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The Contributions of D.W. Winnicott:
His Writings and BBC Broadcasts

Sunday, May 15, 2:30-5PM

Lesley Caldwell, training analyst

Anne Karpf, writer, sociologist

Credits and Fees

2 CEs

Regular Fee: $60
Current WSP and AAPCSW members $40
Current WSP students: $15

Other students please contact the administrative office


Inside and outside the consulting room:
Winnicott’s achievements and the future of psychoanalysis.

Lesley Caldwell

After qualifying as an adult analyst and becoming the first male child analyst a year later, Winnicott maintained an analytic practice of adults and children over nearly forty years. He was an active participant in psychonalytic debate. In this talk, Caldwell draws on her experience of co-editing the forthcoming Collected Works to discuss what his approach to psychoanalysis and its dissemination offers for the future of mental health practice.

Winnicott the Broadcaster: Speaking Directly to Mothers

Anne Karpf

Donald Winnicott’s BBC broadcasts (1939-1962) played an important role in popularizing psychoanalysis in the UK and, in their published form, around the world. They also gave mothers tools to help them understand their babies. In her talk, Karpf will share audio excerpts from the surviving broadcasts and explore the factors that made Winnicott such a brilliant communicator. She will discuss how psychoanalysis today can extend its reach beyond the consulting-room.



LESLEY CALDWELL is a training analyst for the London Child and Adolescent programmes, and training and supervising analyst for the IPA China Programme. She is Honorary Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London where she teaches and supervises in the Masters and Doctoral programmes and coordinates the Unit’s Interdisciplinary Programme. A trustee of the Winnicott Trust, she is the co-editor of Reading Winnicott and of forthcoming Collected Works of Donald Winnicott (Oxford University Press, 2016).

ANNE KARPF is a columnist, writer and sociologist. Her books include The War After, The Human Voice and, most recently, How to Age. For this and her Guardian columns and features about ageing she won the award for best independent voice on older people’s issues in the Older People in the Media Awards 2014. She is Reader in Professional Writing and Cultural Inquiry at London Metropolitan University. Her research on Winnicott’s BBC radio broadcasts to parents, funded by the Winnicott Trust, was presented in a 2014 BBC Radio 4 program.


2:30-2:45PM Registration, check-in
2:45-3:45PM Presentation and Q&A
3:45-4PM Break
4-5PM Presentation and Q&A


Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of _ of AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.