Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

Our programs are directed towards all WCP members, mental health professionalseither graduates or in training who use psychoanalytic therapy as a treatmentmodality, and professionals who are interested in the application of psychoanalytictheory to their area of expertise.

In order to receive continuing education credits, participants must signan attendance sheet and complete a CME/CE Evaluation form before theycan receive a letter confirming they have received credits. . Participants MUST provide an email addresswhen registering. On the day of the meeting, they will be emailed a linkto an online evaluation form. Once this is completed and submitted, theywill automatically receive a credit letter by return email. More informationwill of course be communicated prior to each event. We thank you in advancefor your patience while we try out this new system.

Continuing MedicalEducation

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 per 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

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

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 of Examinersin Clinical Social Work.  The WashingtonCenter for Psychoanalysis, Inc. designates this program as a continuingeducation 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.


 [The number of credit hours offered are as listed above. If no credithours are listed, we do not offer CME/CE credit hours for that particularactivity.]

Center hosts visiting scholar Peter Fonagy

Study group members (left to right): Ann Alaoglu M.D.; Richard Imirawicz M.D.; Vincent Del Balzo, L.C.S.W.-C.; Karol Kullberg, L.C.S.W.-C; Paul Gedo, Ph.D.; Richard Fritsch, Ph.D.; Andrew Carroll, Psy.D.; (Rebecca Rieger, Ph.D., and James Anthony, MD, not pictured).

A recent visiting scholar was Peter Fonagy, PhD, of the Anna Freud Center, London.After presenting a Friday night lecture (March 20, 2009) and a Saturday morning case conference, he met with a group of local clinicians who, led by E. James Anthony, MD, and Richard C. Fritsch, PhD, have been examining if when and how Bateman and Fonagy's Mentalization Based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder applies to the psychotherapy of a resistant adolescent in twice weekly treatment.This Saturday afternoon workshop introduced the work of the study group and questions it has raised about mentalization-based interventions. To illustrate the process and gain a greater understanding of the application of Fonagy's ideas, the group presented the treatment of an adolescent in twice weekly psychotherapy and weekly family therapy.