Education and Training

Univ. of Virginia, BA (Phi Beta Kappa), 1958;
Harvard Medical School, MD, 1962;
Psychiatric Residency: Mass. Mental Health Center, 1963-66 (Chief '65-'66);
Beth Israel Hospital, 1966-67.

Psychoanalytic Training

Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, 1967-74;
President, Candidates' Council, 1970-73.

Academic Appointments

Teaching Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 1963-67;
Assistant in Psychiatry, Beth Israel Hospital, 1969-73;
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School, 1969-.

Offices and Committee Assignments in Professional Societies


  • Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East

    Treasurer, 1977-96; Board of Directors, 1977-96;
    Chair, Faculty, 1978-1979;
    Chair, Curriculum Committee, 1983-87;
    Chair, Committee on Institute Analysis, 1990-91
    Chair, Admissions Committee, 1991-93;
    Training and Supervising Analyst, 1987-;
    Chair, Education Committee, 1993-96;
  • Psychoanalytic Society of New England, East

    Founding member and first President, 1990-93;
  • American Psychoanalytic Association

    Board on Professional Standards, Fellow, 1990-97, 2002-03;
    Co-chair, StrategicTask Force on Board/Council Structure and Function, 1992-97;
    Co-chair, Task Force on Re-organization, 1994-96;
    Councilor-At-Large, 1994-96, 2003-2007;
    President-elect, 1996-98;
    President, 1998-2000;
    Chair, Committee on Governmental Relations and Insurance, 2000-10;
    President-elect, 2010-12;
    President, 2012- ;
  • International Psychoanalytical Association

    Representative, House of Delegates, 1994-1998; 1994-96;
    Consultant, Ad Hoc Committee on Structure and Mission, 1999-2000;
    Chair, Subcommittee on the Status of Psychoanalysis, 1999-2002;
    Consultant, Committee on Structure and Mission (SAM), 1998-2001;
    "Three Wise Men" (Group on Governance), 2003;
    Vice President, North America, 2001-03;
    Regional Representative, 2003-2006, Executive Committee, 2003-2006;
    Chair, Education Work Group, 2003-2005;
    Chair, Credential Work Group, 2003-2005;
    Chair, Committee on Professional Practice, 2005-2008;
  • American Psychiatric Association

    Joint Commission on Government Relations, 1995-2003;
    Distinguished Life Fellow, 2001-;
    Assembly Representative, 2001-10;
  • Massachusetts Psychiatric Society

    Executive Committee Representative, 2002-;
    President-elect, 2005-2006;
    President, 2006-2007;
  • Coalition for Patient Rights

    Founding member and President, 1994-00;
    Coalition for Patient Rights, Massachusetts Chapter,
    Founding member, 1994-01

Awards


  • Massachusetts Psychiatric Society

    Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for "Advancement of the Profession," 1995
  • American Psychiatric Association

    Special Presidential Commendation, 1997 — "In recognition of superb invigorating leadership of the psychoanalytic community, dedication to a truly multi-faceted, comprehensive psychiatry and courage in public advocacy."

Publications and Presentations (partial list)


Sigmund Freud: The Secrets of Nature and the Nature of Secrets," International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 18:143-163, 1991; "The Good Fight," Plenary presentation, New York, December 15, 2000; "Psychodynamics and Neurobiology: Conflict or Confluence," Grand Rounds, Mt. Sinai Hospital, April 3, 2001; "The Politics of Hatred," Lima Peru, at an international conference on terrorism, November 15, 2001; "Practicing Psychiatry in 2003," American Psychiatric Association, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, May 19, 2003; "The Psychology of Terrorism," plenary address presented at The International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, June 16, 2003.

TAP Columns - "The State of Our Association," vol. 32, no. 3, 1998; "Our Political Awakening," vol. 32, no. 4, 1998; "Madison and the 'American' Way," vol. 33, no. 1, 1999; "Frankenstein Goes to Washington," vol. 33, no. 2, 1999; "Sea Change," vol. 33, no. 3, 1999; "Freud in the Twenty-First Century," vol. 33, no. 4, 1999; "Lessons from Midway," vol. 34, no. 1, 2000' "The American in the New Millennium," vol. 34, no. 2, 2000; "An Ordinary Man," 37(3):28-29, 2003; "The (RICO) Check's in the Mail," 38(2):1,8, 2004; "HMO's 9, Patients )," 38(3):28, 2004; "The Perfect Storm," 38(4):22-23, 2004; "Electronic Health Records-Another Trojan Horse?" 39(2):29-30, 2005; "Brave New World," 39(3):31-32, 2005; "Totem and Taboo-The IPA 'Standards' Debate," 39(4):38, 43, 2005; "Why HIPAA? The Fight Continues," 40(2):29, 2006; "The Association's March on Washington," 40(3):35, 2006; "Congressman Champions Association's Cause," 40(4):37 & 42, 2006; "Lessons from Germany: Single Payer: No Panacea," 40(4):30 & 34, 2006; "The Height of Arrogance," 41(1):22, 2007; "Canadian Single-Payer System: A Troubled Experiment," 41(2): 26 & 29, 2007; "IPA Promotes Survey to Aid Psychoanalytic Practice in the Three Regions," 41( 3):39, 2007; Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through-The IPA in Berlin," 41(4):15, 2007; "Madison Had It Right," 42(2):12-13, 2008; "Achilles in Iraq, Part I; 42(3):27 & 40, 2008; "Achilles in Iraq, Part 2," 42(4):16-17, 2008; "Only in America," 43(1):19-20, 2009; "Our Finest Hour," 43(2);2009:15 &35; "Health Care Reform: Testing Chaos Theory," 43(3):2009(In Press)

Massachusetts Psychiatric Society-Presidential columns-"The Perfect Storm", issue 64, May, 2006; "The APA in Toronto-Notes from the Underground", issue 64, June, 2006; "Massachusetts Finds a Champion", issue 64, June, 2006; "First the Yankees, Now This," issue 67, Sept. 2006; "The German System: Single Payer-No Panacea," issue 70, Jan. 2007; "Canadian Single-Payer System: A Troubled Experiment," issue 73, April 2007; "Absolute Power: The Eist Case," issue 79, Nov. 2007.

Other Articles and Presentations- Psychoanalysis in the Age of Managed Care, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, vol. 51/supplement, 2003, pp. 22-41; The American Psychoanalytic Association's Fight for Privacy, Confidentiality: Ethical Perspectives and Clinical Dilemmas, eds., Charles D. Levin, Alana Furlong, Mary Kay O'Neill, Analytic Press, 2003, pp. 251-265; chapter in Comparative Confidentiality in Psychoanalysis, ed. Penelope Garvey and Alexander Leighton, British Institute of International and Comparative Law and International Psychoanalytical Association, 2004; Guest Editorial, "We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches," Psychiatric Times, Robert L. Pyles, October, 2004, p. 4, and Delaware Medical Journal, 77(2):73-75; Psychotherapy and Confidentiality," Panel presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psycho-analysis and Dynamic Psychiatry in San Diego, May 2007; "Resistance to Effective Work on the Interface," IPA, Rio de Janeiro, July 2005; "Psychoanalysis and Confidentiality,"IPA, Rio de Janeiro, July 2005; "Advocacy at the State Level," American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, N.Y.,January 20, 2006; "Changing Congress One Member at a Time," American Psychoanalytic Association, Washington, D.C., June 15, 2006; "Breakfast on Capitol Hill-Briefing on Privacy Issues," American Psychoanalytic Association, Washington, D.C., June 15, 2006; "Absolute Power: The Eist Case," Clinical Psychiatry News, 35(11):3, Nov. 2007.