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Friday, November 10, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Washington Case Conference – November 10, 2023 – Jennifer Natalya Fink, PhD

Date: Friday, November 10, 2023

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


For a complete list of dates, presenters, learning objectives, and detailed CME/CE information see flyer on the registration page.

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.



November 10, 2023 – Jennifer Natalya Fink, PhD

Reimagining Disability on the Couch and in the Culture


Is disability a trauma? An unresolvable crisis? A melancholic state? Or is disability an identity, a potential source of pride and power? One in five people in the world are disabled; if we should live so long, we will all eventually be disabled. Disabled people constitute the world’s largest minority group. Yet disability still figures in psychoanalysis as trauma, pathology, melancholia. This workshop will use storytelling, family history, and reflection as well as new concepts emerging from disability studies and disability justice to explore what disability means for psychoanalysis. How do we encounter this core human experience on the couch, and how can we open up the richness of disability identity for ourselves and our clients? What ableist ideas do we bring to the psychoanalytic encounter–and what happens when we let them go? In this interactive presentation, we will examine how the concept of disability lineage and related concepts can help us reimagine disability for and with our clients.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Jennifer Natalya Fink, is a core faculty in the Program in Disability Studies and a professor of English at Georgetown University. Her groundbreaking book, All Our Families: Disability Lineage and the Future of Kinshiphas been featured in the New York Times and the Atlantic. She is also a novelist and is the winner of the Dana Award for the Novel and the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Innovative Fiction. An acclaimed teacher scholar- artist, she received the President’s Award for Scholar-Teachers.


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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