The Alonso Center brings together psychologists and psychiatrists, educators, writers and artists, organizational development experts, and the general public to strengthen our understanding of and support for adaptive, resilient human relationships.
These efforts are directed at educating the public and professional communities about the value of dynamic psychotherapy and the centrality of the psychotherapist-client relationship in the provision of effective mental health care. We encourage and support the application of psychodynamic and relational principles in everyday life, including education, business, journalism, and the arts.
Every January, the Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies at Fielding offers a Fellowship to two professionals to better understand how psychoanalytic theory and research might be of use to them in their work. Find out more about becoming an Alonso Center fellow.
Faculty from the School of Psychology involved in Alonso Center activities are:
About the Center’s Benefactor: Anne Alonso 1933 - 2007
Anne Alonso was recognized nationally as a master teacher, trainer, clinician and a prominent researcher and author. She devoted her professional life to advancing the field of professional psychology and to expanding the body of knowledge in her areas of expertise: group theory and therapy, gender development, and supervision of psychotherapy.
Anne received her PhD from Fielding in 1980 and was a member of the Fielding faculty for over 20 years. She also served as professor of Psychology at the Harvard Medical School, and was a past president of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Her awards included Group Psychologist of the Year from the American Psychological Association (1999) and the prestigious Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Harvard Medical School (2000). She authored (The Quiet Profession: Supervisors of Psychotherapy), now considered a classic in the field.
When she retired from Fielding in 2000, Anne—along with her husband, Ramon—endowed a Center for Psychodynamic Studies at the University, which is named in her honor.