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Lisa Gornick, Ph.D.
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Lisa Gornick, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and writer. She is the author of two novels: Tinderbox, recently published in hardback by Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux and upcoming in paperback with Picador; and A Private Sorcery, published by Algonquin. Her stories and essays have appeared widely, including in AGNI, Prairie Schooner, and The Sun, and have received many awards. She holds a B.A. from Princeton, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale, and is a graduate of the writing program at N.Y.U. and the psychoanalytic training program at Columbia, where she is on the faculty. A collection of linked stories, Louisa Meets Bear, is forthcoming, also with Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 3:10 PM

For the past decade, experts have been absorbed in a debate about the impact of digital technology on the brain, child development, education, commerce, publishing, the arts, law -- in other words, in nearly every corner of human experience. As a psychologist and novelist, my own concerns have centered on...

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Our Nannies

(2) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 3:19 PM

For all of us who have ever left our children with a caregiver, last year's story of a nanny who stabbed to death two of her adorable charges while their mother was shepherding her third child to a swimming class was a nightmare of unspeakable fears. The grief that reverberated...

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Googling Your Therapist

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 5:13 PM

You're starting therapy. Maybe this is your first time. Maybe you are a veteran. Either way, you're probably curious about this person you're going to meet. Let's imagine a she. Where did she go to school? Is she married? Does she have children? This is just the surface. Depending on...

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