Foundations of Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy

International Psychotherapy Institute 

2017-2018 Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Course

Special Topics In the Theory, Technique, and Practice Of Couple Therapy


Course Directors:  David Scharff, MD and Carla Trusty-Smith, Ph.D., LMHC
SPRING SEMESTER BEGINS JANUARY 10 - Wednesdays 9:45 -11:45 am ET

Participate in person at a local site or join this live web seminar from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone

The Special Topics in the Theory, Technique and Practice of Couple Therapy course will focus on special topics and challenges in the practice of couple treatment, using presentations, case presentation and discussion, and advance readings. The course will feature presenters from the International Psychotherapy Institute and colleagues from the U.S., Argentina, England, Greece, Israel, Mexico, Scotland, and Spain. Participants may join the course at several established sites including Chevy Chase, MD, Indianapolis, IN, Long Island, NY, Panama City, Panama, and Tel Aviv, Israel, or join over the internet.  Internet participants will all have the opportunity to participate fully in the seminar by joining in the live discussion with the presenter and local sites. Participants joining over the internet can do so easily by downloading a free program and clicking on a simple link provided for each session.

Register for one semester or both

Fall 2017 Semester
7 two-hour sessions: 14 CE credits

September 6                           Caroline Sehon (Washington, DC)
Reverberations of Couple & Family Links Across Generations
October 18                              David Scharff (Washington, DC)  
The Process of a Couple Intervention
October 25                              Jamie Loveland (Houston, TX)
Then There Were Three: Working with Couples with Substance Addiction
November 1                            Molly Ludlam (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Connecting with the Internal Couple
November 15                          Christopher Clulow (St. Albans, England)
Sexual Fantasy and the Dynamics of Attachment
November 29                          Dina Oren (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Love, Drugs and Sex
December 6                            Monica Vorchheimer (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
The Film 45 Years: An Approach Through a Link Perspective

Winter-Spring 2018 Semester
8 two-hour sessions: 16 CE credits
January 10                               Damian McCann (London, England)
The Couple and Family in Transition:
Exploring Gender and Gender Reassignment
January 24                               Ana Maria Barossa (Mexico City)
Treating the Transmission of Symptoms from Parent to Child
February 7                               Anastasia Tsamparli (Athens, Greece)
Conflict and Reconciliation in Couple Therapy
February 21                             Carl Bagnini (Port Washington, NY)
Couples with Mourning Challenges when Experiencing Miscarriages
March 7                                    Amita Sehgal (London, England)
Working with Couples in Co-therapy
March 28                                  Hanni Mann-Shalvi (Tel Aviv, Israel)
The Unique Unconscious Dynamic in Family Psychoanalysis
April 11                                     Carla Trusty-Smith (Indianapolis, IN)
The Couple as Container:
Thinking Inside and Outside the Analytic Box
May 2                                        Elizabeth Palacios (Zaragoza, Spain)
Contemporary Families:
New Approaches in Theory and Clinical Practice

$295 per semester
Participants register for the full semester of seven or eight sessions — not open to registration for individual sessions.  Register online using the online registration form. You can also click here to download a registration form. 

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CE Credit:
Fall Semester 2017:  14 hours
Winter-Spring Semester 2018: 16 hours

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