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Peter Alan Olsson

Peter Alan Olsson, American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology. Recipient William C. Menninger award Central Neuropsychiat. Association, 1969, Judith Baskin Offer prize, 1979.


  • Olsson, Peter Alan was born on June 26, 1941 in Brooklyn. Son of John Berger and Doris Olsson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Wheaton College, 1963. Doctor of Medicine, Baylor College Medicine, 1967.


    • Intern University Vermont Hospitals, Burlington, 1967-1968. Resident in psychiatry Baylor College Medicine, Houston, 1968-1971. Psychoanalytic training Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, 1981.

      Clinical faculty department psychiatry Baylor College Medicine, Houston, 1973-1994, University Texas School Medicine, Houston, 1975-1994. Private practice, 1973-1994. Member adult advisory board, education conference committee MHMRA, 1979-1980.

      Co-instructor Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute Extension School, 1984. Speaker B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, University Houston Religion Center, 1985. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.


    • Contributor poetry and articles to professional journals.


    Member citizen review committee of internal affairs division Houston Police Department, 1990-1992. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1971-1973. Fellow American Psychiatric Association.

    Member American Medical Association, Texas Psychiatric Association, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Houston Group Psychotherapy Society (Meritorious Contributions award 1978), Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, American Psychoanalytic Association (editorial associate journal. 1990-1992), Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Society, Houston Psychiatric Society (ethics committee 1978-1979, chairman ethics committee 1979-1980, vice president 1980-1981, president-elect 1984-1985, president 1986, past president 1987, public affairs committee 1988, executive committee councilor 1990-1993, associate editor newsletter Upstream 1981), Foundation Houston Psychiatric Society (president and board directors 1987-1989), Group for Advancement Psychiatry-Committee International Affairs, Harris County Medical Society (consultant Houston Indiana School District, substance abuse monitors program since 1988).



    Poetry, golf, hiking.


    • Married Sharon Maler, May 25, 1964 (divorced June 1974). 1 child, Nathaniel J. Married Pamela Nicholson, October 27, 1975.

      1 child, Andrew T.
    • father: John Berger
    • mother: Doris Olsson
    • spouses: Sharon Maler
    • Pamela Nicholson
    • children: Nathaniel J. Olsson
    • Andrew T. Olsson
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    Born June 26, 1941