The George Washington University
The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and The George Washington University entered into a formal Affiliation Agreement in 2013. This was renewed in 2018 with the newly merged center, The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis (WBCP). Under this agreement the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) at GW and the WBCP officially recognized their shared interests in the field of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and undertook promoting institutional collaboration for clinical teaching, collaborative research, and other academic endeavors. This collaboration was undertaken to make optimal use of their respective resources to ultimately enhance the ability of WBCP and GW to serve their respective communities and the community at large. Currently members of WBCP are engaged in the following activities in the GW Department of Psychiatry: 1) clinical supervision of residents, 2) teaching seminars for the residents, 3) mentoring residents in Grand Rounds and other scholarly presentations, 4) mentoring residents in clinical writing projects, and 5) other continuing medical education activities. WBCP members providing such services have clinical faculty appointments at GW.
Recognizing their shared interests in the field of psychiatry and mental health services, WBCP and the Howard University Department of Psychiatry have been building an informal affiliation since 2019. Currently members of WBCP are engaged in the following activities in the Department of Psychiatry at Howard University: 1) clinical supervision of residents, and 2) teaching seminars for the residents. Currently, WBCP members who provide services to the Department of Psychiatry have faculty appointments at Howard University. It is hoped that this budding affiliation will grow in the ensuing years to include, but not be limited to, Howard University Department of Psychiatry attending staff and residents will present talks to the WBCP membership, collaboration in clinical teaching, collaborative research, and other academic endeavors. This affiliation recognizes the benefits to our respective communities and to the community at large.