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Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis isa nonprofit association based in Washington, DC which provides clinical and non-clinical training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as other psychoanalytic theory and concepts as applied to the arts, film and theater, as well as to academia, and a full program of psychoanalytic scientific meetings, conferences and lectures. Our community, virtual and real-world, provides many opportunities for collegiality, for education and for promotion of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy through community outreach projects.

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4545 42nd Street, NW


Washington, DC 20016


202.237.1856 (fax)



The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis offers the following programs:


Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP)

A new program ofthe Washington Psychoanalytic Center, beginning Fall 2013.

Washington Psychoanalytic Institute

Offers full psychoanalytic training for careers in psychoanalytic practice, teaching and research.

close attention

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

New Directions

Three-year program for clinicians, academics and writersto apply psychoanalytic perspectives toprofessional and personal writing.

Fellowship Program in Psychoanalysis

A one-year introduction to psychoanalysis.

Couple andFamily Therapy Training

A training experience with video observation that focuses on the treatment of relationships.A two year certificate program or a one year CME educational experience are offered.

Psychoanalytic Theory for Scholars

Introduction to contemporary psychoanalytic theory for non-mental health academicians.

Institutional Review Board

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


Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema

Film discussion series.


Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Theater

Post-performance discussions of plays.


Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy on a sliding scale.




Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing

Active members of the Center automatically receive a subscription to Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEPWEB). PEPWEB provides online access to all but the most recent issues of many leading psychoanalytic journals and some books, and includes the entire Standard Edition of Freud's collected works. PEPWEB also enables users to search the literature by author, topic, or key words. Members PEPWeb log-in page









*Continuing Medical Education Credits

Thisactivity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the EssentialAreas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation through the joint sponsorship of the American PsychoanalyticAssociation and the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. The AmericanPsychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuingmedical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Associationdesignates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 credit pr hour of AMA PRACategory 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensuratewith the extent of their participation in the activity.

 *Continuing Education – Psychology Credits

The WashingtonCenter for Psychoanalysis, Inc. is approved by the American PsychologicalAssociation to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis,Inc. maintains responsibility for the program and its content and offers 1credit per hour for this activity. 

 *Continuing Education – Social Work Credits

The programs of theWashington Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. meet the criteria for continuingeducation as defined by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners, Districtof Columbia and Virginia Boards of Social Work, and the American Board ofExaminers in Clinical Social Work.  TheWashington Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. designates this program as acontinuing education activity for social work for 1 credit per hour.

 IMPORTANTDISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters ofthis CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.