About Dr. Allen-Peck
“Right in the difficult we must have our joys,
our happiness, our dreams:
there against the depth of this background,
they stand out, there for the first time
we see how beautiful they are.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Dr. Allen-Peck received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Wheaton College, in Wheaton, IL. While a graduate student, she focused on training in the psychodynamic treatment of psychological issues and her dissertation explored relationality & resiliency. She completed her internship in the psychodynamic treatment of severe mental illness at the Institute of Living, in Hartford, CT. In addition to her training in clinical psychology, Dr. Allen-Peck is training to become a relational psychoanalyst, through the Brookhaven Institute for Psychoanalysis.
In keeping with her relational psychodynamic roots, Dr. Allen-Peck is highly active in several professional groups (listed below). Her network of colleagues around the world are a source of support, challenge, and enrichment. She serves as an assistant coordinator for the psychoanalytic track for CAPS and presents regularly at their yearly conferences.
Dr. Allen-Peck maintains her connections to the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital by serving as a guest lecturer, running an intern process group, and providing outpatient supervision to post-doctoral fellows.
When she isn't working with patients or trainees, Dr. Allen-Peck may be found embracing life with her husband, children, and dog. She is an avid reader, NPR junkie, tea drinker, and runner (though pretty slow and easily distracted).
Charis Network of Urban Alliance
Society for the Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology (SEPTT)
Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)
American Psychological Association, Division 39
Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (CSPP)