Meredith Lynn Friedson Ph.D.

Meredith Friedson

Meredith is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University.  She received her BA in psychology from Montclair State University and studied abroad at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy.  Meredith’s research interests include depression and other mood disorders, social anxiety, subjectivity, identity formation, the repetition and transmission of intergenerational trauma, family narratives, the psychological impact of the limitations of language, and the capacity for various religious beliefs and their psychological effects and implications.  She is currently conducting pilot qualitative research on intractable depression with the desire to understand more about its origins, the way it is experienced, and its existential effects while keeping the voice of the individual as an intact narrative.  She presented this research at the Narrative Matters conference in Paris in May of 2012 and hopes one day to publish this work.  Meredith has also chaired, organized, and participated in multiple round table panels of current doctoral students and recent graduates at the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS) annual conferences in 2011 and 2012.  She was a clinical psychology extern at Beth Israel Medical Center and a psychodiagnostic testing extern at the Robert F. Kennedy Middle School from 2011 to 2012.  She is currently completing an externship at Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center and hopes to continue doing work in the areas of psychoanalysis and trauma.  Meredith also sees patients as a staff psychologist-in-training at the Psychological Services Clinic at the Derner Institute.

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