Psychoanalysis for the 21st Century

The WBCP brings over 75 years of commitment and innovation to the field of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic training. Welcome.

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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.

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Public Programs Calendar

December

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Stacia I. Super Memorial Ethics Conference

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…

Thursday, December 8, 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…

Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 10:30 am12:00 pm

COWAP Revisiting the Maternal: Melanie Klein and the Maternal

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 pm5:30 pm

Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema (Do The Right Thing)

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…

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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.

PsychBytes

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

Horizons

A favorite amusement during my elementary-school years was a puzzle-map of the United States. The puzzle pieces comprised all the states. The top of the puzzle went beyond the USA halfway up Canada, and the bottom ended halfway through Mexico.

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Mad or Sad?

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.

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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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Beyond the Couch

Thoughtful posts bringing community back into psychoanalysis.

Off The Couch: Onto the Saddle

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.

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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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