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.

Calendar

February

Saturday, February 11, 2023 | 9:00 am12:00 pm

Annual Colloquium (WBCP Members Only)

Date: February 11, 2023 Time: 9am – 12:00pm

Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP Revisiting the Maternal: The Future of Care

Presented by: Sally Weintrobe in conversation with Wendy Hollway Moderated by Lynne Zeavin Sally Weintrobe (UK) will discuss various elements of the environmental crisis, and the question of the futur…

March

Friday, March 10, 2023 | 12:15 pm2:15 pm

Washington Case Conference

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…

Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

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 o…

Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Book Talk with Richard Waugaman on Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Shakespeare

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Shakespeare Presenter: Richard Waugaman Date: March 19, 2023 Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm via Zoom This program will not offer CME/CE

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 12:15 pm2:15 pm

Washington Seminar Series

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…

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 5:00 pm6:30 pm

COWAP Film Discussion “Call Jane”

Please join us as Adrienne Harris, PhD and Abby Pariser, presents Discussion of the film “Call Jane” (2022), Directed by Phyllis Nagy and Written by Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi Moderated by Mar…

April

Saturday, April 1, 2023 | 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Save the Date — WBCP Book Talk Event (Date is tentative)

WBCP Book Talk Event with Beverly Stoute and Michael Slevin Date: April 1, 2023 Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Venue: The George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus

Friday, April 14, 2023 | 12:15 pm2:15 pm

Washington Case Conference

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…

Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 9:30 am12:30 pm

Clinical Psychotherapy Program

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 1:00 pm2:30 pm

COWAP Revisiting the Maternal: The Captive Maternal and Carceral Capitalism

The Captive Maternal and Carceral Capitalism Joy James in conversation with Jackie Wang Moderated by Hannah Zeavin Date: April 22, 2023 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm We live in a moment where the rights of …

Sunday, April 23, 2023 | 10:00 am1:00 pm

WBCP Social Gathering (WBCP members only)

WBCP Social Gathering Where: Gertude’s in Baltimore Date: April 23, 2023 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  

Friday, April 28, 2023 | 12:15 pm2:15 pm

Washington Seminar Series

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…

Sunday, April 30, 2023 | 5:00 pm6:00 pm

WBCP Zoom Cocktail Hour

WBCP Zoom Cocktail Hour Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023 Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Where: Via Zoom

May

Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

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 t…

Friday, May 12, 2023 | 12:15 pm2:15 pm

Washington Case Conference

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…

Saturday, May 20, 2023Wednesday, May 24, 2023

American Psychiatric Association National Meeting

June

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

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 follo…