Foundations of Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Videoconference

Special Topics In the Theory, Technique, and Practice of Couple Therapy

Participate in person at a local site or join this live web seminar from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Wednesdays from 9:45am to 11:45am EST.

Foundations of Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy course will focus on special topics and challenges in the practice of couple treatment, using didactic lectures, case presentation and discussion, and advance readings. The course will feature presenters from the International Psychotherapy Institute and colleagues from the U.S., Argentina, England, Greece, Israel, and Scotland. Participants may join the course at Indianapolis, IN, Athens, Greece, and Tel Aviv, Israel, or join by video over the internet.  Internet participants will all have the opportunity to participate fully in the seminar by joining in the live discussion with the presenter and local sites. Participants joining over the internet can do so easily by downloading a free program and clicking on a simple link provided for each session.

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Program Date(s):

January 9, 2019 - May 1, 2019

Winter/Spring Semester 2019

09 Jan
Case Presentation
Linda Siegel & Caroline Sehon
16 Jan
Gender Non-Conformity and Issues in Transsexualism
Chris Kraft
20 Feb
Infidelity in the Couple and the Family
Guillermo Bigliani
06 Mar
Case Presentation
Aviva Mayers & Jill Scharff
27 Mar
Ideas about Containment and the Absence of Containment in the Couple Relationship
Mary Morgan
03 Apr
Some Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Sado-Masochistic Relating
Amita Sehgal
17 Apr
Primitive Processes and the Emergence of the Creative Couple
Now You See It, Now You Don't
Damian McCann
01 May
Therapy with Aging Couples
Andrew Balfour

Continuing Education Credit

Winter-Spring Semester 2019: 16 hours CE credit, 8 two-hour sessions


Participants register for the full semester of seven or eight sessions — not open to registration for individual sessions.

Register here.

Tuition and Fees

$295 per semester.


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.

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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Program Chair

David Scharff, M.D. and Carla Trusty-Smith, Ph.D., LMHC

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