Karen Weise, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC. She teaches several core and elective courses within the Child and Family concentration. She is a clinical psychologist and graduate of City College, CUNY, and a child and adolescent psychoanalyst, trained at Anna Freud's Centre in London, England. Dr. Weise's primary clinical and research interests lie in the field of psychodynamic psychotherapy with a particular focus on mother/infant, child and adolescent work. Dr. Weise has previously published clinical papers on autistic spectrum disorders and child assessment. In the Washington DC Metro area, she has worked and supervised at Children's National Medical Center (DC) and the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children (MD). She presently maintains a private psychotherapy and assessment practice, focusing on children and adolescents/ young adults, in Washington DC and is a guest lecturer/ faculty at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and the Washington School of Psychiatry, where she helped establish a training in Infant Observation.