30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A:

Psychotherapist

Teacher and Consultant 

Speaker and Author

 

ABOUT ME

I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, clinician and author. In my clinical work, I see children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My recent writing has been in the area of racial, social class, and cultural differences and similarities as they play out in interpersonal interactions. I have studied such interactions intensively in the relationships between therapists and patients; I am interested in extending the understanding I have gained to interactions in other contexts. These include community-based clinical work, as well as interactions in multi-national and cross-cultural businesses and NGO’s (not for profits). I offer courses on a variety of topics for which social workers may obtain continuing education credit.

WHOM I WORK WITH

In my clinical work as a psychotherapist, I see children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

I lead reading groups and teach courses on a variety of topics, for which social workers may obtain continuing education credit.

I offer consultation to management and/or other staff on interpersonal dynamics within the organization that may be affecting its organization.  

I teach and consult to clinics and university programs around the world, including India, Italy and England.  

SERVICES

PSYCHOANALYTIC
PSYCHOTHERAPY
TEACHING AND 
CONSULTING
SPEAKING AND 
WRITING

I have published over 60 journal articles, been sole author of three books with one more in preparation, and have co-authored one book.  I have spoken and lectured widely throughout the United States and internationally to audiences of clinicians and to leaders in organizational administration.  My areas of expertise include relational perspectives in adult and child psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, racial and cultural issues in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and in organizational dynamics.

I have extensive experience teaching and consulting to clinics, university programs, and multi-national organizations around the world, including India, Italy and England.  My special interest and expertise in culture makes me qualified to help multi-cultural organizations orient staff and management to cross-cultural understandings and misunderstandings that may affect the functioning of the organization.

ADULT PSYCHOTHERAPY

I do one-to-one psychotherapy with all ages of adults, adolescents and children. With adults, I help people with problems of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and relationship issues in marriages and other partnerships. I have a psychoanalytic way of thinking about how the human mind works, but my technique is flexible and draws on cognitive-behavioral, meditative/mindfulness,and other approaches as well. I choose a way of working in collaboration with my patients, keeping in mind their goals and objectives for themselves in therapy and in their lives outside. I listen carefully and give feedback freely about what I understand about people in therapy from what I hear and what I observe, and how changes might be made that help in their lives in the world. 

  • Thu, Jan 28
    Zoom
    Book talk zoom webinar sponsored by Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
    White privilege: psychoanalytic perspectives. Speakers: Neil Altman, James Barron, Daniel Gaztambide, Joyce Klein, Lynne Layton
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  • Fri, Feb 05
    Zoom
    Book talk
    White Privilege: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Sponsored by School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University of Delhi
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  • Mon, Feb 08
    Online course at William Alanson White Ins
    Examining the experience of otherness in children and adolescents
    White Privilege: Psychoanalytic Perspectives
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  • Sat, Mar 20
    Zoom
    Dialogue between Neil Altman and Eugene Ellis on racial issues
    Sponsored by Confer, London England
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  • Fri, Feb 18
    Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis
    Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis
    Teach class on race class and culture
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  • Sat, Dec 12
    Book launch
    White Privilege: Psychoanalytic Perspectives
    Book launch at Harlem Family Institute with Fanny Brewer
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  • Fri, Nov 13
    Zoom
    Conference on race sponsored by International Psychoanalytic University of Berlin
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  • Thu, Jun 18
    UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference C
    International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psycotherapy Panel, Los Angeles, June 18-21, 202
    Panel with Deepti Sachdev and Shalini Masih: Carrying Forward the Work of Emmanuel Ghent: International Perspectives.
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  • Thu, Apr 30
    event.newschool.edu/peopleshistoryofpsychoa
    Book launch for Daniel Gaztambide’s new book: A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology
    Discussion and artistic presentations related to Daniel’s important new book concerning a “preferential option for the repressed/oppressed” in psychoanalysis. Important: there aren’t enough characters for the online registration site below: there should be https:// at beginning and an “n” at end.
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  • Fri, Feb 07
    Lisbon
    International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies
    With Jillian Stile, Ph.D., Adolescence and Gender.
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  • Sat, Jan 11
    400 E 66th St
    What is Relational Psychoanalysis? How is it similar and how is it different from other forms of psychoanalysis?
    This workshop aims to help the individual clinician locate him/herself amidst the confusing diversity that characterizes contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. We will read articles by major contributors, then discuss particular case examples illustrating how theory can be put to work.
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  • Wed, Jul 31
    400 E 66th St
    Carrying forward the work of Emmanuel Ghent and Stephen Mitchell
    This is a reading and study group on the work of Emmanuel Ghent and Stephen Mitchell linking Winnicottian Psychoanalysis and Hindu/Buddhist spirituality
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  • Fri, Jun 21
    San Diego, CA, USA
    American Psychoanalytic Association - San Diego Meeting
    Discussion of award-winning candidate paper
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW BOOK:
WHITE PRIVILEGE

New book in process:  “White Privilege”. To be published by Routledge in 2019.  

I would love to hear from you. You can reach me at altman.neil@gmail.com, or fill out this form. 

OFFICE LOCATION

60 Brattle St. #605

Cambridge, MA. 02138

USA

212-595-0821

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