Weekend Conference November 2016

International Psychotherapy Institute  

Weekend Conference, November 18-20, 2016

Rockville Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

Psychoanalysis in Latin America

Traditional and Contemporary Views

Betty de Benaím, Psy.D., Panamá

David Scharff, M.D., USA

Yolanda de Varela, Ph.D., Panamá

Mónica Vorcheimer, Psy.D., Argentina

Latin American Psychoanalysis includes an array of evocative ideas and a new theoretical synthesis. Immigration from Europe to Latin America has contributed to Latin American thinking being influenced by a mixture of French, British and other theories and practices. This has created a unique understanding of culture and views on the mental apparatus, on the therapeutic relationship, and on psychoanalytic technique.

Presentations include:

Enrique Pichon-Rivière
Pioneer of the Link
David E. Scharff, M.D.

Arminda Aberastury
Theory and Technique of
Child Analysis
Betty de Benaím Psy.D.

Analyst and Patient at Work:
Notes on the analyst's involvement in Argentine Psychoanalysis
(Racker, Etchegoyen, Baranger, Maldonado)

Mónica Vorcheimer, Psy.D.

Case Presentation:
The experience of being supervised by a Latin American Analyst
Annabella de Brostella, Ph.D.

Norberto C. Marucco:
The dialectic play between the drive and the object
Yolanda de Varela, Ph.D.

Conference includes lectures, case presentations, large and small group discussions, with a reception on Friday




Register online

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Full Conference Fee:

$485 21 days in advance, $505 thereafter.  (IPI full members: $350; associate members: $400).  Full time students: $150.

Saturday Morning Only, November 19, 9:00 a.m. - Noon: 

Registration for the Saturday morning presentation, followed by small group discussion, is offered free to mental health professionals.  Pre-registration is required.   To register for this free lecture send an email with your name and contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CE Credit 

Full Conference:

14 hours approx.

Saturday morning presentation and small group only:

2.5 hours

Saturday morning
November 19, 2016

9:00 a.m. - Noon

and Discussion

Analyst and Patient at Work:

Notes on the analyst's involvement in Argentine Psychoanalysis


Mónica Vorcheimer, Psy.D.

The Saturday  presentation  and small group are open to registration to mental health professionals at no charge.   

Pre-registration is required.

Affective Learning and the Small Group

The Affective Learning Model is an educational format derived from the theoretical principles of Object Relations. Faculty, candidates, fellows, students and weekend attendees learn together, from didactic material and experience, to integrate theory and technique, cognitive and affective elements, and intrapsychic and interpersonal dimensions.

IPI's affective learning groups represent a core component of the weekend learning. Each participant meets in a consistent group, twice daily and once on Sunday morning during the weekend conference. The affective learning process provides an essential vehicle for learning at IPI, giving participants an effective way to integrate their intellectual and emotional responses to the material at individual and group levels, and to apply this learning to their clinical work. Participants value the small group as a place that fosters their development as clinicians, by giving the learner a close-in opportunity to discuss, argue, and wrestle with concepts and emotional responses to the material.