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Harriet Pappenheim, L.C.S.W.,B.C.D, has been in private practice in New York City since 1973. She is on the faculties of the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, and lectures frequently on individul therapy and a range of couples therapy issues. She is a member of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapists, and a former president of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society. She lives with her husband in New York City.


Harriet Pappenheim went to college in an era when women were still being discouraged from doing so. Now society has moved full circle and beyond; not only are women obtaining college degree in steadily increasing numbers but many are also earning higher sala- ries than their husbands. Harriet’s experience uniquely equips her for helping couples free themselves from traditional stereotypes if men and women, their roles in marriage, in parenthood, as wage and salary earners, and on and on.

“The rules have changed radically in my lifetime,” declares Harriet. “I was the first womaen in my family to attend college. These days, women know they have to be able to look after themselves and their children. Roles are shifting like sand. Couples need new tools,