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Continuing Education

  1. Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy & Mental Health, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0269.
  2. WSI is approved to provide continuing education contact hours for Psychologists from the APA.

Calendar for the Academic Year: Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Washington Square Institute offers a rich series of lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences throughout the year. WSI draws on key theorists, scholars and clinicians in the mental health fields as well as from WSI’s own leadership and faculty to offer state of the art scientific educational events. In this rich intellectual and collegial environment, candidates, staff, faculty and WSI alumni and friends connect.

WSI Scientific Lecture Series

Thursdays, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM 1.5 CE units

October 29, 2015

Incest-History and Its Role in Sexual Development
Presenters: Gerd H. Fenchel Ph.D., LP ; Natalie Z. Riccio Ph.D., LP, LCSW
No Fee

November 19, 2015

Theories of Therapeutic Action and Analysts' Subjectivity
Presenter: Irwin Hirsch, Ph.D., ABPP
No Fee

December 17, 2015

Ego Psychology and the Artistic Process
Presenter: Jerold Nashban, LP
No Fee

January 28, 2016

Separation Anxiety in Adolescence: How to Grow a Healthy Teenager
Presenter: Sean Grover, LCSW
No Fee

February 18, 2016

Navigating the Evolution of Psychoanalytic Theory: On Not Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater
Presenter: Tom Wagner LP, NCPsyA
No Fee

March 24, 2016

Diagnosis for Real Therapists and Real Patients. The Second Edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual
Presenter: Nancy McWilliams Ph.D., ABPP
Fee: $25 (pay online using PayPal below)

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May 19, 2016

The Invisible Asians in the White World
Presenter: Dorothy Yang, LCSW
No Fee


Friday, February 26, 2016   8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Loss of a Parent to the Child And the Loss of the Child to the Parent: Investigation of Relocation, Parental Alienation, and Parental Child Abduction

Presenters: Philip Stahl, Ph.D.; Hon. Helen Sturm; Linda Gunsberg, Ph.D.; Colin Jones, JD, LLM; Samuel Lui, JD; Brian Prager, MA; Ellen B. Holtzman, JD (moderator)
6.5 CE hours
Please follow link for information on conference and how to register.

Sunday, April 17, 2016   10:00 am – 4:00 pm

40th Annual WSI Scientific Conference: Anxiety
Co-sponsored with The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
Presenters: Fred Busch, Ph.D., FIPA; Sandra Buechler, Ph.D.

Open House

Wednesday, September 21, 2016   7:00 pm

Open House: Training Programs in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Please join us for an Open House to discuss the Training Programs in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at WSI.


All events held at:

Washington Square Institute
41 E. 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003

You may call (212) 477-2600 for more information

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