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Welcome to the International Psychotherapy Institute, we are a professional learning community dedicated to the study of psychodynamic theory and practice at the leading edge of the psychotherapy field.

I appreciate the warm, free atmosphere at the International Psychotherapy Institute in which we can dream together and create a narration.  I like very much the group affective model developed at the International Psychotherapy Institute and I want to export it!
—Antonino Ferro, President, Italian Psychoanalytic Association.

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Recent Entries From The IPI Blog

  • Ferro on the IPI’s Group Affective Model

    The IPI Blog

    Ferro said that in the few days of this weekend conference he had not tried to convey concepts.  He is grateful for all the models he has learned over the years (Bion, Klein, Winnicott, Ogden), but what matters to him most is the[…]

  • Memoir of the future and the defense against knowledge

    The IPI Blog

    Having studied the analytic process as one in which the Beta elements are represented in images (pictograms) and then in narrative form, we moved on to look at the process that occurs in reverse, in Frederico Fellini’s dream book.  Fellini[…]

  • An observation of Antonino Ferro’s discussion

    The IPI Blog

    Ferro showed us how to think of the history as a collection of facts or as a dream dreamt by the presenter of the case history. When a patient describes an avoidant attachment to a withdrawn and unresponsive mother, we[…]

  • IPI welcomes Antonino Ferro

    The IPI Blog

    Distinguished analyst Antonino Ferro, president of the Italia Psychoanalytic Association, opened our April Weekend Conference by presenting his unique approach to the clinical situation as a waking dream. The therapist receives unmetabolized proto-emotions generated in the here-and-now of the therapeutic[…]

  • IPI February Weekend Conference

    The IPI Blog

     Couple and Family Psychoanalysis Around the World Monica Vorchheimer (BA), Mary Morgan (UK), Elizabeth Palacios (Madrid), Félix Velasco Alva (Mexico); John Zinner (Washington); Karen Proner (New York), Lin Tao (London and Beijing); and Susana Muszkat (San Paulo) who participate in[…]