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Bette Blank, Artistic Narratives, "Sigmund Freud" 2009, oil on linen, 30" x 24"
“Sigmund Freud” © Bette Blank, 2008, Artistic Narratives
“If the analyst keeps his central focus on this emerging core, he avoids moulding the patient in the analyst’s own image or imposing on the patient his own concept of what the patient should become.”  This requires “love and respect for the individual and for individual development.”
—Hans Loewald, 1960


Welcome to our website

Besides looking new, our website now does more.

Our site now offers expanded resources for candidates, potential applicants, early- and mid-career professionals and the general public:

  • Find highly qualified therapists or supervisors through our Treatment Services.
  • Search by region and areas of specialization.
  • Explore a wide range of informational resources.
  • Take advantage of professional and public education programs in both the greater Washington DC and New York Metro areas.

Check back regularly for upcoming events, new publications, and more.

The Contemporary Freudian Society

Visit to find out more about the Society’s programs and professional resources.


Applications Now Being Accepted

NEW International Training Programs

Training in Psychoanalysis-International Track (TiPIT) provides full candidacy to colleagues from outside of the U.S.  Successful completion of TiPIT leads to graduation and membership in the CFS and the IPA.
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Cyber-Lectures in Psychoanalytic Theory (CLiP) is open to participants from any part of the world.  CLiP is a continuing education (non-candidacy, non-clinical) program open to those who are interested in deepening their knowledge of psychoanalysis in a rich, thought-provoking context.
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Upcoming Open Houses and Clinical Moment Dinners

For more information on our upcoming

Upcoming NY CE Programs

“Deepening the Treatment: Testing and Trusting”
Presenter: Jane S. Hall, LCSW
Dates: Four Sessions (11/12, 11/19, 12/10, 12/17)
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Lower West Side, NYC

“A Mind of One’s Own”
Presenter: Robert Caper, MD
Date: December 3, 2016
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Mt. Sinai Goldwurm Auditorium

“On the Political Action of Psychoanalysis: A Memoir”
Presenter: Steven Reisner, PhD
Date: December 16, 2016
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Location: Mt. Sinai Hatch Auditorium

Upcoming DC CE Programs

Annual Ethics Conference
“Ethical Issues when Terror Invades the Consulting Room: An Example from the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks”
Presenters: Dr. Harriet Basseches, Dr. Paula Ellman, and Dr. Nancy Goodman
Date: November 6, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Founder’s Hall, American University

“Who or What is Being Killed in a Terrorist State of Mind?”
Presenter: Dr. Narendra Keval, London
Date: February 12, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Founder’s Hall, American University
Registration coming soon

Annual Cultural Diversity Program
“Lost and Found in America: Muslim Emigre Experience After 9/11”
Presenter: Dr. Farha Abbasi, Michigan State University with panel discussion by CFS
Date: March 9, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Founder’s Hall, American University
Registration coming soon

We are approved by NYSED to Grant CE’s to LMSW’s and LCSW’s


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