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Welcome Letter from the President of WPSP

Dear Colleagues,

I am honored to serve as the Acting President of the Washington Professionals for the Study of Psychoanalysis for 2019.  I very much look forward to getting to know each of you and to learning of your interests and concerns.

Last year we had several presentations.  Among our successful programs last year were “Immigrants’ Journeys” presented by Rosana Marzullo-Dove, PsyD and Nahid Aziz, PsyD; and “Selma Fraiberg’s Magic Years: Clinician, Researcher, Writer” presented by Joel Kanter, MSW, LCSW and Rebecca Mahayag, MSW, LCSW-C.  In addition to the Mother of George conference (date to be announced soon) which we are co-sponsoring with the Washington School of Psychiatry other programs are currently being planned.  As we move forward, our seminars, salons, and conferences will provide all members with excellent educational opportunities, as well as opportunities for networking and collaboration.  Our affiliation with Division 39 also provides excellent opportunities, locally and nationally.

Please join or renew and urge your colleagues and your graduate students to become members.  WPSP offers many seminars for our members to earn free CEs in small groups which meet in members’ homes and offices or on Skype or Zoom.  Any member may start a seminar on a topic of interest.  Our member benefits may be found on the WPSP website –

The 2018/2019 WPSP Board:

Acting President - Maurine K. Kelly

Treasurer – Andy Van Slyke

Secretary – Maurine K. Kelly

Continuing Education Coordinator and Seminar Chair – Fonya Helm

Local Chapter representatives to the Section IV, Senate of Division 39, the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology – Maurine Kelly and Fonya Helm

We look forward to serving and working with you throughout this year.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact any Board member with your thoughts and suggestions.


Maurine K. Kelly, PhD

Maurine K. Kelly, PhD
Acting President