The Paul G. Ecker Center for Interdisciplinary Study

The Paul G. Ecker Center for Interdisciplinary Study was created in 2002 in honor of Dr. Paul G. Ecker, an esteemed psychoanalyst and teacher. Operating within the New England Foundation for Psychoanalysis, the Center fosters the advancement of all interdisciplinary psychoanalytic studies.  The members of the Center are composed of analysts from the greater Boston area.

The Ecker Center's mission is to be a catalyst for a braoder dialogue between psychoanalysis and a wide range of disciplines by enhancing dialogues with the wide community of people interested in psychological processes.  To this end we welcome ideas and opportunities to help with projects and programs.  You can contact us via email:  The NEFP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


The BOSTON LYRIC OPERA and the NEFP presented the program at the Boston Public Library, April 1, 2015, "Mozart's Don Giovanni, FeminineVengeance."

The MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS, The BOSTON PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY and INSTITUTE and the ECKER CENTER co-sponsored a conference "Culture and Psyche:  A Personal Journey" by Dr. Sidhir Kakar on April 19, 2014.

The PINE PSYCHOANALYTIC CENTER and the ECKER CENTER co-sponsored a conference "The Couch and the Cushion: What Psychoanalysis and Buddhism Can Learn from Each Other," Spetember 28, 2013

BOSTON COLLEGE and the ECKER CENTER for Interdisciplinary Study co-sponsored a conference "After the Unthinkable Trauma, Nachträglichkeit, and Coming to Terms," March 22-24, 2012