This year long program for mental health professionals is an opportunity to listen to Contemporary Freudian Society analysts present their work in informal monthly case conferences. As the analyst discusses the choices made in the clinical hour, the Fellows will learn to listen psychoanalytically at many levels. The clinical work of CFS analysts is informed by the basic principles of Freud’s profound discoveries, as well as the post-Freudian theoretical perspectives of object relations, ego psychology, and attachment theory.
Each monthly two-hour meeting will be led by a CFS analyst who will present clinical material from two sessions. This program is directed towards clinicians and graduate students in psychology, social work, and psychiatry who wish to broaden their knowledge of psychoanalytic work in a casual, supportive atmosphere.
Fellowship meetings are held one Saturday per month from 10:00am until 12:00pm (October to May) in Upper NW DC.
The Fellowship Program is free-of-charge.
In addition, each Fellow is also offered a CFS mentor, a member of the CFS who will be available to help Fellows develop their careers in ways that incorporate psychoanalytic practice.