Dr. Olsson is a physician-psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. After attending Wheaton College for under graduate studies, Olsson trained at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After an internship in mixed medicine at the University of Vermont, Olsson took a psychiatry residency at Baylor (1968-1971), and later graduated from the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute in Houston. He practiced psychiatry and psychotherapy and taught psychotherapy in Houston for 25 years and subsequently in New Hampshire since 1995. Dr. Olsson is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Med School and an adjunct professor of clinical psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In his introduction to MALIGNANT PIED PIPERS OF OUR TIME, Dr. Olsson describes what drew his personal and professional interest to destructive cult leaders who he calls Malignant Pied Pipers. Olsson won the Judith Baskin Offer Prize for his paper, "adolescent involvement in Cults and the Supernatural". Dr. Olsson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. He is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Olsson retired from active clinical work to write full time in September 2011.
PETER ALAN OLSSON M.D.
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.
EMPLOYMENT AND APPOINTMENTS:
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
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
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,"
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.
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:
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
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,