Curriculum Vitae

Date Prepared: August 2017
Name: Andrea Celenza, Ph.D.
Office Address: 11 Field Road, Lexington, MA  02421
Home Address: 11 Field Road, Lexington, MA  02421
Work Phone: 781-652-8944
Work E-Mail: ACelenza@andreacelenza.com
Work Fax: None
Place of Birth: New York, NY

Education:

1976 B.A. Psychology (Major) and Philosophy (Minor)
Cornell University
1979 M.Ed. Counseling Psychology
Harvard University
1984 M.A. Clinical Psychology
Boston University
1985 Ph.D. Honors ‑ Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology and Child‑Clinical
Murray Cohen, Ph.D. (Thesis Advisor)
Boston University

Postdoctoral Training:

1982-1983 Psychology Intern, The Cambridge Hospital
1983-1984 Psychology Fellow, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
1995 Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
2014- Training and Supervising Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Faculty Academic Appointments:

1985-2002 Clinical Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
1997- Faculty, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
1999- Faculty, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
2002- Assistant Professor, Part-time in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
2013- Co-Director, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, William James College
2014- Training and Supervising Analyst at Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Appointments at Hospitals/Affiliated Institutions:

1984-1988 Psychologist, Charles River Hospital
1994-2013 Psychologist, Allied Health Professional Staff, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance
2013- Psychologist, Allied Health Professional Staff, Department of Psychology, McLean Hospital

Major Administrative Leadership Positions:

Local – Cambridge Health Alliance
1988-2000 Associate Director of Psychology
1996-1998 Acting Director of Training, Division of Psychology
1999-2000 Acting Director of Training, Division of Psychology
Local – Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
2013- Co-Director, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies

Committee Service:

Local – Cambridge Health Alliance
1985-2000 Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry
1985-2000 Supervision Subcommittee, Department of Psychiatry
1985-2000 Multidisciplinary Curriculum Committee, Department of Psychiatry
1985-2000 Search Committee, Core Psychology Faculty
1985-2000 Chair, Preceptors Committee, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology
1985-2000 Internship Recruitment Committee, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology
1985-2000 Curriculum Development Committee, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology
1985-2000 Chair, Half-Time Training Committee, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology
1985-1987 Search Committee, Neuropsychology Faculty, Department of Psychiatry
1985-2000 Supervision Subcommittee, Department of Psychiatry
1989-2000 Chair, Testing Apprentices Committee, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology
1990-1995 Fellowship Committee, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology
1990-2000 Psychology Council Committee, Departments of Psychiatry, Divisions of Psychology
1996-2000 Training and Service Directors Committee, Department of Psychiatry
2006-2012 Ethics Committee, Division 39 American Psychological Association
2009-2010 Task Force on Boundaries, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
2014- Student’s Progression Committee, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Professional Societies:

1984- American Psychological Association, Division 39
2009- :  Member, Ethics Committee
1989- Massachusetts Psychological Association
1989-1991: Member, Professional Relations Committee
1996- American Psychoanalytic Association
1998-2009:  Member, Committee on Psychoanalytic Education – Boundaries
1988- Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology
1991- Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
2000- Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis

Editorial Activities:

1995-1997 Associate Editor, Psychotherapy Forum
1997-2003 Chief Editor, Psychotherapy Forum
2003- Ad hoc Reviewer, International Journal of Psychoanalysis
2003- Ad hoc Reviewer, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
2005- Ad hoc Reviewer, Psychoanalytic Dialogues

Honors and Prizes:

1995 Nominated, Mentor of the Year, Harvard Medical School
1997 Nominated, Mentor of the Year, Harvard Medical School
2007 Felix and Helene Deutsch Prize, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
Best paper on topic in psychoanalysis
2007 Karl A. Menninger Memorial Award, American Psychoanalytic Association
Best paper on topic in psychoanalysis
2007 Honorable Mention:  Phyllis Meadow Award, The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies
Excellence in Psychoanalytic Writing
2009 Symonds Prize, Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Best essay on a topic related to issues of gender
2013 Psychology Division Teaching Award, Cambridge Health Alliance
Excellence in Teaching

Report of Funded and Unfunded Projects

Funding Information:

Past
1997 Principal Investigator, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, $3,000
Precursors to Therapist/Patient Sexual Misconduct: A Retrospective Study of Mental Health Professionals
The major goals of this study were to identify precursors of therapist-patient sexual boundary transgressions for application to the design of prevention programs for mental health professionals.

Current Unfunded Projects:

2009- Principle Investigator, Erotic Transferences and Erotic Perversions
The goals of this study will describe the role of erotic transferences and erotic perversions in the treatment process.

Report of Local Teaching and Training

Formal Teaching of Residents, Clinical Fellows, and Research Fellows (post-docs):

Cambridge Health Alliance
1984-1995 Psychodiagnostic Assessment Seminar, Instructor
Predoctoral psychology trainees, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Testing Apprentices
2 hour sessions per week, full-year
1995-2013 Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Seminar, Co-Instructor
Post-Doctoral Fellows in psychiatry, psychology and social work
2 hour sessions, weekly for full year
Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
1996 Erotic Love and Power, Instructor
Candidates for full-training in psychoanalysis, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers
3 hour sessions, weekly for 6 weeks
1998 Sadomasochism, Instructor
Candidates for full-training in psychoanalysis, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers
3 hour sessions, weekly for 6 weeks
2002-2004 Comparative Theories, Co-Instructor
Advanced Candidates in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
2 hour sessions, weekly for 10 weeks
2004 Contemporary Relational Theory, Co-Instructor
Candidates for full-training in psychoanalysis, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers
3 hour sessions, weekly for 10 weeks
2009- Erotic Transferences and Erotic Perversions, Instructor
Candidates for full-training in psychoanalysis, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers
3 hour sessions, weekly for 2 weeks
Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
1998-2002 Neurosis, Co-Instructor
Advanced Candidates in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
2 hour sessions, weekly for 12 weeks
1999-2003 Basic Concepts in Theory and Technique, Instructor
Advanced Candidates in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
2 hour sessions, weekly for 10 weeks
2000-2007 Advanced Psychotherapy and Psychopathology, Instructor
APA Psychology Interns
Two hour sessions per week, full-year
2002-2004 Therapeutic Action, Co-Instructor
Advanced Candidates in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
2 hour sessions, weekly for 10 weeks
2002-2006 Technique II, Co-Instructor
Candidates for full-training in psychoanalysis, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers
3 hour sessions, weekly for 10 weeks
2006-2008 Theory VInstructor
Candidates for full-training in psychoanalysis, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers
3 hour sessions, weekly for 12 weeks
2009- Erotic Transferences and Erotic Perversions, Instructor
Candidates for full-training in psychoanalysis, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers
3 hour sessions, weekly for 7 weeks

Clinical Supervisory and Training Responsibilities:

1988-2000 Supervisor in the Psychology Training Program
Cambridge Health Alliance
4-5 hours/week; 10 trainees per week per year
2000- Clinical Supervisor
Cambridge Health Alliance
Individual clinical supervision of psychology interns and fellows and social work interns and fellows.
Up to 3 trainees per year as assigned
2004-2006 Supervisor of Psychoanalytic Candidates
Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis
1-2 Candidates, 1-2 hours/week
2004-2006 Psychoanalytic Fellow Advisor
Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
1-2 Fellows, 4-5 hours/year

Formal Teaching of Peers (e.g., CME and other continuing education courses):

1981 Women in Health Related Professions
Radcliffe Health Professions Colloquium
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
1989 On Being Supervised:  Helps and Hindrances
Cambridge Series – Supervision Conference
Cambridge Health Alliance-Harvard Medical School
1990 Love and Hate in the Countertransference
Psychotherapy Conference
Cambridge Health Alliance-Harvard Medical School
1991 Toward an Integration of the Mind and Brain
Mind‑Brain Connection in Treatment Conference
Harvard Medical School
1991 Alcoholism and the Associated Dementia
Identifying Neuropsychiatric Syndromes in a Psychotherapy Practice Conference
Harvard Medical School
1992 Love and Hate in the Countertransference
Emotion in Psychotherapy Conference
Cambridge Health Alliance-Harvard Medical School
1994 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies
The Cambridge Series – Countertransference and Boundaries Conference
Cambridge Health Alliance-Harvard Medical School
1994 Implications of the ADHD Diagnosis: Fads and Fallacies
The Cambridge Series, “Living with ADHD” Conference
Cambridge Health Alliance-Harvard Medical School
1997 Supervision and Recognition
The Cambridge Series, Supervision Conference
Cambridge Health Alliance-Harvard Medical School
1999 Supervision and Recognition
Supervision Conference
Beth Israel-Deaconess-Harvard Medical School
2005 Keynote Speaker: Here and Now, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy Conference
Cambridge Health Alliance-Harvard Medical School
2009 Hope is the thing with feathers: Holding the other in mind
MGH Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Case Conference
Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School

Local Invited Presentations – No Sponsorship Involvement:

1989 Psychoanalytically‑oriented Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy with Incest Survivors, Grand Rounds, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
1992 Toward an Integration of the Mind and Brain, Grand Rounds, The Cambridge Hospital
1993 Lecture: Love and Hate in the Countertransference, Grand Rounds, Harvard University Health Service
1993 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, Massachusetts General Hospital – Intern Proseminar
1997 Lecture: Sadomasochistic Relations, Harvard Medical School
2000 Lecture: Vis a Vis the Couch, Massachusetts General Hospital
2003 Lecture: Sadomasochistic Relations, Massachusetts General Hospital
2009 Hope is the thing with feathers: Holding the other in mind, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Massachusetts General Hospital
2010 Teaching Boundaries, Experiencing Boundaries, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, MA
2011 Erotic Transferences, Grand Rounds, Beth-Israel Deaconness Hospitals, Harvard Medical School
2013 Sexual Boundary Violations: How Do They Happen? Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA

Report of Regional, National, and International Invited Teaching and Presentations

Regional, National, and International Invited Presentations and Courses – No Sponsorship Involvement:

Regional
1989-1991 Helping the Helpers: Supervision, Training and Sexual Misconduct, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Continuing Education Program, Dedham, MA
1992 Psychoanalytically‑oriented Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy with Incest Survivors, Tufts Counseling Center, Medford, MA
1993 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Cambridge, MA
1993 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, Cambridge
1994 Psychoanalytically‑oriented Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy with Incest Survivors, Boston College, Boston, MA
1995 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, MA
1995 Post-Doctoral Training at the Turn of the Century, American Psychological Association, Boston, MA
1996 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, Grand Rounds, HRI Hospital
1997 Lecture: Sadomasochistic Relations, Seminar Series, Two Brattle Center, Cambridge
1998 Safe Analysis: Safe From What? Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, MA
1998 Toward an Integration of the Mind and Brain, New Hampshire Psychological Association, Franconia, NH
1999 Sadomasochistic Relating: What’s Sex Got to do With It?, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Boston, MA
1999 Lecture: Sadomasochistic Relations, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Boston, MA
1999 Lecture: The Usefulness (for the Patient) of the Analyst’s Regression, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, MA
1999 The Patient’s Experience of the Analyst’s Experience of the Patient: Discussant of Panel on Mutual Regression, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, MA
2000 Lecture: Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, MA
2001 Sadomasochism and Boundary Crossings in Psychotherapy, New Hampshire Psychological Association, Franconia, NH
2002 Lecture: Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, The Danielson Center, Seminar Series, Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA
2002 Lecture: Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, Wellesley Human Relations Service, Wellesley, MA
2003 Lecture: Vis a Vis the Couch, Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Cambridge, MA
2003 Lecture: Clergy Sexual Misconduct, The Danielson Center, Seminar Series, Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA
2004 Lecture: Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, South Shore Mental Health Center, Quincy, MA
2004 Lecture: Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, The Danielson Center, Seminar Series, Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA
2005 Lecture: Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Wellesley Human Relations Service, Wellesley, MA
2005 Lecture: Why Can’t We Be Lovers?  Sexual Intimacies in Imbalanced Relationships. Two Brattle, Cambridge, MA
2005 A Love Addiction: Sexual Misconduct in the Clergy, Human Relations Service, Wellesley, MA
2005 Lecture: Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, MA
2009 Lecture: Dr. Westen’s Depletion, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Boston, MA
2009 Sexual Boundary Violations: How They Happen, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
2010 The Threat of Male to Female Erotic Transference: When Murder is a Possibility, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Boston, MA
2010 The Guilty Pleasure of Erotic Countertransference: Searching for Radial True, The Therapeutic Action of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Current Concepts of Cure, Boston, MA
2010 Master Series: Passion and Perversion in the Therapeutic Setting, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Dedham, MA
2012 Discussion of S. Coen’s paper on Narcissistic Temptations, Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, Cambridge, MA
National
1989 Sexual Intimacies Between Therapists and Patients: Treating the Offending Therapist, National Convention, American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA
1989 The Misuse of Countertransference Love, American Psychological Association, National Convention, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, Boston, MA
1993 Toward an Integration of the Mind and Brain, Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, New York City, NY
1998 Sadomasochistic Relating: What’s Sex Got to do With It? Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, Boston, MA
1998 Lecture: Sadomasochistic Relations, Spring Conference, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, New York, NY
1999 Vis a Vis the Couch, Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, New York City, NY
1999 Larger Than One Life-Size: Discussant of Panel on Grandiosity, Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, New York City, NY
2001 Sadomasochistic Fantasies in Analysis, Bi-annual Meeting, American Psychoanalytic Association, New Orleans, LA
2002 The Ethics of Self-Disclosure, Bi-annual Meeting,  American Psychoanalytic Association, Philadelphia, PA
2002 Managing the Erotic Transference, Bi-annual Meeting,  American Psychoanalytic Association, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Perverse Dreams and Dreams of Perversion – Discussion, Bi-annual Meeting, American Psychoanalytic Association, Boston, MA
2003 Sexual Misconduct: Could This Happen to You and Me? Bi-annual Meeting, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY
2004 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Misconduct, Columbia Institute of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY
2004 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Misconduct, Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association, New York
2005 A Love Addiction: Sexual Misconduct in the Clergy, Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, New York, NY
2005 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Misconduct, Columbia Institute of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY
2005 Sexual Boundary Violations: When is a Couch just a Couch?, Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, New York, NY
2005 Male to Female Erotic Transference, Annual Meeting, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY
2005 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Misconduct, San Francisco Institute of Psychoanalysis, San Francisco, CA
2006 Teaching Sensitivity to Boundaries, Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada
2006 Hyperconfidentiality and the Illusion of the Dyad, Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Philadelphia, PA
2007 The Analyst’s Need and Desire, Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA
2008 Disavowed Aggression: The Hated Aspect of Sexual Boundary Transgressions. Symposium on Erotic Transference, Center for Psychoanalytic Organizations New York, NY
2008 CE Workshop on Sexual Boundary Transgressions, Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute, Los Angeles, CA
2008 The Analyst’s Need and Desire, Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, New York, NY
2009 The Passions of the Analyst, American Psychoanalytic Association, Winter Meeting, New York, NY
2009 CE Workshop on Sexual Boundary Transgressions, Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX
2009 The Passions of the Analyst, Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX
2009 The Threat of Male to Female Erotic Transference: When Murder is a Possibility, The American Psychoanalytic Institute, New York, NY
2010 The Threat of Male to Female Erotic Transference: When Murder is a Possibility, Miami Institute for Psychoanalysis, Miami, FLA
2010 The Analyst’s Needs and Desires, Society for Modern Psychoanalysis, New York, NY
2010 CE Workshop on Sexual Boundary Transgressions, Oregon Psychiatric Association, Ashland, Oregon
2010 The Guilty Pleasure of Erotic Countertransference: Searching for Radial True, New York University Postdoctoral Center for Psychoanalysis, New York, NY
2010 The Threat of Male to Female Erotic Countertransference, Oklahoma Center for Psychoanalysis, Oklahoma City, OK
2010 CE Workshop on Sexual Boundary Transgressions, Oklahoma Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, OK
2010 Senior Analyst Presentation: Passion and Perversion in the Therapeutic Setting, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY
2010 Passion and Perversion in the Therapeutic Setting, New York University Postdoctoral Center for Psychoanalysis, October, 2010
2011 Keynote Speaker: The Guilty Pleasure of Erotic Countertransference:  Searching for Radial True, Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Atlanta, GA
2011 CE Workshop on Sexual Boundary Transgressions, Georgia Psychiatric Association, Atlanta, GA
2011 Discussant for Panel on Sexual Boundary Violations, Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute, New York, NY
2011 Unrealizable Treatment Goals, American Psychoanalytic Association, San Francisco, CA
2011 Helping the Helpers, Discussion Group Co-Leader, American Psychoanalytic Association, San Francisco, CA
2011 Sexual Boundary Transgressions: How Do They Happen?, Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalytic Education, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Sexual Boundary Transgressions: How Do They Happen? American Psychological Association Committee on Ethics, Washington, DC
2011 Erotic Transferences and Countertransferences: Searching for Radial True, New York Freudian Society, Washington, DC
2012 Helping the Helpers, Discussion Group Co-Leader, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY
2012 Sexual Boundary Transgressions: How They Happen?, University of California at Berkeley Mental Health Clinic, Berkeley, CA
2012 Erotic Transferences, Erotic Countertransferences, Western Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Berkshires, MA
2012 Erotic Transferences, Erotic Countertransferences, Mt. Sanai Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY
2012 Erotic Transferences, Erotic Countertransferences, New Haven Psychoanalytic Institute, New Haven, CT
2012 Sexual Boundary Transgressions: How They Happen?, New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Embodiment and Subjectivity, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY
2013 Female Perverse Relating: The Creation of an Objectified Self, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY
2013 Erotic Transferences, Erotic Countertransferences, Cleveland Center for Psychoanalysis, Cleveland, OH
2013 Erotic Transferences, Erotic Countertransferences, Wisconsin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Milwaukee, WI
2013 The Positions of Subjectivity: What and Where is Home, Division 39 Spring Meeting, Boston, MA
2013 Erotic Transferences, Countertransferences, and Perversions. Vermont Center for Psychoanalysis, Burlington, VT
2013 Erotic Transferences and Countertransferences, The New York Freudian Society in Washington, DC
2013 The Scandalous Everyday Patient, Speaking the Unsprung and the Unspeakable, William Alanson White Institute, New York, NY
2013 Sexual Boundary Violations: How Do They Happen? New Jersey Psychological Association, Iselin, NJ
2014 The Many Faces of Eros, Countertransference Revelations, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY
2014 Discussion: Ann Sexton’s Intimate Relationship with her Analyst, American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY
International
1994 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, Third International Conference on Sexual Misconduct, Toronto, Canada
1996 A Rorschach Investigation of Various Subtypes within the Spectrum of Borderline Psychopathology:  Discussant. International Congress Rorschach and Projective Methods, Boston, MA
1996 A Rorschach Investigation of Sexualized Dual Relationships, International Congress Rorschach and Projective Methods, Boston, MA
1998 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacies, Fourth International Conference on Sexual Misconduct, Boston, MA
2005 Precursors to Therapist-Patient Sexual Misconduct, International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Paris, France
2009 Erotic Transferences, Canadian Society for Psychoanalysis, Montreal, Canada
2009 The Threat of Male to Female Erotic Transference: When Murder is a Possibility, International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis, Baltimore, MD.
2009 Erotic Transferences, International Psychoanalytic Association Convention, Chicago, IL
2012 Panelist, Erotic Acting Out, International Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Online Colloquium
2012 From Binarial Constraints to Gender Multiplicity: Steve Mitchell’s Contributions to Gender and Beyond, International Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, New York, NY

Report of Clinical Activities and Innovations

Current Licensure and Certification:

1986- Massachusetts License Registration
1986 Qualified Psychologist, Department of Mental Health, MA
1999 Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Practice Activities:

1984-1986 Staff Psychologist, Charles River Hospital
32 hours/week
1986-1987 Clinical Psychologist, Dan Brown, Ph.D. & Associates
15 hours/week
1986- Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, Lexington, MA
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and evaluation and consultation of sexual misconduct
Currently full time
1988-1992 Team Psychologist, The Cambridge Hospital, 6 hours/week
2000- Expert Witness Consultation, Private Practice, Lexington, MA

Report of Education of Patients and Service to the Community

Activities:

Presentations
1996 Precursors to Professional Misconduct, National Episcopal Diocese, Washington, DC
2009 Guest Lecturer: Sexual Misconduct-How does it Happen? Five Fields Forum, Lexington, MA
Media Interviews
1991
The Maury Povich Show, Doctors Exploiting Patients
1992 All Things Considered (National Public Radio), Training Psychologists in the Era of Managed Care
1995 Greater Boston (Ellen Rooney, host), Parental Estrangement
1992 quoted several times in The L.A. Times and The Boston Herald on the psychological aspects of various current events

 

Report of Scholarship

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications in print or other media:

Research investigations
  1. Celenza A, Hilsenroth M. A Rorschach investigation of sexualized dual relationships.  Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 1997;61(1):1-20.
Other peer-reviewed publications
  1. Celenza A. The misuse of countertransference love in cases of sexual intimacies between therapists and patients.  Psychoanalytic Psychology, 1991; 8:501‑509.
  2. Celenza A. Love and hate in the countertransference.  Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 1995;32(2):301-307.
  3. Celenza, A. Precursors to therapist sexual misconduct.  Psychoanalytic Psychology 1998; 15:3, 378-395.
  4. Celenza, A.  Sadomasochistic relating: What’s sex got to do with it?  Psychoanalytic Quarterly 2000; 69:3, 527-543.
  5. Celenza, A.  Postmodern solutions and the limit-opportunity dialectic:  The challenge of female penetration and male receptivity.  Gender and Psychoanalysis 2000; 5(4), 347-359.
  6. Gabbard, G., Peltz, M., Brockman, D.D., Brunkow, K., Celenza, A., et al.  (2001).  Speaking the unspeakable:  Institutional reactions to boundary violations by Training Analysts.  Journal American Psychoanalytic Association 2001; 49(2), 659-673.
  7. Celenza, A. and Gabbard, G.O.  Analysts who commit sexual boundary violations: A lost cause? Journal American Psychoanalytic Association 2003; 51(2):617-636.
  8. Celenza, A.  Sexual misconduct in the Clergy:  The search for the father.  Gender and Sexuality 2004; 5(2):213-232.
  9. Levine, H.B., Yanof, J.A., Brockman, D.D., Brunkow, K., Celenza, A., et al. Boundaries and postanalytic contacts in institutes.  Journal American Psychoanalytic Association 2004; 52(3), 873-901.
  10. Celenza, A., Gans, S., and Woolley, S.T.  Love, psychosis and boundaries:  A resident’s first psychotherapy case.  Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2004; 12:1-12.
  11. Celenza, A.  Sexual boundary violations:  How do they happen?  Directions in Psychiatry 2005; 25(14): 141-149.
  12. Celenza, A.  Sexual boundary violations:  How do they happen?  Directions in Rehabilitation Counseling 2005; 15(1):1-8.
  13. Celenza, A.  Sexual boundary violations:  How do they happen?  Directions in Psychiatric Nursing 2005; 11(10);113-121.
  14. Celenza, A.  Vis a vis the couch:  Where is psychoanalysis?  International. Journal of Psychoanalysis 2005; 86:1-14.
  15. Celenza, A.  Sexual boundary violations:  When is a couch just a couch?  Psychoanalytic. Dialogues 2005; 16:113-128.
  16. Celenza, A.  The threat of male-female erotic transference.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 2006; 54(4):1207-1232.
  17. Celenza, A. Analytic love and power:  Responsiveness and responsibility.  Psychoanalytic Inquiry 2007; 27(3); 287-301.
  18. Celenza, A.  Rehabilitation of Sexual Boundary Transgressors: A Humane and Knowledge-Based Approach.  Psychiatric Times 2008; 25:36-43.
  19. Celenza, A.  Mutual influence in contemporary film.  Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2010; 46(2); 215-223.
  20. Celenza, A.  The guilty pleasure of erotic countertransference: Searching for radial true.  Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2010; 11(4): 175-183.
  21. Celenza, A. Similarities with a (crucial) difference: Reply to commentaries by Shapiro and Marshall. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2010; 11(4): 200-204.
  22. Celenza, A.  The analyst’s needs and desires.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2010; 20:60-69.
  23. Celenza, A.  Reading Jessica.  Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 2012, 13: 1–6.
  24. Celenza, A.  Perverse female relating: The objectified self.  Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2013, 49: 586-605.
  25. Celenza, A. Maternal erotic transferences and merger wishes. Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 2013, LIX, 4, 1-18.
  26. Celenza, A. Different strokes in boundary artistry. Commentary on Cooper’s Blurring boundaries or Why do we refer to sexual misconduct with patients as “Boundary Violation.”  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2016, 26:215-222.
  27. Celenza, A. Lessons learned on or about the couch. Psychoanalaytic Psychology, 2017, 34(2):157-162.

Non-peer reviewed scientific or medical publications/materials in print or other media:

Reviews, chapters, monographs and editorials
  1. Celenza A. Toward an integration of the mind and brain. In Ellison J,Weinstein C and Hodel‑Malonofsky, T, eds. Psychotherapist’s Guide to Neuropsychiatric Patients. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press; 1993. 617-632.
  2. Garrido P, Celenza A, Levy M. Chronic alcoholism and associated dementia. In: Ellison J, Weinstein C, Hodel‑Malonofsky, T, eds. Psychotherapist’s Guide to Neuropsychiatric Patients. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press; 1993. 255-277.
  3. Celenza, A. Boundaries in therapy.  Psychotherapy Forum; 1995. 1(2):2-3.
  4. Celenza, A. To be ‘in it with’ or not to be ‘in it with’:  A rhetorical question.  Psychotherapy Forum; 2000. 7(1): 2-4.
  5. Embry, B. and Celenza, A.  The entrepreneur’s relation to power:  Embrace it or let it go?  In: R.D. Norton, ed. Creativity and Leadership in the 21st Century Firm. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Ltd, 2002, 47-56.
  6. Celenza, A. Book Review:  Clinical Values: Emotions That Guide Psychoanalytic Treatment, by Sandra Buechler, International Journal of Psychoanalysis; 2005, 86:1755-1757.
  7. Celenza, A.  Forward.  In: Escape from Selfhood: Breaking Boundaries and Craving for Oneness, by Ilany Kogan. London, England: International Psychoanalytic Association; 2007.
  8. Celenza, A.  A ‘Love Addiction’:  Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with an offending priest.  In: Predatory Priests, Silenced Victims: The Sexual Abuse Crisis and the Catholic Church.  M.G.Frawley-O’Dea and V. Goldner, editors. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press; 2007, 59-72.
  9. Celenza, A. Book Review: False Self: The Life of Masud Khan. Linda Hopkins, American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2009. 69:87-91.
  10. Celenza, A. Ethics Forum: Romantic relationships and boundaries.  Psychologist/Psychoanalyst, Division 39, American Psychological Association, Fall; 2009.
  11. Celenza, A. Book Review: Psychodynamic Techniques: Working with Emotion in the Therapeutic Relationship. Karen Maroda, Division/Review, Winter; 2011.
  12. Celenza, A. Touching the patient. In Unusual Interventions: Alterations of the Frame, Method, and Relationship in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  Salman Akhtar (Ed.), pp. 165-176, London, Karnac; 2011.
  13. Celenza, A. Shadows that corrupt: Present absences in psychoanalytic process.  In Boundary Trouble: Psychosexual Violations and Intimacy in Psychoanalysis. Charles Levin (Ed.), in press.
  14. Celenza, A. Desiring the known, unknown, and unknowable. Book Review: The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing and Belonging in Psychoanalysis by Galit Atlas (2016), New York: Routledge. In Journal of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 2017, 14(2):249-251.
  15. Celenza, A. The art of night country. Book Review: Entering Night Country: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Loss and Resilience, by Stephanie Brody (2016), New York: Routledge.  In Rivista di Psicoanalisi, 62(3):799-802.
  16. Celenza, A. Enactments: The good fight. In Clinical Moments, L. Kuttnauer and R. Tuch (Eds.), in press.
  17. Celenza, A. Erotic countertransference revelations.  In Eroticism, S. Akhtar (Ed.), in press.
Books/Textbooks for the medical or scientific community
  1. Celenza, A. [author] Sexual Boundary Violations:  Therapeutic, Supervisory, and Academic Contexts.  New York: Jason Aronson; 2007.
  2. Celenza, A. [author] Erotic Revelations: Transferences, Countertransferences and Perversions.  New York: Routledge; 2014.

Narrative Report

I am a clinical psychologist with major interests in teaching, clinical activity, and research foci on psychoanalytic approaches to theory, technique, and psychopathology.  My teaching and clinical activity have focused on clinical applications with a wide spectrum of psychopathology, with a major emphasis on applying psychoanalytic principles to severely disturbed and disenfranchised populations.  The primary focus for my research, clinical activity and teaching involves delineating the vulnerabilities associated with therapist-patient sexual misconduct.

I have a full-time private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families, in Lexington, Massachusetts.  I also provide evaluation and consultation to the Episcopal Diocese of the Northeast, a variety of clergy organizations, National Licensing Boards in all mental health disciplines, as well as National and International Professional Organizations on therapist/patient sexual misconduct and other ethical concerns.  I perform comprehensive evaluations, conduct ongoing supervision, intensive psychotherapy, expert witness testimony and consultation to overseeing professional organizations regarding sexual misconduct and other ethical concerns.  I have collaborated with experts across the country in programs, written reports and conducting empirical research on these topics as well.

I have conducted projects comprising a comprehensive empirical investigation of the psychological characteristics of mental health professionals who have engaged in sexualized dual relationships with patients.  These studies aim to delineate the personality dimensions underlying the character structure of professionals who transgress boundaries; identify historical factors that may predispose individuals to boundary transgressions; and highlight characteristics that may be useful to supervisors and educators as a focus of concern in selection processes and to aid in prevention.

My second book, Erotic Revelations: Clinical Applications and Perverse Scenarios was published by Routledge in 2014. It is an exploration of clinically-based studies on eroticism, erotic transference, the ways in which countertransference illuminates unconscious dynamics and erotic perversions.  I have reconceptualized perversion in contemporary terms.  The book also includes positions of subjectivity.