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Ms. Elliott, Virginia

Virginia S. Elliott, Cert.Psya., LMHC

Contact Information
(617) 782-1347
virginiaselliott@gmail.com

Education
Psya.D., ABD
Cert.Psya., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2003.
M.A., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1995.
M.Ed., Cambridge College, 1990.

Personal Statement

My first career was as a special ed teacher.  I worked with infants, teens, autistic adolescents and children and adults with disabilities. I grew interested in working individually with children and adults as I observed how many of my students and their families could benefit from individual attention to their emotional challenges.

I wanted to learn about psychoanalysis to understand myself better and to have a more solid perspective when working with clients.

As faculty at BGSP I’ve taught Clinical Work with Children and Practicum/Internship Clinical Supervision.  My work as a clinician in the Boston public schools is very gratifying and my private practice is diverse and rewarding. My current research concerns attentional difficulties in school age children. 

Writing

  • Ethical considerations when working with children, Mod. PsyA, Vol 41, 2. (2016)
  • “The case where nothing worked” (2006.)  Contemporary Clinical Issues: The Nature of Therapeutic Action, PsyaD Program.
  • “When the analyst is sick or dying: Ethical considerations.” (2005)  Ethics, PsyaD Program.
  • “The patient who couldn’t live and couldn’t die.” Psychoanalytic Certificate Paper, (2003)