Elsa Ronningstam, PhD

Elsa Ronningstam, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Part-Time

Biography

Elsa Ronningstam, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in the Gunderson Outpatient Program and the Adult Outpatient Services at McLean Hospital, and an associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. She is also a psychoanalyst and member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and faculty of Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. As a member of the Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Boston Chapter, Dr. Ronningstam is active in initiatives focused on identifying treating and preventing suicide.

Diagnosis and treatment of narcissistic personality disorder is her prime specialty and she has over the past 25 years authored over 60 publications, and has given over 100 presentations, lectures, and courses both nationally and internationally. Dr. Ronningstam was the recipient of a 2014 prize for outstanding service in McLean’s borderline personality disorder programs.

Indentifying and Understanding the Narcissistic PersonalityIdentifying and Understanding the Narcissistic Personality
by Elsa F. Ronningstam
(Oxford University Press, 2005)


Disorders of Narcissism: Diagnostic, Clinical, and Empirical Implications (Japanese translation)
Edited by Elsa F. Ronningstam
(Kongo-Shuppan, 2003)


Book cover I disturbi del narcisismoI disturbi del narcisicmo: Diagnosi, clinica, ricerca.
Edited by Elsa F. Ronningstam
(Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2001)


Book cover Disorders of NarcissismDisorders of Narcissism: Diagnostic, Clinical, and Empirical Implications
Edited by Elsa F. Ronningstam
(Jason Aronson, 2000)


Book cover Disorders of NarcissismDisorders of Narcissism: Diagnostic, Clinical, and Empirical Implications
Edited by Elsa F. Ronningstam, PhD
(American Psychiatric Press, 1998)


Barn och sorg. En studie kring sorgearbete under barndomen (Children and Mourning. A Study of Bereavement in Childhood)
by Elsa Karlsson (Ronningstam)
(Natur och Kultur, 1977)


Education & Training

  • 1971 BA in Psychology, Sociology, Theory of Science, University of Umeå, Sweden
  • 1976 MSc in Clinical Psychology, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1988 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1985-1990 Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology, McLean Hospital
  • 1985-1988 Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  • 1989-1990 Clinical and Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology, McLean Hospital
  • 1990 Licensed Psychologist, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (#4955)
  • 2005 Psychoanalyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute/American Psychoanalytic Association

Contact

Email
617.855.2644
Belmont campus - Service Building, Room 5B