Hilde Clark, Ph.D.
B.A. English, University of California, Berkeley, 1964
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, 1999
Dr. Clark is a psychoanalytically oriented clinician with a background in developmental psychology. She completed training at the Infant-Parent Program, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and at the Ann Martin Children's Center in Oakland, where she also served on the staff, specializing in art and play therapy with children. Her dissertation topic and a continuing subject of interest is the role of fantasy in female adolescence: subjectivity and desire.
In her private practice with children, adolescents and adults, Dr. Clark draws on relational theories and is particularly interested in the intersubjective dynamics of the clinical relationship which foster the capacity to attain the depressive position in older children and adults. Some current research interests include clinical techniques for play therapy with children manifesting borderline psychopathology; internal representation of the psychophysical dynamics of the maternal image in female children, and patient's conscious fantasies concerning the therapist.
Dr. Clark acts as chairperson for dissertation research involving child and adolescent development.