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Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
© 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Put your sorrow into words.  The grief you keep inside you will whisper in your heart until it breaks.
—Shakespeare, Macbeth

The CFS Board Statement on the Executive Order Banning Muslim Immigrants and Refugees from Seven Countries from Entering or Re-Entering the U.S.

We, the Board of the Contemporary Freudian Society, believe that the recent Executive Order signed by President Trump requiring a ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees from seven nations entering or re-entering the US, in our opinion, discriminates against a class of people based upon their religion and place of origin and, as such is ethically and morally wrong.  Our values as psychoanalysts and as American citizens are in direct opposition to the discrimination put in place by this Order.  As psychoanalysts, we are deeply committed to the belief that the intrinsic humanity of all should be cherished and safeguarded to the greatest extent possible.  We are fortunate in our work as psychoanalysts to encounter this intrinsic humanity in those with whom we work in the clinics, schools, hospitals and consulting rooms in which we practice our profession.  We have the opportunity to learn with each individual with whom we work that, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, religion, political belief, nationality, every person has their own profound and complex story.  To discriminate against a people, a religion, a nationality is to do violence to the elegant logic of the stories that each person’s life can tell us.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the SPRING Project!

The SPRING Project is a new outreach initiative sponsored by the Contemporary Freudian Society.  The Project helps expectant and postpartum mothers and their families who are experiencing mood-related problems during pregnancy and after having a baby.  

  • Psychotherapy options for mothers and their families include individual, couples and parent-infant therapy.
  • Reduced fee psychotherapy is available to ensure access to mental health care for mothers and their families at this critical time.

The SPRING Project – support for pregnancy, raising infants, navigating growth – is operating in the New York, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas.  Learn more about the Project at!


The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the CFS has its own website

Our Training Institute has its own dedicated website.  Training is offered in both NYC and in DC. Our trainees come from locations across the East Coast, including Baltimore, Miami, Connecticut, Norfolk and Charlottesville.  Training provides in-depth instruction in multiple theoretical perspectives, including Contemporary Freudian, Contemporary Kleinian, Bionian, Winnicottian and Kohutian.   For more information about training to become a psychoanalyst and other training opportunities, and to learn more about our current candidates and faculty, please visit

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Upcoming Events

DC Programs

DC Spring Project
Treatment of Underlying Attachment Trauma in Postpartum Depression
Jennifer Grosman, PhD, Cynthia Margolies, PhD, and Peggy Tilghman, LICSW
June 4, 2017

Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Body Pain, and Trauma
Paula Ellman, Nancy Goodman, Harriet Basseches, Irene Cairo, and Rogelio Sosnik
September 10, 2017

Anxiety, Hysteria and Depression: A Clinical Re-View with Dr. David Taylor, Member of the British Psychoanalytic Society 
September 22, 2017 – 7-9pm
Receptivity and Contact: Clinical Workshop with Dr. David Taylor
September 23, 2017 – 10am-1:15pm

Annual Scientific Conference
Differentiation Between Intersubjective, Interpersonal and Interpsychic: Theory and Practice
Dr. Stefano Bolognini
October 14-15, 2017
More Info

NY Programs


Training at our Institute

Learn more about the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the CFS:

  • Advance your professional expertise.
  • Study with a renowned faculty.
  • Prepare for an exceptional practice.

For catalog with course listings and other information in each of our locations, click Washington DC or New York.

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