Combined Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program and Candidate Seminar
Offered jointly by the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and the Contemporary Freudian Society.
The Combined Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program and Candidate Seminar is a tuition-free program for advanced trainees and graduates in Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical Social Work and Professional Counseling who have an interest in clinical work with children and adolescents.
The Fellowship Program focuses on the study of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory and technique as a body of knowledge and framework to help understand and carry out therapeutic work with children, adolescents and their families The Candidate Seminar provides an opportunity for all participants to listen to child psychoanalytic case presentations by child candidates in training from the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and the Contemporary Freudian Society. Senior child analysts from both training programs join as presenters and discussants. In addition, each year child and adolescent psychoanalysts from other APsaA Institutes are invited to present their work both inside and outside the consulting room.
Other benefits for Fellows include invitations to the Center’s Psychoanalytic Scientific Meetings and waivers of application fees for local conferences sponsored by the WBCP.
Please note: Optional CME/CE’s for the Child Fellowship are available for a fee (see below).
Leadership and Instructors
Faculty, Fellowship Program and Candidate Seminar:
Mary FitzGerald, LICSW; S. Kalman Kolansky, MD; Justine Kalas Reeves, PsyD;
Arthur Stein, MD
Chair, WBCP Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program:
Joy Kassett, Ph.D
& Case Presentations
This Fellowship Program and Candidate Seminar is intended as an opportunity for clinicians working with children and adolescents and child psychoanalytic candidates to come together around a shared interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches to the treatment of children and adolescents. Drawing on a clinical, case-based approach, this course will facilitate discussions of developmental, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory and technique. Topics covered may include, but not be limited to, evaluation, psychopathology, parent work, therapeutic action, impasses, working with defenses and the demands of telehealth. Particular attention will be paid to the specific technical approaches in working with each child, given the stage of development and unique presenting challenges and concerns.
Many participants in the Fellowship Program and Candidate Seminar work in community mental health settings. Seeing children and adolescents in our consulting rooms is only one of many applications of psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory and technique and we view community psychoanalysis as equally one of its applications. Case presentations will consist of a balance between children and adolescents who are seen in private practice settings and those who are seen in community mental health settings, providing opportunities to discuss a wide range of cases and to consider social, cultural and racial diversity.
The course syllabus will include a required text on child development and a required reading for each class, relevant to the case presentation. A sample syllabus is below.
All 2023-24 classes will be conducted via Zoom.
The Combined Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program and Candidate Seminar will be held approximately twice a month on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM.
Applications must be received no later June 30, 2023. Fellowships will be announced by early September 2023.
To apply, please submit the application form with the following information:
- A short personal essay (two pages maximum) describing the development of your interest in the application of psychoanalytic and/or psychodynamic concepts;
- Two letters of recommendation from professionals who have direct knowledge of your therapeutic work with individuals;
- Your current curriculum vitae, including name, physical address, email address, date of birth, birthplace, phone number.
- If you have attended a WBCP Fellowship in the past, you only need to submit an updated CV and no personal statement or letters of recommendation.
Please address completed applications to:
Mr. Joseph Chirico, Executive Director
EMAIL Send completed applications with “Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program” in the subject to: email@example.com
FAX: Send all pages to (410) 792-4912.
For more information:
For more information, call: (301) 470-3635; (410) 792-8060 or (202) 237-1854
Inquiries about the Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program and Candidate Seminar should be directed to Drs. Arthur Stein (202) 362-3978 and Joy Kassett (202) 360-9994.
Inquiries about other Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program offerings at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis or the Contemporary Freudian Society should be directed to:
Dr. Joy Kassett, WBCP, (202) 360-9994, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Dr. Justine Kalas Reeves, CFS, (202) 360-0222, email@example.com
Fees for CE/CME credits apply to all programs, even for participating Fellows. The fee varies depending on the program.
*CME/CE’s available $20/credit/hour
Continuing Medical Education – Physicians – This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education – Social Workers – The programs of The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. meet the criteria for continuing education as defined by the District of Columbia and Virginia Boards of Social Work, and the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. designates this program as a continuing education activity for social work for 1 credit hour per hour for this activity. The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for Category 1 continuing education units.
Continuing Education – Psychologists – The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Continuing Education — Licensed Professional Counselors – The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. continuing education credits meet the criteria and may be submitted for re-licensure of LPCs in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. This program/activity has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists to satisfy Category A continuing education requirements.