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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


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
Psychoanalytic Studies Program


The PSP is a new combined course of studies for psychoanalyti-cally-oriented scholars, psychotherapists and those seeking full analytic training. Enjoy a casual afternoon with Faculty and Stu-dents. Discover what makes the PSP a unique and individualized course of studies.

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
3:00—5:00 PM

2317 Ashmead Place
Washington, DC 20009

Refreshments will be served.


   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. 



Recent publications by Center members contributing to psychoanalytic theory, clinical technique and understanding of the world around us can be accessed here.

The Center supports the intellectual vitality of its membership, but is not responsible for the content of individual  publications.


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.


The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis Theater Program and The International Psychotherapy Institute Present:  The Originalist
DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2015
TIME: 2:00PM
Location: Area Stage
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New Directions Writing Workshop
Topic: "Let us be Honest: A Memoir Workshop"
Speaker: Beth Kephart
DATE: Thursday, April 23, 2015
TIME: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Residence Inn by Marriott Pentagon City, Arlington, VA
Register Here

New Directions Weekend
Topic: "Betrayal"
DATE: April 24-26, 2015
Location: Residence Inn by Marriott Pentagon City, Arlington, VA
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The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis Presents:

“Recognizing Dissociative Processes in Psychoanalytic Treatments:  How big things can still be hard to see.”
Presenter:  Richard A. Chefetz, MD
Discussant: Rick Waugaman, MD
DATE: Friday, May 1, 2015
TIME: 7:00PM-8:30PM
Location: George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus, West Hall
No Continuing Education Credits
Register Here

Annual Awards and Graduation Dinner
DATE: Friday, June 19, 2015
Location: Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

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