M. Gerard Fromm, PhD, is a distinguished faculty member in the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center. He is the former first Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute and former director of the Center’s Therapeutic Community Program.
Certified in psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology, Dr. Fromm has taught at, and consulted to, a number of psychoanalytic institutes across the country. He is also an assistant clinical professor at the Yale Child Study Center.
Dr. Fromm is currently the president of the International Dialogue Initiative (IDI). Originally a project of the Erikson Institute, the IDI is a group of psychoanalysts, diplomats, academics, lawyers, and other professionals who bring psychologically informed concepts and dialogue to areas of conflict throughout the world.
Dr. Fromm’s current work also includes psychoanalytically informed organizational consultation. In addition to his own practice, he is a partner in College Health and Counseling Service Consulting Services, and a past president of both the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and 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, Canada, 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 continues to teach and present, and serves on the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Psychology. His publications include a number of books, including: The Facilitating Environment: Clinical Applications of Winnicott’s Theory (with Bruce L. Smith, PhD) (International Universities Press, Inc., 1989); Lost in Transmission: Studies of Trauma across Generations (Karnac Books, 2011); Taking the Transference, Reaching toward Dreams: Clinical Studies in the Intermediate Area (Karnac Books, 2012); and A Spirit That Impels: Play, Creativity and Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2014).