Karen Weise

Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology
Address: Old Main

Areas of Expertise

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