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Charles parks, MD, FABP



Professional Positions

  • Trustee, The Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies (CAPS), Princeton, NJ
  • Member, Program Committee.  The Association for Child Psychoanalysis
  • Member, American Board of Psychoanalysis
  • Private Practice.  Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with adults, children, and adolescents.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Training & Supervising Analyst.  Child & Adolescent Supervisor. Faculty Member, The Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis


Honors & Awards

    • Edith Sabshin Teaching Award. The American Psychoanalytic Association. January 2011.
    • Henry P. and Page Laughlin Distinguished Teacher Award. The American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians. June 18, 2009

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Child Psychoanalysis
  • Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis
  • International Psychoanalytic Association
  • National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources (WISER)

Certification

  • May 2000: Certified in Adult Psychoanalysis, The American Psychoanalytic Association
  • December 2000: Certified in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis.  The American Psychoanalytic Association
  • August 2015: Fellow, American Board of Psychoanalysis. Certified in Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis

Organizational Appointments

The Association for Child Psychoanalysis

  • Secretary.  2007-2010
  • Member, Executive Council. 2007-2010
The George Washington University Center for Professional Psychology
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology 1996-2005
  • Director, The Center Clinic.  1999-2006
American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Member, Certification Committee 2003-2009

American Board of Psychoanalysis

  • 2017-present: Member of the Board.

Other Professional Experience
  • Consultant.  The Kingsbury Center.  Assessment and Treatment Center for Children with Learning Problems. 1994-1998
  • Psychological Consultant.  Washington School for Friends.  1990-1996
  • Consulting and Supervising Psychologist.  Group and Family Therapy Training Program.  Overholser Division of Training Saint Elizabeths Hospital.  1986-1992
  • Faculty Member.  Dynamics of Psychotherpay Training Program. Washington School of Psychiatry.  1984-1992
  • Psychologist.  The Center for Psychological and Learning Services.  The American University.  1984-1985
  • Program Director/Clinician.  Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute. 1974-1977
  • Teacher/Assistant to the Principal.  The Foster School.  1972-1974

Papers & Presentations

  • Parks, C. (2015). Plenary Presentation. Annual Scientific Meeting. The Association for Child Psychoanalysis. Austin, TX. May 2, 2015.

  • Parks, C. (2014). Therapeutic Action and Progress in Analysis: A Child Struggles With Death, Life, and Change. Invited Lecture. The Robert J. Kabcenell Memorial Lecture in Child Analysis. New York Psychoanalytic Institute. New York, NY. December 9, 2014.

  • Parks, C. (2014). Senior Analyst Presentation: A Week in the Treatment of a Young Boy (Day-Long Clinical Presentation.) National Scientific Meeting. The American Psychoanalytic Association. New York, NY January 15, 2014.

  • Parks, C. (2013). Technical Considerations in Child Analysis: Discussion of Dr. Yanof’s Paper. Plenary Discussion. Association for Child Analysis. Annual Scientific Meeting. San Diego, CA. May 4, 2013.

  • Parks, C. (2013). Working with Transference in Child Analysis. Panel Presentation. National Scientific Meeting. The American Psychoanalytic Association. New York, NY. January 19, 2013.

  • Parks, C. (2013). Child Analysis and the Interpretation of Dreams: Clinical Vignettes. COCAA Workshop Presentation. National Scientific Meeting. The American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY. January 15, 2013.

  • Parks, C. (2012). Dream Analysis in Work with Children. COCAA Workshop Presentation. National Scientific Meeting. The American Psychoanalytic Association. New York, New York. January 10, 2012

  • Parks, C. (2009). Trauma in the Transference: The Neurological and Psychological Legacy of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Plenary Presentation. Annual Scientific Meeting, The Association for Child Psychoanalysis, Washington, D.C. May 2, 2009. (Additional versions of this paper were presented at the Thomas and Julia Saltz Annual Child Seminar/Workshop. Laurel, MD [March 1, 2008]; The Pearson Memorial Lecture. The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA [December 9, 2009]; and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis [April 10, 2010].

  • Parks, C. (2007). Psychoanalytic Treatment of Children with Severe Developmental and Biological Disorders. Panel Report. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 55:923 - 935.

  • Parks, C. (2007). Maggie: Changes in Defenses During Psychoanalysis. Plenary Presentation. Annual Scientific Meeting, The Association for Child Psychoanalysis, Washington, DC. (May 5, 2007). Also presented at the Thomas and Julia Saltz Grand Rounds Invited Lecture. Children’s National Medical Center. Washington, DC. October 18, 2006.

  • Parks, C. (2006). Commentaries on Rachel G. Seidel’s “Anna, Leaving Home—An Adolescent Girl’s Journey: Discussion of Anna.” The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 61:123 – 134.

  • Parks, C. (2005). Late Adolescence: When Leaving Home is an Issue: Discussion of Plenary Presentations. Annual Scientific Meeting. The Association for Child Psychoanalysis. Tampa, Florida, (March 19, 2005.)\

  • Parks, C. (2005). Reflections on Clinical Theory: From Late Adolescence to Young Adulthood. By David Dean Brockman. Book Review. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 53:296 – 300.

  • Parks, C. (2004). Overview of Adolescence: Implications for Treatment. Paper Presentation. The Julia and Thomas Saltz Annual Child Seminar/Workshop: Perils, Pitfalls, and Pleasures in the Treatment of Adolescents. The Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. Laurel, Maryland. (October 9, 2004).

  • Parks, C. (2004). Discussion: The Analysis of a Five-year Old Boy with Phobias. The Annual Scientific Meeting. The Association for Child Psychoanalysis. Cleveland, Ohio. (April 3, 2004).

  • Parks, C. (2003). The Analysis of Resistance in a Mid-adolescent Boy. Plenary Presentation. The Annual Scientific Meeting. The Association for Child Psychoanalysis. Santa Fe, New Mexico. (April 12, 2003).

  • Parks, C. (2001). Discussion: The Toddler Terrorist. Scientific Meeting. The Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. Laurel, Maryland. (September 15, 2001).

  • Parks, C. (2001). Treatment of a Traumatized Girl II. Paper Presentation. The Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. Laurel, Maryland. May 19, 2001.

  • Parks, C. (2001). Trauma and Personality Development II. Paper Presentation. The Center for Psychological and Learning Services. The American University, Washington, DC. (April 5, 2001).

  • Parks, C. (2001). Treatment of a Traumatized Girl I. Paper Presentation. The Visiting Psychoanalyst Seminar. The Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. Laurel, Maryland. (March 3, 2001).

  • Parks, C. (2000). Trauma and Personality Development I. Paper Presentation. The Center for Psychological and Learning Services. The American University, Washington, DC. (October 12, 2000).

For papers and presentations prior to 2000, please contact me.

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