Joint Institutes Candidates’ Committee’s 20th Annual Conference: Analytic Listening from Multiple Perspectives

Joint Institutes Candidates’ Committee

20th Annual Conference


Sunday, November 20, 2016, 3:00 pm to 6:00 PM

Rockville Hilton Hotel 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852


“Analytic Listening from Multiple Perspectives”


This program is for Washington, D.C. area mental health students and providers who are interested in further

developing their listening skills and for anyone considering analytic training.


Experienced psychoanalysts Elizabeth Carr, APRN, MSN, BC; Yvonne De Cuir,

PhD, Shelley Rockwell, PhD; and David Scharff, MD who are members of

four different psychoanalytic training institutes in the D.C. Metropolitan

area will discuss their own perspectives on a case presented by Michele

Reed, MSW, a candidate who is training at one of the institutes. Participants

will have the opportunity to contribute to the moderated discussion.


Through this Workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare multiple perspectives taken on one analytic case.
  2. Clarify and reconsider their current theoretical belief systems by comparing them to the multiple perspectives presented.
  3. Describe how to apply at least one practice modification to enhance their clinical listening ability.


2.5 CME/CE Credits Available



$50 per person ($55 on-site) Students/Candidates/Residents: $25 ($30 on-site)

Seating is limited; pre-registration strongly encouraged.

Registration and Additional Information Online at

Click notice on home page.


Or, send check to: Roberta Sorensen, WCP, 2120 L Street, NW, Suite 600-1, Washington, DC 20037

and clearly write “JICC” on the memo.


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 (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsA) and the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. The APsA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APsA designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Continuing Education – Psychology

The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis 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.

Continuing Education – Social Work

The programs of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis 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 hour per activity hour.

Continuing Education – Licensed Professional Counselors

The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis continuing education credits meet the criteria and may be submitted for re-licensure of LPCs in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

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



The Hater of Love and Goodness: WSPP Five Fridays Seminar 11/18

The Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology Presents ‘The Hater of Love and Goodness’.

Sharon Alperovitz, MSW, LICSW

Friday, November 18, 2016  11:30am-2:30pm

Envy disturbs – within ourselves and as a concept in psychoanalysis. In this workshop we will explore Melanie Klein’s idea of constitutional envy – an idea that stirred – and continues to stir – a storm of protests. In particular we will learn to identify and explore the varieties of envious experience from the most pathological towards the more everyday. In this way, it will help us to recognize an envious attack and, perhaps, more importantly how to think about it and work with it.

Registration: Free to members; $60 for non-members

CEs: This seminar earns 3 CEs which are free to members and included in the $60 non-member fee

Please register and send payment in advance to the address on the form. Registration forms are available at

Seminar Location: BCC Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, Maryland

More information about our 2016-2017 Five Fridays Program, learning objectives, membership, and policies can be found at

Visiting Analyst Rosemary Balsam, MD, Presents Two Programs on Saturday, November 5, 2016

Baltimore Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Visiting Analyst Rosemary Balsam, MD, presents

Speaker’s Seminar (3:15 – 4:30 p.m.)

“Remembering the Female Body When Our Patients Talk to Us”

Psychoanalytic Forum (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)

“Missed Opportunities: Comments on the Female Body in

Psychoanalysis, Past and Present”

at Baltimore Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

14900 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 106, Laurel, MD 20707

Pre-registration is required via BWCPP website (

Registration deadline Thursday, November 3, 2016

When the Terror of 9/11 Invaded the Consulting Room – Ethical Issues

Introducing the Second Program in The Contemporary Freudian Society – DC Program’s Series: Thinking About Terror

Annual Ethics Conference

When the Terror of 9/11 Invaded the Consulting Room – Ethical Issues


Drs. Harriet Basseches, Paula Ellman, and Nancy Goodman

Sunday, November 6, 2016  


 9/11 struck: Our challenge was how to work clinically in a time of terror.  We met weekly to process, reflect and collaborate on how we were actually working with our patients in the midst of trauma. We found similarities with our usual way of working and differences related to our own shock.  Working analytically in a time of fear and trauma deserves close consideration. We examine the ethics of self-disclosure and flexibility of the analytic frame through the lens of our experiences in a time of terror.  The paper stays close to the clinical experiences with special emphasis on using the tool of countertransference and our own transferences to 9/11.  Special consideration especially in relation to ethics is needed when catastrophe occurs.

Dr. Harriet Basseches is a training and supervising analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS). She is currently serving on the Task Force for IPA and Constituent Organizations, and on the IPA Education and Oversight Committee.  Formerly, she served as:  President, the New York Freudian Society, President of the Independent Psychoanalytic Societies of the IPA in North America (CIPS), and Chair of the North American Psychoanalytic Societies Confederation of North America (NAPsaC).   She was a Board member of ABPsaP, and held numerous positions in the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association (Division 39).  She has studied and written on the subjects of Femininity, Psychoanalytic Listening, Response to Terror, and written book reviews for TAP and publications of Division 39.  In 2013, she, Paula Ellman and Nancy Goodman edited:  Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism: Clinical Perspectives, CIPS Book Series, London: Karnac.

Paula L. EllmanPhD, ABPP, FIPA, is a training and supervising analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS) and the IPA.  She is Vice President of the CFS Board, a Member of the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the IPA (COWAP) and a Board Member of the North America Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC) representing CFS.  She is a Visiting Professor at the Sino-American Continuing Training Project for Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy, Wuhan China.   She has written and presented in the areas of female psychology, enactment, terror, sadomasochism and unconscious fantasy.  She has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in North Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, DC.

Nancy R. Goodman, PhD, is a training and supervising analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society, Washington DC, and the IPA. Recent publications include: The Power of Witnessing: Reflections, Reverberations, and Traces of the Holocaust (with Meyers), Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism (Basseches & Ellman). She is presently working on two books due in 2017 (with Paula Ellman): Finding Unconscious Fantasy: A Clinical Guide (Routledge) and The Courage to Fight Violence against Women (Karnac). She is Museum Director of the online Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum, She maintains a psychoanalytic practice in Bethesda, Maryland.


Founder’s Hall

American University School of International Service, Washington, DC

West side intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues (with parking underground)

 Program Fee:

$90 for CFS Members and Associate Members

$100 for Non-CFS Members

$25 for Candidates and Current CFS Students 

REGISTER ONLINE: The Contemporary Freudian Society website

Attendees are eligible to receive 3 AMA PRA Category 1 credits or 3CEUs

Cultural Competence Conference

logo2016 Cultural Competence Conference

“Cultural Change and Women: Confronting the Therapist’s Own Subjectivity”

Sunday, November 13, 2016
1:00 – 4:30
Post Hall
GWU Mount Vernon Campus


Margarita Cereijido, PhD: “Challenging the Therapist’s Prejudices about Women’s Changing Roles”

Irene Cairo, MD: “Unsung Heroines: Past and Present””

Paula Ellman, PhD: “When Pain Takes Hold of the Dyad: Culture and the Construction of Compromise in the Female Psyche”

Carlos Sluzki, MD: “Navigating Gender Political Correctness and Cultural sensitivity:  A consultation with a Moroccan family”

3 CME/CE Credits
Targeted Audience:  Washington area mental health students, researchers, and providers

WCP Full & Life Members; Center Training Program Students: $70
Other WCP Membership Categories & Non-Members: $100

Register Here