Clinical Consultants in Psychotherapy
Beginning October 20, 2017
IPI Is announcing a new educational program for licensed mental health professionals who are consulting to colleagues in their practice of dynamic psychotherapy or who wish to prepare to be clinical consultants. The colleagues to whom they consult will usually be independently functioning private practitioners who might or might not be enrolled in a training program. The IPI program provides education in consultation skills.
The program is organized according to the domains of competency suggested by the APA (American Psychological Association) adapted for competence to consult on psychotherapy cases. The course will consist of a series of reading discussion seminars on the basics of consultation to psychotherapy practice and group discussions of participant vignettes from in-person, in-state consultations they have participated in as trainees or consultants (or being in supervision for those who do not yet have a consulting role). The program will be taught using IPI’s unique learning method, the Group Affective Model, facilitating the integration of intellectual and emotional experiences.
Participants will develop enhanced consultation skills. Participants will:
- Develop skills and self-evaluate consultant competence in performing the professional role of clinical psychotherapy consultant.
- Develop consultant metacompetence in knowing the limits of your knowledge and skills.
- Develop self-monitoring skills of ongoing performance as a consultant to psychotherapy clinicians.
All participants will attend a two-day intensive seminar by two-way secure video link. Participants will need the necessary equipment to attend via the video link. The intensive conference will include participation in a Group Affective Model group experience.
Following the intensive two-day seminar, participants will attend 12 meetings, ( 2 meetings per month, for 6 months, for 1.5 hours each) of seminar via phone or video link. The seminar will include readings, didactic discussions and case discussions.
- Two-day distance learning intensive seminar
- 6 hours didactic (4 x 1.5 hours)
- 4 hours GAM (4 x 1 hour)
- 2 hours closing dialouge at the end of each day (2 x 1 hour)
- Total CE hours for the 2 day conference = 12 hours
- Teleconference Seminars
- 2 meetings per month for 6 months (1.5 hours each)
- Total of 18 CE hours
- Total CE hours for the program = 30 hours
- Participants will need the necessary equipment to attend via the video link.
- Participants will need IPI Object Relations training (CORE program)*
- Participants will need to submit an Application (google form application) (PDF application)
The course is offered to IPI faculty, graduates, fellows and graduates of courses offered by chapters, and will apply to consultation to psychotherapists in private practice and in agency settings. Each participant is responsible for researching and verifying the scope of their practice license and applying their skills within the regulations of their relevant licensing body. Registrants in this course will earn CEUs in relation to stated objectives and a certificate of completion.
*: The course MAY be offered to those who have not trained at IPI if they have preparation in object relations theory and practice equivalent to that provided by the CORE program.
Regular tuition: $850
Discounted tuition is available for IPI National Faculty members.
To pay your tuition online click here.
Continuing Education Credit
Certificate: Participants are awarded a certificate of completion for the 30-hour course.
The course can be completed in 7 months.
Carl Bagnini, LCSW, BCD is Founding Faculty of the-International Psychotherapy Institute. He is a faculty member of IPI's Child Psychotherapy Program, Couple Therapy Program and GAM leader, Child Psychoanalytic Training Program, and local Chair-of the IPI Long Island site hosting video-conferencing seminars. He is Clinical Faculty at the Adelphi University Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis, Couple Therapy and developed and taught the Supervision Certificate Program. Leader of seminar groups and featured presenter at US and international conferences; Board member, American Psychological Association, Section VIII, Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, Division 39. International Advisory Board member, Journal of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. Author of over 25 publications, including two book chapters on supervision. Author of the book, Keeping Couples in Treatment: Working from Surface to Depth (2012). He is in private practice in individual, couple and family therapy in Port Washington, NY, where he provides in-person, phone and teletherapy supervision.
Sue Cebulko, PhD is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist and has been in private practice for over 25 years. She sees individuals, couples and offers supervision. She is a member of the national faculty at IPI and IIPT, and is on faculty at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago where she teaches, consults, and advises on dissertations.
Karen Fraley, LCSW, BCD is a Faculty member of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) in Washington, DC and founding faculty member of Philadelphia Psychotherapy Study Center. Karen has been in private practice in Exton, Pa., for 20 years, providing psychoanalytic psychotherapy to individuals and couples, and clinical supervision to therapists. She teaches seminars in object relations theory and practice in Philadelphia, and in the Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work continuing education program. She published "Bion's Model of the Mind", in the Journal of Psychoanalytic Social work.
Pat Hedegard, LMHC is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Indianapolis, IN. She is a national faculty member of the International Psychotherapy Institute, and the founding chair and faculty member of IPI Indianapolis.
Patrizia Pallaro, LCMFT, BC-DMT is a registered psychologist and psychotherapist in Italy, licensed clinical marriage and family therapist (CA, MD, DC), and board certified dance/movement therapist, with experience in cross-cultural and acculturation issues. She is in private practice in Bowie, MD where she offers individual, couple, family, and group therapy in English and Italian. In her clinical work, training, and supervision, she integrates affective interpersonal neurobiology and object relations. She is former director, psychiatric residential/ day treatment program, San Francisco; former clinical supervisor at John F. Kennedy University's Center for Holistic Counseling in Oakland; former adjunct faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute Santa Barbara. Currently national faculty, International Psychotherapy Institute and chair of its Diversity Committee; faculty at Art Therapy Italiana, Bologna; lecturer, China-US Whole Person Psychotherapy Training, Beijing; clinical supervisor/ lecturer, Dance/Movement Therapy Department of the Institute of Applied Psychology and Psychoanalysis in Moscow (Russia). A writer and editor, her work has been published in scholarly journals and by Jessica Kingsley.
Mary Jo Pisano, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, in private practice in Pittsburgh PA for 35 years. She is a national faculty member of the International Psychotherapy Institute. Mary Jo specializes in Individual, Couple and Family Psychotherapy, and provides Clinical Consultation/Supervision to psychotherapists.
James Poulton, PhD is a psychologist in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Utah, and a member of the national faculty of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI), based in Washington, DC. He currently serves on the Steering Committee for IPI's Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certificate Program, and is the co-director of its Salt Lake City Chapter. His interests include art and art history, music, and skiing. He is the author of Object Relations and Relationality in Couple Therapy: Exploring the Middle Ground and the co-author of Internalization: The Origin and Construction of Internal Reality. He has also co-authored two books on the history of art in the American West: LeConte Stewart: Masterworks, and History of Painting in the Tetons. He has written numerous articles and chapters on psychological treatment and theory.
David E. Scharff, MD is Chair of the Board, Co-Founder and Former Director, International Psychotherapy Institute; Chair, IPA Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Georgetown University; Supervising Analyst, International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training. Recent books include Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy edited with Jill Scharff; Psychoanalysis in China, with Sverre Varvin; The Interpersonal Unconscious, with Jill Scharff; and The Linked Self in Psychoanalysis: the Work of Enrique Pichon Riviere, edited with Roberto Losso and Lea Setton.
Jill Savege Scharff, MD is the co-founder of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) and of the International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training at IPI. She is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University. She developed a core competency-based model for a course for the preparation of supervising analysts, and also has published on psychotherapy supervision. She edited Clinical Supervision in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, featuring chapters by IPI faculty, published by Karnac, and also available for free download at www.freepsychotherapybooks.org.
Caroline M. Sehon MD is a national faculty member of the International Psychotherapy Institute and current Chair of the adult analytic training program at IPI, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University, and the former Chair of the Washington DC Program of IPI, known as IPI Metro. Caroline teaches and supervises students at IPI and at Georgetown University, and she has authored several articles and book chapters on psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with children, couples and families. Caroline maintains a full-time private practice in Bethesda, MD.
Lea Setton, PhD (Panama, RP) is a national faculty member of the International Psychotherapy Institute, IPA training and supervising analyst, Panama City, Republic of Panama; supervising analyst, the International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training at the International Psychotherapy Institute in Chevy Chase MD, USA; formerly chair, IPI-Panama; co-editor with R. Losso and D. Scharff of The Linked Self in Psychoanalysis: The Pioneering Work of Enrique Pichon-Rivière (Karnac, 2017).
Michael Stadter, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Bethesda, MD. His practice includes long-term and brief psychotherapy, clinical supervision and organizational consultation. His faculty positions include: Founding Faculty of the International Psychotherapy Institute and Faculty at the Washington School of Psychiatry. Formerly, he served as Director of the Counseling Center at American University and as Psychologist-in-Residence, Department of Psychology, American University. He is the author of a number of publications including the books, Object Relations Brief Therapy: The Relationship in Short-term Work and Presence and the Present: Relationship and Time in Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy. His latest publication is Stadter, M and Gao, J. (in press). Shame east and west: Similarities, differences, culture and self. In the journal: Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China.
Janine Wanlass, PhD is Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) in Washington, D.C., and faculty member in both IPI and the International Institute of Psychoanalytic Training (IIPT). She is a Professor of Mental Health Counseling at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where she has taught for over 25 years. Her teaching extends abroad to ongoing psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programs in Russia and China. Additionally, she is a psychoanalyst and psychologist in private practice in Salt Lake City, where she treats children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She regularly conducts supervision and consultation with both new therapists and seasoned clinicians. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and has published on the use of technology in supervision/consultation, group treatment for eating disorders, child psychotherapy for trauma, and object relations family and couple therapy.
The program certificate is not a license to supervise or consult. The course cannot meet the requirements of all states since those vary state to state and it is up to the participant to research the requirements of their own state or states. We are not training supervisors of record for unlicensed clinicians nor is any IPI registrant who takes the course authorized to meet the licensure requirement for an unlicensed clinician.
While this course might be helpful to psychoanalysts it is not a qualifying course for psychoanalytic case consultation.