Psychoanalysis in Schools

There are four major ways that analysts have learned and worked with educators:

  1. Co-leading psychoanalytically informed pre-K and K-12 schools;
  2. Consultations with educators about individual students, classrooms and school life
  3. Developing replicable programmatic school-based efforts
  4. Working with education degree programs and/or continuing education for practicing school personnel.

Recommended Resources

  • In The Analyst in the Classroom series, APsaA President Mark D. Smaller, Ph.D. applies psychoanalytic concepts and principles to the problems affecting our public and private educational systems.

Sometimes Basketball is More Than Basketball: Psychoanalysis Scores a Slam Dunk!

The Plague of Violence in Our Communities and One Way to Stop It

Being Afraid of Listening to Our Kids and its Impact on Bullying and Suicide

  • Peaceful Schools seeks to develop character and social skills in youth and prevent acts of violence in educational settings. The Peaceful Schools Model works toward curbing problem behaviors and developing social competence in order to prevent youth violence and create positive, productive school climates.
  • The National School Climate Center recognizes and promotes social, emotional, ethical, civic and intellectual learning and school improvement efforts, NSCC and the National School Climate Council have developed school climate policy and practice resources to support schools by mobilizing the “whole village” to support students’ social, emotional, ethical and civic as well intellectual learning.
  • Back Off Bully offers school anti-violence programs.