Karen Weise

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Karen Weise

Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology

Department: Professional Psychology Program

1922 F Street, NW, Suite 100 Washington DC 20052

Dr. Weise presently has a clinical practice in NW DC where she sees children, adolescents and young adults for assessment and therapy. She has particular clinical interests in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, gender variance, adoption and parent consultation. She regularly presents seminars on play therapy and child development to a variety of community audiences. Before joining the Professional Psychology faculty in July 2015, Dr. Weise had been on the faculty of the American School of Professional Psychology (DC) for the past 14 years. She is a teaching analyst and member of the child faculty at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and has taught and supervised at the Washington School of Psychiatry. She has previously held psychology positions at Children’s National Medical Center (Child Development Clinic) and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children.



1995-2000 PhD Clinical Psychology, APA Accredited Program
City College, City University of New York

1991-1995 Post-Graduate Qualification, Psychoanalytic Training
Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
The Anna Freud Centre (formerly The Hampstead Clinic)
London, England

1986-1989 MA Counseling Psychology
Antioch University
London, England

1981-1985 BA Psychology
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia



Member, DC Psychological Association

Member, American Psychological Association

Division 39: Psychoanalysis; Section II: Childhood & Adolescence

Division 7: Developmental Psychology

Member, Association of Child Psychoanalysis (USA)

Chair, Donations & Grants Committee

Member, Association of Child Psychotherapists (UK)


Classes Taught

Theories of Mind I/II

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy Practicum