Linda Sklar, LICSW, Cert.Psya.
Cert.Psya., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2001.
M.A., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1996.
M.S.W., New Mexico Highlands University, 1982.
Before I began my studies in psychoanalysis at BGSP I worked in a variety of settings (mental health clinics, adolescent and family agencies, a college counseling center, private practice) and engaged in different clinical trainings (social work, family therapy). These experiences, extensive travel, and my own pursuit of cross cultural interests raised a number of recurring questions about human motivation, particularly why people continue to do things that bring them suffering and interfere with their having a fulfilling life. Modern psychoanalysis has provided me with tools to research this question and with a way of being in the here and now of the relationship that addresses the uniqueness of each person's journey.
Past certificate research centered on studying tension states and their impact on mental functioning. Current work focuses on studying how unconscious wishes/fantasies impact individual and couple dynamics. Another area of interest is how the paradigms of Buddhism and psychoanalysis complement each other in clinical work.