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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

The within, all that inner space one never sees, the brain and the heart and other caverns where thought and feeling dance their Sabbath.
—Samuel Beckett, Molloy

Welcome to our new website!

The Contemporary Freudian Society has more than a new look. Our site now offers expanded resources for Society Members, service professionals, and the general public:

  • Find highly qualified therapists through our Treatment Services —
    where you can 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.
  • Take part in scholarly events.
  • Find out more about our vibrant community of thinkers and clinicians.

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

The Psychoanalytic Training Institute site is also new.

The Institute’s website now offers much more for candidates, applicants, and the general public. We are committed to ensuring that you receive rigorous training along with individualized support – and that you complete your certification with everything you need to build an exceptional practice.

Visit to find out more about our programs and faculty.

NEW Training Opportunity in DC

The Contemporary Freudian Society – DC Division is pleased to announce the start of our Academic Associates Program.

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.

Upcoming Events

NY Continuing Education Program
“Degrees of Entrapment: Living and Dying in the Claustrum”
Presenter: Pamela Sorensen, PhD
Dates: Fri, Nov 6 & Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Times: Nov 6 – 7:30-10pm, Nov 7 – 9am-3pm
Location: Mt. Sinai, Hatch Auditorium
Madison Ave @ 100th St, NYC
Click here for more info

DC Annual Ethics Conference
“Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide for the Mentally Ill: The Reality and Implications”
Presenter: Scott Kim, PhD
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Click here for more info

IPA (COWAP) Conference – DC
“The Courage to Fight Violence Against Women”
March 4-5, 2016
Click here for more info


CFS Training and Supervising Analyst, Dr. Phyllis Sloate, has just been elected as President of the Confederation of Independent Societies (CIPS). Congratulations Dr. Sloate!!


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