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Karen Weise

Associate professor




  • PhD Clinical Psychology, City College (CUNY), 2000.
  • Post-Graduate Qualification, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, The Anna Freud Centre, London, England, 1995.


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.


  • Child and Adolescent Development.
  • Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy.
  • Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy.
  • Child Assessment.

Selected Publications

  • Weise, K.L. and Tuber, S. (2004). The Self and Object Representations of Narcissistically-Disturbed Children: An Empirical Investigation. Psychoanalytic Psychology, Volume 21, Number 2.
  • Weise, Karen L. (1995). The Use of Verbalization in the Management of Feelings and Behavior. Bulletin of The Anna Freud Centre, Vol. 18, Part 1.


  • American Psychological Association, Divisions 39 (Psychoanalysis) & 7 (Developmental Psychology).
  • District of Columbia and Maryland Psychological Associations.
  • Association of Child Psychoanalysis (USA).
  • Washington Psychoanalytic Society.


  • Weise, Karen L. (2011) Narcissistic Disorders in Children. Case Conference presented to the Argosy University Psychodynamic Interest Group.
  • Weise, Karen L. (2008). Play Therapy. Workshop presented at Maryland Psychological Association of Graduate Students (MPAGS), Annual Conference.
  • Weise, Karen L. (2006). An Introduction to Infant Observation and Clinical Applications. Workshop presented/ moderated for Washington School of Psychiatry.