviv, Israel, Taipei, Taiwan, and Panama City, Panama, or may join individually by videoconference program or by phone or video streaming (for information contact or 301 215-7377).

See full course announcement here.


January 23: Case Presentation by Patsy Ryz, Child Psychotherapist and TCCR Trainee.  Discussant: Janine Wanlass, PhD.

February 6:  IPI Case Presentation: Dr. Dina Oren (Israel).  David Scharff, MD, Discussant

February 20: Molly Ludlam, BSCPC,“How might the couple psychotherapist best think about relationship breakdown and failure?”

March 6:  Case Presentation: Colleen Sandor, PhD.  Discussant, Dr. Chris Clulow, TCCR.

March 20:  Nora Tsatsas, TCCR, “Living in Two Languages: A Bilingual Couple Therapist’s Experience of Working in the Mother Tongue”

April 3: Richard Zeitner, PhD, “Self and Couple”

April 17: David Scharff, MD, “Aggression in Couples”

May 8: Case Presentation: Dr. Marguerite Reid, D.Psych.Psych., TCCR. Discussant: James Poulton, PhD., IPI.

Fee/Registration: $295 (participants register for the full course of eight sessions – not open to registration for individual sessions).

CE Credit: 16 hours.


Contact IPI at or 301-215-7377 for more information on this or any of our programs

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Written by Anna Innes