Michael Groat, PhD
Dr. Groat, director of Menninger's Adult Division, also serves as assistant professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine.
His interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, personality assessment and therapeutic communities. He co-authored a book chapter on personality assessment in the Handbook of Clinical Psychology, and he has published on topics ranging from attachment style and addictions to mentalizing-based approaches to treatment and impasses in treatment. He also lectures regularly at national meetings of professional organizations on topics ranging from depression, overcoming the stigma of mental illness and addiction, personality assessment and working with patients with challenging psychiatric disorders. Dr. Groat also presents nationally on psychotherapeutic hospital work.
Dr. Groat received his master’s degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and his doctor of counseling psychology degree from the State University of New York, Albany. Before coming to Menninger, Dr. Groat served as an associate psychologist for Capital District Psychiatric Center, Albany, NY. The American Psychoanalytic Association named Dr. Groat a Fellow in 2003-2004.
He completed a four-year advanced fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy and systems-based hospital work at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Mass. He also studied adult psychoanalysis as a candidate at the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. He was a 2004 fellow of the Psychoanalytic Research Training Program at the Anna Freud Centre at the Yale Child Study Center and Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute and most recently completed studies at the Leadership Institute for Non-Profit Executive Management at Rice University.