Director, L.I.U. Psychological
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Adelphi University, 1975
Graduate, New York University Postdoctoral Program
in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 1983
Dr. Penn founded, in 1978, the Psychological Services Center of the Long Island
University Brooklyn Campus. The Center, which provides training for Ph.D.
students, offers free mental health treatment for LIU students. In addition
to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Penn continues to oversee the operation
of this clinic and serve as a liaison between the Center and the Department
of Psychology, as well as provide outreach services to the student body,
and supervise graduate students through both individual supervision (on a formal
weekly and informal, consultative basis) and student-faculty case conferences.
Psychodynamic/relational theories of personality and psychotherapy, psychotherapy
process, the impact of cultural issues and external variables on the psychotherapy
process, clinical supervision and clinical training issues.
Penn, L. (1990). When the therapist must leave: Forced termination
of psychodynamic therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and
Practice, 21, 379-384.
Penn, L. (1986). The pregnant therapist: Transference and
countertransference issues. In J. Alpert (Ed.) Psychoanalysis and
Women: Contemporary Reappraisals. Analytic Press, N.J.