Welcome to the ICP Blog

Welcome to the ICP Blog We have a talented group of people here at ICP with many types of expertise and a variety of points of view… here are some interesting musings and pieces of advice from them.  Some have been posted on various blogs and/or newspapers, and some have just been created for you!

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Weekday Elective – Ethics and Boundary Dilemmas

ETHICS AND BOUNDARY DILEMMAS Academic year 2017 – 2018 Instructors: Sylvia Jones, PhD., Psy.D.         Sherry Shirk Hoffman, MSW., Psy.D. Course Description: Questions regarding ethics and boundary violations by psychoanalysts emerged early in the history of clinical practice.  Since that time a considerable body of literature has developed dealing with theoretical and […]

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“Abstinence ONLY! Well, maybe not…” Psychoanalytic Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

“Abstinence ONLY! Well, maybe not….” Psychoanalytic Harm Reduction Psychotherapy April 23rd, 2017 1:00PM- 4:30PM 3 CE/CME hours available Event will be at 10780 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 350 Los Angeles, CA  90025 Presented by D. Bradley Jones, Psy.D, LCSW Discussant: Dr. Leonard Bearne   Join Dr. D. Bradley Jones for a cross disciplinary discussion on […]

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MOC Presents: “Our Multiplicity of Lives, Theories and Attitudes”

MOC Presents “Our Multiplicity of Lives, Theories and Attitudes: Commensurability and Incommensurability In Psychoanalysis” Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Registration & light lunch at 12:30 PM 3 CE/CME hours available Can the multiplicity of theoretical and personal “scientific paradigms” within contemporary psychoanalysis, as well as the attitudes they foster  —on the level […]

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ICP Holiday Party 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis would like to invite you to our annual holiday party! December 10th, 2016 Holiday party will be held at Traxx Resturant Union Station 800 N. Alameda St. #122 Los Angeles, CA  90012 7:00PM- 10:00PM $70 Per person To pay online click the button below:   Food will be served family […]

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Back to School and Bully’s — “Safe Haven or what?”

BE A FRIEND DON’T BE A BULLY At the end of this past school year I noticed the above electric sign outside of a local elementary school. Now that school is back in session, it seems like the right  time to address the issue of bullying and the impact on our children in the West Los […]

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Father’s and Daughter’s – “Daddy’s Little Girl”

As a psychoanalyst I treat families.  The configuration may change but  everyone is part of a larger family unit.  When I  focus on  fathers and daughters, a particular pattern emerges.  I often observe Dads  who are unsure  how to relate to their daughters.  There is frequently a sense of bewilderment in how to stay close […]

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Babies are Everywhere! The insidious nature of infertility.

You’re out running a routine errand when you see one pregnant woman walking with a toddler in a stroller and a pre-schooler walking alongside. You turn the corner and there’s a pregnant woman sitting at a sidewalk café talking with her friend who is holding her own baby. You meet your friend for lunch who […]

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Undergoing the Situation: Emotional Dwelling Is More Than Empathic Understanding

The person with understanding does not know and judge as one who stands apart and unaffected; but rather, as one united by a specific bond with the other, he thinks with the other and undergoes the situation with him. (Gadamer, 1975, p. 288) Traditional notions of therapeutic empathy have been pervaded by the Cartesian doctrine […]

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