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Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 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-Person Event
The Colonnade Condominium
2801 New Mexico Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
Lobby Floor Party Room
Street parking is available on Fulton Street, Tunlaw Road and New Mexico Avenue

Registration Link: https://wbcp.memberclicks.net/registration-osp-open-house-2024-2025

For more information please contact:

Deborah Blessing, LICSW, Co-Chair   deborahblessing1@gmail.com

Silvana Kaufman, LICSW, Co-Chair   Kaufmansilvana@yahoo.com

Observational Studies Program Description: 

Observation has proven to significantly enrich clinical work with any age group or population. This program is for anyone who is interested in understanding psychodynamic ideas, the power of primitive anxieties, and how our earliest experiences stay with us over our lifetime.

Seeing the Unseen in Clinical Work is conducted by a multi-disciplinary faculty of child, adult, couple, and family psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. The training follows the model of infant observation pioneered and developed by Esterh Bick at the Tavistock Clinic in London in 1948.

Over two years, students engage with essential concepts designed to enhance awareness and understanding of human development and interaction across cultures and ethnic groups. Through a rich mix of theoretical, clinical, and experiential learning, students discover meaning in paying close attention to what is occurring in front of them and taking in as many details as possible, which are essential parts of observational training.

Students come from different areas of interest and training and explore the applications of what they are learning to their own practice and work, contributing to rich multidisciplinary exchange and understanding.

Applications are welcome from mental-health professionals, medical practitioners including nursing practitioners, teachers and educators, professionals working in protective services, prisons, and social and probation services, and case workers in public and private organizations.


Saturday, May 18, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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2801 New Mexico Ave NW, Washington 20007

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