Dr. Panetta, Vincent

Vincent Panetta, Ph.D., Cert.Psya.

Contact Information
(781) 267-9506
vincent.panetta@comcast.net

Education
Ph.D., Greenwich University, 1996.
Cert. Psya., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1995.
M.Ed., Boston State College, 1981.

Personal Statement

I became fascinated with psychoanalysis when I was a college student. I had a professor who was an analyst; he had been trained by Anna Freud. Not only did I take all the courses he taught, but I would go to the library on my own to read the works of Freud. It was my good fortune to stumble upon BGSP (then BCMPS) in 1979, the year I graduated from college. I knew then that I wanted to start my training as an analyst, and I did.

Since then, I have used my psychoanalytic training to work both in private practice and with challenging clients in community mental health. [link "community mental health to Psya at Work in the Community page when it is made]

At BGSP, I enjoy working as a teacher, supervisor, and training analyst.  I came to this country from Italy when I was 13, and I especially appreciate the challenges facing international students.

Research
Fantasy, addiction, applied analysis in community mental health, parenting.

Publications
(2000) Panetta, V. Fantasy as Resistance. Modern Psychoanalysis27, 101-111.
Homosexual Fantasy in a Modern Psychoanalysis (unpublished paper)
Fantasy, Impulsivity, and Acting Out (dissertation)