Joseph Scalia III holds a Psya.D. (Doctor of Psychoanalysis) degree in Psychoanalysis, Society, & Culture from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is a psychoanalyst in private practice, Clinical Director of the Eating Disorder Center of Montana (EDCMT), and Director of Northern Rockies Psychoanalytic Institute and its Center for Cultural Critique and Intervention. His dissertation was When Child Protection Goes Wrong: Crucial Pitfalls in a Noble Venture. Dr. Scalia is also author of Intimate Violence: Attacks Upon Psychic Interiority and editor of The Vitality of Objects: Exploring the Work of Christopher Bollas. He has published articles in Modern Psychoanalysis and The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and, with Lynne Scalia, Ed.D., in Philosophical Studies in Education. He has studied extensively with Christopher Bollas, and with the École Freudienne du Québec.
Dr. Scalia’s work is driven by the ethical imperative that we all struggle to embrace, that of listening beyond our known securities, of listening for the unconscious and its repressed and its as-yet unthought knowledges, the ignoring of which fates us to compulsively repeat the very things which ultimately undo us – both individually and collectively, but whose discovery and welcoming frees us to elaborate ourselves as meaningful, contributing human beings.