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

March

Friday, March 8, 2024 | 12:00 pm2:00 pm

Washington Case Conference – March 8, 2024 – Greg Barber, MD

Date: Friday, March 8, 2024 NEW TIME: 12:00pm- 2:00pm ET Presenters: Steven Van Wagoner, PhD, Michael Krass, PhD, Ellen Klosson, PhD, Jennifer Natalya Fink, PhD,  William Pinney, PhD, Greg Barber, MD…

Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Zoom Cocktail Hour (Members Only Event)

Zoom Cocktail Hour Time: 5:00 pm When: March 10, 2024 Where: Via Zoom

Saturday, March 16, 2024 | 11:00 am5:30 pm

Community Psychoanalysis Conference: The Unseen

Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges in Psychoanalysis: Community Psychoanalysis into the Future Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:00 am – 5: 30 pm Sunday, March 17, 2024 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Present…

Sunday, March 17, 2024 | 11:00 am4:00 pm

Community Psychoanalysis Conference: The Unseen: Day 2

Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges in Psychoanalysis: Community Psychoanalysis into the Future Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:00 am – 5: 30 pm Sunday, March 17, 2024 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Present…

April

Friday, April 12, 2024 | 12:00 pm2:00 pm

Washington Case Conference – April 12, 2024 – Nydia Lisman-Pieczanksi, MD and Maria Lima, PsyD

Date: Friday, April 12, 2024 NEW TIME: 12:00pm- 2:00pm ET Presenters: Steven Van Wagoner, PhD, Michael Krass, PhD, Ellen Klosson, PhD, Jennifer Natalya Fink, PhD,  William Pinney, PhD, Greg Barber, M…

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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.

Up Close and Personal

Biennially, the National Portrait Gallery fosters a competition where artists around the country submit intimate portrayals of a human being – sometimes themselves. In this video portrait, 2013 award winner Bo Gehring presents Esperanza Spalding (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OeZxytSV3M) 

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No Words

On a recent trip to Germany, I was very interested to see their modern art, to see what sense the people are making of who they are.  Contemporary psychoanalytic thinking holds that some facts of human existence cannot be said but rather shown, as expressed in the arts.

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Beyond the Couch

Thoughtful posts bringing community back into psychoanalysis.

The House of Ruth

In her essay about her years as a board member at the House of Ruth, Carolyn Gruber does a beautiful job describing the work done in this incredible “house” where

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