Membership

Connect with colleagues in the fields of mental health and psychoanalysis.

Who we are

The WBCP membership community are professional, passionate, thoughtful clinicians and scholars interested in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy as a treatment modality, as a theory of mind, and as a tool for psychoanalytic research. Most of our members maintain a private practice and many teach and provide supervision with WBCP as well as at area universities and medical schools. A well-published community with a special interest in writing, we are committed to multidisciplinary exchange and lifelong learning.

Why join

Study Groups and Optional Classes
The goal of our study groups is to provide and facilitate the highest quality psychoanalytic educational opportunities for Center members, trainees, and students. Study Groups improve professional competence through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge, promotion of habits of critical inquiry and balanced judgment through educational and training activities. Examples include: Art and Psychoanalysis; Neuropsychoanalysis; & Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in the Internet Age. Continuing education credit is granted for most study groups and optional courses.

Continuing Professional Education
The programs of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis provide continuing professional education credits for physicians, for psychologists and for social workers. Center credits also can be submitted for LPC re-licensure. Please see the individual program sections for details.

Scientific Meetings
Scientific Meetings and workshops on psychoanalytic topics are organized each academic year. The topics address the interests and needs of members and candidates. Please check the Event calendar on our website at www.wbcp.org for up to date information and to register.

E-Newsletter
The E-Newsletter is an in-house publication that includes discussion of issues of interest to members of the Center and has regular reports from the President and from various committee chairs. It is a forum for members to communicate about current topics and events related to psychoanalytic thought.  The editor of the newsletter is responsible to the Board of Directors.

Referrals
The WBCP website maintains a member directory of our psychoanalysts and psychotherapists who wish to have referrals from the membership at large or the general public.

Auditing Courses
Center members may audit a course of the Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute, either in the Adult or Child/Adolescent program, without charge and with the consent of the Curriculum Committee and the seminar leader or instructor.

PEPWEB
Full members of the Center automatically receive a subscription to Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEPWEB). PEPWEB provides online access to all but the most recent issues of many leading psychoanalytic journals and some books, and includes the entire Standard Edition of Freud’s collected works. PEPWEB also enables users to search the literature by author, topic, or key words.

Virtual Community
The WBCP Member website is a virtual community which has many member-only features, including discussion forums, a bulletin board for referrals and other services, a directory search, the event calendar, online registration for all events, and many more. All members have a profile page through which they can access member-only forms and documents and pay dues or program fees online.

Membership
Categories

The following is information about our different membership levels.

Full Member: $1000
A. Eligibility
This category is open to anyone who wants to participate fully in the mission of the Center.
Students enrolled in Center training programs, by virtue of their tuition payments, are Full members of the Center.
First-year graduates of Center training programs will receive a 50% discount for Full membership for one year after graduation.
B. Benefits
Voting Privileges
Eligibility for appointment to faculty for teaching and supervising in Center training programs
Member listserv
Online Membership Directory
Complimentary PEPweb subscription
Complimentary Study Groups
Member Discount for Center conferences and other events
Inclusion in the Find A Therapist Directory
Other Center benefits as they become available

Basic Member: $375
A. Eligibility:
This level of membership is open to anyone.
B. Benefits:
Member listserv
Membership Directory
Complimentary Study Groups
Other Center benefits as they become available

Scholars: $225
A. Eligibility:
This category is for scholar graduates of either the psychoanalytic training program or psychotherapy training program.
B. Benefits:
1. Voting Privileges
2. Eligibility for appointment to faculty for teaching and supervising in Center training programs.
3. Member listserv
4. Online Membership Directory
5. Complimentary PEPweb subscription
6. Complimentary Study Groups
7. Member Discount for Center conferences and other events
8. Other Center benefits as they become available

New Professional: $250
A. Eligibility
This category is open to people who have graduated within the previous three years from an academic mental health program at a graduate level (MSW PH.D., Psy.D., MD, MSN etc.).
Membership in this category is limited to two years.
B. Benefits
New Professionals have the same benefits as Basic Members:
Member listserv
Membership Directory
Complimentary Study Groups
Other Center benefits as they become available.

Corresponding Member: $100
A. Eligibility
This category is open only to members of other APsaA or IPA Institutes, and includes WBCP voting members who relocate to a geographic distance of at least 100 miles.
Corresponding members of local institutes/centers must be voting members of their “home” Institute/Center.
B. Benefits

Corresponding members have most of the privileges of Full members, with the following exceptions: they may not vote, hold office or serve as elected members of committees; and are not eligible for listing as program faculty for teaching and supervising.

The benefits are:
Member listserv
Membership Directory
Complimentary Study Groups
Discounts for selected Center conferences and other events
Other Center benefits as they become available

Friend Member: $100

A. Eligibility
This category is open to anyone.

B. Benefits
Member listserv
Participation in one Center Study Group for fee of $50
Continuing Education credits for Study Group for an additional $50
Online membership directory

Student: $50
A. Eligibility
This category is open to any students in undergraduate or graduate programs.

B. Benefits
Member Listserv
Membership Directory
Participation in Study Groups at the discretion of the Study Group leader/coordinator
Student rates for Center conferences
Other Center benefits as they become available

GW Faculty: $50
A. Eligibility
This category is open to any faculty member of George Washington University.
B. Benefits
Member Listserv
Membership Directory
Participation in Study Groups at the discretion of the Study Group leader/coordinator
Reduced rates for Center conferences
Other Center benefits as they become available

Active Life: $100
A. Eligibility
This category is open to those members who are otherwise eligible for Life Designation category but prefer to receive PEPweb subscription.
B. Benefits
Voting Privileges
Eligibility for appointment to faculty for teaching and supervising in Center training programs
Member listserv
Online Membership Directory
Complimentary PEPweb subscription
Complimentary Study Groups
Member Discount for Center conferences and other events
Inclusion in the Find A Therapist Directory
Other Center benefits as they become available

Life Designation: Voluntary Dues
A. Eligibility
The Life designation shall be granted to any member who has obtained 10-years of Full Membership, upon notice to the Center of retirement from professional practice.
B. Benefits
Voting Privileges
Eligibility for appointment to faculty for teaching and supervising in Center training programs
Member listserv
Online Membership Directory
Complimentary Study Groups
Member Discount for Center conferences and other events
Inclusion in the Find A Therapist Directory
Other Center benefits as they become available

[Life Members have most of the benefits of Full Membership with the exception of PEPweb subscription.]

NOTE:
Dues that are paid for one category cannot be refunded in order to change categories during the fiscal/ membership year. Category changes can only take place during the May – July billing period.