Meet the Faculty

Dr. Vincent Panetta, Ph.D., Cert.Psya.

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Personal Statement

I became fascinated with psychoanalysis when I was a college student. I had a professor who was an analyst; he had been trained by Anna Freud. Not only did I take all the courses he taught, but I would go to the library on my own to read the works of Freud. It was my good fortune to stumble upon BGSP (then BCMPS) in 1979, the year I graduated from college. I knew then that I wanted to start my training as an analyst, and I did.

Since then, I have used my psychoanalytic training to work both in private practice and with challenging clients in community mental health.

At BGSP, I enjoy working as a teacher, supervisor, and training analyst.  I came to this country from Italy when I was 13, and I especially appreciate the challenges facing international students.

Program Affiliation

Programs in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Ph.D., Greenwich University, 1996
Cert. Psya., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1995
M.Ed., Boston State College, 1981


Fantasy, addiction, applied analysis in community mental health, parenting.


(2000) Panetta, V. Fantasy as Resistance. Modern Psychoanalysis27, 101-111.
Homosexual Fantasy in a Modern Psychoanalysis (unpublished paper)
Fantasy, Impulsivity, and Acting Out (dissertation)