BESIDES HUMAN BEINGS: Time, Space, Animals, Things, and God

Weekend Conference April 14-16, 2023 will be offered both Online and ONSITE (assuming covid19 restrictions allow) in Rockville, Maryland (DC area). Open to any mental health professional or mental health professional-in-training.

Weekend Overview

* certificate program students, check with your chair to determine whether your group will be attending on Zoom or onsite.

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Program Date(s):

April 14, 2023 - April 16, 2023

Weekend Overview

Psychoanalysis, including psychoanalytic psychotherapy, is a discipline devoted to studying psychic development, well-adapted and maladapted mental functioning, the unfolding of the inner world of real and imaginary formative figures during a therapeutic dialogue, and the subterranean existence of the personal in the cultural and vice versa. The building blocks of the inner world and outer edifice are held, in psychoanalysis, to be the dialectics of interactions between a growing child’s given potentials and the actual and felt attitudes of his or her caretakers. Mother, father, and to a lesser extent, grandparents and siblings are viewed as the major players in this drama. Also, recently the study of culture and diversity have been given some attention.

Strikingly, psychoanalytic theory has largely ignored the role of the non-human shapers and regulators of personality, both as it develops and functions over the human lifespan. Exceptions do exist (e.g., Freud’s fetish, Winnicott’s transitional object, Searles’s study of anthropomorphization and animism, Volkan’s linking objects). However, by and large the impact of the non-human environment has been ignored. This set of presentations and group discussions seek to rectify this error by addressing the role of time, space, animals, things, and God in normal and abnormal psychic functioning and in the latter’s amelioration, and will delineate their developmental, psychopathological, and therapeutic implications. Material from literature, poetry, movies, and day-to-day clinical practice will be included to highlight the proposals made.


The course will use lecture, large group discussion, small group/GAM group discussion, case presentation and discussion and informal discussion to achieve the course objectives.

General weekend schedule

Friday 9:40am – 6:10 pm US ET

Saturday 9:45am – 6:15pm US ET

Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm US ET

Detailed schedules, reading lists, and educational objectives will be provided to registered participants.

Salman Akhtar, MD

Salman Akhtar, MD is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a Training & Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has served on the editorial boards of the three most major psychoanalytic journals, namely the International Journal of PsychoanalysisJournal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Psychoanalytic Quarterly. Dr. Akhtar has delivered Plenary Addresses both at the IPA and the APsA meetings and given psychoanalytic workshops in over 30 countries. He has published 106 books, 38 of which are solo-authored. These include 14 volumes of poetry in Urdu, Hindi, and English. Dr. Akhtar has received the highly prestigious Sigourney Award for distinguished contributions to psychoanalysis. He has served as the Film Review Editor for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, is serving as the Book Review Editor for the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies and as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia.

Schedule of Presentations

coming soon

Educational Objectives

Detailed objectives are coming soon

Registration

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Registration options:

  • Full Conference Online or ONSITE!:
    • $497 up to 21 days in advance; $517 thereafter
    • *Full members: $359
    • *Associate members: $410
    • Full time students: $150

! ONSITE registration is limited to 50 participants

COVID-related public health concerns may necessitate that this conference be presented ONLY virtually. Such a decision will be made on March 14, 2023. At that time all registrants will be notified and the information will be updated on this website. Participants who select ONSITE tickets need to be prepared to make flexible travel arrangements. Masking and proof of vaccination may be required for ONSITE participants based on guidance from local and national health authorities.


  • Saturday One Day (morning and afternoon): $150

  • Saturday Morning only: $45

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Tuition and Fees

See costs above

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

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Weekend Conference:

14.5 CE/CME credits

Saturday One Day:

6 CE/CME credits

Saturday Morning only:

2.5 CE/CME credits

Weekend Co-Chairs

Michael Stadler, PhD

Michelle Kwintner, PhD, LCSW-R, psychoanalyst


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

IPI Administrative Team - contactus@theipi.org

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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Continuing Education Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychotherapy Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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.

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