About

M. Gerard Fromm, PhD, ABPP
Senior Consultant, Erikson Institute for Education and Research
Consultants

M. Gerard Fromm, PhD, is a Senior Consultant to the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center.  Formerly he was the Institute’s first Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director as well as the Director of the Center’s therapeutic community program. 

Certified in psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology, Dr. Fromm is on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and has taught at a number of psychoanalytic institutes throughout the country, including the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute, the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute, the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.  He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center.

Dr. Fromm is currently the President of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.  A past President of the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems in Boston, he directed the Center’s residential Group Relations Conferences for three years and has served on the staff of Group Relations Conferences in the United States, Europe and Israel.  Dr. Fromm was also a Visiting Fellow in the Psychotherapy Department of University College, London and a member of the Academy for Critical Incident Analysis in New York.  

Dr. Fromm is the current Secretary-Treasurer of the International Dialogue Initiative.  A project of the Erikson Institute, the IDI is a group of psychoanalysts, diplomats, academics, lawyers and other professionals who bring psychologically-informed dialogue to areas of conflict throughout the world. 

Dr. Fromm has presented and published widely, including, with Bruce L. Smith, Ph.D., The Facilitating Environment:  Clinical Applications of Winnicott’s Theory; Lost in Transmission: Studies of Trauma Across Generations; Taking the Transference, Reaching toward Dreams: Clinical Studies in the Intermediate Area; and A Spirit That Impels: Play, Creativity and Psychoanalysis. He is on the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Psychology.