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


Saturday, September 14, 2024 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP: “Women, The Longest Revolution”- Session 1: Virginia Ungar

Session 1: The Female Psychoanalyst’s Longest Revolution Participants: Virginia Ungar, Margarita Valladares, and Margarita Cereijido, Chair Date: September 14, 2024 Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET…

Tuesday, September 24, 2024 | 4:00 pm5:15 pm

First Day of Institute Classes


Sunday, October 6, 2024 | 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Raphling Memorial Lecture

Racial Rage, Racial Guilt: The Uses of Anger in Asian America Presenter: David Eng Date: October 6, 2024 Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm In-Person Presentation Post Hall  George Washington University Mt. Ver…

Sunday, October 20, 2024 | 1:00 pm4:00 pm

LGBTQ+ Workshop (Registration Opening This Summer)

Date: October 20, 2024 Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Presenter: Sam Guzzardi, LCSW “Holding Laplanche Lightly: The Story of Two Queer Treatments” Via Zoom More information coming soon. Registration opens in t…

Saturday, October 26, 2024 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP: “Women, The Longest Revolution”: Session 2: Romance

Session 2: What Ever Happened to Romance on the Revolutionary Road? Participants: Janice Lieberman, Chair, Danielle Knafo, Arlene Heyman, and Isaac Tylim Date: October 26, 2024 Time: 11:00 am – …

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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.

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 ( 

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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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News + Updates

Stay informed and read the latest news from WBCP.

Letter From the President

The Center is operating at full tilt, with the usual high level of excellence that we are known for. Simultaneously, we are engaging in diversity, equity , and inclusion efforts

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