Distinct to WCSPP is its formative history and present day trademark of collaboration amongst its diversely trained members. Over the decades, candidates and faculty together have influenced WCSPP’s policies, curriculum, and events; whereby, psychoanalytical practice celebrates modern lives. With this spirit, WCSPP’s community is dedicated to year-round engagements and events that enliven the vitality of its members and patients.


Upcoming Events’ Details

Upcoming events are listed at-a-glance to the right. You can find details to each event listed below. Just click the event’s link. Don’t see a link to your selected event yet? Please stay posted. It’s coming soon. Meanwhile, mark your calendar and we look forward to sharing WCSPP with you.

Academic year 2013-2014
November 23, Saturday: WCSPP ANNUAL CONFERENCE
November 26, Tuesday: TOWN MEETING (members only)
December 6, 2013, Friday evening: WCSPP SCIENTIFIC MEETING
January 10-11, 2014: Scientific Meeting (open to public)
January 26, 2014: Gathering and presentation for new students potentially interested in Psychoanalytic Training (open to public)
March 15, 2014: Informational session and presentation for those students interested in any of the training offered by WCSPP (open to public)
March 21, 2014, 8 pm: Film Night, Film TBD (open to public)
April 4 – April 6, 2014: Annual Weekend Retreat

Past events
Sept. 28, Friday: Psychoanalysis & Sexual Issues by Dr. Mark Blechner
Oct. 14, Saturday: Private Book-Signing Event with Dr. Suzanne Burger
Oct. 28, Sunday: Graduation Dinner Ceremony with Honoree Dr. Dale Ortmeyer
Nov. 2 & 3, Friday & Saturday: Transforming the Sadistic Superego…by Dr. Phyllis Sloate
Nov. 17, Saturday: Children’s Emotions: Views from Neuroscience…, featuring Dr. Seth Pollak
Nov. 28 & Dec. 5: Two-Session Workshop, Learning Dream Analysis by Helen Adler, LCSW
Jan. 12, Saturday: Revisiting Sullivan by Munich-based Guest Speaker Marco Conci, M.D.
Jan. 25, Friday: Analytic Film Night “My Life As A Dog”
Feb. 22 (4 – 8 p.m.) & Feb. 23 ( 9 – 4:30 p.m.): Workshop w/Esther Perel; Wainwright House.
March 8, Friday: Analytic Film Night “Monsieur Lazhar”
March 16, Saturday: Romantic Love: Bonds, Binds And Ruptures by Virginia Goldner, Ph.D.
March 23, Saturday: Training Programs’ Open House. Listen to “Rupture & Repair” presentation. Meet program directors.
May 17, Friday: The Unconscious Today by Dr. Ken Eisold

Browse WCSPP’s e-zine. Just double click the images and enjoy a glimpse at our community:

Trouble viewing the images above? You can view WCSPP’s e-zine editions by clicking on these direct links:

InTouch Spring-Summer 2012
InTouch Winter 2012
InTouch Spring 2011


Former WCSPP Film Nights Screenings

After you’ve peeked at the various happenings in WCSPP’s InTouch e-zines, above. You might also enjoy renting some of the movies, which have been featured on WCSPP Film Nights. Want to attend our future movie screenings? Simply sign up for WCSPP’s emails. Meanwhile, here are the former WCSPP Film Night Screenings:

My Life As A Dog
The Squid and The Whale
In A Better World
Walk on Water
Broken Wings
My Father, My Son
Romulus, My Father
As It Is In Heaven
Still Walking


“I particularly enjoy getting to know new members. What a pleasure to see so many new faces and, once again, to be reminded of the warmth and vitality of our WCSPP community. I feel very lucky to be a part of it.” – Stewart Crane, LCSW


“What a wonderful time at the retreat! …I haven’t laughed this hard in years. I left feeling energized and so grateful to be part of such a wonderful community!” – Rebecca Abramson, Ph.D