Master Speaker Videoconference Series

International Psychotherapy Institute 

2017-2018 Master Speaker Seminar Series

The Use of the Object

Series Co-Chairs:  David Scharff, MD and Janine Wanlass, Ph.D. 




The 2017-2018 Master Speaker Series will focus on The Use of the Object, and will feature live presentations by IPI faculty and guest presenters, discussion, case presentations, and advance readings distributed before each session. Participants may attend in person at sites in Chevy Chase, MD, Salt Lake City, UT, Indianapolis, IN and Long Island, NY, or can join the local sites over the internet. Internet participants will all have the opportunity to participate fully in the seminar by joining in the live discussion. Seminars take place from 9:00-11:00 a.m. US Eastern Time, with additional group discussions to follow at some 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.

Series Schedule -register for single sessions or all nine


September 8, 2017                          David Scharff

Living Through Objects


October 13, 2017                               Juan Tubert-Oklander

The Island and the Main: 
On the Human Being's Essential Social Nature


November 3, 2017                             Charles Ashbach

The Reversible Perspective: Who the Object - Who the Subject?


December 8, 2017                             Jim Poulton 

What Does the Other (in Our Patients' Lives) Have to Do With It?


January 12, 2018                                 Ron Aviram

Can an Ingroup be an Internal Object: 
Explorations of the Social Object Representation Concept


February 9, 2018                                Carl Bagnini

Dreaming Up, Re-Finding, and Grieving Lost Objects: A Case Study


March 9, 2018                                     Jill Scharff

The Internal Object in Self and Other


April 6, 2018                                          Caroline Sehon 

Illuminating the Shadows of the Object World


May 11, 2018                                        Nancy Bakalar

A Mosaic of Objects in the Therapeutic Field



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Registration Fee: $360 for the full series of nine. $45 for individual video sessions.

CE Credit: 2 hours per video conference; 18 hours for full series of nine. Additional hour/s may be available at some local sites for participation in additional group discussion following the videoconference.  

Online Registration link. You can also click here to download a registration form.  Participants may register to participate in person at one of our local sites, or by videoconference in real time. 

To complete registration, please submit payment by check or money order payable to: IPI 6612 Kennedy Drive, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Or pay by credit card/paypal.


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. IPI is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to offer continuing education for MFCC and LCSW licensure (approval #PCE1508). The International Psychotherapy Institute is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for licensed social workers in Maryland." Continuing Education Credit for Utah Social Workers is provided through Utah NASW. 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.