2023-2024 Master Speaker Series: The Erotic in Psychoanalysis

This monthly videoconference seminar begins Friday September 22, 2023. Join us for one session or sign up for the full series.

The Erotic in Psychoanalysis

Our 2023-2024 Master Speaker Series will follow the theme of “sexuality in psychoanalysis”, focusing mainly on erotic transference and countertransference. We have an all-star roster of presenters, each of whom has focused on an aspect of sexual and erotic issues in the analytic process.

Program Chair

David Scharff and Janine Wanlass, Co-Chairs

Program Date(s):

September 22, 2023 - May 3, 2024

2023-2024 Master Speaker Series Schedule

meets from 9:00 AM ET-11:00 AM ET on Fridays - class titles are subject to change

22 Sep
Braving the Erotic Field in the Treatment of Adolescents
Mary Brady
20 Oct
Erotic Transference and Countertransference
Otto Kernberg
10 Nov
Paternal Presence in the Changing Western World: Tasks of the Father and the “anti-incestuous position”
Heribert Blass
08 Dec
Transference: Erotized, Erotic, Loving, Affectionate
Stefano Bolognini
12 Jan
Erotic Transferences in Children
Anne Alvarez
16 Feb
The Recurrent Problem of Boundary Violations in Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Treatments
Glen Gabbard
08 Mar
The innocence of sexuality
Jonathan Slavin
05 Apr
Embodied Countertransference
Andrea Celenza
17 May
The Erotic Body in Psychoanalysis
Alessandra Lemma

Educational Objectives

Registered participants will receive learning objectives prior to each class.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

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


Register HERE for the full year (9 sessions) for the price of 8

or use the links in the schedule above to register for individual dates.


All registration options can also be found on our event calendar.

Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee: $60 for individual sessions; $480 for the full series.

IPI Members: $50 for individual sessions; $400 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 authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education learning activities and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for Category I continuing education units. 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.