Paul M. Gedo

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, and Associate Program Director
Address: Old Main

Employment/private practice/past positions held:

Since 1989, Dr. Gedo has maintained a private practice, seeing children, adolescents and adults for psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and psychological evaluations.

Dr. Gedo worked in various capacities at Chestnut Lodge Hospital (later CPC Health), eventually serving as Chief Psychologist and Director of Clinical Training in Psychology (1988-2001).

Dr. Gedo served on the clinical staff of the Lodge School, 1988-2006 and 2010-2015.

Current Research

Dr. Gedo’s clinical interests include psychoanalysis; child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy; psychological testing, especially Rorschach analysis; issues of technique with dissociative patients; and working with severely disturbed adolescents. He has published papers regarding psychoanalytic process research; single case studies; the meanings, functions, and treatment of dissociative phenomena; the use of theory in clinical work; maladaptive repetitions in school settings; and the role of affect and countertransference in analytic and therapeutic technique. He is currently part of a study group exploring psychotherapy process and intensive work with severely disturbed adolescents.


Graduate, Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, 2002
Ph.D. in Behavioral Sciences (Human Development), University of Chicago, 1988
Internship: McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School)MA in Teaching, Brown University, 1979
B.A., Carleton College, 1977

Classes Taught

  • Theories of Mind I & II
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Projective & Objective Assessment
  • Rorshach Lab
  • Third Year Therapy & Supervision Practicum
  • Professional Development:  Assessment