About RSorensen

Roberta Sorensen is the Executive Director of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. She has more than thirty years experience with associations, mainly within organized medicine, including the AMA and the College of American Pathologists. She has served as the Executive Director of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia (14 years) and the Westchester County (NY) Medical Society and Academy of Medicine. Roberta has a BA from the University of Maryland, an MA from George Washington University, and earned a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

Mind & Milieu: AAPCSW Conference

There is still time to register for “Mind & Milieu – From the Consulting Room to the Community and Back”, the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work biennial conference, being held March 23 – 26 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.  This year’s conference is co-sponsored by the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and the National Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and Research.  For program and continuing education information, and to register, go to www.aapcsw.org. 

Violence Risk Reduction: Tools for Clinical Practice and More

The Washington Psychiatric Society is pleased to announce that its 2016 Presidential Symposium, “Violence Risk Reduction: Tools for Clinical Practice and More” will be available via live Webinar, as well as in person, Saturday, February 27, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Saint Elizabeths Hospital Auditorium.  The program features Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association; James Merikangas, MD, GWU School of Medicine; Carl C. Bell, MD, Jackson Park Hospital Family Medicine Clinic, Chicago; Col. (Ret.) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH, Forensic Psychiatry Consultant; Leslie Weisman, LCSW, Arlington Community Services Board, Behavioral Healthcare Division; Captain Brian M. Berke, Arlington County Police Department; and Liza Gold, MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine. 5 CME credits are available through the WPS and the American Psychiatric Association; CE credits for other mental health providers are provided through The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, a symposium co-sponsor.  Webinar Registration: http://bit.ly/1QwSWC5 .  On site registration and continuing education information: http://dcpsych.org or call 855-605-7243.

Cultural Competence Conference


Cultural Competence Conference
“Cultural Change and Women” 

Sunday, November 8, 2015
1:00 – 4:15pm
Post Hall
GWU Mount Vernon Campus


Margarita Cereijido, PhD: “Single Mothers by Choice in the 1980s and Today”
Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose MD: “Women as Partners and Mothers Today”
Cecile Bassen, MD: “Good Girls and Wicked Women:  Classic Fairy Tales in the 21st Century”
Nancy Goodman, PhD: “Opening Internal Space for Change: Fantasies about Body and Mind”

3 CME/CE Credits 

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

Registration at:  www.wcpweb.org

2015 Stacia I. Super Memorial Ethics Conference


2015 Stacia I. Super Memorial Ethics Conference

 When Life Intervenes: Working In the Intersection of Personal and Professional

Sunday, December 6, 2015
1 PM – 4:30 PM
George Washington University
West Hall – Mount Vernon Campus


Allen Dyer, MD.

In the Wake of the Tsunami: When the Doctor Becomes a Patient

Tarpley Long, MSW. 

The Last Taboo: Ethical Considerations in Ageing and Retirement

Cornelia Lischewski, PsyD.

When an Analyst’s Analysis Goes Terribly Awry

 3 CME/CE Credits

 WCP Full, Life and Corresponding Members: $70
Friends, Basic and Non-Members: $100
Students (other than those in WCP Training Programs): $50

 Registration at:  www.wcpweb.org

When She Had Wings


The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis 
Perspectives on Theater Program

Imagination Stage


The Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Washington DC 2015



A nine-year-old girl named B fantasizes about flying in a makeshift cockpit she has built in a tree. The morning after a storm, B awakes to find A, a peculiar, elderly woman who “squawks” rather than talks, sharing her airplane. B believes that A is actually her heroine Amelia Earhart, who was never seen again after taking off across the Pacific Ocean. In exchange for B helping A finish her famous last flight, A promises B that she can and will fly! This story about using your imagination and making the impossible possible combines live sound and puppetry to create striking images and theatrical magic.

October 3rd after 4:00 p.m. show

Join psychoanalysts Carla Elliott-Neely, PhD and Rosa Aurora Chavez, MD, PhD, lead actress Pamela Christian, and Kathryn Chase Bryer Director of When She Had Wings for the post-show panel:  The Creation of Power and Meaning through Imagination: A Young Girl’s Journey moderated by Janet Stanford, Artistic Director.

Please purchase your tickets for the October 3rd 4pm show directly at Imagination Stage http://www.imaginationstage.org/shows-a-tickets/shows-playing-now  

30% off tickets to all performances of When She Had Wings by using WVFEST