Lawrence Blum, M.D., Co-director, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
Adjunct Professor of Anthropology;
Faculty, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

  (215) 751-0102

Lawrence Blum is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Center City, Philadelphia. His interests include psychoanalytic, psychological, and psychiatric anthropology; the relation of psychoanalysis and culture; cross-cultural understanding of child development; and the place of psychoanalysis in the academy.

Courses Taught at Penn:

ANTH 309/519, Psychoanalysis and Anthropology (with Professor Greg Urban).

ANTH 329/529, Psychoanalytic and Anthropological Perspectives on Childhood (with Dr. Barbara Shapiro)

Publications Include:

Blum, L.D., Horenstein, A., Carper, M.M., Stange, J.P., Cohen, J.N., Doyle, A. & Smith, V. (2020). A New Instrument to Assess Counterdependency, Evaluated in the Context of Postpartum Depression. Psychoanalytic Psychology, Published online June 25, 2020,

“Music, Memory, and Relatedness,” International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 10(2): 121-131, 2013.

“The ABD student and the psychology of the doctoral dissertation,” Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 24:74-85, 2010.

“Psychodynamics of Postpartum Depression,” Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 45-62, 2007.