Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D.

Molly S. Castelloe, Ph.D., holds a doctorate from New York University in theater and psychology.  She has presented on the subjects of performance and applied psychoanalysis at national symposia including the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. Her scholarly articles have appeared in international publications and refereed journals including the Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society and Clio's Psyche: Understanding the "Why" of Culture, Current Events, History, and Society.  Molly is a candidate at The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis

Her documentary film, Vamik's Room, garnered the Gradiva Award, which recognizes artistic excellence in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. 

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The Me in We

Current research looks at the workings of group dynamics, at how psychology and history inform the motivations of groups, whether that group is family or a larger tribal affiliation such as groups defined by differences of race, nation or religion. Central to this work is the study of how an individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are shaped by the social environment. Of special interest: the transmission of trauma across generations, processes of shared mourning and reparative healing.

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