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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Fundamental Concepts and Techniques of Dynamic Psychotherapy is a one year introductory psychodynamic training for recent graduates and those interested in or returning to clinical practice. This program is designed to assist students in continuing their professional growth and increase their theoretical knowledge and psychotherapy skills. Trained therapists teach central concepts, and present and discuss relevant clinical material in addition to supervising aspects of clinical work.
The Clinical Program on Psychotherapy Practice is a two-year certificate training program which offers an in-depth study of contemporary psychodynamic theories and their application to various models of psychotherapy. The Program employs both didactic and experiential approaches to learning. The unifying thread within curriculum is an understanding of the therapeutic relationship as a powerful force for healing.
The Institute comprises a two-year program of six intensive group conferences, focusing on contemporary approaches to psychodynamic group psychotherapy and issues in group therapy. Each conference offers multiple opportunities within the faculty/member community for didactic and experiential learning, including lectures and panel discussions, demonstration groups, and both small and large group experiences..
The Supervision Training Program comprises a one-year curriculum which provides experienced supervisors and those interested in psychotherapy supervision a background in the theory and practice of supervision from a psychodynamic perspective, and provides an opportunity to look more deeply into the complexity of constructing a positive supervisory environment. This program provides a comprehensive view of the overlaps and differences between supervision and psychotherapy.
ISTDP program students can opt to take year-one, or pursue the full three-year certificate. ISTDP is an evidence-based therapy model that offers an attachment-focused system of assessment and intervention that can help you increase your attunement and effectiveness with a wide range of patients. ISTDP has been found to be effective with treatment-resistant and somatoform conditions, and has been found to be cost-effective, with shortened treatment lengths, across a wide range of conditions.
The Washington School of Psychiatry’s the Center for the Study of Psychotherapy for Older Adults and Clinical Applications is a 2 year-certification. The training offers a series of 6 weekend conferences to help professionals stay current in their work with aging adults and their families. These conferences will provide important knowledge and skills to better serve the aging adult population in a wide range of settings. Previous work serving aging adults is not a pre-requisite.
The Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program is a two-year postgraduate certificate program. Topics include principles of child development, psychopathology, assessment, parent work and psychotherapy of children and adolescents from a primarily psychodynamic orientation. The scope of the coursework and the broad experience of our faculty offer clinicians in both public service agencies and private practice a unique opportunity to enhance their professional lives.
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The Washington School of Psychiatry
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Celebrating its 85th year, the School is an accredited provider of post-graduate continuing education.
The Meyer Treatment Center provides low cost access to mental health services. It is an out-of-network facility for insurance purposes.
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