Louis B. Fierman, M.D.

Author of  Freeing the Human Spirit and "Shrink"

Louis B. Fierman, M.D., is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. After completing a rotating internship at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, he entered active duty in the Army and was assigned to Military Government in occupied Japan.

Returning to civilian life in the U.S. in 1949, he entered residency training in internal medicine at Yale, switching to psychiatry with the encouragement of his psychologist wife. He was appointed Chief Resident at both the Yale Psychiatric Institute and the Yale-New Haven Hospital Psychiatric Service, has taught psychotherapy and remains on the clinical faculty of the Yale School of Medicine. He entered psychoanalysis with Hellmuth Kaiser, a psychoanalyst who had broken with traditional and orthodox psychoanalysis to devise a new and more effective psychotherapy. After Kaiser's death, Dr. Fierman published Effective Psychotherapy, an anthology of Kaiser's works.

Dr. Fierman has been President of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, Chief of the Psychiatric Service at the West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center, Medical Director of Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute and as Medical Director of Psychotherapy Associates, a private practice group in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Now retired, Dr. Fierman has returned to his childhood interest in classical music and plays the French horn in two local symphony orchestras.

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