Distance Learning program to address important foundational psychodynamic concepts and techniques in individual psychotherapy.
REGISTER for Spring 2024 – Generating Psychic Structure
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an effective form of treatment, as shown in numerous studies involving thousands of patients. However, many clinicians have had little exposure to it in their post-graduate training.
This course is an eight-session seminar held by online video conference. The seminar meets on Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. US Eastern Time. The first hour is a lecture/discussion seminar designed around assigned readings. The second hour is a discussion of a case presentation and the application of the theory, technique, and research findings that apply to the patient.
The seminar meets over the internet as a live class using a secure Zoom videoconference platform that can be used on any device: computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
This videoconference rotates through 4 Modules (1 per semester) on a cyclical basis. Participants can join at the beginning of any module.
Spring 2024 – Generating Psychic Structure
Fall 2024 – A Thorn in the Flesh Trauma
Spring 2025 – There’s Always Something: Clinical Challenges and Dilemmas
Fall 2025 – The Therapeutic Frame
For descriptions of each module visit the main Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program page.
Stephen Morris, PhD
Spring 2024 - Generating Psychic Structure
(Module II of the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program)
In Module II you will learn how interpersonal processes become internalized and create the structure of the conscious and unconscious mind. Through readings, discussions, and case presentations you will gain a deeper understanding of core object relations concepts including internalization, identification, mentalization, splitting, repression, projective identification, and containment. You will learn how to use these concepts to understand patients at a deep level and how this understanding can enrich and deepen your work with them. You will also experience IPI’s unique way of integrating cognitive and affective responses to the material.
You may enroll in this course even if you have never participated in a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy videoconference.
Program Date(s):January 5, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Spring 2024 Course Schedule
9-11am on Fridays (US ET)
Spring 2024 – Generating Psychic Structure
- Participants will be able to define the process of internalization and provide 2 clinical examples.
- Participants will be able to describe 3 primary components of internal representations of our relationships with others
- Participants will be able to define the process of identification and provide 2 examples.
- Participants will be able to provide 1 example of the process in which identificatory need can lead to unconscious repetitions of previous dysfunctional object relationships.
- Participants will be able to name the 2 principles of mental functioning and provide an example of each.
- Participants will be able to describe a “no-thing” experience and provide 1 clinical example.
- Participants will be able to describe the depressive position and provide 1 clinical example.
- Participants will be able to describe the paranoid-schizoid position and provide 1 clinical example.
- Participants will be able to describe the autistic-contiguous position and provide 1 clinical example.
- Participants will be able to identify and describe 2 characteristics of a transitional object.
- Using Winnicott’s theoretical ideas, participants will be able to provide and discuss two clinical examples of transitional phenomena.
- Participants will be able to describe 1 characteristic of repression and 1 characteristic of splitting.
- Participants will be able to discuss 2 ways repression and splitting differ and give 1 specific clinical example of each.
- Participants will be able to define mentalization and describe 2 of its characteristics.
- Participants will be able to name 3 primary components of internalized representations of our relationships with others.
- Participants will be able to define the concept of projective identification and give 1 clinical example.
- Participants will be able to name the 4 functions of projective identification and give 1 clinical example of each function.
- Participants will be able to describe Bion’s theory of container-contained and provide 1 clinical example of containment.
- Participants will be able to provide 1 clinical example of the failure to contain.
Continuing Education Credit Hours
Each eight-session seminar provides 16 hours CE credit.
PPP ATTENDANCE POLICY
The IPI’s unique Group Affective Model of teaching and learning includes group processing of the material on both the cognitive level and the affective level. This experience is impossible to replace with study alone. Group dynamics evolve in the context of a secure frame which includes the expectation that group membership is stable. For these reasons, attendance is a vital part of the learning experience.
The IPI is an APA-approved provider of continuing education credit. APA has high standards and regularly audits all of our courses, objectives, and attendance records. The APA expects 100% attendance for a student to receive credit. One of the APA’s standards is that a student may not receive partial credit for a unit of instruction. For example, if the unit of instruction is a two-hour presentation (such as those in the Master Speaker Series or the Clinical Child and Family program), a student may not receive a CE certificate for attending just one hour of that class. If the unit of instruction is a module or semester (as in the PPP) a student may not receive credit for that module or semester unless they attend all of that semester’s classes. If a student must miss a class on a rare occasion, she or he is required to do make-up work. Once the semester has started, registration is closed. Attendance is taken at each class.
Each semester of the PPP consists of 8 two-hour classes, resulting in a total of 16 credits per semester.
Register for Spring 2024 videoconference: Generating Psychic Structure
Registration will close Dec 29, 2023.
Tuition and Fees
Registration fee is $440.
Discounted registration for Full and Associate IPI Members $375.
Limited scholarship funds are available for this training: https://theipi.org/scholarships/
To apply for the full Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, choose one of the following:
Applications for the Academic Certificate or Clinical Certificate Program are now being accepted for Spring 2024 – Deadline to apply, Dec 1, 2023.
Should you have any questions about the program or the application process, please feel free to contact:
Stephen Morris - firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a member of IPI at the “Associate Member PLUS”, or “Full Member PLUS” level and you will receive an IPI 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 provided for all IPI Associate Member Plus and Full Member Plus 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 “PLUS” 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 “Plus” account and only pay the difference in price from your current membership level.]
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.