Mark  Gerald Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Mark Gerald

NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis

I am a trained psychoanalyst and photographer. My work includes my independent practice of psychoanalysis in New York City, photographing portraits of analysts in their offices all over the world, and writing and teaching about the actual space of the psychoanalytic relationship. I am also an avid athlete with an interest in the mutuality of physical and emotional health to expand and deepen creative expression.


I am a psychoanalyst and photographer. I feel fortunate that I was able to bring together these two passions in the realization of my book, In the Shadow of Freud's Couch: Portraits of Psychoanalysts in Their Offices. The book is the culmination of fifteen years of photographing portraits of analysts in their work spaces in North and South America, Mexico, Canada and Europe. During this time, while working patients in my offices in New York City, I became intrigued with the importance of physical space and the visual dimension in the psychoanalytic experience for analysts as well as patients.

I am a trained psychoanalyst and on the faculty of New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis, the National Institute of Psychotherapies and the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy. I have also trained as a photographer at the International Center for Photography, Pratt Institute, the Maine Photography Workshops and the City College of New York

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Portrait Photography
    Design and Architecture of the Psychoanalytic Office
    Mourning and Loss

Personal Interests

    Exercise & Fitness
    Reading Fiction


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