Participating Organizations

Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (BSPS)

The mission of BSPS is to serve the Baltimore community of mental health professionals and professionals-in-training who are committed to increasing their knowledge and application of psychoanalytic theory. We strive to enrich clinical practice and to foster such knowledge by sponsoring seminars with experts in psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and related fields. BSPS values and promotes dialog among members of this professional community.

Unless otherwise indicated, all conferences are held at:

The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt
6501 N. Charles St.
P.O. Box 6815
Baltimore, MD 21285-6815

Baltimore Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (BWCPP)

The Baltimore Washington Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis includes the Association for Psychoanalytic Thought. Our center provides training in psychoanalysis and in psychotherapy, a variety of lectures and seminars, reduced fee clinics, and Fellowship Programs, as well as consultation to the mental health community and the public.

Contemporary Freudian Society/ Washington DC Division

The New York Freudian Society and its Training Institute are now The Contemporary Freudian Society and The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society. The new names, like our Institute’s curricula, reflect our contemporary focus as well as our respect for our Freudian heritage. This name change captures the geographic breadth of our membership and the fact that we have Adult Psychoanalysis and Fellowship Programs in both New York City and Washington, DC. In New York, we also offer programs in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Parent-Infant Treatment as well as training that enables graduates to obtain the NY State License in Psychoanalysis (LP) credential. The Contemporary Freudian Society, an inter-disciplinary organization comprised of 221 members, was founded in 1959. We are a Component Society of the International Psychoanalytical Association.

Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P)

Our mission is to advance contemporary self and relational psychologies in an open, welcoming professional community where high standards of scholarship are supported by a respect for dialogue in the learning process.

 International Psychotherapy Institute

The International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) presents national certificate training programs that bring mental health professionals and faculty together to study with international contributors at the leading edge of the field. IPI offers quality programming in a variety of formats – short courses, multi-year training programs in theory and technique, and advanced clinical training, including analytic training through the International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training – all with continuing education credit.

Jungian Analysts of Washington Association (JAWA)

The Jungian Analysts of Washington Association (JAWA) is a group of Nationally Certified Jungian analysts practicing in the Washington D.C. Metro area with members reaching as far as Cape Charles, Virginia and West Virginia. JAWA analysts have their own individual therapeutic styles and experience, but we all share a common language and focus on Jungian concepts and ideas that involve depth psychological aspects of life meaning, purposefulness and soul transformation through the use of dream interpretation, active imagination, bodywork and therapy interactions in a private practice setting.

  • Contact: Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D. Director of Education
  • 1633 Q Street, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20009
  • 202-588-5008

Washington Center for Psychoanalysis (WCP)

The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis is a nonprofit association based in Washington, DC which provides clinical and non-clinical training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as other psychoanalytic theory and concepts as applied to the arts, film and theater, as well as to academia, and a full program of psychoanalytic scientific meetings, conferences and lectures. Our community, virtual and real-world, provides many opportunities for collegiality, for education and for promotion of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy through community outreach projects.

Washington Professionals for the Study of Psychoanalysis (WPSP)

Washington Professionals for the Study of Psychoanalysis is a local affiliate of the American Psychological Association’s Div 39 (Psychoanalytic Psychology). The elected Board of Directors and members are actively engaged in professional growth through peer seminar groups. Seminar groups develop year long courses of study that meet their interests in lifelong learning and the requirements for continuing education credits for licensed psychologists and clinical social workers.

Washington School of Psychiatry (WSP)

The Washington School of Psychiatry is dedicated to the promotion of human welfare through the advancement of mental health. The School offers postgraduate professional education and training, fosters the spirit of inquiry, and offers a wide range of mental health services in the Washington metropolitan area.

Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology (WSPP)

The Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology (WSPP) is an official local chapter of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, the APA division interested in psychoanalysis. We are an educational organization which offers seminars and short courses on modern psychoanalytic ideas and approaches. We are open to all practicing psychotherapists. In our seminars and short courses, we emphasize and foster a collegial atmosphere in which members and attendees learn from experienced, psychoanalytically-oriented clinicians, and in which all feel free to discuss the way the presenter’s ideas and approaches pertain to their own clinical experience. Over many years, we have developed a seminar format that actively welcomes the participation of all. For many, it is a rich and rewarding opportunity for professional growth and networking.

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