Arthur Valenstein is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and at Harvard Medical School and maintains specialties in neurology and psychiatry. He has served on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital and as a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England. His professional interests include early child development and its relevance to understanding the parallels between the world of play in children and word play in adults. His papers have ranged from the psychoanalytic studies of children to the older patient in psychoanalysis.
To listen to Valenstein's “A Journey on the Train of Psychoanalysis,” delivered at the 48th Annual Freud Anniversary Lecture, April 28, 1998, click here.