Finding a Place to Stand: Developing Self-Reflective Institutions, Leaders and Citizens
Now, more than ever, we must maximize the voice of citizens
Edward R. Shapiro, MD
A Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, Dr. Shapiro was medical director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center from 1991-2011. A psychoanalyst, family therapist and organizational consultant, he has received the Felix and Helene Deutsch Scientific Award from the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, the Research Prize from the Society for Family Therapy and Research, and the Isenberg Teaching Award from McLean Hospital.

He was named Outstanding Psychiatrist for Advancement of the Profession by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Association and since 2011 has been listed on the US News & World Report’s list of “Top Doctors’.
Praise for Finding a Place to Stand
"A brilliantly realized treatment of what it means to be a citizen, using cutting edge behavioral science, clear and cogent story-telling and a deep understanding of the human condition to create a book that should be on every citizen's nightstand."
Admiral James Stavridis
USN (ret); Supreme Allied Commander at NATO
"If 'what the hell is going on' is something you struggle with, read this book. It offers an alternative to the impotent rage or deadening apathy we can feel in our organizations, systems, and society. Dr. Shapiro responds to our desperate need to find our voice and a place to stand, as we join a higher purpose than ourselves."
Dwight Jewson
CEO, Strategic Frameworking
"A psycho-socio-political tour de force, building the case for conscious integration of our multiple human identities so that we can learn to participate as citizens in an increasingly complex and disruptive world."
John Shattuck
Former Assistant Secretary of
State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Learn more about Finding a Place to Stand
Dr. Shapiro explores why he wrote Finding a Place to Stand.
Using evocative stories, Dr. Shapiro lays out the psychological and developmental steps to active citizenship.
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Listen to "Developing Engaged Citizens"
In this podcast, Dr. Shapiro sits down with Dr. Fara White and Dr. Grant Brenner to explore the significance of family dynamics, institutional roles, and citizenship.

They discuss the value of self-reflection and the challenges of leadership in a polarized society, the importance of action in confrontational situations, and Dr. Shapiro's book "Finding a Place to Stand."
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