Scientific Conferences

Multiple topics, perspectives, and organizations.


We host conferences each year for WBCP members and interested clinicians, with CME/CE credits available. We also collaborate with other organizations to co-sponsor events.

Events are scheduled throughout the year, focusing on: Cultural Competency, hosted by COWAP to increase a clinician’s competency within various cultural topics; A variety of issues within the LGBTQ communities are presented at the LGBTQ Conference; Ethics Conferences discuss various issues around ethics from a psychoanalytic viewpoint; Restricted to members of WBCP, Colloquium presents original papers by members of the WBCP community; The Raphling Conference presents various topics within psychoanalytic technique; Community Psychoanalysis Colloquium considers topics related to community psychoanalysis.


For more information about the Scientific Conferences please contact Nancy Ingraham, PsyD, Chair at



Sunday, October 23, 2022 | 12:30 pm4:00 pm

Gender and Sexuality Diversities Workshop (LGBTQI Conference)(Registration Closes 10/19)

“Puberty as Threshold: Psychoanalytic Considerations Regarding Hormone Blocking and Cross-Sex Hormones in Work with Transgender Children”

Presenter: Avgi Saketopoulou, PsyD

Registration Closes 10/19/22

Sunday, October 23, 2022


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Presentation and Discussion

Via Zoom (closed captions available)

3 CME/CEs (meets LGBTQI+ Cultural Competence and Diversities CME/CE requirements)



Program Description:  Psychoanalysis’s treatment of trans children and trans adolescents ranges from moral panic that masquerades as psychoanalysis to facile, conceptually lazy “acceptance”. This presentation starts from the premise that both are problematic and insufficient, and proposes that the difficulty our field is experiencing around trans youth has to do with the challenges trans experience and embodiments pose to our metapsychology. Clinical material that spans a ten-year treatment of a trans child, will help flesh out the particular pressures transness places on psychoanalytic theorizing -around the sexual, embodiment, ethics, and psychic time- and offer enlarged pathways to clinical engagement with such children. The level of programming is intermediate, so it will build on a foundational knowledge of gender and introduce contemporary applications of theory and interventions in working with transgender children.

Who should attend:

The program is extended to members of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. We welcome psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, mental health students, and other mental health providers interested in psychoanalytic theory, practice and perspectives on LGBTQ+.


For a complete list of dates, presenters, learning objectives, and detailed CME/CE information see flier on the registration page.


Friday, November 4, 2022 | 8:00 pm9:30 pm

2022 Raphling Memorial Lecture

Communication and Transformation in Infancy and Psychotherapy: Psychic Structure, Interaction and the Non-verbal Unconscious

8:00 – 9:30 PM ET
via Zoom

1.5 CME/CE


Register Here:

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 2, 2022


Presenter: Stephen Seligman, DMH

Stephen Seligman is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco and at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis; Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California; and Editor Emeritus of Psychoanalytic Dialogues. Dr Seligman has published nearly 100 articles, chapters and reviews, many of which take up the intersection of infancy research and psychoanalysis.  He has worked for over 4 decades in the development and dissemination of the original “Fraiberg model” of infant-psychotherapy.


For a complete list of dates, presenters, learning objectives, and detailed CME/CE information see flyer on the registration page.


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

Stacia I. Super Memorial Ethics Conference

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Christine Courtois and her discussant will be our own Dr. Richard Waugaman.  In keeping with Dr. Courtois’ new book, Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy, she will be exploring various ethical considerations associated with sexual boundary transgressions made by therapists.

The #MeToo movement, documenting sexual violations across many professional and occupational settings, makes clear that such events are alarmingly common. The psychotherapy setting is not the exception. In fact, the nature of psychotherapeutic work may contribute to vulnerabilities given the powerful and intimate emotions engendered and the transference and countertransference responses that are relationally stimulated.  Clinicians who treat the victimized client in subsequent therapy and those who treat or supervise the offending therapist face special challenges and require specialized knowledge.