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

Introduction to essential concepts in psychoanalysis. (2 years).

Psychoanalytic Training Programs

Prepare to practice as an Adult Psychoanalyst. Child and Adolescent training is also offered.
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.


Public Programs Calendar


Friday, September 30, 2022 | 5:00 pm7:00 pm

COWAP Film Discussion “Roma”

Please join us as Heli Morales Ascencio, PhD and Catherine Mallouh, MD, presents Discussion of the film “Roma” (2018), written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron Moderated by Margarita Cereijido, PhD …

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 11:30 am1:00 pm

Saltz Grand Rounds

Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital and the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis Via Zoom 

Friday, October 14, 2022 | 12:15 pm2:15 pm

Washington Case Conference

The Washington Area Case Conference and Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis (WBCP) and the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS). This program is offered…

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WBCP publishes essays and articles on this website in two collections.
PsychBites offers monthly tapas-sized reads designed to spark interest and provoke thought.
While Beyond the Couch delivers periodic posts focused on bringing community back into psychoanalysis.


Tapas-sized reads designed to spark interest and provoke thought.

Threshold Moments

A psychoanalytically informed treatment can last for many months or years, yet there are moments in the work that in retrospect serve as markers showing important changes are occurring.

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My Late Life Crisis

Two months ago, I jumped out of an airplane at 10,000 feet. It was thrilling. I flew through the air like a bird, experiencing feelings I had never had, manifestations of a new me.

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Re-Runs at 5:18 AM

In Florida it was 5:18AM. My son was calling early on my Birthday. I picked up expecting, ”Happy…”. Pressured speech blurted, “My son is a monster; with unstopped determination, he does the opposite of what I tell him and laughs at my anger!”

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Beyond the Couch

Thoughtful posts bringing community back into psychoanalysis.

News + Updates

Stay informed and read the latest news from WBCP.

PSP Dates

A new cohort begins the PSP every fall. Applications accepted rolling admissions dates. Don’t wait. Find out more.

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