Psychoanalytic Studies Program ~ Open House: Psychotherapists Welcome

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Linda Stern, Ph.D. at her home

3322 Newark Street, Washington DC

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Psychotherapists who are interested in deepening their understanding of psychoanalytic theory and technique are invited to our Open House.

Please join us to learn more about our Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP).

A Program of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

The Psychoanalytic Studies Program brings together psychoanalytically-oriented, educators, psychotherapists and academicians as a learning community. Some complete our two year program in order to deepen their knowledge of psychoanalytic theory and psychotherapy. While psychotherapists who wish to become steeped in theory and technique form the largest part of each learning group, academicians who apply psychoanalytic theory to their research and writing and pre-K - 12 educators are a vital part of our cohort.

Learn more about our program.

Enjoy a casual afternoon of wine and refreshment with our faculty and students.

Discover what makes the Psychoanalytic Studies Program a unique and individualized course of study. In addition to hearing from our program leaders, you will have an opportunity to meet a number of psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and and students in the program.


For whom is this event?

This event is designed for three groups of people:

1. Psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. (Please sign up, here.)

2. Scholars, or academics, who use psychoanalytic theory and thinking in their scholarly work and research endeavors. Academicians click, here.

3. K - 12 teachers who wish to deepen their understanding of what drives the behavior of the children they teach, their colleagues and, themselves.

Interested in this, but not sure you fit into any of these groups? Feel free to reach out to Lynn Friedman, Ph.D., Supervising and Training Analyst and Chair of the Recruitment Committee: 202.656.7380

Questions and Answers for psychotherapists

What will happen at this event?

This is an opportunity to learn more about the Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP) and to meet our faculty, psychoanalytic candidates and PSP students.

Questions and Answers for Psychotherapists

I'm a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, social worker or other mental health professional is this program open to me?

Yes. Our diverse cohort welcomes mental health professionals from all disciplines.

Do I have to be licensed to complete this program?

Yes. Usually, if you are a clinician, you must be licensed. There are some rare exceptions to this rule. Feel free to reach out to us and tell us about your situation.

Can you summarize the PSP requirements for psychotherapists

Yes. Students take 3 courses a trimester; 9 classes a year from September through May or early June for 2 years. Also, 70 hours of clinical supervision, with one of our psychoanalysts are required over the course of the program. All PSP supervision is offered a substantially reduced fees.

That sounds like a lot for me. I have a full-time job, young children or other things going on, is there a part-time option?

Yes. You can proceed at your own pace, taking only one or two courses a trimester.

Is psychotherapy or psychoanalysis mandatory in order to be in the PSP program?

No. We do highly recommend it. But, it's optional. Many of those who enter psychoanalytic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis with one of our analysts find that this has a profound effect on their clinical work and on their relationships with the key people in their lives.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis could be useful to me, but I don't see how I can afford it.

Check in with us. There are, often, sliding scale alternatives that may make it viable.

I'm a mid-career psychotherapist, or I’m in retirement, am I too old to enter the PSP?

No. Our cohorts range from newly licensed professionals to people in retirement. This makes for a very interesting group. What you do need is an openness to learning, a willingness to do the reading and the ability to work well in a group.

I see that you welcome an educationally diverse group. Does the PSP embrace people from an array of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds?

Yes. We do. Our current cohorts are international, including people from all races and creeds. We aim to create a "wide tent" with regard to educational and cultural diversity. However, we are always looking to learn more. Therefore, we welcome student input on these as well as other educational issues.

I still have more questions how can I learn more?

Join us at the Open House, on Sunday, May 6 from 3:00 - 5:00. Come at 3:00 to meet our group. At 3:30 you will have an opportunity to participate in a brief presentation about the Psychoanalytic Studies Program. Not available on that date? Feel free to email or call. We look forward to seeing you.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There’s on street parking.

How can I contact Dr. Lynn Friedman with any questions?

Yes. Please make it easy for me (Lynn Friedman, Ph.D.) to connect by providing your day and evening phone numbers. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

What's the refund policy?

This event is free.

Who is Chair of the Recruitment Committee?

Lynn Friedman, Ph.D., Training and Supervising Analyst is Chair of the Recruitment Committee. Questions about this event should be directed to her. Again, to rsvp, please sign here on eventbrite. Thank you. We look forward to meeting you.

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