Dr. Friedman is a devoted teacher, supervisor, consultant, presenter, writer and Johns Hopkins faculty member. In 2013, the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute honored her for teaching excellence. As an adjuvant to her clinical work, she provides consultation to independent school heads, their board chairs and other educational leaders. Also, she is a trustee on the board of the McLean School of Maryland.
Dr. Friedman has presented, nationally, on an array of psychoanalytic topics. She has a deep commitment to bringing psychoanalytic ideas to bear in everyday endeavors. Toward this end, she has written over 100 columns for the popular media, including the Washington Post. Her Washington Business Journal column, “Corporations on the Couch,” was nationally-syndicated. Her professional publications have focused on applying psychoanalytic concepts to career development and organizational dynamics in independent schools. She has pioneered the concept of psychodynamically informed, career assessment.
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
B.A. in Psychology, Minor: Comparative Literature, Magna Cum Laude, Clark University
Graduate, Adult Psychoanalysis, Washington Institute of Psychoanalysis
Associate Faculty, Mental Health Counseling Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2005 – current
Associate Faculty, School of Business & Education, Johns Hopkins University, 1999 – 2006
Visiting Faculty, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 1986 – 1999
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Evaluation, Policy & Planning, The Heinz School (formerly, SUPA), Carnegie Mellon University (1989 – 1992)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, 1988-1996
Instructor and Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, 1978 – 1986
Psychoanalytic Certifications & Leadership Roles
Training and Supervising Analyst, Washington Baltimore Psychoanalyst Institute
Fellow, Adult Psychoanalysis, Board Certified by the American Board of Psychoanalysis
Teaching Analyst, Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute
Chair, Fellowship Program, The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Washington DC, 2014 – 2017
If you are seeking consultation from a Psychologist in DC. I welcome your call: 301.656.9650.