Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program

Learn foundational psychoanalytic principles.


Psychoanalytic principles find application in a variety of fields and disciplines and can provide advanced students, psychiatric residents, and graduate mental-health practitioners with valuable fundamental insights in their professional development and careers. In this tuition-free program, fellows learn through exposure to case studies, background reading, and engagement with a diversity of faculty and colleagues. Optional scientific meetings add an enhanced opportunity to explore psychoanalytic thought and practice. 

The Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program is designed for individuals who have a significant interest in psychoanalysis as a body of knowledge and as a framework with which to understand and carry out therapeutic efforts. The primary focus is psychoanalysis in an adult context, but includes several cases focused on children. 

At each session, a member of the WBCP faculty will present a psychotherapy or psychoanalytic case that invites and includes active discussion. WBCP encourages multidisciplinary exchange and promotes engagement with a variety of thoughts and perspectives. A large aim of the program is for fellows to gain insights into their own work through exposure to psychoanalytic principles and approaches. 

For advanced graduate students and psychiatric residents as well as recent graduates in psychiatry, psychology, social work, and professional counseling. While the program is designed for those at the earlier stages of their careers, mid- and later-career clinicians and scholars seeking additional psychodynamic and psychoanalytic exposure can also benefit.


The Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program currently consists of 12 two-hour seminars with case presentations by practicing psychoanalysts on clinically-related topics. The program includes case presentations of adults and children in psychoanalytic treatment and psychotherapy conducted with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic principles.

Through these case studies, the program delivers an underlying curriculum that builds foundational understanding of psychoanalytic principles. During each presentation, fellows are actively encouraged to engage with the presenter, ask questions, make comments, address the transference, identify defense mechanisms, and make connections between childhood experiences and presenting symptoms and conflicts.

2024-2025 Fellowship Program Presenters and Learning Objectives


Delivered online via Zoom since 2021, the Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program is held on twelve Saturday mornings, 11:45am–1:45pm EST, during the academic year (September to May).

2024-2025 Fellowship Program Schedule, Presenters and Bibliography

The Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program is a tuition-free program. CME/CEs are available for participants for $20/credit hour. WBCP Fellows are also welcome to attend WBCP’s Scientific Meetings and other conferences offered at no charge. There is a fee, however, for fellows who wish to receive CMEs/CEs for other meetings or program. See individual program descriptions for CME/CE fees.


Application must be received no later than June 30th, 2024
Fellowships acceptances are announced by early September.

To apply, please submit the application form with the follow­ing information:

  • A short personal essay (two pages maximum) describing the development of your interest in the application of psychoanalytic and/or psychodynamic concepts.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals who have direct knowledge of your therapeutic work with individuals.
  • Your current curriculum vitae, including name, degree(s), mailing address, email address, date of birth, birthplace, languages spoken (when relevant), and phone number.
  • $20 application fee paid at time of form submission. 

Please address completed letters of recommendations to Mr. Joseph Chirico, Executive Director.

For questions regarding applications, please contact 


For more information, please call the Center at (301) 470-3635; (410) 792-8060; or (202) 237-1854.

You may also contact either of the Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program Directors:

Anita K. Bryce, PhD: (703) 734-9287

Arthur Stein, MD: (202) 362-3978


CME/CE’s available $20/credit/hour

Continuing Medical Education – Physicians
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 24.0 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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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