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.
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Online Option: Single Session, Semester Courses, Weekend Videoconferences
Nov 10, 2022 - One Day Event
The Child in the Family
Nov 11-13, 2022 Weekend Conference
How does the couple and family lens inform work with individuals?
Nov 16, 2022 9:45-11:45am US ET
Exploring Gender Identity within the Family
Nov 18, 2022 9-11am US ET
Surviving Charitable Hatred: Religious trauma and psychic resilience in queer lives
Dec 4 -Jan 29
Foundations for Understanding Children
Apply by Dec 1, 2022
Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Program - advanced training for mental health professionals working with couples and/or families
Apply by Dec 1, 2022
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program - advanced training in individual psychotherapy
February 10-12, 2023 Weekend Conference
Ira Brenner, MD "The DID Dilemma"
April 14-16, 2023 Weekend Conference
Salman Akhtar, MD
Wednesdays at 10:00am US ET
Special Town Hall Discussion re: War on Ukraine
Apply for 2023
Next class will start Oct 2023
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Everyday Terms
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. APPLY by Aug 1st
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. APPLY by Aug 1st or Dec 1st
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. APPLY by Aug 15th
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. APPLY by Aug 1st or Dec 1st
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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