Monthly seminar beginning Friday, September 27th. Join us in person at a local site, or over the internet using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
The 2019-2020 Master Speaker Series will feature live presentations by Guest Presenters and IPI Faculty, with discussion, case presentations, and advance readings distributed before each session. Participants may attend in person in Long Island, NY, or can join by video conference over the internet. Internet participants will all have the opportunity to participate fully in the seminar by joining in the live discussion. Seminars take place from 9:00-11:00 a.m. US Eastern Time, with additional group discussion available at the Long Island site. Participants joining over the internet can do so easily by downloading a free program for their computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone, and clicking on a simple link provided for each session.
Our staff are happy to schedule a videoconference test with you prior to the seminar.
Register for individual sessions by making your choices below, or attend all nine using the button below to register for the full series.
David Scharff, MD and Janine Wanlass, Ph.D.
September 27: Narcissistic personalities’ incapacity to love: Diagnosis and treatment
Participants will be able to describe two destructive modes of relating that interfere with loving and being loved in narcissistic personalities.
October 18: Falling in love, being in love, staying in love, failing in love, grieving love
Participants will discuss two developmental factors associated with sustained successful couple relationships and two factors that often precipitate failure in couple relating.
November 15: The unlovable, not good-enough child
Participants will identify one child characteristic and one couple dynamic associated with problematic parent/child interactions.
December 6: Sex, attachment and love
Participants will be able to describe two psychodynamic interventions with couples exhibiting both attachment and sexual difficulties.
January 17: Psychoanalytic and Neurobiological Perspectives of Love: Inside and Outside the Analytic Setting
Participants will be able to describe three findings from affective neuroscience research that inform psychodynamic interventions pertinent to nurturing and loving relationships.
February 21: Love and Possession in Intimate Relating
Participants will be able to discuss two differences between possessive love that interferes with healthy couple relating and empathetic loving that facilitates couple intimacy.
March 6: Love in a Time of Cholera
Participants will develop capacity for describing the persistence or destruction of love in diseased states of mind.
April 3: Aspects of love and its discontents
Participants will be able to identify three types of loving that promote destructiveness within intimate relationships and how these types of might be identified by the treating clinician.
May 1: Restorative Aspects of Transference and Countertransference Love
Participants will be able to describe two ways that transference/countertransference interactions can assist in the restoration of damaged internal objects.
Continuing Education Credit Hours
2 CE hours per video conference; 18 hours for full series of nine. Additional hour/s may be available at some local sites for participation in group discussion following the videoconference, for an additional fee.
Participants may register to participate in person at one of our local sites, or by video conference in real time.
Tuition and Fees
Registration Fee: $52 for individual video sessions. $410 for the full series of nine.
Should you have any questions about the program or the application process, please feel free to contact:
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.