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Sponsored by the Center for Couple and Family Studies

Complex and Creative: The Field of Couple Interpretation

Presenter: Mary Morgan, PhD

Sat. Nov. 10, 2018, 9:15AM-5PM

Check in 8:45-9:15 AM

This conference is now completely full.


CE/CME credit hours

6 continuing education credits


Regular $180


  • Contributing $144
  • Sustaining $126
  • Silver $117
  • Gold $108

WSP Current Students $60

Other students please contact the administrative office before registering.

At the Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Ave, NW, #400, Washington DC 20016.

Psychoanalytic work with couples provides an expanded field of interpretation from that of individual work - the analytic relationships, the couples relationship and the triangular nature of the setting. This adds complexity to the work but also, for the therapist who can move between these different areas, while holding a ‘couple state of mind’, it can be a creative process. These interrelating fields of interpretation are explored, including what a ‘couple interpretation’ is and why it is fundamental to the therapeutic endeavour.


Mary Morgan is a Psychoanalyst and Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is Clinical Head of Couple Psychotherapy Training at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relationships in London, where she teaches and supervises. She has published many papers in the field of couple psychoanalysis, and is currently completing a book about the Tavistock Relationships Approach.


1. Participants will be able to describe the therapeutic
purpose of interpretation to the couple.
2. Participants will be able to list two ways couple
interpretations differ from interpretations in individual work.
3. Participants will be able to list three types of couple
interpretations and their therapeutic aims.
4. Participants will be able to describe three things that can
go wrong with couple interpretations



Registration is closed. We have filled our space.


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 6_ 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.