2022-2023 Master Speaker Series: Intersectionality, Cultural Trauma, and Psychodynamics 

This monthly videoconference seminar begins Friday September 23, 2022. Join us for one session or sign up for the full series.

Intersectionality, Cultural Trauma, and Psychodynamics 

The field of psychoanalysis, with some notable exceptions, has historically neglected to fully consider the real impact of cultural trauma on psychodynamics or reckoned with the influence of power and privilege within our profession. Fortunately, this is changing. As the world grapples with rapidly changing social, environmental, economic, and geopolitical landscapes, a wave of psychoanalytic voices is rising, calling us to incorporate the cultural traumas of white supremacy, classism, homophobia, and cissexism into our understanding of psychic life. This series centers those voices, integrating sociocultural and intersectional perspectives with psychodynamic theory and application. Preeminent thinkers will present their groundbreaking work on addressing race, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as power dynamics within the therapeutic relationship, through a psychoanalytic lens. Those who attend this series should emerge with a richer understanding of, and appreciation for, the interplay between sociocultural and psychic realities.


Faculty Organizers

Master Speaker Series Co-Chairs: David Scharff, MD and  Janine Wanlass, Ph.D.

Diversity Committee Chair: Andi Pilecki Eliza-Christie, MS, LPC

Program Date(s):

September 23, 2022 - May 19, 2023

Detailed speaker and topic information is coming soon

Each Friday course meets from 9:00 AM ET-11:00 AM ET

23 Sep
21 Oct
18 Nov
09 Dec
20 Jan
03 Feb
03 Mar
14 Apr
19 May

Educational Objectives

Coming soon

Continuing Education Credit Hours

2 CE credits per session, 18 CE credits for the full series of nine sessions.


Click here to register for the full series

To register for individual sessions, click the Register links on individual dates in the schedule above.

Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee: $55 for individual sessions; $440 for the full series.

IPI Members: $45 for individual sessions; $360 for the full series.

Limited scholarship funds are available for this training: https://theipi.org/scholarships/

Membership Benefits

Become a member of IPI at any level and you will have the option of adding on a Zoom Pro account as one of your member benefits. Associate and Full Members also receive discounted registration fees for most of IPI’s events, a subscription to PEP Web, the online psychoanalytic library, and other benefits depending on membership level.

HIPAA compliant Zoom video accounts are an optional add on for all IPI memberships. IPI has a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement with Zoom, which provides a HIPAA compliant platform for our accounts. HIPPA compliance is strongly recommended for all internet-mediated clinical work and clinical teaching. The “+ Zoom Pro” add-on to the IPI membership gives the user the ability to host online meetings with multiple people at the same time. [Current members can upgrade to the “+ Zoom Pro” account and only pay the difference in price from your current membership level.]

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Should you have any questions about the program or the application process, please feel free to contact:

IPI admin team - contactus@theipi.org

Continuing Education Information

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 #SW-0299.

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.