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 or Contact IPI


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Written by Anna Innes