Frances Bigda-Peyton, Ph.D., Cert. Psya., Core Faculty, BGSP

Personal Statement
Dr. Bigda-Peyton's teaching interests include modern psychoanalysis as it applies to marital therapy, violence prevention, and the development of ecologically sustainable practices among individuals and organizations. An emerging research interest in the intersection of psychoanalytic thought and Buddhist psychology.

Dr. Bigda-Peyton is on the Psychoanalysis & Culture faculty, is a member of the research committee, and serves as fieldwork coordinator for the Psychoanalysis & Culture program. She maintains a private analytic practice. Dr. Bigda-Peyton co-founded Common Purpose, the largest battery treatment program in Massachusetts.

Publications
(2004) "When Drives are Dangerous: Drive Theory and Resource Overconsumption." Modern Psychoanalysis, 29, 2, 251-270.
(2000) An Analysis of Intense Enactments in the Case of a 10 Year Old Girl." Modern Psychoanalysis, 25, 2
(2000) Antisocial Behavior: Personality Disorders from Hostility to Homicide. Benjamin Wolman. Book Review, Modern Psychoanalysis, 25,2
(1998) Managing Conflicts in a Women's Prison. Individual Styles and Institutional Pressures," Journal of Offender Counseling, 8, 2
(1998) Why Family Counseling Makes Sense," Independent School, 47, 2, Winter
(1981) Development in Thinking About Careers," Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Boston University
(1978) The Hephaestus Complex: Power Themes in the Life and Work of James Thurber," Biography, 1, 2, 37-60

Numerous articles for the Bedford Minuteman for the Violence Prevention Task Force.