M. Gerard Fromm, Ph.D., is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center. He is also a Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Fromm joined the Riggs staff in 1975 after completing a 4-year post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Riggs. Before coming to Riggs, Dr. Fromm was a staff member at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he earned an NIMH certificate in group psychotherapy.
Dr. Fromm is certified in psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and has served as guest faculty at a number of psychoanalytic institutes, including the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. He is a past President of the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems in Boston, where he directed the Center’s residential Group Relations Conferences for three years. He has served on the staff of Group Relations Conferences in the United States, Europe and Israel, and is currently President-Elect of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.
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, the recently published Taking the Transference, Reaching toward Dreams: Clinical Studies in the Intermediate Area, and the forthcoming The Play’s the Thing: Creativity and Psychoanalysis. He is on the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Psychology, has been a Visiting Fellow in the Psychotherapy Department of University College, London, and is also a member of the Academy for Critical Incident Analysis and the International Dialogue Initiative.