About David Anderegg > Psychology CV

Curriculum Vitae: David Anderegg, Ph.D.

Ph.D., clinical psychology, Clark University, 1985

M.A., child study, Tufts University, 1981

B.A., history, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 1975

Academic positions
Research projects and grants
Clinical service
Academic publications
Selected presentations
Publications- popular press
Professional awards
and memberships
Academic positions
  • 1998-present Bennington College
    Faculty in psychology.
    Courses: "Normality and abnormality," "Introduction to neuropsychology," "Psychology of music," "Theories of psychotherapy and behavior change," "What is the unconscious?" "Psychology of creativity" "Developmental psychology after the grand theories" "Psychotherapy and human freedom," "Freud's case histories." "Behavioral diversity and neuroethics." Supervision of tutorial projects and senior theses.
  • 2010-present Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield MA
    Faculty, psychiatry residency training program.
    Once-weekly course: "Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy." Group and individual supervision of psychiatry residents.
  • 1992-1994 Smith College School for Social Work Adjunct faculty.
    Doctoral program in social work: "Dynamics of human behavior." Masters' degree program: "Normal human development."
  • 1983-1984 Harvard Medical School Instructor.
    Seminars for Harvard medical students, including "Introduction to psychological testing" and "Seminar in child psychiatry"
Research projects and grants:
  • 2006-2007 Faculty research grant, Bennington College "Children's fantasies about the gender of numbers"
  • 2002-2003 Faculty research grant, Bennington College
    "Nerds and geeks: the development of anti-intellectualism"
  • 2001-2002 Faculty research grant, Bennington College
    "Predictors of violence and patterns of supervision in childhood"
  • 2000-2001 Faculty research grant, Bennington College
    "Extreme tangentiality and personality development"
  • 1981-1985 Research Associate, Research Institute for Educational Problems, Cambridge, MA:
    • 1. Research Coordinator, Video/Skills Project
      Design and implementation of social skills training program for socially isolated children, including instrument development, data analysis, and evaluation.
    • 2. Director, Cognitive Strategy Training Project
      Design and implementation of training project to apply current research in cognitive psychology and metacognition to the problems of disabled learners.
      (Funded by student research award from U.S. Department of Education).
Clinical service
  • 1989-present Private practice of psychotherapy and psychological evaluation.
    Individual psychotherapy and psychological evaluation of adults, children and families.
  • 1994-2003 Berkshire Country Day School, Lenox MA
    Consulting psychologist. Consultation with parents, teachers and students; staff training; parent support and study groups; consultation to admissions.
  • 1991-1995 Staff psychologist, Berkshire Mental Health Center, Pittsfield MA
    Diagnostic evaluation and outpatient psychotherapy with children and adults; supervision of doctoral-level psychologists and staff social workers; treatment plan reviews; staff training and supervision of clinical case conferences.
  • 1989-1993 Greylock Pavilion, North Adams Regional Hospital
    Chief psychologist. Consultation to treatment team; psychological and neuropsychological testing; staff supervision
  • 1985-1989 Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge MA
    Postdoctoral fellow in psychology. Intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy with hospitalized inpatients; continuing case conferences; psychological testing; advanced seminars in psychoanalytic theory.
  • 1983-1985 Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
    Clinical psychology intern. Outpatient psychotherapy and psychological testing of adult and child patients; participation in child team clinic evaluations; mental health consultant to inner-city day care centers.
Academic publications:
  • Anderegg, D. (2010) "Anxious parents: it's complicated." Review of Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parenting in Uncertain Times by Margaret K. Nelson. Teachers College Review, online version, December 6, 2010.
  • Anderegg, D. (2009) Review of A Nation of Wimps: The High Cost of Invasive Parenting by Hara Estroff Marano. Teachers College Review, online version, February 16, 2009.
  • Anderegg, D. (2006) Freud on the Acropolis: An appreciation. Psychoanalytic Psychology 23 (2), 408-416.
  • Anderegg, D. (2005) You're not a Freudian, are you? Secret identities in the lives of working clinicians. American Journal of Psychoanalysis 65 (4), 333-339.
  • Anderegg, D. (2004). Paging Dr. Froid: Teaching psychoanalytic theory to undergraduates. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 21 (2), Spring 2004, 214-221.
  • Anderegg, D. (2001) Psychoanalytic propaganda: An apologia and a specimen. Psychologist Psychoanalyst, XXI (2) Spring 2001, 38-39.
  • Anderegg, D. and Gartner, G. (2001) Manic dedifferentiation and the creative process. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 18 (2). Spring 2001, 365-377.
  • Anderegg, D.(1993) Delusional fixity and the spinning object. In Benedetti, G. and Furlan, P.M. (eds.) The Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia. Seattle: Hogrefe and Huber.
  • Anderegg, D. (1989) Playing in developmental psychology and in psychoanalytic theory. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 12 (4), 535-563.
Selected presentations:
  • "Freud the Imitator: Psychoanalysis in Historical Context." Grand rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Berkshire Medical Center, September 21, 2010.
  • "Meet Me at the Rockwell." Presentation (to staff and trustees), with Bennington students; consultation to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA about youth participation in museum-going. December 3, 2010.
  • Presenter, TEDx Brussels conference; (international science/technology/futurist conference). Conference theme: "But...who is going to save the world?" December 6, 2010.
  • "Overparenting: an update and discussion." Public lecture for parents, Richmond Consolidated School, Richmond, MA, May 19, 2010.
  • "The Mental Health Meltdown and the Future of Psychotherapy." Public lecture in Distinguished Lecturer Series, Lenox Library, Lenox, MA, April 25, 2010.
  • "Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them." Public lecture for parents, Lanesborough Elementary School, Lanesborough, MA. March 25, 2010.
  • "The college mental health crisis: toward new models of separation." Lecture presented at the spring meeting of WMAAPP (Western Massachusetts-Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology), Stockbridge, MA, April 18, 2009.
  • "Nerd, nerd, go away." Lecture presented at the San Diego Science Festival, San Diego, CA, March 17, 2009.
  • "Secret messages: how kids are influenced not to succeed." Lecture presented at meeting of the Berkshire Compact (economic development consortium in Berkshire County, MA), October 31, 2008.
  • "The persistence of slavery." Presented at the annual meeting of Division 39 of the APA, Toronto, CA, April 21, 2007.
  • Presentations for parent groups: the South Kent School, South Kent, CT; Kew Forest School, Queens, NY; Berkshire Country Day School, Lenox, MA; The MacDuffie School, Springfield, MA; The Advent School, Boston, MA; Berkshire Pre-school Mental Health Collaborative, Lenox, MA. May 2003- April 2005.
  • "Schreber the third: a classic madman in the twenty-first century." Presented at the annual meeting of Division 39 of the APA, Minneapolis, MN. April 7, 2003.
  • "Cyrano at the computer." Presented at the annual meeting of Division 39 of the APA, New York, NY, April 14, 2002.
  • "Ol' blue eyes: psychoanalysis, evolutionary psychology, and the culture of self- loathing." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the APA, Santa Fe, April, 2001.
  • "Concrete dreams: music in therapy and music as therapy." Paper presented at Berkshire Institute for Theology and the Arts, August 19, 2001.
  • "Psychosis and shame: the hallucinating patient in the long-term hospital community." Paper presented at the annual meeting of Division 39 of the APA, San Francisco, CA, April 14, 1988.
Publications- popular press:
  • "Lisbeth Salander and the problem of silence." In Rosenberg, R. and O’Neill, S (eds.) The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books, 2011.
  • "The power of conviction" Short article published in New York Times online op-ed forum, "Room for Debate," January 13, 2011.
  • "Young Americans." Blog published by Psychology Today, May 2008- present, http://blogs.psychologytoday.com/
  • Nerds: How Dorks, Dweebs, Techies and Trekkies Can Save America….and Why They Might Be Our Last Hope. (New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2011; paperback edition).
  • Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them. (New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2007, hardcover edition.)
  • "Our Children." Monthly column on child development, mental health, and education. Berkshire HomeStyle magazine, 1995-2007.
  • Worried All the Time: Overparenting in an Age of Anxiety and What To Do About It. New York: Free Press, 2003. (Paperback edition, Worried All the Time: Rediscovering the Joy in Parenting in an Age of Anxiety, August, 2004).
  • "The 'last chance' teen dance." Los Angeles Times (Op-Ed page), June 10, 2003. (This article also appeared in the Miami Herald, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Providence Journal, and the Hartford Courant.)
Professional awards and memberships:
  • Postdoctoral award for outstanding paper on psychoanalytic theory, Division of Psychoanalysis of the APA, 1988.
  • Member, Division 39 (Division of Psychoanalysis) American Psychological Association.
  • Member, editorial board, Psychoanalytic Psychology.