WSPP Cultural Competence Seminar: I’ve Gotta Be Me

The Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology Presents ‘I’ve Gotta Be Me’   Note: this seminar counts toward the CE Licensure requirement for Cultural Competence.

Michael L. Hendricks, PhD, ABPP

Friday, September 16, 2016 9:30am-12:30pm

In this continuing education presentation, Dr. Hendricks discusses psychological practice with transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) clients beyond a Trans 101 introductory perspective. He discusses the typical issues TGNC clients present with, in addition to the accompanying challenges and opportunities in psychological practice with TGNC people. Special emphasis on case examples and strategies psychologists may use to advocate on behalf of their patients/clients are also included. Assessment of internalized transprejudice and lifespan concerns, as well as participants’ own construct of gender are also addressed.

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

Receptivity and Contact, a Clinical Workshop with Dr. David Taylor, member of the British Psychoanalytic Society


Receptivity and Contact, a Clinical Workshop with Dr. David Taylor, member of the British Psychoanalytic Society

Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:00AM – 1:15PM

Hand Chapel
GW Mt. Vernon Campus

Dr. Taylor, an experienced psychoanalyst and teacher in the contemporary Kleinian tradition, will discuss a case presented by Dr. Joshua Loewenstein from Boston. Dr. Taylor will emphasize the discernment of the point of emotional contact with the patient, and the complex nature of developing one’s receptivity as an analyst to the quality of the patient’s anxiety. There will be ample discussion with the group, limited to thirty members.

3 CME/CE Credits

$130 WCP Full and Life Members
$135 Other Membership Categories and Non Members

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Limited enrollment

Intransigent Depression, a Lecture by Dr. David Taylor- September 30, 2016


Intransigent Depression 
Psychoanalysis in the Time of “Evidence Based” Treatment:
A Psychoanalytic Approach to Chronic Treatment-Resistant Depressions
The Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS)

Friday, September 30th, 2016
7:00PM – 9:00PM

The Writers Center
4508 Walsh St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Speaker: Dr. David Taylor (London)

Dr. Taylor will describe the clinical approach used in the Tavistock Adult Depression Study: eighteen months of once-weekly psychoanalytic treatment by trained psychoanalysts working according to their usual clinical method, that is treatment based on a close following of the patient and an openness to the full extent of the patient’s disturbance. He will give detailed clinical accounts of the therapies and challenges involved in a group of patients in whom the effects of developmental adversity and sensitivity to object loss are both pronounced and severe. He will describe the study’s methodologies: randomized controlled trial, qualitative research and clinical investigation in a sample of 129 patients. Patients were followed up for two years.

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

$30 WCP Full and Life Members
$35 Other Membership Categories and Non Members

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Baltimore Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Contemporary Freudian Society and Washington Center for Psychoanalysis


Washington Area Case Conference

Robin Mustain, MSW, and Martin Ceaser, MD

“Unique Ethical Challenges in Psychotherapy with Aging Adults”

Friday, September 9, 2016

12:15 – 2:15 p.m. Presentation and Discussion

River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD

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CFS Professional Development Program Series: Thinking About Terror


The Contemporary Freudian Society presents

September 18, 2016
Atrocities and Atrocity Fantasies: Their Intergenerational Effects
Dr. Volney Gay, Vanderbilt University

November 6, 2016
Annual Ethics Conference
When the Terror of 9/11 Invaded the Consulting Room – Ethical Issues When Working in Times of Terror
(3 Ethics CE/CMEs)
Drs. Harriet Basseches, Paula Ellman, & Nancy Goodman, CFS

February 12, 2017
Who or What is Being Killed in a Terrorist State of Mind?
Mr. Narendra Keval, Tavistock Qualified Clinical Psychologist, London

March 19, 2017
Annual Cultural Diversity Program

  • Muslim Identity Development in the USA
    (3 Cultural Competency CE/CMEs)
  • Lost and Found in America – Muslim Emigres
    Dr. Farha Abbasi, MSU
  • Growing Up With Hatred
    Dr. Marsha Levy-Warren, CFS

*All programs will be held on Sundays, 1 – 4 pm at Founders’ Hall, American University.
**3 CEs/CMEs offered for each program**

*Click here for online registration
*Discount for registering for all four programs*

For more information about this and other CFS programs in DC and NYC, go to our website: The Contemporary Freudian Society

For information about analytic and psychotherapy training at the CFS in DC and NYC, go to our training website: Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society (PTI-CFS)