Two-Year Program in
Chair: Sue Cebulko Ph.D.
The Two-Year Certificate Program in Object Relations Theory and Practice provides a concentrated immersion in object relations theory and therapy in the Washington DC area. The program is designed in a modular, block-training format to accommodate both local professionals and those who commute to Washington. The two-year program consists of two 7-day summer conferences offered in late spring or early summer, and eight three-day weekend conferences over the course of two years. Telephone seminars are offered as an ongoing link between the weekends and access to the Videoconference Seminar Series is also offered at no extra cost.
Come study with internationally acclaimed object relations experts, IPI faculty, and other program participants and learn from lectures, videos, case presentations by faculty and participants, and your small Affective Learning Group.
- current C.V.
- a completed registration form
- and an application fee of $100 for the Object Relations Theory and Practice Program
Selection of Applicants
Our Sumer Conferences begin our program year. On even years, the focus is on the integration of infant studies and object relations theory in application to clinical work and on the use of countertransference. On odd years, the program offers an immersion in Kleinian and British Independent group theoretical constructs and technical approaches to psychotherapy. We read Balint, Bion, Bowlby, Guntrip, Segal, Sutherland, Winnicott and more recent contributors, Bollas, Casement, Joseph, Mitchell, Ogden, Tustin, and Scharff and Scharff. The curriculum is taught by faculty who also lead small group discussion and by additional guest presenters. The summer institute is restricted to those who enroll for the two-year program.
2018 Summer Institute
Infant Observation and Research Contributions to Object Relations Theory and Practice
Infant observation, non-human primate research, attachment, and neuroscience research applied to containment and countertransference in clinical work.
2019 Summer Institute
This institute will cover the basics of object relations theory from Kleinian and British Independent object relations points of view, and applies them to clinical practice.
Supervision and Personal Therapy
Tuition and Fees
Each weekend features a guest contributor of international note whose work is at the leading edge of contemporary object relations theory. Advanced program participants are encouraged to prepare themselves as teachers by giving theoretical discussion papers and clinical presentations. At each weekend conference, the membership of the large group of the two-year program is enriched by the addition of weekend-only registrants who then participate in their own weekend-only small groups and the large group plenary review meeting.
2017-2018 Weekend Dates:
|October 6-8, 2017||Guest Presenter: Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in psychiatry) Columbia University|
|November 10-12, 2017||Date (TBD) IPI Faculty|
|February 2-4, 2018||Child, Couple & Family conference with optional pre-conference Thursday Feb 1st|
|April 27-29, 2018||Guest Presenter: Lee Jaffe, Ph.D., Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, President-elect of the American Psychoanalytic Association|
2018-2019 Weekend Dates:
|November 9-11, 2018||Ricardo Lombardi|
|February 1-3, 2019||Claudio Eizirik|