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Michael  Groat

Director of Menninger’s Adult Division, also serves as assistant professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine. His interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, personality assessment and therapeutic communities. He co-authored a book chapter on personality assessment in the Handbook of Clinical Psychology, and he has published on topics ranging from attachment style and addictions to mentalizing-based approaches to treatment and impasses in treatment. He completed a four-year advanced fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy and systems-based hospital work at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA and was a 2004 fellow of the Psychoanalytic Research Training Program at the Anna Freud Centre at the Yale Child Study Center.