Cultural Competence Conference: Changing Notions of Pathology at Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis

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Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis: 2017 Cultural Competence Conference: Changing Notions of Pathology
Sunday, November 5th, 2017, 12:30 – 4:00

The George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus 2100 Foxhall Road, NW West Hall B- 108 Washington, DC 20007
Introduction: Margarita Cereijido, PhD


Rosemary Balsam, MD: “From ‘The Child Woman’ to ‘Wonder Woman’: Progress and Misogyny in Psychoanalytic Theory and Clinical Work”
Dr. Balsam is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and a staff psychiatrist at Yale University; and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. Her special interests are gender developments, young adulthood, the place of the body in psychic life, the work of Hans Loewald and teaching. She has written award winning papers and books, lectured here and abroad. She was a National Woman Traveling Psychoanalytic Scholar for APsaA. She is on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Imago, and JAPA. Her most recent book is: Women’s Bodies in Psychoanalysis (2012, Routledge).

Janice Lieberman, PhD: “Be Careful What You Wish For: A Psychoanalyst Reacts to the Liberation of Aggression in Women”
Dr. Lieberman is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Faculty member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York, where she maintains a private practice. She served on the Editorial Board of JAPA and other journals for many years and is the author of Body Talk: Looking and Being Looked at in Psychotherapy. She has written many articles on gender, deception, body image, greed and envy, and psychoanalysis and art. She is currently writing a book tentatively titled: “Psychoanalysis and Cultural Change: Clinical Evolutions on the Superego, Body and Gender” to be published by Routledge.

Carlos Sluzki, MD: “Anti-Psychiatry Revisited 2017”
Dr. Sluzki is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and family therapist currently living and practicing in DC. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The George Washington University, as well as Professor Emeritus of Global and Community Health and of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. A Guggenheim Fellow, twice awardee of the American Family Therapy Academy and honorary member of multiple professional organizations worldwide, he is a prolific writer and frequent keynote presenter at professional conventions.
Marshall Alcorn, PhD: “The Impact of Trauma Theory upon Cultural Beliefs of Mental Disability”
Dr. Alcorn is Professor and Current Chair of the English department at The George Washington University and also teaches at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. He is the author of Narcissism and the Literary Libido, 1997, Changing the Subject in English Class, 2003, and Resistance to Learning, 2013. His research interests encompass neurasthenics, trauma studies, psychoanalysis, rhetoric, and pedagogy.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. compare therapists’ attitudes towards homosexuality in the 50’s and today.
2. compare therapists’ attitudes towards women’s decision not to have children in the 50’s and today.
3. list at least two diagnoses that have changed between the DSM IV and DSM V.

3 CME/CE credits

$70 – Full/Life/Active Life/Voting
$100 – all others

Deadline for registration: October 30, 2017

Pre-registration is required via the BWCPP website at If you do not have an account on the BWCPP website, you will need to create a “guest account” to register and view/print your CME/CE credit certificate after the seminar. For registration assistance, contact the WBCP at 301-470-3635/ 410-792-8060 / 202-237-1854 or


CME/CE Information:
Continuing Medical Education – This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education – Social Workers – The programs of The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. meet the criteria for continuing education as defined by the District of Columbia and Virginia Boards of Social Work, and the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. designates this program as a continuing education activity for social work for 1 credit hour per hour for this activity.

The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for Category 1 continuing education units.

Continuing Education – Psychologists – The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Licensed Professional Counselors – The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, Inc. continuing education credits meet the criteria and may be submitted for re-licensure of LPCs in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

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