Randall Paulsen, MD retired in 2018. He was a board certified psychiatrist, fully trained as a psychoanalyst, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. From 2004 to 2008, he was the President of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. For 13 and a half years, he was the Director of Primary Care Psychiatry in Healthcare Associates at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and helped to build and expand the program that trained primary care physicians in issues of mental health and trained psychiatry residents in the method of optimum ways of working collaboratively with primary care doctors and nurses.
Dr. Paulsen trained as an instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical Center and has interests in the integrative study of alternative and mind-body medicine. He offered individual mind-body consultations applying mindfulness practices on an individual basis, as well as teaching the eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program four times a year at the Osher Clinical Center.