The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis is pleased to co-sponsor a dynamic program on Data Security and Outpatient Psychiatry.  This program will provide 3 CME credits for Risk Management, and, in addition to credits for physicians, credits for other mental health professionals.

Sunday September 25, 2016                                                                                         9:30 am – 2 pm                                                                                                                  George Washington Hospital Auditorium                                                                            900 23rd Street, NW                                                                                                  Lower Level                                                                                                            Washington, DC 20037

Coffee and Box Lunch ProvidedMember Rate $60;

Washington Psychiatric Society and WPS members: $60.   Medical Student/Resident/Fellow Rate: $15. Non-Member Rate: $120

Register at or call 855.605.7243


Baltimore Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Contemporary Freudian Society and Washington Center for Psychoanalysis


Washington Area Case Conference

Raymond Hoffman, MD

“The Culture of Divergence and Diversity: Gay Men and the Male-Gendered Pre-Oedipal Good Object”

Friday, October 14, 2016

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

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

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This Sunday: Dr. Volney Gay on “Atrocities and Atrocity Fantasies: Their Intergenerational Effects”

The Contemporary Freudian Society proudly presents:
“Atrocities and Atrocity Fantasies:
Their Intergenerational Effects”
Dr. Volney Gay
at American University
Sunday, September 18, 2016
The history of warfare is replete with actual atrocities and with atrocity narratives. The first are visited upon actual persons, the second are provocative images and stories about atrocious actions done against innocent victims. State actors use these images to induce outrage, to provoke retaliation against the enemy, and to mobilize for war. Both ancient religious authors and contemporary politicians exploit the power of atrocity narratives for similar purposes. Clinicians deal with the effects of atrocities committed against persons whom we treat as patients. We also deal with the effects of narrations about atrocities on second and third generations. Children who learn of atrocities committed against family members (or co-religionists) often struggle to metabolize fantasies about those actions. I summarize case notes on patients who learned about atrocities but did not witness them. That did not spare them from profound disorganization that some passed on to the second and third generations.
Dr. Volney Gay is Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Religious Studies, and Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and a member of Section I, Division 39, American Psychological Association. He has published nine books on religion, psychiatry, and anthropology.
Continuing Education Credits:
Upon completion of this program and online survey, participants will be granted certificates for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.
Upon completion of this program and evaluation form, participants will be granted 3 CE credits.
Who Should Attend:
The instructional level for this activity is advanced. Mental Health Professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, e.g. LPs, LCATs, and pastoral counselors) and those with an interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and clinical applications.
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
No refunds
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Debra Neumann (
5-20-2016 - Photos of Volney Gay, Prof. of Religion and Anthropology in the dept. of Religious Studies. (Vanderbilt University Medical Center / Steve Green)

(photo by Steve Green)

STARTING SOON! The 2016-17 Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program of the CFS-DC

We are pleased to announce that the Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program at the CFS-DC is now accepting applicants.
**The 2016-17 Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program of the Contemporary Freudian Society-DC Psychoanalytic Training Institute begins Oct. 22.
**Meetings are held one Saturday morning a month from 10 am until noon (October to April). Tuition is $75.00 for the year.
**Clinicians and students in psychology, social work, and psychiatry are invited to apply.
At the case conference-style meetings, CFS analysts present their sessions and discuss the decisions they made in the clinical hour. Fellows will learn to listen at many levels. The clinical work is informed by the basic principles of Freud’s profound discoveries, as well as the post-Freudian theoretical perspectives of ego psychology, object relations, and attachment theory.
**Each Fellow is also offered a CFS mentor who will be available to discuss the possibility of a career in psychoanalysis.**
For further information, please contact Kathryn Rickard, Psy.D. ( 202-413-3124) or visit

Developmental Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan Conference

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Presented by Georgia DeGangi, PhD and Marc Nemiroff, PhD

Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Silver Spring Civic Center

This half-day workshop is designed for professionals working in mental health settings who are interested in how developmental psychotherapy is applied to the treatment of adults with disorders of self-regulation and experiences of trauma. These are individuals who are highly sensitive to stimulation from the environment, emotionally reactive, and have difficulty maintaining relationships and an organized, regulated life-style. Child-centered therapy will be introduced: a technique that focuses on the process of self-regulation, affect attunement, emotional communication, attachment, and relational knowing. We will present an example of child-centered therapy as applied to a disengaged mother-infant dyad with a highly irritable infant. Dr. DeGangi and Dr. Nemiroff will each present an in-depth case of adults with severe dysregulation and psychically active childhood trauma. The treatment in both cases exemplifies the application of developmental psychotherapy to the adult population.

Click here to learn more from our website or to get a flier.

Click here to register online.

3.0 CEs for Attendance.

Continuing education credit:  3 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credit hours awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage and family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.