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Constance E. Dunlap, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych


Washington, DC

Dr. Dunlap is a psychoanalyst and board certified psychiatrist with a private practice based in Washington, DC. Her work includes psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, pharmacotherapy, clinical supervision, and organizational consultation. Throughout her career, she has been mindful of the ways that ethnicity, race/racism, gender, intersectionality, and other aspects of identity impact personal development, coping mechanisms, and relations with others.

After graduating from Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed internship training in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Washington Hospital Center, followed by residency training in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Dunlap graduated from the psychoanalytic training program at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute (now Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis) in Washington, DC.

Dr. Dunlap is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health in the George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this voluntary role, she supervises advanced psychiatry residents in psychodynamic psychotherapy and teaches 3rd year medical students how to work with diverse populations. Additionally, she teaches a psychodynamic seminar focused on diversity for 3rd year psychiatry residents at the University of Maryland.

As a member of the American Psychiatric Association Assembly and the American College of Psychiatrists’s Diversity, Respectful Inclusion and Equity Committee, Dr. Dunlap is nationally recognized as an advocate for education and policies that empower students, trainees and mental health clinicians to prevent, identify, and address healthcare disparities which occur across the socioeconomic spectrum.

Articles & Publications

Chandra, Ravi. and Dunlap, Constance E. (2023, July 14). SCOTUS Deals a Blow to American Diversity by Overturning Affirmative Action. Psychiatric News Volume 58, Issue 08.

Lewis-Fernandez, Roberto, Hairston, Danielle, Alarcon, Renato, Clark, Diane, Dunlap, Constance E. et al. (2022, Mar). Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis. In American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision. (pp. 859-880). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

Dunlap, Constance E. (2022, Mar). A Renewed Appeal for Vigorous and Positive Action: Commentary on Dennis. Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, 17:2, 174-180.

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