About Online IPPP at the White Institute

Karen G. Gennaro  |  

Karen G. Gennaro, M.D., M.B.A. is a Supervisor of Psychotherapy and faculty at the William Alanson White Institute in New York, New York. She is Director of the Online Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the White Institute.


The White Institute was founded in 1943 by interpersonal psychoanalysts Harry Stack Sullivan, Clara Thompson, Frieda Fromm-Reichman and Eric Fromm, among others. The institute’s primary function has always been and continues to be the training of psychoanalysts. But over a decade ago, the Instiute also started training psychotherapists in the Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, known as the IPPP. In 2016 the Institute expanded this training to therapists online with Russian translation, the RIPPP. In 2018 the institute further expanded its online training of therapists to English speaking students in the Online IPPP program.


The White institute's analytic position is Interpersonal. This position was shaped by the founders' belief in the continuous, unconscious, mutual influence of the analyst and patient upon one another. Interpersonal psychoanalysis and psychotherapy are thus two-person experiences because both the analyst and patient are affected by their pasts as they are embedded in the present. These interpersonal theories are threaded
into the body of analytic theory presented in the Online IPPP clinical theory lectures and group case seminars.

Please visit Dr. Gennaro’s website:karenggennaro.com

For more information or to apply to the Online IPPP program please visit the William Alanson White Institute’s website: http://www.wawhite.org/index.php?page=online-ippp