Special Conferences

Periodically, IPI sponsors or cosponsors special conferences on topics of current interest. These conferences are open to all; participants do not need to be enrolled in an IPI training program to attend.

Upcoming Conferences 

IPI Metro
with the collaboration of NASW-DC 
One Day Conference
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:45 pm 
Cambria Suites Hotel, Helen Heneghan Way, Rockville, MD
Black Boys in the Eye of the Storm  

Kirkland C. Vaughans, Ph.D.

Conference Co-Chairs: Patrizia Pallaro, LCMFT, BC-DMT & Chris Thomas, LCSW-C

IPI Metro Chair: Caroline Sehon, MD

Dr. Vaughans will present on the traumatic object relations of slaver
y, the inter-generational transmission of trauma among African Americans, how Black male youth is perceived, how the educational system is not equipped to address their multifaceted needs, and the ethical imperatives to thus inform our clinical work with Black children and adolescents.
Kirkland C. Vaughans, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City. The founding editor of the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, he made JICAP a special venue for the publication of papers on the treatment of children of diverse ethnic groups and economic backgrounds.  
First-editor of the seminal two-volume book, The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents, Dr. Vaughans is a senior adjunct professor of psychology at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, faculty member of  their Postgraduate Program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, a clinical supervisor at the National Institute for Psychotherapies, and visiting faculty member at IPTAR. He is a school psychologist at Hempstead High School and the former Regional Director of the defunct New Hope Guild Centers of Brooklyn. He has published articles on the intergenerational transmission of trauma among African Americans and presented widely on topics affecting Black male youth. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Harlem Family Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the recipient of a number of community and professional honors for his service and contributions.     
Dr. Vaughans is prominently featured on the documentary Black Psychoanalysts Speak, and has spearheaded several conferences discussing the experiences of psychoanalysts of Color as well as the relevance of psychoanalysis to communities of Color.

Conference will include presentations by Dr. Vaughans, a case presentation and discussion as well as large and small discussion groups.
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Fee:  $75 before February 1st; $100 thereafter
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CE Credit: 7 hrs, including ethics & culture credit

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Past Conferences

International Conference on Prejudice and Conflict, December 2005, in Salt Lake City
A conference designed to explore the malignancies of prejudice on individual, group, national and societal levels. Presenters included Salman Akhtar, George Awad, Ira Brenner, Peter Fonagy, James Gilligan, Forrest Hamer, Anna Higgitt, David Knowlton, Hanna Mann-Shalvi, Henry Parent, James Poulton, Nadia Ramzy, David Scharff, Jill Scharff, Carlo Strenger, Shashi Tharoor, Stuart Twemlow, Hans-Jurgen Wirth, and Elizabeth Young-Bruehl

2nd International Conference on Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Therapy in Montreal.
This conference focused on the Transgenerational in psychoanalytic couple and family theories. Presenters included clinicians and researchers from around the world.