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

December

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Stacia I. Super Memorial Ethics Conference

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 Violati…

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 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, December 10, 2022 | 10:30 am12:00 pm

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 structurin…

Friday, December 16, 2022 | 4:00 pm5:30 pm

Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema (Do The Right Thing)

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 bigot…

Friday, January 6, 2023 | 5:00 pm7:30 pm

Book Talk with Michael Slevin and Beverly Stoute

Friday, January 13, 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…

Monday, January 16, 2023

MLK Day (OFFICE CLOSED)

Saturday, January 28, 2023 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

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 …

Sunday, January 29, 2023 | 9:30 am12:30 pm

Clinical Psychotherapy Program

Monday, January 30, 2023Sunday, February 5, 2023

American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) National Meeting

February

Friday, February 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…

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

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 un…

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

via Zoom This program will not offer CME/CE

April

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

Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 11:00 am12:30 pm

COWAP Revisiting the Maternal: Incarcerated Mothers (date TBA)

“Incarcerated Mothers and Family Separation” More details to come

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

WBCP Social Gathering

Gertude’s in Baltimore

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…