WSP will not host any event or course that is non-compliant with CDC and DC guidance.
All meetings and programs will continue in person. Course cancellations or postponement for activities of 10 or less is at the discretion of the program chair.
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Members of the Washington School of Psychiatry have the wonder opportunity to participate in peer professional groups as an organizer or member. Peer professional groups come in all forms (e.g., study, discussion, case-based, consultative groups), allowing our members exciting and stimulating ways to creatively deepen and deepen their clinical knowledge, expand their relationships with other mental health professionals, and integrate into our professional community.
There is no fee for participation in a study group, but group members must be members of the Washington School of Psychiatry.
Peer professional group organizers may collaborate with their members or work alone to determine the structure, schedule, and focus of the group. These groups can be ongoing or short-term, closed or open to new members, presenter-led or group facilitated. For example, a group might meet for several sessions prior to the arrival of a distinguished speaker and focus on that person’s contributions.
Groups may also participate in the CE Proposal Process to earn continuing education credit for their participation. Peer professional groups applying for CE credits must meet the same requirements for recording attendance, learning objectives, presenter cv's and conflict of interest disclosure and evaluations of the programs that apply to the school's other educational offerings. Proposals must be submitted by June 1st or 6-8 weeks before each session. If approved for CE credit, members seeking CEs for participation will have to pay the WSP member rate per CE credit. Rates can be found here.
Note: Study groups are not eligible for CE credits under NBCC, Board of Social Work Examiners - Maryland, or ACCME guidelines. For psychologists to be eligible to receive CEs, study groups must be organized to have a didactic element; discussion-based groups will not be approved. Other peer professional groups who submit a CE proposal may be reviewed and approved on a case by case basis. Please consult your board about study group (and other peer professional group) CE eligibility in DC, MD, and Virginia if you have further questions.
New study groups are formed throughout the year. Please contact group leaders directly - regardless of if the group is marked "open" or "closed" - for more information. If you cannot reach the group leader, please contact Elia Tamplin, PhD at email@example.com.
This group is coordinated by the Center for the Study of Psychotherapies for the Aging and meets monthly in Washington. The group approach is trifocal: literary, gerontological, and most important, clinical. For information call Carol Hausman, 202-966-7851, or Mary Welker, 202-537-9351×323.
Members of this group present psychotherapy cases or topics regarding treatment across the lifespan, Pre-K through adult. The conceptualization is developmental considering factors of cultureand family, neurophysiology, medical, and attachment/relational history. The group meets the second Friday of the month, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. For more information please call Elizabeth Maurym 301-920-1087.
This is a combination study and peer supervision group for experienced therapist (at least 6 years post-licensure) that focuses Integrative Approaches to Pyschotherapy. The group meets every other Thursday from 10:00am-11:30am. For more information, contact Tracy Thomas 202-810-4158.
Group members draw on their clinical experiences and personal biographies, as well as readings reviewing the psychoanalytic contributions of women (and men) pertaining to gender and society. The Group meets the fourth Friday of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 5100 Wisconsin Ave., NW. For information call Eileen McClatchy, 301-654-0555, or Suzanne Fuchs, 202-833-3611.
This study group reviews current literature on Attachment Theory specifically geared towards clinical implications. Meetings are the second Friday of the month 3 to 5 p.m. For more information call Mauricio Cortina, 301-562-1950.
The Median Group is a "Reflective Think Tank," focusing on social and cultural engagement.
It emphasizes dialogue and the reflective mind. The Median Group has been meeting monthly at the Washington School of Psychiatry since August 2015.
The Median Group was the idea of Patrick de Maré, who had been a student of Wilfred Bion. He thought that the Median Group, whose membership lay in number somewhere between Bion’s Large and Small groups, had its own unique dynamics. According to de Maré, "In the Median Group we move beyond the personal and familial insights, entering upon the socio-cultural domain, where we explore our social assumptions. The aim is not so much to socialize individuals as to humanize society."
Through the Median Group’s "microculture" and "extended dialogue" (de Maré’s terms) members can explore widely held social and cultural assumptions. The group becomes a vehicle to hear and reflect on the voices of others, leading towards cultural change, increased awareness, tolerance, curiosity, and acceptance of differences. The group evolves toward a state of "Koinonia,” a term developed by de Maré meaning impersonal fellowship, fellowship with humankind, or human communion.
De Maré envisioned the use of Koinonia and koinonic dialogue as essential for the resolution of social conflicts. His writings communicate that the ideal container for hatred and paranoia is a Median group. As the initial frustrations of a group come to be expressed through hate, dialogue is used to transform this hatred into what the Greeks knew as Koinonia, the state of impersonal fellowship. In this environment we have a collective opportunity to progress toward greater social resolution of differences, and move toward hope for fellowship. We become better able to understand social and cultural biases and assumptions, and can increase our awareness and tolerance both of self and other.
Patrick DeMare' believed that the death of destruction was through the art of dialogue. For more information, please contact Rose McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org / (301)-237-0741 and Karen Stefano at email@example.com
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