Welcome to WSPP-DC

Triumph Over Trauma

Cynthia Margolies, PhD
Friday, April 28, 2017 11:30am-2:30pm

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Five Fridays 2016-2017

I’ve Gotta Be Me

Michael L. Hendricks, PhD, ABPP
Friday, September 16, 2016   9:30am-12:30pm

Note: this seminar counts toward the CE Licensure requirement for Cultural Competence.

The Hater of Love and Goodness

Sharon Alperovitz, MSW, LICSW
Friday, November 18, 2016   11:30am-2:30pm

Here we Go Round the Mulberry Bush, the Mulberry Bush, the Mulberry Bush… Breaking the OCD Loop

Julie Lewis, PhD, LLPC and Kathy HoganBruen, PhD
Friday, February 17, 2017   9:30am-12:30pm

Treat or Teach: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Tasks of Supervision

Richard C. Fritsch, PhD, ABPP
Friday, March 17, 2017   11:30am-2:30pm

Triumph Over Trauma

Cynthia Margolies, PhD
Friday, April 28, 2017   11:30am-2:30pm

Our Mission

The Washington Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology is a local chapter of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the APA. We are an educational organization which offers workshops and short seminars on modern psychoanalytic ideas and approaches. We are open to practicing psychotherapists from all disciplines. 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.

Our History

The Washington Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology was formed in 1981, at a time when psychoanalytic education was almost exclusively the domain of the medical profession in Washington, DC. The only option for psychologists seeking education in the psychoanalytic tradition was to join medical institutes which were only open to psychologists in a very limited fashion. In 1988, WSPP became an official local chapter of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, the APA division interested in psychoanalysis. WSPP has always welcomed all practicing psychotherapists to its courses and seminars, and makes no distinction in membership between psychologists and psychotherapists with other credentials.