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Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

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

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

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 credit per hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education – Psychology

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

Continuing Education – Social Work

The programs of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. meet the criteria for continuing education as defined by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners, District of Columbia and Virginia Boards of Social Work, and the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work.  The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. designates this program as a continuing education activity for social work for 1 credit per hour.



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


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

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.