Weekend Conferences and Saturday Morning Lecture Series

Weekend Conferences and Saturday Morning Lecture Series

Weekend Conferences

Conferences begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday and end at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Conferences feature didactic and clinical presentations and daily large and small group discussion.

Schedules, reading lists and educational objectives will be provided. Registration fee for the weekend conferences is $505 ($485 if registration is made three weeks in advance).

Each workshop is approximately 15 C.E. credit hours.


Saturday Morning Lecture Series

When available, Saturday morning workshops, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. are open to all mental health professionals, and will be followed by a reception and an optional small group discussion from 11:00 a.m. to noon for participants attending the workshop.

The cost for Saturday morning only is $30 (IPI Members can attend for free with a guest). Pre-registration is required for all Saturday morning only workshops. Schedules, reading lists and educational objectives will be provided.


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See General Information for complete details about IPI and mail-in registration.


 2017–2018 Contemporary Psychodynamic Weekend Conferences

October 6-8, 2017

Beatrice Beebe

Don't Forget the Baby!
Infantile Experience and Its Influence in Our Young and Older Patients

November 10-12, 2017

Janine Wanlass & Pat Hedegard

A Psychodynamic View of Ethical Concerns

Discussion of ethical concerns often centers on discipline-specific ethical codes for practice, ethical decision-making models, or egregious ethical violations in clinical practice. While we value these important topics, we want to expand our ethical lens, considering conscious and unconscious dynamics that influence our definition and implementation of an ethical stance in personal, professional, and institutional settings. Our IPI faculty members and invited guests will engage us in dialogue about ethical considerations with special populations such as couples, children, and LGBTQ patients. We will discuss how technology influences setting and therapeutic process when providing psychotherapy at a distance. We will struggle together with ways to help colleagues and ourselves in identifying and confronting common yet painful ethical quandaries. Lastly, we will take up institutional issues, such as understanding and managing the complexity of dual relationships. This promises to be a weekend filled with interesting, in-depth discussion of what it means to hold an ethical stance, to address ethical concerns, and to examine our own views and vulnerabilities in the ethical realm.

February 2-4, 2018


Child, Couple, and Family

In this conference, we will explore variations in arrangements for therapy, such as combined individual and couple or family treatments, arrangements of the setting with families of adolescents or young children, other concurrent family and couple interventions, mother-infant therapy, home settings for therapy, or therapy for conditions such as psychosis or addiction. We will have a variety of presentations – papers, case presentations and discussions, with a focus on clinical cases and vignettes. The conference is jointly organized by IPI and the IPA’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis and will be held in IPI’s conference hotel in the suburban Washington, DC area.

April 27-29, 2018


Narrative of a Treatment and the Study of Therapeutic Action
will present the Bernardi model as a way of thinking about therapeutic process, introduce ideas about diagnosis and conceptualization contrasting the DSM V and the PDM 2, and will examine an analytic treatment from beginning to end.

Past Psychodynamic Weekend Conferences


Click here to see an archive of our Recent Past Psychodynamic Weekend Conferences.