Public Programs &
Professional Development

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Welcome to a vibrant source of education and community for individuals interested in psychoanalysis as a therapeutic model and as a lens for viewing individuals, culture, and society, along with stimulating conversation. 

WBCP’s public programs include an array of high-caliber scientific meetings, case conferences, continuing education opportunities, and a unique 3-year writing program, as well as programs that highlight the arts, including two annual film festivals.

Continuing Education Units are not issued for partial attendance of one day programs.

Calendar

May

Friday, May 31, 2024 | 5:00 pm6:30 pm

COWAP Film Discussion: Discussions on Gender “Anatomy of a Fall”

Date: May 31, 2024 Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET Where: Via Zoom No CME/CE   Discussants: Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, MD and Carolyn Ratner-Fitzgerald, JD, PsyD Moderators: Margarita Cereijido a…

June

September

Saturday, September 14, 2024 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP: “Women, The Longest Revolution”- Session 1: Virginia Ungar

Session 1: The Female Psychoanalyst’s Longest Revolution Participants: Virginia Ungar, Margarita Valladares, and Margarita Cereijido, Chair Date: September 14, 2024 Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET …

Tuesday, September 24, 2024 | 4:00 pm5:15 pm

First Day of Institute Classes

October

Sunday, October 20, 2024 | 1:00 pm4:00 pm

LGBTQ+ Workshop (Registration Opening This Summer)

Date: October 20, 2024 Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Presenter: Sam Guzzardi, LCSW “Holding Laplanche Lightly: The Story of Two Queer Treatments” Via Zoom More information coming soon. Registration opens in t…

Saturday, October 26, 2024 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP: “Women, The Longest Revolution”: Session 2: Romance

Session 2: What Ever Happened to Romance on the Revolutionary Road? Participants: Janice Lieberman, Chair, Danielle Knafo, Arlene Heyman, and Isaac Tylim Date: October 26, 2024 Time: 11:00 am – …

December

Saturday, December 14, 2024 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP: “Women, The Longest Revolution”: Session 3: In Her Own Voice

Session 3: In Her Own Voice: Challenging Theories of Women’s Development Participants: Nancy Kulish and Catherine Mallouh Date: December 14, 2024 Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET   Registration Lin…

January

Saturday, January 11, 2025 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP: “Women, The Longest Revolution”: Session 4: Women as Caregivers Through Their Lifespan

Session 4: Women’s Role as Caregivers Through Their Lifespan Participants: Jessica Benjamin, Erika Lapitka (IPSO president), Tracy Sidesinger, and Margarita Cereijido, chair Date: January 11, 2025 …

Saturday, January 25, 2025 | 9:00 am12:00 pm

Annual Colloquium (Members Only Event)

Annual Colloquium January 25, 2025 Time: 9:00 am – 12: 00 pm More information coming soon!  

February

Saturday, February 8, 2025 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP: “Women, The Longest Revolution”: Session 5: Material Body

Session 5: The Female Body:  Passion and Peril Participants: Rosemary H. Balsam, MD, Rachel Boué-Widawsky, PhD, Jeri Isaacson, PhD, Chair Date: February 8, 2025 Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET &nb…

March

Saturday, March 8, 2025 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP: “Women, The Longest Revolution”: Session 6: Women and Literature

“Women’s Lives in Transition: Novelists Amy Bloom and Lisa Gornick in Conversation” Date: March 8, 2025 Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET   Registration Link:  Program Flyer:  Registration Deadl…

April

Saturday, April 12, 2025 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP: “Women, The Longest Revolution”: Session 7: Juliet Mitchell

Session 7: Conversation with Juliet Mitchell Juliet Mitchell will reflect on her iconic book, “Women “Women: The longest revolution,” considering the ongoing changes in different feminine scena…

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