Lynn Perlman, Ph.D., Cert. Psya., Dean of Graduate Studies, Faculty, BGSP

Contact information
(617) 332-2467
(617) 277-3915

Personal Statement
I came to BGSP in 1977. Having just completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, I was only interested in taking a course or two. To my surprise, I found a school that provided a unique experience for me. The primary interest was in my emotional and intellectual maturation. It was explained that the goal of the school is to work with each individual to develop her/his personality in a manner that is therapeutic. What an amazing opportunity! I could learn to be a better therapist as I enriched my life personally. I have been here ever since. I take great pleasure in being part of a faculty that works to develop therapeutic personalities in everyone. Psychoanalysis, particularly what we call Modern Psychoanalysis, is fascinating to me. It provides me with a continual source for challenge and growth.

Research
Twins, infancy, pregnancy, sibling rivalry, fear of women

Publications
Perlman, Lynn "Looking for Love: The Twin Factor" Modern Psychoanalysis vol xxvi: number 1 2001
Perlman, Lynn "The Analyst's Pregnancy: Transference and Countertransference Reactions" Modern Psychoanalysis vol XI: 1 & 2 1986.
Meadow, P.W. and Perlman, L and Bernstein, J. (in press) "Ethics in Mythology, Religion and Literature". In Meadow, P.W. In the Interest of the Patient

Current classes taught
PT 161 History of Libido Theory