Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis


The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis has commissioned an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review human research protocols to safeguard the rights, safety, and well-being of all trial subjects.

•    WCP IRB specializes on reviewing studies in the area of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
•    WCP IRB is registered with the US Department of Health and Human Services and obtained a Federal-wide Assurance (FWA).
•    Other psychoanalytic/psychodynamic organizations may utilize the services of this IRB.

All questions about the protocol submission or other relevant issues should be addressed to Roberta Sorensen ( the Center’s COO or Pavel Snejnevski, Ph.D. the Chair of the WCP IRB.