The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies

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The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies

Program Co-Directors: Martha Stark, MD, and Andrea Celenza, PhD

The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies @ WJC is an exciting new program specifically designed to enable licensed mental health professionals and other qualified individuals to pursue an innovative and rigorous course of study in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a distinguished national and international faculty. The focus will be on interweaving the most current theoretical advances in psychoanalytic thought with best practices in the clinical domain.

Two Core Courses — using the latest models of pedagogy — will be featured this academic year.  Each Core Course, taught by a core faculty member, will be offered as a month-long online series of four one-hour video recorded lectures with corresponding readings available to students 24/7; in addition, each course will be accompanied by ongoing online “threaded discussions” facilitated by the Instructor and a final one-hour “live” webinar.

Interspersed between the Core Courses, will be eight Luminary Lectures – an exciting array of (individual) one-hour video recorded online lectures (with suggested readings) presented by several of our Distinguished Faculty. Our state-of-the-art training model will allow students from anywhere in the world and from the comfort of their own homes/offices to participate in these enriching and stimulating Continuing Education activities taught by our Distinguished Psychoanalytic Faculty.

Distinguished Faculty and Visiting Scholars

Salman Akhtar, MD, Lew Aron, PhD, Beatrice Beebe, PhD, Jessica Benjamin, PhD, Patrick Casement, MA, Andrea Celenza, PhD, Darlene Bregman Ehrenberg, PhD, Glen O. Gabbard, MD, Jay R. Greenberg, PhD, Adrienne Harris, PhD, Edgar A. Levenson, MD, Joseph Lichtenberg, MD, Karlen Lyons-Ruth, PhD, Nancy McWilliams, PhD, Allan N. Schore, PhD, Evelyne A. Schwaber, MD, Martha Stark, MD, Donnel Stern, PhD, Drew Westen, PhD

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