For four days February 1-4, 2018, IPI and the IPA's Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis are co-sponsoring a conference on psychoanalytic family and couple therapy, to be held in Rockville, MD, near Washington, DC.
In this conference, we will explore atypical arrangements and varied modalities for therapy, such as combined or concurrent individual, couple, or family treatments, adaptations in treatment settings for families with adolescents or young children, mother-infant therapy, home settings for therapy, or therapy for conditions such as psychosis or addiction. The presentations will include papers, case presentations and discussions, with a focus on clinical cases and vignettes.
Presenters from across the United States and 7 other countries will join together to study the effects of various arrangements for family and couple psychoanalytic therapy. We will present in-depth cases, offer theoretical ideas, explore the ethics of various arrangements, and investigate clinical process. We will explore the process of change, the effects of combining modalities, the issues around choice of particular modalities of treatment, and the outcome of our work. Discussants from varying regions and points of view will exchange ideas with each other and with all participants who attend.
The conference will include lectures, case presentations, large and small group discussions, and a welcoming reception on Friday afternoon.
Thursday Pre-Conference Presentations:
Collaborative work with parents while simultaneously
offering psychotherapy to a 3 year old child
Chaos and Destruction:
Is Survival and Life Possible?
Early Intervention with Parents and Children
She won't get out of her room:
Reaching out in family psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Of Loss and Links
Friday - Sunday Conference Presentations
Treating a couple with a child also in treatment
Sexual difficulty from the vantage of
the individual and of the couple
If I Cannot Write, I Cannot Grow: Concurrent Individual
and Family Treatment with a Conflict Avoidant Family
An Encounter with a Chinese family
Special settings in family psychoanalysis with older children
On Increasing Session Frequency
Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy:
Some Clinical Considerations
Treating the Seriously Ill Patient
in Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy:
Considerations & Dilemmas of Technique
For more information on the work of the IPA's Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis, read the Karnac Books blog post: Clinical Dialogues on Psychoanalysis with Families and Couples, by David Scharff and Monica Vorchheimer