What We Do
At BGSP, we use our understanding of unconscious dynamics to help solve problems of emotional suffering and destructive action. In this way, we help individuals, groups, and communities free their creative energy to live satisfying lives in cooperation with others.
As a graduate school, we teach students to actualize this personally and professionally by bringing psychoanalysis to bear on individual, social and cultural problems. BGSP’s educational programs train psychoanalysts, counselors, interdisciplinary scholars, and social justice advocates. Through our Therapy Center, School Outreach Program, and work in the community, students and graduates work to help people directly improve their lives. More on our mission…
Whether seeking to facilitate change on a personal, organizational, or communal level, students find the knowledge and skills they need in BGSP’s academic programs.
BGSP's masters and doctoral degree programs in Clinical Practice and Scholarship give students the knowledge, experience, and skills needed for clinical practice in psychoanalysis or as a licensed mental health counselor.
BGSP’s master’s program in Social Justice and Human Rights develops social change leaders who understand and work with individual and group resistances to change.
BGSP’s master’s and doctoral degree programs in Psychoanalysis, Society, and Culture provide a psychoanalytic foundation for cultural studies and interdisciplinary research.
BGSP’s continuing education workshops and courses bring new insights and skills to everyday life, work, and clinical practice. An introduction to psychoanalytic principles and techniques helps develop a deeper understanding of human dynamics. Often this leads to new approaches to old problems.
BGSP is committed to bringing psychoanalytically informed mental health treatment to the larger community through its clinical programs.
The Therapy Center at BGSP provides affordable psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to individuals and families outside the managed care model. Serving close to 200 clients annually, our advanced candidates offer individualized, in-depth, long-term care at reasonable rates, with no interference from insurance companies.
The School Based Outreach Program brings mental health care to uninsured children in the Boston Public Schools. Children with little access to mental health services receive in-depth psychotherapy throughout the school year.