Biography

Dr. Gourguechon is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has had a clinical practice in  Chicago for the past three decades. She served as President of the American Psychoanalytic Association from 2008-2010.  In addition to treating patients, she has been active at the national and international level in psychoanalytic and psychiatric organizations, with a particular interest in psychoanalysis and social issues, and public information efforts designed to explain psychoanalysis to the public and use psychoanalytic ideas to deepen the general understanding of human problems–social, economic, political and personal.

Dr. Gourguechon grew up in Washington D.C., where she gained an abiding affection for governance, government and political processes.  She received her bachelor’s degree at Yale  as a member of the first class of women.  She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed her psychiatry residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.  She trained in psychoanalysis at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, an approved institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Gourguechon is  the principal of Psychoanalytic Organizational Consulting, a specialized consulting firm that brings the unique insights of psychoanalysis to bear on the problems of businesses, law firms, political campaigns and marketing efforts. (www.psychoanalyticconsulting.com).    Dr. Gourguechon is a nationally recognized commentator on current events and culture, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, New Yorker, CNN and other media venues.    She has blogged at Psychology Today and Huffington Post.