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Thomas Barrett, Ph.D. is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Chicago. Dr. Barrett is an adjunct Professor and past Department Chair of the PsyD Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is an adjunct Professor at Chicago’s Erikson Institute. Dr. Barrett undertook post-graduate training in Infant Mental Health with Prof. Selma Fraiberg and completed child analytic training through the Hanna Perkins Center in Cleveland in 1987. From 1990 until July of 2010, Dr. Barrett served as Hanna Perkins Executive and Clinical Director and was a member of the Center’s child psychoanalytic training Faculty.
A member of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis since 1980, Dr. Barrett has served the organization as Counselor, Secretary and Treasurer; presented the Marianne Kris in 2007; and has presented at workshops, to candidates, and at the plenary session at annual meetings.
Dr. Barrett is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (certified in Child/Adolescent Psychoanalysis); the International Psychoanalytic Association; the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis (faculty and child/adolescent supervisor); and the Institute of the Carolinas (geographic rule child/adolescent supervisor); the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute (adjunct faculty and geographic rule supervisor). He is a founding member and past Vice President of the Alliance for Psychoanalytic Schools and is a board member and past Treasurer of the Margaret S. Mahler Child Development Foundation. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, (including Division 39 – Psychoanalysis, and is Treasurer and Past President of its Section II – Childhood and Adolescence).