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Current Positions
  • Private Practice, 161 Worcester Road, Suite 201, Framingham, MA
  • Faculty and Supervising Analyst, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
  • Faculty, Psychoanalytic Institute of Back Bay
Former Positions
  • Co-Director of Training, Psychoanalytic Institute of Back Bay
  • Adjunct Faculty in Clinical Psychology, William James College
  • Clinical Director, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Brookline, MA
  • Director of Training, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Brookline, MA
  • Co-Chair, Admissions Committee, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
  • Program Director, Transitions Program, Two Brattle Center, Cambridge, MA
Education and Clinical Training
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship, The Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Post Graduate Fellowship, The Program for Psychotherapy, The Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Post Graduate Fellowship, Two Brattle Center, Cambridge, MA
  • Graduate in Psychoanalysis, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy:  Level I Training
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT); Level I & II Training
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Part I & II Training
  • Group Psychotherapy, Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Experiential Training, Psychedelic Therapy Boston
  • Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Training, Integrative Psychiatry Institute

Psychologist, Licensed in Massachusetts since 2001  (Lic. # 7853)

About David Raniere

My Education & Experience

I completed my undergraduate studies at Rutgers University where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Major in Psychology and Secondary Field in Philosophy. I then completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Temple University where I was fortunate to obtain a solid foundation in both academic research and clinical practice. As an advanced graduate student, I served as Director of Training for a large NIMH-funded research project, while also becoming trained as a clinician in many treatment modalities over the course of my six years on-site at Temple. 

I then moved from Philadelphia to Boston to complete my Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship at The Cambridge Hospital, one of Harvard Medical School's teaching hospitals (now known as Cambridge Health Alliance). I stayed on there to complete a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in The Program for Psychotherapy alongside another two-year post-doc at Two Brattle Center in Cambridge, MA.

Since becoming licensed as a Psychologist in 2001, I have continue to deepen and expand my knowledge base and therapeutic skills in a variety of treatment modalities over the years. I completed a formal four-year training program in Psychoanalysis at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP). I have also received specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, Group Psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy. 

Over the years I have acquired extensive experience providing individual and group psychotherapy in the following contexts: inpatient psychiatry, intensive outpatient programs, community mental health centers, college counseling services, and private practice. I have held clinical positions as Program Director at Two Brattle Center, and later served as the Clinical Director at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy (BIP) in Brookline before its closure in 2016. 

Alongside my clinical work, I have also held teaching positions at a few academic institutions in the Boston area. I have served as Faculty and Supervising Analyst at MIP for over a decade, where I have taught Psychoanalytic Technique for many years and currently teach a Clinical Seminar. I have also served as Co-Director of Training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Back Bay (PIBB), where I continue to teach a foundational course on psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Finally, in the past I served as Adjunct Clinical Faculty at William James College where I taught courses in Psychodynamic Theory and Psychodynamic Clinical Practice.