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Peter N. Madura

Peter N. Maduro, J.D., Psy.D., Psy.D.

Clinical and Forensic Psychology, & Psychoanalysis

Dr. Maduro received his undergraduate education (B.A.) at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, where he graduated magna cum laude in philosophy. After working at a gym for a few years in New York City, his home town, he obtained a law degree (J.D.) at the Boston University School of Law, in Boston, MA. He was named a Paul J. Liacos Scholar in his final year of studies there.

After practicing law on "Wall Street" for four years at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, the oldest still-operating law firm in the country, and then briefly in his own solo-practice in Los Angeles, he determined that --while challenging, rewarding and at times even enjoyable-- law practice left him unfulfilled personally.

Looking for inroads into his discontentment, he entered his own psychotherapy treatment with the late Dorette Sabersky, a wonderful psychoanalyst in West Los Angeles. After a few years of helpful psychoanalytic psychotherapy with Dr. Sabersky (and later with two other fabulous psychoanalysts), Dr. Maduro found the therapeutic process itself, and the opportunities it offered to care for others' souls, intellectually and emotionally compelling.

Five years later he received his clinical psychology doctorate (Psy.D.) from the former California Graduate Institute (now The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) where he won the Josephine Bernstein Research Award for best dissertation. His dissertation elucidated the psychological phenomenon of "objectification" (e.g., when one person sees another person as merely a thing or object, as if devoid of emotional life).

Not yet done with formal education, after receiving his California psychology license (PSY 19531), Dr. Maduro attended the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, in West Los Angeles, where he earned his doctorate in psychoanalysis (also Psy.D.) and twice won the Dr. Daphne S. Stolorow Memorial Essay Prize.

Dr. Maduro is currently affiliated with Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the Amercian Psychological Association, the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

Finally, he is a member (albeit inactive) in good standing of the California, Massachusetts, and New York State Bar Associations.