|MISSION OF IIORT|
Institute of Object Relations Therapy (IIORT) offers
mental health professionals quality continuing education
programming from short courses and 2 year programs to 4
years of clinical training in individual, couple and
family therapy, all with continuing education credit. The
Institute is based in Washington, DC but reaches out
nationally through centralized training modules for
students commuting to Washington from other states and
through satellite programs held in Burlington, VT;
Charlottesville, VA; Chevy Chase, MD; Long Island,
Manhattan; New Orleans; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia; Salt
Lake City; San Diego; Tampa; Panama and other cities by
arrangement. IIORT provides further outreach through
textbooks and telephone consultation. The innovative
educational methods combine theoretical, clinical and
experiential approaches to arrive at an integrated view
of personhood, development, pathology and clinical
interaction from an object relations perspective.
Feedback and written evaluations from students, and input
from our multidisciplinary faculty and Advisory Board
ensure quality programming of relevance to the clinician.
The aim of the Institute is to promote the science and
art of psychoanalysis from the object relations
Board of Directors:
Jason Aronson, Dennis Blumer, Yvonne Burne, Dickson Carroll, Lorna Goodman, Kent Morrison, A. Tappan Wilder.
Daniel Goldberg PhD; Jaedene Levy MA, MSW; Helen Meek MA; Louis Reed DMin; Charles Schwarzbeck PhD.
|Faculty members are
experienced in object relations therapy
They are certified clinical psychologists, certified counselors, licensed social workers, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts from various cultural backgrounds. The faculty group will select additional faculty after participation in the 2-year program or in a number of weekend conferences sufficient to demonstrate competence in object relations theory and technique, expertise in facilitating group learning, and ability to work with their own experience openly. Other factors addressed in making the selection are adaptability, integrity, and capacity for fitting with and complementing the composition of the existing multidisciplinary faculty and the culture of the program.
|IIORT Faculty Positions|
|David E. Scharff, M.D.
Jill Savege Scharff, M.D.
|Charles Ashbach, Ph.D.||-----||Editor, IIORT Newsletter, Chair, IIORT Philadelphia,|
|Carl Bagnini, C.S.W.||-----||Chair, Couple, Child and Family Therapy Program, Chair IIORT Long Island, NY|
|Walton Ehrhardt, Ed.D.||-----||Chair, Membership and Fundraising Programs, Chair IIORT New Orleans, LA|
|Judith Rovner, M.S.W.||-----||Chair, Clinical Application Program and Supervision Program|
|David E. Scharff, M.D.||-----||Chair, Two-Year core Program in Object Relations Theoryand Practice, Chair IIORT Manhattan, NY and Chevy Chase, MD|
|Jill Savege Scharff, M.D.||-----||Chair, Fellows Program|
|Michael Stadter, Ph.D.||-----||Dean of Students|
|Sharon Dennett, M.S.W.||-----||Chair, IIORT Burlington, VT|
|Michael Kaufman, M.A.||-----||Chair, IIORT Charlottesville, VA|
|Pat Lindquist, Ph.D.||-----||Chair, IIORT San Diego, CA|
|Steven Skulsky, Ph.D.||-----||Chair, IIORT Omaha, NE|
|Paula Swaner, Ph.D.||-----||Chair, Salt Lake City, UT|
|Stanley Tsigounis, Ph.D.||-----||Chair, IIORT Tampa, FL|
|Yolanda Varela, M.A.||-----||Chair, IIORT Panama, RP|
|Jack Hartke, Ph.D.|
|Sheila Hill, M.S.W.|
|Samuel Pinzon, Ph.D.|
|Kent Ravenscroft, M.D.|
|Lea Setton, Ph.D.|
|Co-Director, David E.
Scharff, M.D. is Clinical Professor of
Psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School and the Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences. He received
his M.D. from Harvard and is board certified in adult and
child psychiatry. He is a teaching analyst at the
Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a certified
sex therapist and former President of the American
Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
He was formerly Director, the Washington School of
Psychiatry (1988-1994) and Chair of its Object Relations
Theory and Therapy Program (1988-1993).
Co-Director, Jill Savege Scharff, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University. Trained in Scotland and at London Tavistock clinic, she received membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Britain before emigrating to the United States. She is board certified in adult and child psychiatry and certified in child and adult psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is an associate supervising analyst in the Child Analytic Program of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. She was formerly Chair-Elect and Chair of the Object Relations Theory and Therapy Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry (1992-1994).
The Scharffs are the authors, co-authors and editors of numerous books on object relations, including The Sexual Relationship, Object Relations Family Therapy, Object Relations Couple Therapy, The Primer of Object Relations Therapy, Object Relations Therapy of Physical and Sexual Trauma, Object Relations Theory and Practice: An Introduction, Object Relations Individual Therapy and Tuning the Therapeutic Instrument.
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