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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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Distance Learning: 

Single semester courses, join by phone or computer.


Training Programs:


Object Relations Theory and Practice 

2 year CORE training program, with both in person and distance learning components



Psychoanalytic Program (IIPT)

4 year training program, with both in person and distance learning components 


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Certificate Program (PPCP)

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Recent Entries From The IPI Blog

  • The Infant-Parent Dyad with Björn Salomonsson, MD

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    We’ve been fascinated this weekend at IPI by Dr. Björn Salomonsson’s account of his psychoanalytic treatment of infants with their parents. To develop an effective theory and technique for helping infants in distress we need to look beyond attachment research[…]

  • Caroline Garland on Grievance

    The IPI Blog

    Caroline Garland presented a psychoanalytic view of grievance, a hatred directed at that which came between the child and the gratifying, ideal maternal object. This obstacle may be the individual Oedipal rival or the parental couple, engaged in intercourse from[…]