Distance Learning program to address important foundational psychodynamic concepts and techniques in individual psychotherapy.
Spring 2022: Generating Psychic Structure
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 no-cost, secure Zoom videoconference platform that can be used on any device: computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
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.
Generating Psychic Structure (Module II of the IPI Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program) explains 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.
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Stephen Morris, PhD
Program Date(s):January 14, 2022 - May 13, 2022
Spring 2022 - Generating Psychic Structure
SPRING 2022 – Generating Psychic Structure
Class 1 Inside/Outside I: Foundations of Psychic Structure: Internalization
- 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.
Class 2 Inside/Outside II: Foundations of Psychic Structure: Identification
- 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.
Class 3 To Grow and Not To Grow I: Developmental Models 1: Modes of Structuring Experience
- 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.
Class 4 To Grow and Not To Grow II: Developmental Models 2: Modes of Structuring Experience
- 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.
Class 5 To Grow and Not To Grow III: Mentalization and Its Failure
- 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.
Class 6 To Grow and Not To Grow IV: Splitting and Repression: Forming the Unconscious Mind
- 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.
Class 7 Communication and Conversation I: Projective Identification
- 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.
Class 8 Communication and Conversation II: Containment and Projective Identification
- 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
The eight-session seminar provides 16 hours CE credit.
The IPI is an APA-approved provider (sponsor) of continuing education (CE) credit that specifies standards by which CE credits can be awarded for learning activities. The APA only awards CE credit for actual instructional time, and variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. IPI expects 100% attendance for a student to receive CE credit. A student enrolled in the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program (PPP) would not receive credit for a module or semester (a unit of instruction) unless the student were to attend all of the classes within that particular module or semester. Attendance records are maintained by the PPP faculty at each class. In the very rare instance when a student would have to miss a class, that student would be expected to complete a make-up assignment with specified learning objectives, as part of IPI’s adherence to APA standards for awarding credit.
Please use the Register button above the course schedule to sign up for the single semester videoconference. Registration will close Jan 13, 2022.
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Applications for the Academic Certificate or Clinical Certificate Program are now being accepted for Fall 2022 – Deadline to apply, Aug 1, 2022.
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/
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 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.