Trouble in the Family: The Impact of Sexual Boundary Violations in Analytic Institute Life
Donna Fromberg, PsyD
Abstract by Author
My interest in this topic comes from having had two prominent analysts surrender their licenses due to accusations of boundary violations at my institute while a candidate. The impact of these violations and how they informed my training experience, and that of my cohort, amazed me. I was dumbfounded by the depth and reverberations of these incidents. Overtime, my confusion and anguish became curiosity and that was how this chapter began. The chapter describes what happened to me, and searches for theoretical understanding using Bion’s theories on groups.
Donna Fromberg, PsyD is a faculty member at the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, a Staff Psychologist at Brandeis University Counseling Center and the former Director of the Counseling Center at Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston. She is in private practice in Newton, MA.
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