Four Friday afternoon sessions in May and June


Michael Maccoby, PhD

Mauricio Cortina, MD

May 1, 8, 29, and June 3, 2020

1:00-3:00 PM

Continuing Education Credits



Regular fee $250

Current WSP Member $175

Current WSP Student $80


Enhanced knowledge of treating patients as a whole person that includes their unique characteristics and shared class and cultural context .

The course is intended to:

1. Develop theoretical and clinical skills to understand  the whole person within their socio-cultural context 

2. Learn about Fromm’s humanistic tradition and model of development that builds on patients strengths and creative strivings

3. Learn how to use dreams as privileged entry into the individual and social unconscious 

4. Focus on importance of authenticity and what Fromm called a center-to-center relationship

5. Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of Fromm’s clinical approach  


May 1

Understanding our current political challenges from a psychosocial and humanistic point of view. What is the relationship of these factors to the increasing incidence of psychological disturbances? How can they be addressed?

May 8

Fromm’s. The concept of social character. Maccoby and Porter’s applications of Fromm’s typology. View of character and values compared to Freud and Jung

May 29

Fromm’s humanistic practice of psychoanalysis 

June 3

Fromm’s analysis of dreams contrasted with Freud and Jung.


Mauricio Cortina, MD is a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who

has edited a book with Michael Maccoby on the contributions of Erich Fromm to

psychoanalysis. He has edited two books, one in English with Mario Marrone and a

recent book in Spanish on the clinical applications of attachment theory. He has

authored articles with Giovanni Liotti on multi-motivational approaches to

psychotherapy. This approach integrates attachment theory with current

relational approaches to psychoanalysis, intersubjectivity and their implications

for working with patients with history of attachment trauma. He has written

several articles on human evolution that puts cooperation and the emergence of

prosocial motivations and shared social norms at the center of what made us

human. His is past president of the Iberoamerican Attachment Network and

fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychotherapy.

Michael Maccoby, PhD was trained by Fromm at the Mexican Psychoanalytic

Institute of Psychoanalysis where he became a training analyst. He is co-author

with Fromm of Social Character in a Mexican Village (1970) and on issues of

nuclear disarmament and foreign policy. He is a globally recognized expert on

leadership who has worked in 36 countries and has authored or coauthored 15

books. The Washington School of Psychiatry presented him with a life-time

achievement award in 2016.


Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.

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