Weekend Conference November 11-13, 2022 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.
* 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):November 11, 2022 - November 13, 2022
Although most therapists work individually with clients, there isn’t a patient without a couple and family. IPI and adjunct faculty will examine how the couple and family therapy lens informs individual psychotherapy practice. The analytic couple, the parental couple, as well as sibling, romantic and friendship dyads, populate patients’ internal worlds and conflicts. How can this be understood when framed by the therapist’s couple state of mind (Morgan, 2019)? How does theory and technique relevant to couple and family work expand or enhance treatment? Conference participants are invited to consider the role of their own internal couple and family in the consulting context, as well as to explore the nuances and rewards of doing psychodynamic couple, child and family therapy.
Please join us for theoretical and case presentations by IPI faculty and adjunct faculty including Anabella de Brostella, Damian McCann, Hanni Mann Shalvi, Elizabeth Palacios, David Scharff, Jill Scharff, Janine Wanlass, and Rich Zeitner. Participants will learn in large group settings and in small affective learning groups using IPI’s signature Group Affective Model.
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.
Anabella Sosa de Brostella, Ph.D.
- Received her clinical training at IPI Washington and Panama
- Concluded her Ph.D from California Southern University
- Graduated as Psychoanalyst at the Panamanian Psychoanalytic Association affiliated to IPA
- Former director of IPI-Panama and Founding Member of the Foundation for Healthy relationships.
- Founder of the Program “Facilitating Mother-Infant Attachment” for teenage mothers.
- Faculty member at IPI National and Panama
- Chair of the Psychoanalytic Attention Service SAP for the Community- APAP
- Delegate for the Children and Adolescents’ committee at FEPAL -Latin American Federation of Psychoanalysis-
- Candidate at the Child Psychoanalytic Program at IPI
- Has written 4 children’s books to support their emotional development
- Works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families
David E. Scharff, M.D. is Co-Founder and Former Director, International Psychotherapy Institute; Chair, The International Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Georgetown University; Supervising Analyst, International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training; Honorary Fellow, Tavistock Relationships, London; Former President, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and former Vice-President, International Association for Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. He is editor of the journal Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China, and Director of the Training Programs in Analytic Couple and Family Therapy in Beijing and Moscow. He is a Child and Adult Analyst in Private Practice with children, adults, couples and families in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Jill Savege Scharff, M.D.
Janine Wanlass, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst and psychologist in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she treats children, families, couples, and adults. She is the former Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute, where she currently serves as faculty member and chair of the child psychotherapy track. She is a professor of mental health counseling at Westminster College. Her involvement in couple therapy training and supervision extends internationally to Israel, China, Russia, and Panama. She has authored publications addressing couple and family assessment, the couple as parents, and the treatment of addictions in couple work.
Adjunct Faculty Presenters
Hanni Mann-Shalvi, PhD is a Training Psychoanalyst and a Lecturer at the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society (IPA). She is a couple and family psychoanalyst, the founder and director of the The Psychoanalytic Couple and Family center in Israel which is affiliated to IPI Washington . She is an adjunct faculty at IPI. Hanni is the former Vice President of IACFP – served on its board and Scientific Committee at its seven Congresses. Hanni is a Member of the International Advisory Board of the Couple and Family Journal and of Interazioni Italien psychoanalytic journal. She the author of the book “From Ultrasound to Army, the Unconscious Trajectories of Masculinity in Israel” in English and in Hebrew. She published many papers and chapters in books. In her research and writing she deals with couple and family psychoanalysis, transgenerational transmission of trauma and Israeli unconscious.
Richard Zeitner, Ph.D. ABPP, FABP is a training and supervising analyst at the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine. He has been a visiting faculty member at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and the Florida Psychoanalytic Institute, and he is an adjunct faculty member at the International Psychotherapy Institute where he also serves as the President of the Board. He is the author of a number of papers, and his book, Self Within Marriage—the Foundation for Lasting Relationships has served as a textbook in various seminars and study groups focusing on the psychoanalytic understanding of marriage and permanent partnerships.
Schedule of Presentations
detailed objectives are coming soon
- 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 October 11, 2022. 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
14.5 CE/CME credits
Saturday One Day:
6 CE/CME credits
Saturday Morning only:
2.5 CE/CME credits
David E. Scharff, MD and Carla Trusty-Smith, PhD, LMHC, CAC
David E. Scharff, MD is Co-Founder and Former Director, International Psychotherapy Institute; Chair, The International Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Georgetown University; Supervising Analyst, International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training; Honorary Fellow, Tavistock Relationships, London; Former President, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and former Vice-President, International Association for Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. He is editor of the journal Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China, and Director of the Training Programs in Analytic Couple and Family Therapy in Beijing and Moscow. He is a Child and Adult Analyst in Private Practice with children, adults, couples and families in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Dr. Scharff has been author and editor of more than 30 books, with foundational texts on family, couple and individual psychoanalytic therapy, the work of Ronald Fairbairn and of Enrique Pichon Riviѐre, sexual difficulty, and innovative training of psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. He has organized more than 100 conferences in the United States and abroad, and taught internationally on five continents including 30 countries. His recent initiatives involve organizing training programs in China and Russia. To this end he is founder of a journal devoted to the newly emergent field of psychoanalysis in China, called “Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China.” As Chair of the Couple and Family Psychoanalysis Committee of the International Psychoanalytic Association, he has, together with members of the group, organized meetings of the committee and international congresses that further the study of family and couple psychoanalysis around the world.
His book “The Sexual Relationship” in 1982 has been followed by more than 30 books and 90 articles including the classics “Object Relations Family Therapy” and “Object Relations Couple Therapy”, both with Jill Savege Scharff. Recent publications have included “Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy” edited with Jill Scharff; “Fairbairn and the Object Relations Tradition,” edited with Graham Clarke; “Psychoanalysis in China,” edited with Sverre Varvin; and “The Interpersonal Unconscious,” written with Jill Scharff; “The Linked Self in Psychoanalysis: The Pioneering Work of Enrique Pichon Riviѐre: Pioneer of the Link” edited with Roberto Losso and Lea Setton; and “Family and Couple Psychoanalysis: A Global Perspective”, edited with Elizabeth Palacios. His most recent books are “The Use of the Self in Psychoanalysis,” (2019) and “Marriage and Family in Modern China: A Psychoanalytic Exploration” (Routledge, 2021).
Carla Trusty-Smith, PhD, LMHC, CAC is Chair of the Couple, Child and Family Program, on the faculty at the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI). She teaches in various IPI programs, including seminars in Beijing and Moscow. She currently serves on the IPI Steering Committee, Faculty Development Committee and Colleague Assistance Committee. She also serves as local faculty in Indianapolis, IN where she has been in full-time private practice for over 25 years seeing individuals and Couples; as well as providing training and supervision for couple therapists and couple retreats. Carla is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Couple and Family Psychoanalysis Journal.
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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.
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