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Welcome to the International Psychotherapy Institute, we are a professional learning community dedicated to the study of psychodynamic theory and practice at the leading edge of the psychotherapy field.

I appreciate the warm, free atmosphere at the International Psychotherapy Institute in which we can dream together and create a narration.  I like very much the group affective model developed at the International Psychotherapy Institute and I want to export it!
—Antonino Ferro, President, Italian Psychoanalytic Association.

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Stream live to your computer and listen and communicate by phone with colleagues from around the country as we study contemporary theory and practice issues together.

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Observing the infant in a normal environment helps prepare the participant for working in the transference/countertransference field in therapy.

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IPI, in partnership with leading clinicians around the world, offers a videoconference course with six segments. You may join at the beginning of any one of these segments.

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