"In Treatment" is a dramatization of the therapeutic process. HBO.com has enlisted the help of three experienced professionals with private practices to further illuminate the fascinating interactions between Paul and his patients. Kicking off the discussion, clinical psychologist Dr. Joseph Shay will select and comment on a brief clip from each episode and invite comments from two senior psychoanalysts, Drs. Randy Paulsen and Dr. Rachel Seidel. We invite readers to join in the discussion, adding your thoughts to the comments section. (The content in these discussions does not reflect the opinions of HBO.)
ABOUT THE THERAPISTS
Randall H. Paulsen, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is a graduate, faculty member, and immediate past president of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He has a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts. At Harvard Medical School, he is an assistant professor of psychiatry, a faculty member in the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and a psychiatric consultant at the Osher Clinical Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Rachel G. Seidel, MD, is an adult, adolescent and child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Cambridge, MA. She is on faculty at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, where she has served in many capacities, including as co-chair of the Psychoanalysis and Film committee. Dr. Seidel has been a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and a winner of the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award. She has published articles, and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and film.
Joseph Shay, PhD, is in private practice in Cambridge. He is on the staff of the joint McLean Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital training program, and is an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He is on the faculty of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, the Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England, and the MGH Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research. He has co-edited Odysseys in Psychotherapy and Complex Dilemmas in Group Therapy. Dr. Shay has also co-authored the 4th edition of Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy Dr. Shay has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to individual, couples, and group psychotherapy.