Correction: Raphling Lecture

Please note that the Title of the 2013 Raphling Memorial Lecture is “Against Common Sense: on the Necessity of Theorizing Sexuality”, with presenter Donald Moss, MD, author of “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Man” (inadvertently listed as the presentation title in a previous notice) and discussant Lindsay Clarkson, MD.   We hope you will join your colleagues for this special evening at House of Sweden on the Georgetown Waterfront, Friday, March 8, featuring an hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception, dinner and lecture.  For reservation information, go to Cost is $115 for WCP members, and $125. for non-members.

WSPP: 3-Part Seminar on Treatment Impasse – William Pinney, PhD

Dates and Times:
Feb 1, 2012 – Friday, 4:30-7:30pm
Feb 8, 2012 – Friday, 4:30-7:30pm
Feb 10, 201 – Sunday 11am-2pm

Paul Russell once wrote “There is no real treatment process that does not include some piece of therapy for the therapist.” This observation of Russell’s gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to viewing clinical impasses from a contemporary intersubjective vantage point. That is, the intersection of two subjectivities (the patient’s and the therapist’s) and the growth that can occur for both in the process of navigating clinical ruptures and impasses.

 This course will begin with Russell’s contribution to our understanding of complicated treatment impasses, focusing primarily on his 1975 paper “The Theory of the Crunch.” Participants will beintroduced to this work and it’s prescient focus on the co-contributions of both patient’s andtherapist’s intermingling psychologies to the treatment process, particularly as they combine to create treatment ruptures and/or impasses. Much of Russell’s work presages many core aspects of Relational perspectives’ focus on co-creation and the therapeutic use of enactments. We will move from Russell’s pioneering contribution to Jody Davies’ view on treatment ruptures, and end with a reading of Steven Cooper’s reflections on the therapist as the new Bad Object.

 Each meeting will be comprised of two parts; the first half will discuss the paper in question (readings will be mailed to registrants) and then the second half will be devoted to participants’ presentations of their own challenging cases.

Registration:  The course is limited to 10 participants – 2 spots remain. For more information about readings,CE’s and registration, please go to:


2012-2013 Introductory Course Series

Baltimore Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis

14900 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 102, Laurel, Md 20707

Sundays, February 24, March 3 and March 10, 2013 10:00 – 11:30 am

with Beverly Betz, MSW, MEd and Noreen Honeycutt, PhD.

Interested mental health professionals may apply by contacting Dr. Joy Kassett at 202-237-1793 to arrange a brief telephone interview and by providing a letter of reference from a recent supervisor or someone familiar with your current  work.

Tuition $180/Residents and full time students $90.

Registration deadline Monday, February 18, 2013

PSYCHOANALYTIC FORUM Monroe Pray, MD, Todd Davison, MD and R. Curtis Bristol, MD

Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

Monroe Pray, MD, Todd Davison, MD and R. Curtis Bristol, MD, will present “Method, Stance and Creativity:Three Analysts Studying the Work of Paul Gray.”

Saturday, April 6, 2013 – 5:00-6:30 p.m.

14900 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 102, Laurel, Md 20707



Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

Judith Chused, MD, will lead a discussion of her paper “The Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalysis: Abstinence and Informative Experiences.”

Saturday, March 9, 2013 – 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

14900 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 102, Laurel, Md 20707

Registration required by February 27, 2013. Call 301-470-3635 or 410-792-8060 or Email:

This program will be followed by a Psychoanalytic Forum, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Dr. Chused will present “What’s a Mother to Do?; The Analysis of a Narcissistic Child.”