Washington Psychoanalytic Institute

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A brand new two-year hands-on program in clinical immersion for developing psychotherapy expertise. More...

Couple and Family Therapy Training
A training experience with video observation that focuses on the treatment of relationships. More...

Fellowship Program in Psychoanalysis
Learn about psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic ideas as they relate to treatment, development, and to everyday life. More...

New Directions
Three-year program for clinicians, academics and writers to apply psychoanalytic perspectives to professional and personal writing.  More...

Institutional Review Board
Reviews human research protocols to safeguard the rights, safety, and well-being of all trial subjects. More...

Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema
Film discussion series. More...

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Theatre
Post-performance discussion. More...

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy on a sliding scale. More...


Welcome to the Washington

Center for Psychoanalysis


Applications are now being accepted

for the Cinema and close attention, programs

 beginning in September 2014.

Join the Center's vibrant psychoanalytic community.  
Become a Full, Basic, or Student Member,
or a Friend of the Center!
Enjoy discounts on scientific meetings and sign up for one of
our numerous Study Groups.  
Click here for membership information and a list of benefits.

   The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis
has been informed by
all three area jurisdictions - Virginia, DC,
and Maryland – that continuing education
credits awarded for
participation in our programs and for attendance at our scientific

meetings, conferences, and study groups, can be submitted for
state re-licensure by
Licensed Professional Counselors.



The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis has launched a series of monthly PsychByte e-mails focused on  psychoanalytic thought about current events, cultural offerings and everyday life. They are bite sized quick reads designed to spark interest and provoke thought.

If you would like to try PsychBytes view the Archive to read past PsychBytes. 


The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis is a private non-profit organization
and is not affiliated with the District of Columbia government
or the federal government.


Click here to read about the celebration of the incorporation of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis into the George Washington University
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department.


Annual Ethics Conference
TOPIC: "Presenting Clinical Material, Verbally or in Writing: Advise, Consent, and Fictionalize"
SPEAKERS: Kevin Kelly, MD, Faculty, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and David Cooper, Ph.D., President Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.
DATE: Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
TIME:1:00-4:30 PM
LOCATION: West Hall, Room 108
GWU Mt. Vernon
Register Here

Annual Cultural Competence Conference
TOPIC: "Culture and Aggression"
DATE: Sunday,  Nov. 9, 2014
TIME: 1:00-4:00 PM
LOCATION: West Hall, Rm 108
GWU Mt. Vernon
Register Here

"The Pioneers of Psychoanalysis in South America"
DATE: Friday. December 5, 2014
TIME: 7:00-9:30PM
Location: Post Hall
GWU Mount Vernon Campus
Register Here

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