Weekend Conference April 2018

International Psychotherapy Institute
Rockville Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852


Psychoanalytic Listening, Diagnosis,
and Therapeutic Action

with Lee S. Jaffe, Ph.D.

Weekend Conference April 27-29, 2018

Saturday morning April 28 lecture and small group: $10, 2.5 CE credits

Lee Jaffe, Ph.D, newly elected president of APsaA, will join us as the featured speaker in April. The hotel is right on the Metro redline, the azaleas will be in bloom, and there is never a better time to visit the capital city.

Dr. Jaffe will work with us on how we engage in analytic listening, arrive at diagnosis and conceptualize the various modes of therapeutic action.

He will present a complete treatment of a woman with a crippling amount of envy and castration anxiety. He will explore how to think about of trauma and institutional conflict. What are the differences and similarities between a psychoanalytic and a DSM diagnosis for patients with trauma-based illness?   How do we think about cohesion, connection and diversity in the healthy organization? Dr. Jaffe will use clinical and administrative illustrations to expand our thinking into these significant areas.

Having studied and published on supervision, Dr. Jaffe will conduct a live consultation, open to all, to show how taking a second look can broaden and deepen the clinician's appreciation for the dynamics of the case.

Topics of Dr. Jaffe's presentations will include:

Psychoanalytic and DSM Diagnoses in Trauma

Penis Envy? Narrative of a Treatment

Deconstructing Underlying Theories and Therapeutic Action

Cohesion, Connection and Diversity in the Healthy Organization

The conference will include lectures, case presentations, large and small group discussions, and a dinner on Saturday night. 

Lee Jaffe, Ph.D. is the newly elected President of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has been in private practice in the San Diego area since 1983.  He is a licensed clinical psychologist, an adult supervising and training psychoanalyst, and a child/adolescent psychoanalyst, and a member of the faculty of the UCSD department of Psychiatry.

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Full Conference Fee
$485 up to 21 days in advance; $505 thereafter
(IPI full members: $350; associate members: $400).
Full time students: $150.

Saturday morning lecture and group discussion only:  $10


Weekend Conference, April 27 - 29:
Approximately 14 credit hours

Saturday morning lecture & group discussion, 9-noon
2.5 credit hours

The International Psychotherapy Institute, IPI, is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The International Psychotherapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6017. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The International Psychotherapy Institute is responsible for all aspects of the programs. The International Psychotherapy Institute is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. The International Psychotherapy Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

Participants are responsible for verifying that IPI CE credit is accepted by the licensing boards in their own states.

*Please note: At this time we are aware that CE credit for this conference will not be accepted by the New Jersey Board of Social Work.

Saturday Morning Only

April 28   9:00 - Noon

Lecture and small group discussion

$10 - 2.5 CEs

Lecture 9-10:30am

Deconstructing Underlying Theories and Therapeutic Action

with Lee Jaffe, Ph.D.

Small Group Discussion

11 am - noon

The Saturday morning lecture plus small group is FREE.  Attend both the lecture and the Small Group Discussion following the lecture for $10 and receive 2.5 CE credits

Affective Learning and the Small Group

The Affective Learning Model is an educational format derived from the theoretical principles of Object Relations. Faculty, candidates, fellows, students and weekend attendees learn together, from didactic material and experience, to integrate theory and technique, cognitive and affective elements, and intrapsychic and interpersonal dimensions.

IPI's affective learning groups represent a core component of the weekend learning. Each participant meets in a consistent group, twice daily and once on Sunday morning during the weekend conference. The affective learning process provides an essential vehicle for learning at IPI, giving participants an effective way to integrate their intellectual and emotional responses to the material at individual and group levels, and to apply this learning to their clinical work. Participants value the small group as a place that fosters their development as clinicians, by giving the learner a close-in opportunity to discuss, argue, and wrestle with concepts and emotional responses to the material.