Psychoanalysis for the 21st Century
The WBCP brings over 75 years of commitment and innovation to the field of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic training. Welcome.
What are you interested in?
Psychoanalytic Fellowship Programs
Learn foundational psychoanalytic principles. (9 months).
Psychoanalytic Studies Program
Psychoanalytic Training Programs
We at the WBCP are committed to examining all aspects of diversity in the composition of our membership, our client systems, and our teaching. We are committed to redressing failures of the past through furthering our own education and sensitivities to issues of diversity. We aim to create a welcoming atmosphere that is open to discussion and change, one that approaches past failures with non-defensiveness, accepting responsibility and committing to improvement. We aim to grow.
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Public Programs Calendar
Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The keynote speakers will be Dr. Christine Courtois and Carrie T. Ishee, LPCC and the discussant will be our own Dr. Richard Waugaman. In keeping with Dr. Courtois’ new book, Sexual Boundary Violati…
Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Melanie Klein and the Maternal At the core of Melanie Klein’s theory of the infantile mind is her understanding that the object is present from the beginning of life and is crucial to the structurin…
Friday, December 16, 2022 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Do The Right Thing 1989 (118 min) Director: Spike Lee Discussant: Carol Clay, PsyD On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigot…
Tapas-sized reads designed to spark interest and provoke thought.
Here I am, taking comfort in the sunroom and emailing off another cartoon to my sister. I have two sisters and have always been especially close to sister number two, Patti. It could be said that we are close because we are nearer in age, but really, we are close because we are pretty much on the same wavelength. We enjoy a lot of the same things including guffawing over clever memes. We like to laugh.
Beyond the Couch
Thoughtful posts bringing community back into psychoanalysis.
In this issue of “Beyond the Couch,” we are pleased to offer you Paula Hamm’s work on bringing psychoanalysis out of the office and, quite literally, onto the saddle. Dr. Hamm’s exceptional work as a volunteer support for equestrian therapy breathes life into the notion that a deep understanding of psychoanalytic principles can guide and expand the impact of life-changing therapeutic interventions. Dr. Hamm recognizes the unique bond between humans and horses, as well as the powerful effect of gaining mastery in the face of vulnerability, in the context of a safe and supportive holding environment.
News + Updates
Stay informed and read the latest news from WBCP.
Over the last few years, the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and Howard University Department of Psychiatry have been building an affiliation.