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

Personal Statement
Dr. Bigda-Peyton's current interests include modern psychoanalysis as it applies to marriage, emotional education, climate change communication, sustainability promotion, and community/economic development. An emerging research interest in the intersection of psychoanalytic thought and Buddhist psychology.

Dr. Bigda-Peyton is on the BGSP faculty and is a member of the research committee. Previously she has served as fieldwork coordinator for the Psychoanalysis & Culture program. She maintains a private analytic practice in Bedford, Mass. Dr. Bigda-Peyton founded Transition Town Bedford and Common Purpose, the largest batter 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(1981) Development in Thinking About Careers," Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Boston University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.