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Friday, April 12, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 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


Steven Van Wagoner, PhD, Michael Krass, PhD, Ellen Klosson, PhD, Jennifer Natalya Fink, PhD, 

William Pinney, PhD, Greg Barber, MD, Nydia Lisman-Pieczanksi, MD 

6 Conferences

September 8, October 13, November 10, January 12, March 8, April 12

Click here to see the full Washington Case Conference program schedule

Discounted pricing available for full 6 session bundle (see below)

(2 CME/CE available per session, maximum 12)

Via Zoom

Registration Link: https://wbcp.memberclicks.net/register_wcc_2023-2024


Registration Fees:

Full Course (All 6 sessions):

WBCP and CFS Members:                                                      $324
Non-Members:                                                                         $432

Individual Conferences Only:


WBCP and CFS Members       $60 (2 CME/CE per session)

Non-members                           $80 (2 CME/CE per session)

WBCP and CFS Students            No fee (2 CME/CE per session)

WBCP and CFS Fellows          $50 (2 CME/CE per session)

WBCP and CFS Fellows                                                                   No fee (No CME/CE)

Community Mental Health Workers and Other Students   $30 (No CME/CE)

Financial assistance available for community mental health providers. Please contact Lizbeth Moses (lizbethmoses3@gmail.com) or Deborah Perlman (dgperlman@earthlink.net)


Program Description:

The Washington Area Case Conference and Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis (WBCP) and the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS). This program is offered to members and students of both organizations as well as psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, mental health students, and other mental health providers from the Washington Baltimore metropolitan area interested in psychoanalytic theory, practice, and perspectives.



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

Psychoanalytic Infant Observation – Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Usefulness for Clinical Work with Patients of all Ages


The experience of observing infants began in 1948 at the Tavistock Clinic in London as part of the pre-clinical part of the Child Psychotherapy Training Program. It was founded by Esther Bick, a child psychoanalyst from the British Psychoanalytical Society, and was later introduced at the British Psychoanalytic Institute in 1960. Infant Observations have been sown with incredible fertility throughout Latin America, Europe, USA, Africa, Russia, Iran, and China, among others. In this presentation, I am going to superimpose and connect the experience of observation and its application to clinical practice. Clinical material will be presented for a fruitful conversation on the use of an observational stance with an individual adult patient. Maria Lima PsyD, a graduate from our program, will present the vignettes.

Presenter Bios:

Nydia Lisman-Pieczanski, MD, is a Child and Adult psychoanalyst, trained at the British Psychoanalytical Institute. She is a training and supervising analyst child and adult of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. She is currently faculty and Founding Chair of the “Observational Studies Program” at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. Scientific adviser of the Infant Observation Program in “Mind in Mind”, Beijing, China. Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists, London, U.K. Member of the New Washington School of Psychiatry. Member of ALOBB (Latin American Association of Infant Observers) She has written and published papers on Infant, Child, Adolescent and Adult analysis, APsaA Journal reviewer, and is the co-editor with Alberto Pieczanski, MD of “The Pioneers of Psychoanalysis in South America” New Library of Psychoanalysis, Routledge, U.K. and its Spanish version “Los Pioneros del Psicoanálisis Sudamericano” Karnac, London, U.K.

Maria Lima, PsyD, was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, where she completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. In 2017, she graduated from the George Washington University Psy.D. program in Washington DC, and from the Observational Studies Program of the Washington School of Psychiatry. Maria has worked with children, adults and the elderly from under-privileged communities in various psychotherapeutic contexts. Currently, Maria works in private practice and in the British National Health Service (NHS) where she sees adult patients in individual psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has assisted in teaching graduate classes on psychoanalytic theory, she has led workshops on child development and family dynamics for parents and educators, and she is a faculty member for the Observational Studies Program (Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis).


There is no known commercial support for this program.
CVs available upon request.

CE Information:

Continuing Medical Education – 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 12.0 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 for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

* Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. Updated July 2021

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.





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