Justin A. Frank

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Justin A. Frank
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ResidenceWashington D.C.
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materHarvard Medical School
Scientific career
InstitutionsGeorge Washington University

Justin A. Frank M.D. is an author who practices and teaches psychoanalysis in Washington, DC. He is a former Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center.[1]

Frank completed his psychiatric residency At the Harvard Medical School and became the Chief Resident at the Cambridge Hospital. Frank was awarded the DuPont-Warren Fellowship by Massachusetts General Hospital. Frank is also the co-director of the Metropolitan Center for Object Relations in New York.[2]

Frank employs the principles of applied psychoanalysis to put together the kind of psychological profile used in his books about the Presidents: Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President and Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President.[3][4][5][6][7] In 2018, he published Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. Frank is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post on topics as diverse as politics, film, and theater.[1]

Frank's book Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President was extensively quoted from by Fidel Castro in his annual speech in 2004.[8][9][10][11]


  1. ^ a b "Justin Frank". Huffingtonpost. Retrieved Nov 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Sandy, Psy.D., Debby (Aug 9, 2011). "Interview with Justin Frank". Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS). Retrieved Nov 9, 2012.
  3. ^ Laura Miller (2004-06-20). "The Inner W". Salon magazine. Archived from the original on 2004-06-19. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  4. ^ Don Sloan (2003-10-03). "Book Review – Bush on the Couch, by Justin Frank". Political Affairs. Archived from the original on 2016-03-27. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  5. ^ Irwin Savodnik (2004-09-18). "Shrinking the President: A mind is a dangerous thing to psychoanalyze". The Weekly Standard. Archived from the original on 2004-09-23. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  6. ^ Justin A. Frank (2004). Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. New York: Regan Books/HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061739781.
  7. ^ Justin A. Frank (October 18, 2011). Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. New York: Free Press/Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1451620641.
  8. ^ Lloyd Vries (2004-07-24). "Castro Blasts Bush On Sex Charges". CBS News. Retrieved 2016-04-11. Quoting extensively from the book "Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President" by Dr. Justin A. Frank, Castro suggested that Mr. Bush's accusations against Cuba's socialist government may be rooted in his untreated alcoholic past.
  9. ^ Mary Murray (2004-07-27). "Castro responds to Bush's prostitution charges". NBC News. Retrieved 2016-04-11. Castro quoted Frank, who delves into Bush’s professed bout with alcoholism and argues that his history of untreated alcohol abuse could impair his judgment.
  10. ^ "Castro to Bush: Cuba's no sex haven". Sydney Morning Herald. 2004-07-27. Retrieved 2016-04-11. He questioned Bush's mental capacities, quoting from the "Bush on the couch" book to describe the US president as a past alcoholic.
  11. ^ Castro Ruz, Fidel (July 26, 2004). "Speech delivered by Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba". Portal Cuba. Retrieved Nov 10, 2012.