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Linda Penn

Director, L.I.U. Psychological Services Center
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.

Research/Clinical Interests:  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.

Representative Publications:
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.



Long Island University

Brooklyn Campus

Psychology Department