Jane Snyder, Ph.D., Cert. Psya., President, Professor, BGSP

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(617) 232-8026

Personal Statement
I have had a longstanding interest in symbolic communication and emotional development pursued first through my studies in literature, later in my doctoral studies in developmental psychology in which I studied children's creative use of language. I trained in clinical work with children and families, and entered psychoanalytic training in order to learn more about working with unconscious dynamics, my own as well as my patients. I have been studying ever since. I have enjoyed writing and doing research on particular issues in treatment, such as enactment in the transference, adolescent aggression and sexuality, perversions, and symbolic communication. I have also done research and writing in the area of family violence and was a co-director of the Institute for the Study of Violence, now the program in Psychoanalysis and Culture. I also have a strong interest in manifestations of the libidinal drive, and have written on marriage and creativity. I find psychoanalysis to be an endlessly fascinating field in which to work, the most in-depth approach to understanding another person and freeing them of self destructive patterns and the most comprehensive approach to researching what makes a person tick.

(2014) Snyder, J. Journal review:Bohleber, W., Fonagy, P., Jimenez, J.P., Scarfone, D., Varvin, S., Zysman, S. (2013) “Towards a better use of psychoanalytic concepts: A model illustrated using the concept of enactment”. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 94: 501-530. Journal of Analytical Psychology,59: 599-603.
(2011) Snyder, J. Bringing to Mind: Psychoanalytic research with patients on the primitive edge, Modern Psychoanalysis, 36: 42-51.
(2011) Snyder, J. The dangers of an ethical code.  Modern Psychoanalysis, 36:212-238.
(2006) Snyder, J. Modern psychoanalysis meets Andre Green: The Case of Z. Modern Psychoanalysis, 31, 25-44.
(2003) Snyder, J. Why violence? An introduction. Modern Psychoanalysis, 28:163-166.
(2003) Snyder, J. On violence: An epilogue. Modern Psychoanalysis, 28:259-265.
(2002) Snyder, J. Reconciling Empirical Knowledge and Clinical Experience: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy. Stephen Soldz & Leigh McCullough, eds. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Assoc., 2000. 286 pp. Modern Psychoanalysis, 27:  159-161.
(2001) Snyder, J., Rogers, K. The Violent Adolescent: The Urge to Destroy Versus the Urge to Feel Alive. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 62: 237-253.
(2001) Snyder Gutowski, J. Why marriage? Modern Psychoanalysis, 26:55-61.
(2000) Snyder-Gutowski, J. A boy who was a girl…Modern Psychoanalysis, 25: 191-197.
(1998)  Snyder, J. The Seed of Madness: Constitution, Environment, and Fantasy in The Organization of the Psychotic Core. V.D. Volkan & S. Akhtar (eds) Madison, CT: IUP, 1997, 213 pp. Modern Psychoanalysis, 23: 253-255.
(1992) Snyder, J. Gender Disorders and Paraphilias. W.B. Arndt, Madison Ct: IUP, 1991. 488 pp. Modern Psychoanalysis, 17:  110-111.
(1989) White, K.M., Snyder, J., Bourne, R., Newberger, E. (1989). Treating Child Abuse and Family Violence in Hospitals. Lexington, MA: Heath. (Winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in pediatric nursing.)
(1987) White, K.M., Snyder, J., Bourne, R., and Newberger, E.H. Treating Family Violence in a Pediatric Hospital: A Program of Training, Research, and Services. U.S. Governmental Printing Office, DHHS Pub. No. (ADM) 87-1504.
(1986) Snyder, J.C. and Newberg, E.H. Consensus and differences among hospital professionals in evaluating child maltreatment. Violence and Victims, Vol. 1, pp. 125-139.
(1986) Katz, M., Hampton, R.L., Newberger, E.H., Bowles, R.T., and Snyder, J.C. Returning children home: Clinical decision making in cases of child abuse and neglect. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 56:253-262.
(1985) Bithoney, W., Snyder, J., Michalek, J., Newberger, E. Childhood ingestions as symptoms of family distress. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 139:456-459.
(1983) Snyder, J., Hampton, R., and Newberger, E. Family dysfunction: Family violence, neglect, and sexual misuse and abuse. In Levine, M.D., Carey W.B., Crocker, A.C., Gross, R.T. (Eds.) Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Saunders.
(1982) Snyder, J., Bowles, R., Newberger, E. Bridging research and practice on family violence: Potential of a hospital based training program. Urban and Social Change Review, 15:3-7.