Dan Kriegman, PhD – Long Bio

THE POLITICS OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT – AN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGICAL VIEW

Daniel Kriegman, PhD, a psychologist and writer, was one of the founders of the Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England and was a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. He was Chief Psychologist and the Director of Supervision and Training at the Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Offenders, as well as the Clinical Director for the maximum-security, intensive-treatment unit for adolescents in Boston. Kriegman is co-author (with Malcolm Slavin) of The Adaptive Design of the Human Psyche: Psychoanalysis, Evolutionary Biology, and the Therapeutic Process, a book that created the psychoanalytic paradigm known as evolutionary psychoanalysis, and co-editor (with Judith Guss Teicholz) of Trauma, Repetition, & Affect Regulation: The Work of Paul Russell. He has published over 30 scholarly articles and book chapters on topics related to the evolutionary understanding of human behavior and the theory and practice of psychoanalytic approaches to psychotherapy. He has a full-time private practice providing psychoanalytic treatment to individuals, couples, and families in Newton, Massachusetts, and provides expert witness testimony in cases involving the prediction of dangerousness.