Dr. Steve Gross, PsyD, 2003, recently contributed a column, “Prison Psychotherapy,” to the New York Times weekly series, “Couch,” which features essays by psychotherapists, patients, and others about the experience of therapy.
Drawing from his past experiences providing mental health care to inmates, Dr. Gross notes that “working in prison is one of the few times when, as a therapist, you hope never to hear from your patients again.” His story reflects on the choices he made to connect with an inmate who was nearing the end of her prison term. Read the full article: Prison Psychotherapy
Dr. Gross served as chief psychologist for corrections-based operations for Central New York Psychiatric Center, which provides mental health care in New York State prisons. He currently has a private practice in Manhattan.