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centerDr. Olsson is a physician-psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.  He was born in Brooklyn, New York.  After attending Wheaton College, Olsson trained at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After an internship in mixed medicine at the University of Vermont, Dr. Olsson took a psychiatry residency at Baylor (1968-1971). He served as a psychiatrist at Oakland Naval Hospital from 1971-73 running the substance abuse unit and working with the POWs returning from Vietnam prisons. Olsson later graduated from the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute in Houston .and practiced psychiatry and psychotherapy while teaching psychotherapy in Houston for 25 years… and subsequently in New Hampshire since 1995. Olsson was an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Med School and is an adjunct professor of clinical psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
In his introduction to MALIGNANT PIED PIPERS OF OUR TIME, Olsson describes what drew his personal and professional interest to destructive cult leaders. Olsson received the Judith Baskin Offer Prize in 1980 for his paper, "Adolescent involvement in Cults and the Supernatural". Dr. Olsson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He retired from active clinical work to write full time in September 2011.



BORN:     June 26, 1941, Brooklyn, New York


        Undergraduate:                  1959-1963; Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

                                                B.S. Zoology, 1963.

       Medical School:                 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

                                               M.D. degree, 1967.

       Internship:                         Mixed Medicine, University of Vermont

                                               Affiliated Hospitals; 1967-1968.

       Residency Training in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine    Affiliated Hospitals 1968-1971.

        Staff Psychiatrist U.S. Naval Hospital Oakland, California (1971-1973).

       Psychoanalytical Training:  Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute,

                                               1975-1981, graduated 1981.     


      Ward Medical Officer, Drug Rehabilitation Unit, Oakland Naval Hospital

                Oakland, California; 1971-1973.

     Supervisor and Lecturer, Residency Program in Psychiatry and Navy NP

                Technician and Nurses' Training Program, Oakland Naval Hospital,

                Oakland, California; 1971-1973.

     P.O.W. Task Force, "Operation Recap Egress," Oakland Naval Hospital, Oakland

               California; 1973

     Supervisor and Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine.

               Assistant Clinical Professor, 1973-1980; Associate Clinical Professor,

               1980-1994. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, 1994-Present.

     Supervisor, Psychiatry Residents, Houston's Veteran's Hospital, 1973-1979.

     Supervisor of Psychdrama and Group Psychotherapy, Day Hospital, Houston

               Veteran's Medical Center, 1973-1979.

     Psychiatric Consultant with F. Brantley Scott, M.D., et. Al., Surgical Correction of

              Impotency, St. Luke's Hospital, Houston, Texas; 1974-1994.

     Clinical and Training Director, Texas Institute of Family Psychiatry, Houston

             Texas; 1975-1979.

     Private Practice of Psychiatry, Houston, Texas; 9173-1994.

     Private Practice of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy,

            Houston, Texas; 1981-1994.

     Psychiatric Consultant, Jewish Family Service, Houston, Texas; 980-1985.

     Lecturer, Fourth Year Residents, Baylor College of Medicine, Department

            of Psychiatry, Outpatient Clinic; Ben Taub General Hospital,

            Houston, Texas 1992-1994.

     Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, 1994-present adjunct.

     Member, Editorial Board, "Journal of Mind and Human Interaction,"

             April 1994-present.

     Staff Psychiatrist, Monadnock Family Services, Keene, New Hampshire; 1995-1999.

     Staff Psychiatrist, Hill Country Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Kerrville

             Texas, May 1999-Oct. 2000.

     Staff Psychiatrist, Monadnock Health Services of Monadnock Community Hospital.

             Peterborough, New Hampshire; Nov. 2000-Sept. 2003/

     Retired Clinical work September 1, 2003.

     Supervisor of Psychotherapy for Dartmouth Medical School Residents in Psychiatry

            July 2004 to present.

     Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, July 2004-present.

     Consultant, Monadnock Area Psychotherapy and Spirituality Center, Keene and

            Peterborough; Nov. 2003-present.


     1967-1994; 1998-present  Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

     1971-present                   American Board of Psychiatry

     1993                               Certified a Fellow, American Academy of Psychoanalysis

     1994-present                   State of New Hampshire, Board of Registration in Medicine


     Award for Excellence in Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, Graduation 1967.

     William C. Mennuger Award, Central Neuropsychiatric Association, Honorable

           Mention for "Elective Mutism in Childhood," 1969.

     Houston Group Psychotherapy Society Award for Meritorious Contributions as a

           Senior Faculty Member of Annual Institutes in Group Therapy, 1978.

     Judith Baskin Offer Prize, "Adolescent Involvement with the Supernatural and

           Cults," 1979.

     Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, California, 1980.

     Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2003.

     Special Service Award, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, San Antonio,

           Texas, 1999.