Friday, May 4, 2018
6:15 - 8:00 p.m.

"If I Ran the Circus: Books and the Way We Use Them in Child Therapy"
Kate Washton, LCSW, presenter and facilitator

Immediately preceding the Scientific Meeting (see below)

A roundtable discussion with Faculty and Candidates of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program. Light dinner will be served.

RSVP to or call (914) 997-7500.

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Scientific Meeting
(2 CE Hours)
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

"Why is it Easier to be Mad Than to Feel Sad?: Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) with Externalizing Behaviors"

Leon Hoffman, M.D.

Suggested contribution: $20
(waived for Open House attendees)
With 2 CE Hours: $30

RSVP to Ken Barish,

Who Are We?

The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (WCSPP), a nonprofit organization, was chartered in 1974 by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. WCSPP was the brainchild of a small group of eminent psychoanalysts who valued pluralistic psychoanalytic training set in a strong and vibrant professional community. The vision of its founders continues today at WCSPP, with its deep commitment to the rigorous academic training of clinicians amid open discussion of multiple psychoanalytic perspectives. WCSPP has continually moved forward to develop new programs that meet the changing needs of mental health professionals and to expand its Psychotherapy Service to best serve individuals in need of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

We seek talented faculty and students who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, WCSPP's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the Institute's mission of advancing knowledge, educating future leaders in the field, and providing public service.

Read an overview from Stewart M. Crane, LCSW, Director of WCSPP

Upcoming Events

  • Sat


    9:00am-10:30amSuzanne Weisman's Office: 188 East Post Road, Suite 303, White Plains, NY 10601 (Ample Parking Nearby)


    Come learn about our Foundational Principles and Techniques of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program and Advanced Psychoanalytic Training Program at WCSPP.

    Hear more about post graduate training opportunities for Fall of 2018 which have been restructured to allow more individual flexibility in the timing and content of training.

    RSVP to or call (914) 997-7500.

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  • Fri

    Scientific Meeting: Why is it easier to be mad than to feel sad?

    8:00 pmCommunity Unitarian Church - 468 Rosedale Ave., White Plains NY 10605

    Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) with Externalizing Behaviors

    Speaker:  Leon Hoffman, MD

    Suggested contribution: $20
    Admission with CE: $30

    2 CE hours can be earned for the following disciplines:  LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCAT and LP

    RSVP to Ken Barish

  • Fri

    Child and Adolescent Training Program Open House

    6:15PM (immediately preceding the above mentioned Scientific Meeting)Community Unitarian Church - 468 Rosedale Ave., White Plains NY 10605

    Learn about Training Opportunities for Fall 2018

    A Roundtable discussion with Faculty and Candidates of the Child and Adolescent Training Program and a clinical presentation

    Suggested contribution for Scientific Meeting at 8PM waived for attendees

    Light dinner served

    RSVP to 914-997-7500 or

  • Sat

    Couples Therapy Training Open House

    2:00 pmAt the home of Dr. John Turtz

    Are you interested in developing your skills in working with couples?  If so, please join us for an informal conversation about the WCSPP Couples Therapy Training Program.

    This program is a one-year course of study that focuses on the theory and practice of couples therapy, integrating contemporary psychoanalytic thinking with systems theory.  Dr. John Turtz, Program Director, will present an overview of the program and there will be lots of time for questions and discussion.

    RSVP to John Turtz, Director at or to Roz Cohen, Associate Director at


What We Do.


Since 1974, students have emerged from WCSPP programs with an expanded understanding of their patients, their clinical work, and themselves.

Psychotherapy Service

The Psychotherapy Service of WCSPP offers individuals an opportunity to receive psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at an affordable cost.

Clinical Consultation

Clinical consultation service affords each therapist a forum to expand his/her clinical skills and develop a personal treatment style.