Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Gabbard, Glen O.

  • Andreea L. SeritanEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_185-1

Glen O. Gabbard, MD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and a training and supervising analyst at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston. He is an internationally renowned psychoanalyst and psychiatric educator whose main areas of interest are: (1) boundaries and boundary violations in therapeutic relationships; (2) psychodynamic/psychoanalytic treatment of borderline and narcissistic personality disorders; and (3) the psychological vulnerabilities of physicians, psychotherapists, and other helping professionals.

Early Life and Educational Background

Gabbard was born on August 8, 1949, in Charleston, Illinois. His father was Eastern Illinois University Theatre Arts Department Chair E. Glendon Gabbard, and his mother was actress Lucina Paquet Gabbard. Gabbard attended Northwestern University and the University of Texas, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from Eastern Illinois University (Kaplan 2005). He completed...

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Selected Bibliography

  1. Gabbard, G. O. (1995). Love and hate in the analytic setting. New York: Jason Aronson.Google Scholar
  2. Gabbard, G. O. (2014a). Psychodynamic psychiatry in clinical practice (5th ed.). Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.Google Scholar
  3. Gabbard, G. O. (2014b). Gabbard’s treatments of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.Google Scholar
  4. Gabbard, G. O. (2016). Boundaries and boundary violations in psychoanalysis (2nd ed.). Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.Google Scholar
  5. Gabbard, G. O., & Gabbard, K. (1999). Psychiatry and the cinema (2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Google Scholar


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  3. Gabbard, G. O. (2011). Why I teach. Academic Psychiatry, 35, 277–282.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  5. Kaplan, A. (2005). Through the times with Glen O. Gabbard, M.D. Psychiatric Times, XXII(4).Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Prewitt-Freilino
    • 1
  1. 1.Rhode Island School of DesignProvidenceUSA