IPI offers a range of clinical training options for those who wish to practice from a psychodynamic perspective. Clinicians may focus on in-depth or short-term treatments with individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents in varied treatment settings. Our programs provide didactic instruction on classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory and technique combined with clinical applications to facilitate the development of clinical skills and dynamic understanding.
Online Option: Single Session, Semester Courses, Weekend Videoconferences
Applications due August 1!
Infant Observation - Sept 17, 2021 - July 22, 2022
August 15, 2021
Free Town Hall with info session (new time - 12 pm ET)
Applications are due Aug 31!
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Consultation Oct 8, 2021-March 28, 2022
Sept 10, 2021 to Dec 17, 2021
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (PPP) Videoconference
Sept 11 - One Day Course
Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy
Sept 17, 2021 - May 6, 2022
Master Speaker Series: TRAUMA
Sept 29, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
Foundations in Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy - Fall Semester
Oct 1-3, 2021
October Psychodynamic Weekend Conference
Oct 6, 2021 - April 20, 2022
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Everyday Terms
Nov 5-7, 2021
November Psychodynamic Weekend Conference
Feb 4-6, 2022
February Psychodynamic Weekend Conference
April 22-24, 2022
April Psychodynamic Weekend Conference
Recruiting for Summer 2022
Object Relations Theory and Practice (our foundational core program)
Object Relations Theory and Practice
The Two-Year Certificate Program in Object Relations Theory and Practice located in the Washington D.C area, provides a concentrated immersion in object relations theory and therapy.
The Infant observation program focuses on early child development, primary relationships, primitive anxieties, defenses and implications for child and adult psychotherapy later in life.
A post-graduate program in contemporary psychodynamic theory and therapeutic technique designed to develop clinical competency in working with patients from an object relations/intersubjective approach.
Psychoanalytic Training (IIPT)
Four-year psychoanalytic training program, online and in-person including seminars, case presentations, group affective learning.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Consultation Program
Consultation and supervision skills: online course includes readings, discussions, case examples, individual and group supervision settings, CE credits, and integration of the learning using the group affective model.
Combined Child Training
A two-year program in either child psychotherapy or child psychoanalysis, this program combines weekly videoconferencing seminars with twice yearly in-person conferences, featuring presenters invested in child work.
Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy
This program is geared for 2-year Object Relations Theory and Practice program graduates (or the equivalent) who desire advanced training in couple treatment.
Looking for weekend conferences?
Many of IPI's training opportunities are available to participants who can't enroll in one of the full training programs. Students are welcome to come to one, or several, of the events at a level of participation that suits you.
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