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Meet the Faculty

Ms. Virginia S. Elliott, Cert.Psya., LMHC

Contact Information

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. 

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.

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)