Marjorie A. Goodwin, Psya.D., MS, PMHCNS
Psya.D., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2012.
M.S., Boston University, 1981
B.S.N., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1972.
Board Certified as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center.
I have always been interested in how the mind works. I remember, as a junior in high school, taking a beginning psychology course. The first day of the course, after they gave us our text, I went through the entire book, reading all the case studies, endlessly fascinated by the workings of the human mind.
I found modern psychoanalysis in a roundabout way. Most of my early career was spent as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, studying the anatomy and physiology of the brain. At one point, I happened to be working with a modern analyst and was able to observe firsthand how the technique of modern psychoanalysis helped people to be freed up emotionally to experience and express a wider range of feelings than the more conventional medical interventions. Talking really helped.
I have worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings as administrator, supervisor, educator, consultant and clinician and continue to be fascinated by the workings of the human mind.
In my private practice I am privileged to work with people of all ages and backgrounds, with a special interest in working with adults and the elderly.