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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

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
—James Baldwin

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!


  Research on Psychoanalysis

  • The Effectiveness of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Evidence from Research  by CFS Member, Nancie Senet, Ph.D
  • Part I here
  • Part II here
  • Part III here

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

Who or What is Being Killed in a Terrorist State of Mind?
Mr. Narendra Keval
February 12, 2017

Annual Cultural Diversity Program:
Muslim Identity Development in the USA

Lost and Found in America
Dr. Farha Abbasi

Growing Up with Hatred: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspective
Dr. Marsha Levy-Warren
March 19, 2017
Registration coming soon

Beyond Pluralism: Psychoanalysis and the Workings of the Mind
Dr. Fred Pine
April 8, 2017
Registration coming soon

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

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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