McLean Psychiatrist Named President-Elect of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

June 19, 2001 -- Belmont, MA --  Leonard Glass, MD, director of the Attending Psychiatrists and Psychologists Program at McLean Hospital, has been named president-elect of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI). With over 600 members, BPSI is the largest psychoanalytic society in the country.

Glass will serve as president-elect for two years before beginning his term as president in 2003.

BPSI has three principle goals: training psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, conducting scientific studies and providing psychoanalytic services for the Boston and New England communities. It conducts a variety of programs and workshops in such areas as psychoanalytic psychology, infant and child development, parenting, ethics, neuroscience and psychoanalysis. Over the years, Glass has contributed to many of these teaching programs.

Glass is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"My interest in running for president stemmed, partly, from the 25 years of teaching experience I have had at McLean and through my teaching efforts here at the BPSI," Glass said. "My objective for my presidency is to encourage current members, colleagues in mental health and others in adjacent fields to learn more about psychoanalytic thinking and to feel welcome at BPSI."