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Foundations of Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy 2018-2019

Special Topics in Theory, Technique and Practice of Couple Therapy

Fall Semester begins September 6, 2018; Winter-Spring Semester begins January 9, 2019

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Special Topics in the Theory, Technique and Practice of 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, Canada, England, Greece, Israel, and Scotland. Participants may join the course at established sites in Indianapolis, IN, and Tel Aviv, Israel, or join by video 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. Winter-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 IPI, info@theipi.org or 301-215-7377. 

COURSE SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2018 SEMESTER - Seven two-hour sessions - 14 hours CE Credit:

September 5, 2018: Stephen Levine
Topic: Identity, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Dysfunction

September 26, 2018: Isabella Scapini-Burrell & Discussant: Richard Zeitner
Topic: Exploration of the Asymmetrical Approach to Couple Therapy: Treating the Couple and the Individual

October 10, 2018: Hanni Mann-Shalvi
Topic: The Place of the Future in the Unconscious of Couples and Families

October 31, 2018: Molly Ludlum
Topic: Anniversaries

November 14, 2018: Chris Clulow
Topic: Insecure Attachment and Intimate Relationships

November 28, 2018: Anastasia Tsamparli
Topic: Parental Links and the Anorexic Child

December 12, 2018: Kate Scharff
Topic: Divorce, Continued


COURSE SCHEDULE FOR WINTER-SPRING 2019 SEMESTER - Eight two-hour sessions - 16 hours CE Credit

January 9, 2019: Linda Siegel & Discussant: Caroline Sehon
Topic: Case Presentation

January 16, 2019: Chris Kraft
Topic: Gender Non-Conformity and Issues in Transsexualism

February 20, 2019: Guillermo Bigliani
Topic: Infidelity in the Couple and the Family

March 6, 2019: Aviva Mayers & Discussant: Jill Scharff
Topic: Case Presentation

March 27, 2019: Mary Morgan
Topic: Ideas About Containment in the Couple Relationship

April 3, 2019: Amita Sehgal
Topic: Some Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Sado-Masochistic Relating

April 17, 2019: Damian McCann
Topic: Primitive Processes and the Emergence of the Creative Couple: Now You See It Now You Don't

May 1, 2019: Andrew Balfour
Topic: Therapy with Aging Couples

The International Psychotherapy Institute, IPI, is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The International Psychotherapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6017. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The International Psychotherapy Institute is responsible for all aspects of the programs. The International Psychotherapy Institute is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. The International Psychotherapy Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Participants are responsible for verifying that IPI CE credit is accepted by the licensing boards in their own states. Please note: At this time we are aware that CE credit for IPI events will not be accepted by the New Jersey Board of Social Work.