3 Ethics CEs for Ethical Perspectives on ‘Fit’ and Fidelity in Clinical Practice

ICP+P presents its 4th Bruce Wine Memorial Conference 
featuring The Red Well Theater Group

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Registration: 8:30-9am
Program: 9am-12:30pm
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The play, Dinner with Friends, by Donald Margulies, is a cautionary tale about the vagaries of compatibility and commitment in long-term relationships—platonic, professional, romantic, and familial. The play will be presented as a parable about complex questions in clinical practice that have neither easy nor proscribed answers:

  • “What unconscious personal biases and values inform therapist ethical decision making?”
  • “Am I a ‘good enough’ therapist—for this patient, at this time?
  • “Are my co-therapist and I an effective therapeutic team?”
  • “Is being a psychotherapist (still) a vocational choice I want to commit to?”

This interactive program will give participants an opportunity to explore these and related questions, as they might be relevant to their clinical practice.

Conference Fees

  • Free for ICP+P Members
  • $90 for Non-members
  • $35 for Unaffiliated Students

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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 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 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)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2017/2018 Programs at the Contemporary Freudian Society — Mark your calendars


2017 Professional Development Programs

Sunday, September 10, 10 am 1 pm

Finding Unconscious Fantasies with Paula Ellman, Nancy Goodman, Rojelio Sosnik, Irene Cairo, Harriet Basseches


Melanie Klein Trust Program

Part I, Friday, September 22, 7 9 pm

Anxiety, Hysteria and Depression:  A Clinical Review

Chairs: Shelley Rockwell & Lindsay Clarkson

Presenter: David Taylor

Part II, Saturday, September 23, 10 am 1 pm

Clinical Workshop with David Taylor


Annual Scientific Meeting

Listening to Unconscious Dialogue: Creating Meaning in the Analytic Dyad

Chair:  Harmon Biddle

Presenters:  Stefano Bolognini and Abbot Bronstein

Saturday, October 14 All-day program

Sunday, October 15 Clinical Workshops with Stefano Bolognini and Abbot Bronstein


Annual Cultural Diversity Seminar

Friday, November 17, 4 – 8 pm

&  Saturday, November 18, 9 am – 4:30 pm

Building Conceptual Bridges Between Psychoanalysis/Psychodynamic Therapies and the Black Liberation Movement

Keynote: Anton Hart (featured in Black Psychoanalysts Speak)

2018 Professional Development Series

Creating Thinking Spaces

Saturday, February 10, 11 am 5 pm

Analyst and Patient in the Here and Now: A Comparative Clinical Methods Workshop

Abbot Bronstein


Friday, February 23, 7 9:30 pm

Plumsock Paper Salon

Ray Hoffman and Marie Murphy


Sunday, March 18, 1 4 pm

Annual Ethics Conference

Evil is Not a Mental Illness: On Psychoanalysis, Politics and Ethics

Steven Reisner


Saturday, April 14, 10 am – 1 pm

Initiating Psychoanalysis

Nancy Wolf, Bill Glover and Maxine Anderson

Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program at the Contemporary Freudian Society

The 2017-8 Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program of the Contemporary Freudian Society-DC Psychoanalytic Training Institute begins this Fall.

Meetings will be held on 6 Saturdays between October and April from 10 am to noon. Tuition is $75.00 for the year.

Clinicians and students in psychology, social work, and psychiatry are invited to apply.

At the case conference-style meetings, CFS analysts present their sessions and discuss the decisions they made in the clinical hour.  Fellows will learn to listen at many levels. The clinical work is informed by the basic principles of Freud’s profound discoveries, as well as the post-Freudian theoretical perspectives of ego psychology, object relations, and attachment theory.

Each Fellow is offered a CFS mentor available to provide guidance in considering and developing a career in psychoanalysis.

For further information, please contact Kathryn Rickard, Psy.D. kathrynrickard@aol.com  202-413-3124 or visit the CFS-Psychoanalytic Training Institute website.

Finding Unconscious Fantasy in the Intimacy of the Analytic Encounter — Sunday Sept. 10

The Contemporary Freudian Society – Washington Program


Finding Unconscious Fantasy in

the Intimacy of the Analytic Encounter

A Book Event Program 


SUNDAY, September 10, 2017



SIS Building – American University

West Side of Intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenue

with parking underground

Washington, DC 

MODERATOR: Debra Neumann

PRESENTERS: Paula L. Ellman, Nancy R. Goodman, Harriet I. Basseches, Irene Cairo, Carolyn Curcio, Kurt Ela, Rogelio Sosnik, and Lisa Schlesinger

Psychoanalysis views unconscious fantasy as foundational in the understanding of psychic reality and traumatic suffering Psychotherapists and their patients work together to find the depths of mind that create pain and conflict. Our presentations will show how “finding unconscious fantasy” takes place in treatments when narrative, trauma, and body pain become known in the intimacies of transference and countertransference. By “finding” we mean the uncovering, discovering, and imagining of derivatives related to unconscious fantasies both symbolized and unsymbolized.   Our clinical focus on “finding unconscious fantasy” serves to integrate the concepts of trauma and fantasy, mending an historical split in the theories of mind.


Nancy Goodman and Paula Ellman begin the panel with summaries of their discoveries in their new book: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (publisher, Routledge 2017).  Emphasis is on making contact with the patient and understanding the way unconscious fantasies appear as scenes in the theater of the mind.  Case presentations and discussions by all panelists illustrate the ongoing work of therapy where patient and therapist discover evolving unconscious derivatives in the presence of trauma and body pain, along with narrative. Learning how therapeutic work progresses to uncover unconscious fantasy will benefit all psychoanalytic therapists who wish to know more about the psychoanalytic dialogue.

Paula Ellman: Contact and Therapeutic Action

Nancy Goodman: The “Finding Theater” A Schema for Finding Unconscious Fantasy

Irene Cairo: The Case of “Babette, Interrupted”

Harriet Basseches: Discussion of “Babette, Interrupted”

Rogelio Sosnik:  Searching Unconscious Phantasy – Case and Theory

Carolyn Curcio, Kurt Ela and Lisa Schlesinger will present clinical vignettes

Most participants are contributors to a recent book: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (Routledge, 2017). 

Books for Sale at Event: Cash or check only

Program Fee:

$45 CFS Members and Associate Members (Register by 8/15 $40, At the Door $50)

$50 Non-CFS Colleagues and Guests (Register by 8/15 $45, At the Door $55)

$15 Candidates and Students

For those who require CE Credits, there will be a $40 fee collected at the door.

No refunds

REGISTER ONLINE: http://contemporaryfreudiansociety.org/professional-education

ICP+P Fellowship Program

ICP+P’s Psychoanalytic Training Program welcomes applications for the 2017-2018 class of its Fellowship Program in Contemporary Forms of Psychoanalysis. The Fellowship Program introduces participants to the ways psychoanalysis has evolved as a relevant clinical practice for the 21st century.

Applications are due July 15.

The program is designed for practicing clinicians, residents, interns, and advanced graduate students from mental health fields including psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, and nursing.  The Fellowship gives participants a feel for the types of learning experiences available in ICP+P’s Psychoanalytic Training Program.

Fellows participate in monthly Saturday afternoon seminars throughout the academic year, featuring presentations on selected psychoanalytic topics by faculty and graduates of ICP+P’s Psychoanalytic Training Program.  Readings are provided in advance of the meetings. Seminars draw from a variety of contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives, including self psychology, relational theory, intersubjective systems theory, motivational systems theory, attachment theory, and findings from infant studies.

Each seminar offers 2 CE credits.

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