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, April 26, 2024 | 4:00 pm5:30 pm

Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema – XXY

Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema Discussion of the film XXY(2007) Director: Lucia Puenzo After a chance encounter on the street, a woman tried to encourage a pregnant domestic abuse victim to see he…

Sunday, April 28, 2024 | 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Virtual Social Hour (Members Only Event)

Zoom Cocktail Hour Time: 5:00 pm When: April 28, 2024 Where: Via Zoom


Sunday, May 5, 2024 | 10:00 am12:00 pm

WBCP Social Brunch @ Gertrude’s Restaurant in Baltimore

WBCP Social Brunch Date: May 5, 2024 Time: 10: 00 am Where: Gertrude’s Restaurant in Baltimore, MD

Sunday, May 5, 2024 | 4:00 pm5:30 pm

Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP) Zoom Open House

Sunday, May 5th, 2024 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Via Zoom This is an exciting opportunity for people to learn more about our Psychoanalytic Studies program (PSP) and Psychoanalytic training.   During th…

Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 10:00 am12:00 pm

OSP-Observational Studies Open House

The Observational Studies Program Open House: Seeing the Unseen in Clinical Work Learn more about how our program sharpens clinical skills with any age group or population. 10:00am – 12:00pm In-Pers…

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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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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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