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Foundations of Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy 2017-2018

Special Topics in Theory, Technique and Practice of Couple Therapy

Fall Semester begins September 6, 2017; Spring Semester begins January 10, 2018

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Course will focus on special topics and challenges in the practice of couple treatment, using presentations, case presentation and discussion, and advance readings. The course will feature presenters from the International Psychotherapy Institute and colleagues from the U.S., Argentina, England, Greece, Israel, Mexico, Scotland, and Spain. Participants may join the course at several established videoconference sites including Chevy Chase, MD, Indianapolis, IN, Long Island, NY, Panama City, Panama, and Tel Aviv, Israel, or may join over the internet.  Internet participants will all have the opportunity to participate fully in the seminar by joining in the live discussion with the presenter and local sites. Participants joining over the internet can do so easily by downloading a free program and clicking on a simple link provided for each session (for more information on connecting, contact info@theipi.org).  Register for one semester or both. 

COURSE COORDINATORS: David Scharff MD and Carla Trusty-Smith, PhD, LMHC

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Fall Semester: 14 hours. Spring Semester: 16 hours

TIME:  Wednesdays, 7:45 – 9:45 MT

FEES and  REGISTRATION:  $295 per semester. Participants register for the full semester of seven or eight sessions - not open to registration for individual sessions. Registration for this course is managed by IPI, our national organization. Register online (or download a registration form) through this page

For more information on any of our programs, including objectives, target audience, instructional level of the activity, schedule, cost, refund/cancellation policy, instructor credentials and CE credit, or to register contact Anna Innes, IPI Administrator, annainnes@theipi.org or 301-215-7377. 

COURSE SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2017 SEMESTER - Seven two-hour sessions - 14 hours CE Credit:

September 6: Caroline Sehon (Washington, DC)
Topic: Reverberations of Couple & Family Links Across Generations

October 18: David Scharff (Washington, DC)
Topic: The Process of a Couple Intervention

October 25: Jamie Loveland (Houston, TX)
Topic: Then There Were Three: Working with Couples with Substance Addiction

November 1: Molly Ludlam (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Topic: Connecting with the Internal Couple

November 15: Christopher Clulow (St. Albans, England)
Topic: Sexual Fantasy and the Dynamics of Attachment

November 29: Dina Oren (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Topic: Love, Drugs and Sex

December 6: Monica Vorchheimer (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Topic: The Film 45 Years: An Approach Through a Link Perspective


COURSE SCHEDULE FOR WINTER-SPRING 2018 SEMESTER - Eight two-hour sessions - 16 hours CE Credit

January 10: Damian McCann (London, England)
Topic: The Couple and Family in Transition: Exploring Gender and Gender Reassignment

January 24: Ana Maria Barossa (Mexico City)
Topic: Treating the Transmission of Symptoms from Parent to Child

February 7: Anastasia Tsamparli (Athens, Greece)
Topic: Conflict and Reconciliation in Couple Therapy

February 21: Carl Bagnini (Port Washington, NY)
Topic: Couples with Mourning Challenges when Experiencing Miscarriages

March 7: Amita Sehgal (London, England)
Topic: Working with Couples in Co-therapy

March 28: Hanni Mann-Shalvi (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Topic: The Unique Unconscious Dynamic in Family Psychoanalysis

April 11: Carla Trusty-Smith (Indianapolis, IN)
Topic: The Couple as Container: Thinking Inside and Outside the Analytic Box

May 2: Elizabeth Palacios (Zaragoza, Spain)
Topic: Contemporary Families: New Approaches in Theory and Clinical Practice