One-Year Intensive Psychotherapy Program

The IPSS 2016-17 1-Year Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. Left to right: Rochelle Marshall, Paul Sireci, Anna Ginzburg, Amy C. Story, Shinya Nakatani, Martha Lee, Jeremy P. Ortman.

The IPSS 2016-17 1-Year Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. Left to right: Rochelle Marshall, Paul Sireci, Anna Ginzburg, Amy C. Story, Shinya Nakatani, Martha Lee, Jeremy P. Ortman.


The One-Year Intensive Psychotherapy Program offers licensed clinicians training to deepen their psychotherapy practices using principles of psychoanalysis. At IPSS, the study of subjectivity assumes the importance of understanding both the intersubjective and the intrapsychic realms. Courses focus on perspectives ranging from Freud, Kohut to Relational Psychoanalytic Theorists. The year includes a study of interdisciplinary perspectives that influence psychoanalytic theory, including contemporary work on trauma, addictions and eating disorders. We conclude with an exploration of matters of self/other as defined by differences in gender, sexuality, race, class and culture. This year-long sequence is designed to expand each participant’s therapeutic repertoire and broaden the range of patients who can be reached.

Participants will take 2 classes each week over the course of 24 weeks. This series will consist of 1 theory class followed by a clinical case seminar. Theory classes will run in 4-week sessions; the clinical case seminar will run in 8-week sessions.

Course Schedule

Classes 1-4
Narcissism: Freud, Kohut and Beyond – 7 – 8:15
Clinical Case Seminar 1 – 8:30 – 9:30

Classes 5-8
Theory of Self in Relation: Beebe and Lachman’s Perspective on Development,
Attachment Theory and Interactive Regulation – 7:00 – 8:15
Clinical Case Seminar 1 – 8:30 – 9:30

Classes 9-12
Intersubjectivity Theory and Self Organization:
Stolorow, Atwood and Orange – 7 – 8:15
Clinical Case Seminar 2 – 8:30 – 9:30

Classes 13-16
Intersubjectivity Theory and Comparative Relational Models from Phenomenological
Understanding to Practice 7 – 8:15
Clinical Case Seminar 2 – 8:30 – 9:30

Classes 17-20
Exploring Self Harm: Eating Disorders and Substance Use 7 – 8:15
Clinical Case Seminar 3 – 8:30 – 9:30

Classes 21-24
Culture’s Shaping of Subjectivity: Implications for Intersubjectivity Theory in Psychotherapy 7 – 8:15
Clinical Case Seminar 8:30 – 9:30

Location and Time: All classes will meet in faculty offices from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Fees: Tuition for the entire sequence is $2,400.00.
20 hours of supervisory consultation are offered at $50 per session.

For Questions Contact: Deborah Sherman, BCDMT,LMHC, Director IPSS One-Year Program: 917-254-3475 or dmtdeb@yahoo.com


You can download an application here.

To register, please contact the IPSS registrar:
email ipssny@ipssny.org or call 917-727-3340