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Richard Geist, Ed.D.

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1095 Beacon Street Waban, MA 02468 Tel:617-332-3323 Email: Richard.geist@comcast.net


Richard Geist, Ed.D received his undergraduate degree and his doctorate in Psychology from Harvard University and for 30 years was Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry (Psychology), Harvard Medical School. He is a Founding Member, Faculty, Supervising analyst, and former member of the Board of Directors of The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and has been a senior supervising psychologist at Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Mass Mental Health Center in Boston. Dr. Geist was one of the first psychologists in Boston to embrace Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity theory and practice, and he has been teaching and supervising it for over 25 years. He has taught self psychology seminars in the training programs at Children’s Hospital, Mass General Hospital, and Mass School for Professional Psychology. Former Director of the Young Adult Consultation and Study Center at Children’s Hospital and a consultant to the Psychosomatic Unit and the Orthopedic Surgical Service, as well as Unit Chief of the Adolescent Psychology Services, Dr. Geist has also applied self psychology to understanding how investors make decisions under conditions of risk and has published a recent book on the topic—Investor Therapy.His many publications can be found in psychoanalytic and psychiatric journals. Currently he is working on a book on the clinical use of Relational Self Psychology in Psychoanalytic work.  Dr. Geist maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Newton, Massachusetts where he sees children, adolescents, adults, and couples.

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