Weekend Conference April 2018

International Psychotherapy Institute
Rockville Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852


Narrative of a Treatment
and the Study of
Therapeutic Action

Weekend Conference April 27-29, 2018

Saturday morning April 28 lecture and small group: $10, 2.5 CE credits

Originally scheduled as a weekend with guest presenter Lee Jaffee, Ph.D., who is unable to participate, we are now planning to use Dr. Jaffee's ideas as a springboard for a weekend of close clinical observation about the treatment process.

The upcoming Narrative of a Treatment and the Study of Therapeutic Action weekend confernce will present the Bernardi model as a way of thinking about therapeutic process, introduce ideas about diagnosis and conceptualization contrasting the DSM V and the PDM 2, and will examine an analytic treatment from beginning to end. Pat Hedegard will generously provide access to her detailed process notes and countertransference responses, joined by faculty discussants and audience members, as we think in depth about therapeutic change.

Please join us for this weekend of highly relevant clinical discussion as we play together in the creative enterprise of experiencing, conceptualizing, and considering what promotes therapeutic change. The hotel is right on the Metro Red Line, the azaleas will be in bloom, and there is never a better time to visit the capital city. And of course-there's the graduation party, where we gather with friends and celebrate the accomplishments of our students.

The conference will include lectures, case presentations, large and small group discussions, and a dinner on Saturday night. 

Register soon — hotel reservation deadline for our group rate is April 3.

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Full Conference Fee
$485 up to 21 days in advance; $505 thereafter
(IPI full members: $350; associate members: $400).
Full time students: $150.

Saturday morning lecture and group discussion only:  $10


Weekend Conference, April 27 - 29:
Approximately 14 credit hours

Saturday morning lecture & group discussion, 9-noon
2.5 credit hours

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.

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 this conference will not be accepted by the New Jersey Board of Social Work.

Saturday Morning Only

April 28   9:00 - Noon

Lecture and small group discussion

$10 - 2.5 CEs

Lecture 9-10:30am

Making Diagnosis Clinically Relevant: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the DSM V, the PDM 2, and Beyond

Janine Wanlass, Ph.D.

Small Group Discussion

11 am - noon

The Saturday morning lecture plus small group is FREE.  Attend both the lecture and the Small Group Discussion following the lecture for $10 and receive 2.5 CE credits

Affective Learning and the Small Group

The Affective Learning Model is an educational format derived from the theoretical principles of Object Relations. Faculty, candidates, fellows, students and weekend attendees learn together, from didactic material and experience, to integrate theory and technique, cognitive and affective elements, and intrapsychic and interpersonal dimensions.

IPI's affective learning groups represent a core component of the weekend learning. Each participant meets in a consistent group, twice daily and once on Sunday morning during the weekend conference. The affective learning process provides an essential vehicle for learning at IPI, giving participants an effective way to integrate their intellectual and emotional responses to the material at individual and group levels, and to apply this learning to their clinical work. Participants value the small group as a place that fosters their development as clinicians, by giving the learner a close-in opportunity to discuss, argue, and wrestle with concepts and emotional responses to the material.