Study Groups

Many members of the William Alanson White Institute community are committed to ongoing development and education, decades after they complete their formal training. Each month numerous groups of professionals meet to study and present clinical casework to their peers. While most of these meetings are open to all mental health professionals, some are limited to members of the Institute community. Contact the study group leaders listed beneath each link for more information.

Artist Study Group

Attending to the healing engagement of art and psychoanalysis, the study group provides new possibilities of shared meaning, greater emotional aliveness, vitality and wholeness in the face of anxiety, loss and emotional trauma.

Sexual Abuse

This group consists primarily of graduates and candidates in training at the WAWI with an interest in furthering their clinical and theoretical knowledge concerning work with survivors of sexual abuse.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer/Questioning

The William Alanson White Institute is host to one of the most exciting and dynamic LGBTQ study groups in the NYC analytic community. Established in 2006, this group of mental health professionals maintains a multidisciplinary focus and a commitment to expanding our understanding of LGBTQ concerns.

Study Group on Race & Psychoanalysis

On hiatus for ’23-’24

The Study Group on Race and Psychoanalysis (“SGORAP”) focuses on intersections between the study of race—racial dynamics, race relations, and race as difference—and psychoanalytic theory. While classical psychoanalysis has been characterized as a theory of sexuality and sexual difference, interpersonal and relational approaches allow us to explore how psychoanalysis might be useful in analyzing problems of race and interrogating questions of sameness and difference.

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