The International Institute of
Object Relations Therapy

    dot Introduction
The national core training program in Object Relations Theory and Practice (ORTP), the centerpiece of our programming, provides an overview and in-depth study of object relations for participants brought together in the Washington metro area in a modular block training format with our faculty to study with national and international leaders in object relations therapy and leads to a certificate of completion.  Some students have asked for extended clinical training.  For them we have introduced a program of local seminars, study groups, and supervisors which may be taken separately or combined to form the Clinical Application Program, (see
    dot Selection of Applicants for the Clinical Application Program
Participants are mental health professionals or students who are accepted on the basis of interest in object relations theory and commitment to group learning. We recruit a diverse body of participants at various levels of experience and from all mental health disciplines. Participants in the Clinical Application Program must be licensed or license-eligible.
    dot Clinical Application Program (CAP) augments the ORTP
by offering a series of local monthly seminars, weekly individual and group supervision and case discussion, an extended opportunity for training in the application of object relations concepts to therapy, available in Burlington, Charlottesville, Chevy Chase, New York, New Orleans, Omaha, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Tampa, Panama, and elsewhere through telephone supervision. Students also receive individual supervision in person or by telephone from members of the faculty of the IIORT, and where possible participate in weekly group supervision.
    dot Applicants to the Clinical Application Program (CAP) must have undergone personal psychotherapy with an analytically oriented psychotherapist -- not necessarily one of the object relations school -- for a minimum of two years, twice-a-week therapy, unless more is recommended. This therapy can be conducted either before or concurrently with participation in the clinical program for purposes of completing the certificate requirements. Participation in components of the Clinical Application Program (CAP) without intention to qualify for a certificate does not require personal psychotherapy unless the nature of the student's participation calls for referral for therapy.
    dot Continuing Education Credit
Participants enrolled in local seminars, supervision and study groups and in national programs of IIORT earn continuing education credit on an hour-for-hour basis. The International Institute of Object Relations Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. IIORT maintains responsibility for the program. The IIORT is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. Application is made on an individual basis for approval to NASW to grant continuing education credit for social workers.

    dot Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be made for written cancellations received in advance of the opening day of a seminar or study group, less a non-refundable portion of the registration fee which will be retained to cover administrative costs. This amount will be $50. Supervisors will determine their policy on cancellation of individual supervision on an individual basis. IIORT reserves the right to cancel seminars or study groups in the case of insufficient registration or other unforseeable circumstance. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified and fees will be refunded in full. IIORT accepts no further liability to students, faculty or any guest speakers.


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