Dr. Olsson closed his practice of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy as of September 1, 2011. Therefore, Dr. Olsson is no longer accepting new patient referrals. Olsson will continue to post timely articles on this site and list new books he has completed and or published.
Dr. Olsson's latest publication is now available........................
A Boyish God is a troubling novel with deep insights. According to author Peter Alan Olsson, “I was jolted to my core when I learned that a college friend’s son died at the Rev. Jim Jones’ side at Jonestown. Two books and over 30 years later, I am still searching for answers … especially about terror prevention.”
"Understanding the past in emotional depth, can provide freedom from its grasp in the future."
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BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT---Dr. Olsson's 2007 book is currently available on Amazon.com thru this link http://www.amazon.com/Cult-Osama-Psychoanalyzing-Magnetism-Muslim/dp/0275999890/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197337915&sr=1-1
In CULT OF OSAMA, Dr. Peter Olsson approaches Osama bin Laden et. al. from an applied psychoanalytic and psychodynamic perspective. He applies psychological and social psychological observations from his 25-year study of destructive cults and cult leaders to try to understand the mind of Osama bin Laden. There are many journalistic, political, military and intelligence books about bin Laden and Al Qaeda. But, Olsson’s study offers a purely psychological, psychobiographical, and social psychological perspective on Osama. Dr. Olsson is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and the author of Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time, a 2005 study of destructive cults and cult leaders.
CULT OF OSAMA is available through bookstores, Amazon.com and B&N
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A psychological Study of Destructive Cult Leaders from Rev. Jim Jones to Osama bin Laden
By Peter A. Olsson, M.D.
Brief Description of the Book:
Malignant Pied Pipers of Our time can be purchased online at
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Dr. Olsson's first novel called A BOYISH GOD: Thwarting Evil Powers is available at Amazon and at http//sbpra.com/PeterAlanOlsson. Find a brief synopsis and Foreword below:
Is twelve year old Will Powers going to be the next Rev. Jim Jones or Anton Lavey? The playground at Saint Thomas Moore School in Houston has become a terrifying place. Sister Agnes has tried to comfort several of the most tearful of her students. At the forceful insistence of his teachers Will Powers reluctantly stopped his fiery funeral sermon for the dead bird. Will’s teacher thinks his parents and particularly his father Jed Powers seem very troubled. The parents won’t return Sister Agnes’s phone calls about similar events involving Will. The school psychologist Sister Andrea Albright calls on a trusted psychiatrist friend Tom Tolman for help. The ensuing therapy adventures are seen from Will’s perspective and the would-be adults around him. Of course, there are very few real adults, anywhere. Will Power’s helpers reveal many perspectives on this topic including Sister Andrea finding genuine love and romance.
This novella which is part memoir about my love of my life’s work doing psychotherapy.The story is about the possibilities and profound difficulties in changing destinies. Unlike many melodramatic Hollywood movie scenarios, such changes occurring in psychotherapy are deceptively quiet…muted. Psychotherapy often involves pain, but the more severe and ominous pain, destruction, and even deaths prevented go unheralded…unnoticed, because like a suicide prevented, they never exist. Any genuine change in psychotherapy is always a story about two or more lives. People receiving psychotherapy, psychotherapists, counselors, and those in the helping professions will identify with this story.
Olsson's book, IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW: Advice to Young Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists has been accepted by InkSpotter Press and will be available through the InkSpotter website.