Stacia I. Super Memorial Ethics Conference

Via Zoom

The keynote speakers will be Dr. Christine Courtois and Carrie T. Ishee, LPCC and the discussant will be our own Dr. Richard Waugaman.  In keeping with Dr. Courtois' new book, Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy, she will be exploring various ethical considerations associated with sexual boundary transgressions made by therapists. The #MeToo movement, documenting sexual […]

Washington Case Conference

Via Zoom

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 […]

COWAP Revisiting the Maternal: Melanie Klein and the Maternal

Melanie Klein and the Maternal At the core of Melanie Klein’s theory of the infantile mind is her understanding that the object is present from the beginning of life and is crucial to the structuring of mental life.  Her emphasis on the early maternal includes the mother’s mind and her role in helping the child […]

Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema (Do The Right Thing)

Via Zoom

Do The Right Thing 1989 (118 min) Director: Spike Lee Discussant: Carol Clay, PsyD On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.   *** Film must be viewed prior to event.***   1.5 CME/CE available […]

Washington Case Conference

Via Zoom

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 […]

COWAP Revisiting the Maternal: The Maternal Death Drive

with Lisa Baraitser This “conversation” will focus on Lisa Baraitser’s understanding of a ‘maternal death drive’. This supplements Freud’s death drive by accounting for the temporality of repetition that retains a relation to the future but remains distinct from a life drive. Maternity, and many other forms of care work that are traditionally assigned to […]

Washington Case Conference

Via Zoom

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 […]

COWAP Revisiting the Maternal: The Future of Care

with Sally Weintrobe Sally Weintrobe (UK) will discuss various elements of the environmental crisis, and the question of the future; Our survival depends upon care being sufficiently strong to hold uncare in check. Care requires a culture of care. Neoliberalism’s culture of uncare has waged war on care, stripping us of our sense of community. […]

Washington Case Conference

Via Zoom

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 […]

COWAP Revisiting the Maternal: Parenting a Child with a Facial Difference

with Sandy Hershberg Mothering her child with Moebius Syndrome, congenital facial paralysis, in which the face appears visibly different from birth, sets the stage for Sandy Hershberg’s experience of mothering in which her sense of herself and sense of unfamiliarity within herself is intensified by the “the uncanny gaze” of others on her child, thus heightening […]

Washington Case Conference

Via Zoom

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 […]

WBCP Social Gathering

Gertude's in Baltimore 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore, MD

Gertude's in Baltimore

COWAP Revisiting the Maternal: Maternal Eroticism in the Analytic Setting

with Andrea Celenza The analyst’s vitalizing activity, as reflected in the analyst’s invitation to be, in the offer to take in the analyst as an object of love, to receive what the analyst transmits, and the taking in of other components implicit through nonverbal means (through gaze and displaced touch) are all components of a healthy analytic process. These are all aspects of healthy maternal eroticism as well. […]

Washington Case Conference

Via Zoom

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 […]

COWAP Revisiting the Maternal: The Maternal Has No Gender

with Ann Pellegrini and Tiffany Lethbo King In much of psychoanalytic theory, the maternal is intimately tied up in, and is understood to be, the grounds of sexual difference, if not gender. But following from approaches in feminist, queer, trans, and Black Study, the maternal can be understood to have no gender. In this presentation, […]

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