seminars, study groups, supervision


Clinical Seminars to Enhance Your Clinical Skills

 The Chevy Chase programs of the IIORT offer seminars, training and individual and group supervision. Courses are designed to stand alone as educational experiences, or to be taken in conjunction with the more intensive national programs of IIORT (which are also held in the Chevy Chase area) to qualify for the certificate in Object Relations Theory and Practice, the Clinical Certificate in Objet Relations Therapy, or a certificate in Couple and Family Therapy. See details in the IIORT national brochure for details of these programs.

  Monthly Seminar on Contemporary Kleinian Theory and Technique
With Sheila Hill, MSW and Judith M. Rovner, MSW

This monthly seminar in contemporary Kleinian thought will focus on understanding patients who withdraw from psychic reality into borderline states. Participants will read papers basic to the ideas of psychic retreat and pathological organizations. Special attention will be paid to the writings of John Steiner, supplemented by papers by Bion, Money-Kyrle, Spillius and Joseph. We will emphasize the application of these theoretical ideas to clinical technique.  

    dot One Friday morning per month for 1˝ hours, September – June, 2001.
9 hours CE Registration fee: $240 for six months

  Study Group on Object Relations Theory and Therapy: Introduction and Application
With Michael Stadter, Ph.D.

A study group for graduate students in social work and psychology and practicing therapists new to object relations concepts. Maximum number: 9 members. For more information call Michael Stadter at 301-656-4778.

    dot One Friday per month October – May, noon to 1:30 p.m. 12 hours CE Registration fee: $180, at 4400 East-West Highway in Bethesda, MD.
  Object Relations Theory and Practice Study Groups
With Jill Savege Scharff, M.D. and David E. Scharff, M.D

This study group explores object relations theory and its application to individual, couple and family therapy. A curriculum of readings provides a focus for discussion and application to participant cases. Curriculum: This year we will study the contributions of Fairbairn, Guntrip and Bollas intensively. Video cases of individual and family therapy are presented by the instructors to supplement monthly case presentations by participants, to illustrate theoretical and clinical principles. The principle clinical focus is on transference and countertransference.

    dot One Friday per month, September – May 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 36 CE credits Registration fee: $1,350 annually. At 6612 Kennedy Drive, Chevy Chase, MD
  Individual and Group Supervision by arrangement.
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Chevy Chase/Washington DC local program faculty
David Scharff, Jill Scharff, Mike Stadter, Judy Rovner, Kent Ravenscroft


      For further information: please contact IIORT: 6612 Kennedy Drive, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, phone: 301-215-7377; fax: 301-951 e-mail IIORT@mindspring.com