Deisy Cristina Boscan, Ph.D.
Dr. Boscán is the founder and director of the San Diego Psychology Center (“SDPC”). She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and is an accredited Psychoanalyst, having graduated from and completed her post-doctoral training at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (SDPSI), which is accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA). She has more than 10 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Her clinical experience includes psychotherapy and psychoanalytic treatment, often in a multicultural setting.
Dr. Boscán has specialized training in the fields of play therapy, developmental disorders, and pediatric neuropsychology. She has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in psychology, and is currently clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego (UCSD) where she supervises psychiatric fellows. She has provided care in outpatient psychiatric facilities, child development, and developmental psychology in the United States and in South America. During her post-doctoral fellowship, her research topics included cross-cultural psychological assessment and pediatric assessments of children infected with HIV. Her current research interests include applying psychoanalytic concepts and theory to clinical work.
Dr. Boscán is well known internationally, and until July of 2013, she served as the North American Vice-President for the International Psychoanalytic Scientific Organization (IPSO), which is part of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA).She has published several articles and continues working on research projects. She regularly makes presentations at conferences internationally and nationally and is active in the American Psychoanalytic Association (ApsaA) and the IPA. Dr. Boscán has presented scientific papers in the United States, Spain, Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela.
She is a member of the following organizations: