▾ Synopsis

  • Board certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and couple therapist.
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine where he teaches psychiatry residents.
  • Faculty member at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis where he teaches courses on psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic couples therapy.
  • Faculty member at Northwestern's Family Institute in Evanston where for many years, he has been the coordinator of “Marriage 101: Building Loving and Lasting Relationships,” the popular for credit course he developed for Northwestern undergraduates.
  • Distinguished Fellow of The American Psychiatric Association.
  • Author of thirty-some published professional papers in the fields of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and education, including a recently completed textbook published by Routledge: A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: Integrating Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Approaches.

▾ Education and Certification

1968 B.A. – Magna Cum Laude, Harvard College, Department of Social Studies

1972 M.D. – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

1972 - 1973 Rotating Intern – University of Southern California--Los Angeles County Medical Center

1973 - 1976 Psychiatric Resident – Yale University School of Medicine

January 1977 - June 1977 – Postdoctoral Fellow – Yale University Student Health Clinic, Division of Mental Hygiene

September 1978 - May 1979 - Extern – Family Therapy Training Program, Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic

1984-1992 – Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis; Diploma

Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry), 1978

▾ Positions and Professional Societies

Current Positions:

November 1983 - Present – Full-time private practice of psychiatry, and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

September 1980 - Present – Faculty, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

September 1994 - Present – Faculty, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

April 2001 - Present – Adjunct Faculty, Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy

Past Positions:

February 1980 - November 1983 – Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Graduate Psychiatric Education Northwestern Universitye Medical School

August 1977 - November 1983 – Private practice of psychiatry, Bethesda, Maryland (Part-Time)

July 1977 - February 1980 – Staff Psychiatrist, Psychiatry Education Branch Division of Manpower and Training Programs National Institute of Mental Health

August 1977 - February 1980 – Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry George Washington University Medical School

Professional Societies:

American Psychiatric Association; Fellow 1987, Distinguished Fellow 2003

American Psychoanalytic Association

American Family Therapy Academy

Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations of the A.K. Rice Institute (CCSGO - AKRI) (Founding Board Member and Secretary, 1989-1991)

American College of Psychoanalysis (1995-2003)


Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow, 1960

Harvard College Honorary Scholarships, for academic excellence, 1965-1968

Boston Marathon, 1968

▾ Community Service, Teaching and Presentations

Committees, Consultations, Community Service:

  1. Journal Reviewer:
    • American Journal of Psychotherapy: 1979
    • American Journal of Psychiatry: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987,1988, 1989, 1990
    • Annals of Internal Medicine: 1982, 1985
    • Annual of Psychoanalysis: 1995
    • Archives of General Psychiatry: 1981
    • *Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice: 2016
    • Family Process: 2012. 2014, 2015, 2016
    • General Hospital Psychiatry: 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
    • International Journal of Psycho-analysis: 2008
    • Journal of American Medical Association: 1988
    • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Assoc: 2001
    • Psychiatric Services (Hospital and Community Psychiatry): 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2001
    • Psychosomatics: 1983, 1984, 1984, 1986, 1989*
  2. Editorial Board
    • Family Process,2016 - present
  3. Book reviewer
    • American Journal of Psychiatry: 1994,1996
    • Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute Bulletin: 1994
    • Clinical Psychiatry News: 2013
    • Psychoanalytic Psychology: 1995
    • Sage Publications: 2014.
  4. The Family Institute at Northwestern University
    • Board of Directors, member: 2011—present
    • Subcommittee on the STIC: 2011—present
  5. Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
    • Research Committee, 1991 – 1998; 2005 – present.
    • Editorial Board, The Institute for Psychoanalysis Bulletin, 1993 - 1995
    • Curriculum Committee, 1996 – 2000
    • Adult Psychotherapy Program
      • Planning Committee, 2000 – 2011
      • Supervisor, 2000 – present
    • Committee on Committees, 2001 – 2003
      • Chair 2002-2003
    • Psychoanalytic Education Council, 2002 – 2003
  6. Chicago Psychoanalytic Society
    • Recorder (summarizing scientific presentations), 1991-1992; 1992-1993
    • Program Committee: 1993-4; 2007-8; 2011-13
    • Regional Meeting Committee: 1993
    • Joint Society-Institute Committee on Public Relations, 1994 - 1996
    • Nominating Committee, 1996; 2000
    • Mentor to psychiatric residents, 2003-4; 2010-11
  7. Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    • Residency Curriculum Committee, 1980-1984; 1988-1989
    • First Year Advisors' Committee, 1980-1984
    • Outpatient Department, Clinical Coordinators' Committee, 1980-1983
    • Department Research Committee, 1980-1983
    • Department Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, 1988-1990
    • Contributed Services Faculty Committee, 2009—present
  8. Harvard College
    • Admissions interviewer: 2010—present
  9. American Psychoanalytic Association
    • Ad Hoc Committee to Study Certification: 2002
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Psychotherapy Training: 2004-2007.
  10. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • 25th Reunion Fundraising Committee, 1997.
  11. Chicago Bar Association,
    • Young Lawyer's Section Psychological Counseling Project. One of four psychiatric psychoanalysts who provided pro bono psychiatric consultations, 1995 - 1998.
  12. Tavistock Group Relations Conferences, study group or large group consultant,
    • CEGO Conference (Hartford Ct): 1976
    • Northwestern Conferences: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 (Associate Director), 1990 (Associate Director); 1993 (Associate Director); 1995; 1996; 1997
    • University of Chicago Conferences: 1988, 1991, 1993
  13. National Institute of Mental Health
    • Consultant and Site Visitor, Psychiatry Education Branch Initial Review Group of National Institute of Mental Health, 1981
  14. Planned Parenthood of Chicago
    • Medical Advisory Board, 1980-1984
  15. Family Focus, Inc. (nonprofit agency for high-risk or new mothers),
    • Board Member: 1980-1985
  16. NIMH National Conference on Recruitment to Psychiatry
    • Consultant and participant, The Career Choice of Psychiatry, San Antonio, March 7-8, 1980
  17. Community Crisis Center of Montgomery County
    • Psychiatric Consultant, October 1979-February 1980
  18. American Psychiatric Association
    • Committee on the Chronic Mental Patient, September 1979-June 1980
  19. Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
    • Consultant to Task Force on Training Standards, September 1979-December 1980
  20. Montgomery County, Maryland Health Department
    • Consultant and Family Therapy Supervisor, Youth and Family Counseling Program, June 1979 - February 1980
  21. American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Examiner, Chicago, October 1979; Milwaukee, June 1980; Chicago, November 1982 Educational consultation to U.S. Departments of Psychiatry from Psychiatry Education Branch, 1977-1980
  22. Yale Department of Psychiatry
    • Administrative consultant to West Haven School System on the problem of truancy, October 1974 - February 1976
    • Psychiatric representative to USC-LAC House Staff Council, 1972-1973
    • Yale Graduate Training Committee, 1973-1974, 1974-1975
    • Yale First Year Module Committee, 1974-1975
    • Social Chairman, Yale Psychiatric Resident’s Association, 1974-1975
  23. DSM-III field trials, therapist-diagnostician, Yale University Student Mental Health Clinic, Spring 1977
  24. New Haven Area Protective Services
    • Case consultant, January-December 1975
  25. West Haven Community House
    • Case and program consultant to for Adolescent Group Therapy Program, June 1974-May 1975


  1. Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
    • Fellowship Mentor and supervisor, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Fellowship Program, 2003-2004; 2005-2006; 2010-present.
    • Individual Psychotherapy Supervision, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Psychotherapy Program, 2001—present.
    • Course: “The Three Domains of Psychoanalytic Research” to third year psychoanalytic candidates at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Spring 2015.
    • Course: "Psychoanalytic Research", sequential, three quarter course to first, second, and third year candidates at Institute for Psychoanalysis, with B. Cohler and R. Galatzer-Levy: April-June 1995 (Part 1); January-March 1996 (Part 2); September-December 1996 (Part 3); Solo teaching of Part I: April-June 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011.
    • Course: “Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy,” to faculty and candidates at The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Fall 2009; Winter 2013; Winter 2017
    • Course: “Advanced Object Relations Theory and Severe Personality Disorders,” eleven-week course to second year students in the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute's Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program: April-June 1997; January-March 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
    • Course: “Psychoanalytic Marital Therapy,” Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Extension Program, spring 1990
    • Clinical Case Conference to third year students in the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute's Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, April-June 1998.
    • Discussion group leader: Seventeenth Biennial Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Conference of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute: “The Therapeutic Emotional Connection, “February 24, 2001.
    • Discussion group leader: Fourteenth Regional Conference of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society: “About Eating Disorders,” March 12-13, 1994
  2. Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    • Individual psychotherapy supervision of psychiatry residents: 1980—present.
    • Diagnostic Interviewing Demonstration to Northwestern Psychiatric Residents: 11/7/94.
    • “Marital and Family Therapy”, lecture-seminars to Northwestern Third-Year Psychiatric Residents, April 11 and 25, 1994; to Second Year Psychiatric Residents, Sept 28 & Oct 5, 1994
    • Diagnostic Assessment and Clinical Interviewing Course, Northwestern Second Year Residents: January - December in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993; January-July in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
    • Research Methodology and Current Psychiatric Literature, Northwestern residents, July - December 1980, July - December 1981, July - December 1982, January-June 1984; July-October 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
    • Family Therapy Supervision Group, Northwestern Second Year Residents, April 1983-December 1983
    • Northwestern Psychiatry Residents' Journal Club, 1981-1988
    • Course organizer and coordinator, General Psychiatry Study Group, Saturday morning CME course of NU Department of Psychiatry, 1980-1981
    • Outpatient Diagnostic, Psychotherapy, and Videotape Seminar, Northwestern Residents, January-June 1982
    • Family Assessment of Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients, Northwestern First Year Residents, Seminar (with Larry Feldman, M.D.) January-June 1983; (solo) July-September 1984, 1985, 1986
    • Diagnostic Case Conference, Northwestern 3rd Year Medical Students, once every 6 weeks, January 1991-July 1993
    • Family Therapy Direct Observation Seminar to Northwestern 2nd and 3rd Year Residents and Psychology Residents, with William Pinsof, Ph.D., Fall 1980
  3. The Family Institute at Northwestern University
    • Supervisor: The STIC Consultation Group, 2016--present
    • Two-Year Training Program Supervision Group Leader:1980-1981, 1981-1982, 1982-1983.
  4. Northwestern University Undergraduates
    • Independent study course to develop the “Intimate Relations Education Program” (IREP), to Northwestern University undergraduate students at the Family Institute of Chicago, 1st & 2nd quarters, 1999. Co-taught with William Pinsof, Ph.D., Director of the Family Institute.
    • Undergraduate course, “Marriage 101: Building Loving and Lasting Partnerships,” to Northwestern University undergraduates, program creator, co-coordinator and principal lecturer: April-June 2001; September- December 2001; January-March 2003; January-March 2004; April-June 2005; January-March 2006; January-March 2007; January- March 2008; January-March 2009; January-March 2010; April-May 2011; April-May 2012. Lecturer only: April-May 2013, April-May 2014; April-May 2015.
  5. American Psychoanalytic Association
    • Discussion Group co-chair with Len Horwitz, “How Scientific is Psychoanalysis?”, at annual, national meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Assoc.: NYC, Dec. 2000; Philadelphia, May 2002; NYC, Jan. 2003, 2004, 2005; (Solo Chair subsequently) Jan. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010; 2012.
  6. George Washington University Medical School
    • Psychopathology course to second year George Washington (GW) medical students, section leader and lecturer to total group, Fall 1977
    • Individual supervision to GW psychiatric residents, 1978-1980.
    • Clinical Interviewing Course to second year GW medical students, section leader, spring 1978, spring 1979
    • Consultation/Liaison supervisor to third year GW psychiatry clerks, summer 1978
    • “Introduction to the Individual Psychotherapies” to PGY3 and PGY4 GW residents, summer 1978, spring 1979
    • “Basic concepts in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy” to PGY3 and PGY4 GW residents, fall 1978, summer 1979
  7. Yale University Department of Psychiatry
    • “Psychiatry 101” to first year Yale medical students, section leader, 1974-1975
    • Guest lecturer to Social Problems Course, Mattatuck Community College, fall 1975
    • Truancy Workshops for West Haven School Administrators, January 1976
    • Psychiatric Clerkship Course to Yale Medical Students, January-June 1976
  8. Miscellaneous Conferences and Courses
    • “Sex, Love, and Marriage: A Psychological Trip to the Movies,” course to lay adults, New Trier Extension, September-October 1998.
    • “Teaching Clinical Interviewing to Medical Students” with Brian Doyle, M.D. and Diane Choate, ACSW, workshop at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 1978
      • “Teaching Process in Clinical Interviewing" with Brian Doyle, M.D. and Diane Choate, ACSW, course at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 1979
    • Faculty member and small group leader, Seventh Annual Conference on “The Leadership Role of the Chief Resident,” Terrytown, New York, June 8-10, 1979.


  1. “Essentials of Couple Therapy” workshops and lectures to The Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance, Beijing, China, 10/28/17 and to The Chengdu Psychotherapy Institue, Chengdu, China, 11/2/17.
  2. “A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: My Personal Journey to a More Effective Model," keynote speech to the annual Luncheon/Colloquium for Supervisors i the Northwestern Counseling Psychology Program, 5/19/17; also at Grand Rounds of the Family Institute at Northwestern, 6/5/2017; also at Northerwestern Dept. of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 6/14/2017; also to the 8th World Congress of Psychotherapy, UNESCO HQ, Paris, France, 7/26/17.
  3. “Conflict in Committed Relationships,” Psychiatric Grand Rounds, St. Anthony Hospital, Chicago, IL, 4/26/2017.
  4. “What Underlies the TV Series, Masters of Sex?” continuing education workshop by Institute for Psychoanalysis, with James Anderson and Christine Sterkel, 4/15/17.
  5. “Common Couple Types and Some Other Lessons for Psychoanalysts from Couple Therapy” to Institute for Psychoanalysis Research Seminar 4/12/17.
  6. Couple Therapy Workshop (3 hours) at the Illinois Psychological Association, 4/28/17. “What Makes Marriage Difficult”; “Psychodynamic Couple Therapy”: and “Integrating Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Approaches;” again at Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis 10/14/2017; again at Chengdu Psychotherapy Institute; Chengdu, Peoples Republic of China, 11/2/2017.
  7. “Concepts in Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy” guest lecture to Northwestern Dept. of Psychiatry Psychology fellows, 3/2/2017.
  8. Daylong workshop with selections from A Roadmap for Couple Therapy, Chicago Center for Family Health, 11/4/16.
  9. Discussion leader after performance of Sam Shepard’s play, True West, at Chicago’s Shattered Globe Theatre 10/9/16.
  10. “A Roadmap for Couple Therapy” lecture at the Illinois Psychological Assoc. Annual Meeting; Skokie, IL, 11/6/15; at The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration’s Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 6/17/16; at The Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, 10/25/16; workshop for Family Institute at Northwestern Family Institute Fellows, 3/8/2017; at the annual World Congress of the International Family Therapy Assoc., Malaga, Spain, 3/16/17.
  11. “Sequencing Interventions in Couple Therapy,” paper at the Annual Meeting of The American Family Therapy Academy, Portland, OR 6/5/15; again at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Baltimore, MD, 6/19/15.
  12. “Building Loving and Lasting Couple Relationships,” day-long opening session at the Chicago Center for Family Health’s International Intensive Training Program, 6/8/15.
  13. “Key Couple Therapy Ideas for Psychoanalysts” to Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society, 4/17/15.
  14. “Why marriage is difficult” to the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, 3/25/14; again at Lutheran General Hospital Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 7/23/14; again to Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society, 4/18/15.
  15. “Couple Therapy Integrated with a Focus on Projective Identification” to the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society; Madison, WI, 2/8/14.
  16. Panel: “An Examination of Ethical and Therapy Questions Raised by a Viewing of Episodes of the TV Series, In Treatment.” Sponsored by the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis, 5/18/13; 9/6/14.
  17. “Conflict in Committed Relationships,” Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Lutheran General Hospital, 1/23/13.
  18. Panel: “Sex and the Suburbs: Bridging the Male/Female Divide” Wilmette (IL) Theatre, 11/29/12.
  19. “Fireside” faculty talk, “How to succeed in marriage” to Northwestern Undergrads in Hinman Residence Hall, 5/3/12.
  20. “An Integrated Model for Working with Couples” all day workshop, leadoff in series, “The Clinical Treatment of Couples.” Educational Program for Psychologists, Illinois Psychological Association, 1/7/2011
  21. “Lessons for Individual Therapists from Time Spent Seeing Couples,” lecture at conference, “New Perspectives on the Life Cycle and Psychoanalytic Therapy,” co-sponsored by the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and Loyola University School of Social Work. 11/6/10.
  22. “Managing Economic Stress on the Home Front: Lessons from a Psychoanalyst, Couples and Family Therapist.” Lecture to Northwestern alumni at conference, A Day at Northwestern, 4/17/10.
  23. “Intimacy and Conflict: Practical Suggestions for Single College Students” at conference: “Rethinking Sex: Building Healthy Relationships in a Hook-up World”, Harvard University, 2/6/10. Available at: http://www.loveandfidelity.org/resources/intimacy-romantic-love-and-conflict-practical-suggestions-for-single-college-students
  24. Formal Discussant of Fredrick Busch, MD’s talk, “Panic-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Presentation of the Treatment Approach” Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, 10/27/09.
  25. “Marriage Education and Committed Relationships in Emerging Adults,” to Yellowbrick Series of Professional Seminars, Evanston, IL, 10/5/09.
  26. “The Therapeutic Alliance as exemplified in the HBO TV series, In Treatment,” interview/lecture recorded on series of psychoanalytic education tapes, “On Good Authority,” 6/17/09.
  27. Panelist/discussant for mini-conference on the HBO TV series, In Treatment; Institute for Psychoanalysis, 4/18/09; 10/17/09; 11/5/11; 2/22/14
  28. Formal Discussant of Christopher Lane, PhD’s talk, “How Shyness Became an Illness, and Other Cautionary Tales about the DSM.” Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, 10/23/07.
  29. “Cinema on the Couch,” film discussion series to the general public, sponsored by The Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Winnetka Community House: Fall 2005 (“Marital Relationships in Midlife”); Spring 2006 (“Adult Children and their Parents”). Fall 2006 through Winter 2007 (“Relations Among Family Members”). Fall 2007 (“The Outsider,” film: “My First Mister”). Fall 2008 (“Passion,” film, “Big Night.); Fall 2009 (“Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”); Fall 2011 (“Certified Copy”); Fall 2012 (“Master Harold and the Boys”).
  30. “Strategies to reduce stress,” interview by Dick Johnson, anchor, of WMAQ-NBC TV, 5/5/06.
  31. “Fireside” talk on marriage and the musical, “The Last Five Years”, Northwestern U. residential college, Willard, 2/23/05.
  32. Lecture/discussion leader, “An Epistemology for Everyday Psychoanalysis.” Annual Meeting of The American Psychoanalytic Association, New York City, 1/19/05; also at Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, 1/24/06.
  33. Guest presenter, “Marriage 101: How a psychoanalyst came to teach a marriage education course and what we know about healthy marriages.” Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 6/6/04.
  34. Lecture, discussion leader: “Dinner with Friends: Marital Issues.” Institute for Psychoanalysis Film Series, 5/19/04.
  35. Presentation, “Marriage 101: University Based Pre-Marital Education” at annual Smart Marriages Conferences: Reno, Nevada, 1/29/03; Dallas, Texas, 7/10/04; Dallas, Texas, 6/25/05; Atlanta, GA, 6/23/06; Denver, CO, 7/1/07 (also Moderator of Panel); San Francisco, CA, 7/5/08 (also Moderator of Panel); Orlando, FL, 7/11/09 (also Moderator of Panel); Orlando, FL, 7/11/10 (also Moderator of Panel).
  36. Lecture, discussion leader: “Lantana: Marital Problems in Mid-Life.” Institute for Psychoanalysis Film Series, 6/3/03.
  37. Lecture, “Couples Therapy & Marriage: Lessons from 25 Years in the Trenches,” to annual meeting of Assoc. of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, 3/2/03. Also to Filmore (Chicago) Community Mental Health Center, 7/18/03; Northwestern Dept. Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 12/10/03; Alumni Adult Psychotherapy Program of The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, 5/16/06.
  38. Guest discussant on WTTW TV show, “Chicago Tonight” discussing new book “Sex, Love, and Health” published by U. of Chicago Press. 5/7/01.
  39. Formal Discussant of Barbara Fajardo's paper, “Developmental continuities from birth to three years: Perspectives from a psychoanalytic research study,” to The Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, 5/26/98.
  40. Lecture, panel discussion to the Chicago Bar Association, “Stress and Lawyers: How to Cope with Paranoid People,” 12/2/97.
  41. Moderator and formal discussant, workshop on paper by M. Livingston, “Harvest of Fire: Twinship and Fundamental Conflict in Group Process” at 20th Annual International Conference on The Psychology of The Self; Chicago, 11/15/97.
  42. Lecture, “Stress and Trial Lawyers” to Markey-Wigmore Inn of Court; Chicago, 9/30/97.
  43. Lecture, panel discussion to the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association Regional Meeting, “Difficult Clients and Colleagues: The Paranoid Personality,” 9/12/97.
  44. Lecture, panel discussion to the Chicago Bar Association, “Loss and Mourning During Divorce: Thoughts on Why Breaking Up is So Hard to Do,” 5/8/97.
  45. “Long Day's Journey into Night: Some Psychoanalytic Thoughts on the Play” to the audience following the performance, 2/28/96.
  46. “Suicide and Suicidal Thinking During Divorce” to The Matrimonial Lawyers Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, 2/14/96.
  47. “Thoughts on the Winnetka Schools by a Graduate” to Hubbard Woods School PTA "Fireside Chat", 10/10/95.
  48. Lecture, panel discussion to the Young Lawyer's Section of the Chicago Bar Association, “Anxiety and the Law: Some Not So Obvious Links Between Work and Family,” 3/1/95.
  49. Formal Discussant of Robert Wallerstein's paper, “Psychotherapy Research and Its Implications for a Theory of Therapeutic Change: Forty-Year Overview,” to The Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, 10/25/94.
  50. “Projective Identification Revisited” lecture to The Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, 1/25/94.
  51. “When is it time to stop blaming our parents?” presentation and workshop at the Harris Bank 8th Family Conference, San Francisco, 10/23/93.
  52. “Psychiatry and Dentistry” lecture to 3rd year Northwestern Dental Students: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986.
  53. “Mental Health Education in the Area of Chronic Mental Illness” presentation at Thresholds, Inc., Chicago, 3/15/83.
  54. “Consultation/Liaison Educational Issues”, Moderator and Discussant of Paper Session at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Chicago, 11/21/82.
  55. “How to Seek Psychiatric Help” WIND Talk Show (“Matters on the Mind”) guest, 7/26/82.
  56. “Martial Conflict: An Integrated Model” discussant of Northwestern Grand Rounds presentation by Larry Feldman, M.D., 5/14/80.
  57. “Treatment of Chronic Patients: Can Residency Education Stimulate Interest?” Issues Workshop; moderator, organizer, and panelist, American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, San Francisco, 5/7/80.
  58. “Recruitment 1980: Why So Little Love For Our Work,” Issues Workshop, panelist, American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, San Francisco, 5/6/80.
  59. “How to Write Federal Education Grants,” panelist, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training annual meeting, New Orleans, 1/19/80.
  60. “Alcoholism and the Family” and “Family Therapy of Alcoholism” workshops to Montgomery County Mental Health Professionals, November 15, December 6, 13, 1979.
  61. “The Recruitment Problem in Child Psychiatry” panelist, Academy of Child Psychiatry annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 10/26/79.
  62. “The Impact of Popular Conceptions about Psychiatry on the Profession,” Grand Rounds lecture, University of Missouri - Columbia, Department of Psychiatry, 10/10/79.
  63. “Federal Support for Psychiatric Education” panel with other NIMH staff, APA Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 1979.
  64. “Psychiatry as a Career” lecture and discussion to seniors at Perry High School, Montgomery County Schools, May 1978, May 1979.
  65. “An Evening with the Psychiatry Education Branch” small group discussion at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1978.
  66. “Psychoanalytic and Gestalt Therapies: Rapprochement” paper read at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1978; at grand rounds, George Washington University Department of Psychiatry, 12/12/79; at Michael Reese Hospital Guest Lecture Series, 6/2/81; and at Northwestern Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds 12/16/81
  67. “Personality Disorders” lecture to 2nd year George Washington medical student class, October 1977.
  68. “Truancy and the Family” paper read at the VIth World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Opatija, Yugoslavia, October 1976.
  69. “Depression in Medical Outpatients” presentation to 4th year medical student class, Johns Hopkins, January 1972.

▾ Publications

  1. Nielsen, A. C. (2017). Psychodynamic couple therapy: A practical synthesis. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 43, 685-699. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/jmft.12236.
  2. Nielsen, A. C. (2017). From Couple Therapy 1.0 to a comprehensive model: A roadmap for sequencing and integrating systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral approaches. Family Process, 56, 540-557. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/famp.12300/full.
  3. Nielsen, A. C. (in press). Projective identification in couples. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
  4. Nielsen, A. C. (2017). Psychodynamic couple therapy. The Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy, in press. http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_19-1.
  5. Nielsen, A. C. (2017). Projective identification in Couple Therapy. The Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_18-1.
  6. Nielsen, A. C. (2017). From Couple Therapy 1.0 to an integrated model: My personal journey. The Integrative Therapist, 3, 14-15.
  7. Nielsen, A. C. (2016). A roadmap for couple therapy: Integrating systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral approaches. New York: Routledge.
  8. Nielsen, A. C. (2013). Book review: The secrets of surviving infidelity by Scott Haltzman, MD. Clinical Psychiatry News, 41, 13-14, also published online 7/10/13.
  9. Nielsen, A. C., Pinsof, W., Rampage, C., Solomon, A., Goldstein, S. (2004).“Marriage 101: An integrated academic and experiential undergraduate marriage education. Family Relations, 53, 485-494.
  10. Nielsen, A. C. (2005). Couples therapy and the psychoanalyst. The Analytic Observer. Spring 2005, 3-5.
  11. Nielsen, A. C. (2003). Family systems and the psychoanalyst. The American Psychoanalyst 37, 10,12.
  12. Nielsen, A. C. (2002). Certification: Obsessional defense and external boundary problems. The American Psychoanalyst 36, 20-21.
  13. Graller, J., Nielsen, A.C., Garber, B., Davison, L. G., Gable, L. & Seidenberg, H. (2001). Concurrent therapies: A model for collaboration between psychoanalysts and other therapists. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association., 49, 587-606.
  14. Nielsen, A. C. (1999). Why the American should stop certifying. The American Psychoanalyst 33, 27&29.
  15. Nielsen, A. C. (1997). The lawyer who could not speak in public. Chicago Bar Association Record, June-July, p. .38.
  16. Nielsen, A. C. (1996). Book Review: Comparing Schools of Analytic Therapy, ed. by Peter Buirski. American Journal of Psychiatry, 153, 6-7.
  17. Nielsen, A. C. (1995). Book Review: Retelling a Life: Narration and Dialogue in Psychoanalysis, by Roy Schafer, Psychoanalytic Psychology, 12, 603-606; also published in the (Chicago) Institute for Psychoanalysis Bulletin, 4, 7,11-12,14 (1994).
  18. Nielsen, A. C.. (1995). Anxiety and the family. Chicago Bar Association Record, June-July, pp.38-43.
  19. Nielsen, A. C. (1994). Book Review: Psychoanalytic Counseling: Ideas From Psychoanalytic Thought...Translated For Counselors, by Michael J. Patton and Naomi M. Meara. American Journal of Psychiatry, 151, 771-772.
  20. Nielsen, A.C. (1988). My six years on the couch, letter to the editor on this article. New York Times Sunday Magazine, 1/17/88, p. 8.
  21. Yager, J., Lamotte, K., Nielsen, A., Eaton, J. (1983). A Medical Student’s View of Psychiatry, reply to a letter by L. Eichenstein. American Journal of Psychiatry, 140, 653-654.
  22. Nielsen, A. C. (1982). Psychiatric recruitment, reply to a letter by M. Crowder. Psychosomatics, 23, 562-563.
  23. Nielsen, A. C. (1982). Psychiatric role models for medical students, reply to a letter by G. Leong. Psychosomatics, 23, 206.
  24. Yager, J., Lamotte, K., Nielsen, A., Eaton, J. (1982). Medical students’ evaluation of psychiatry: A cross-country comparison. American Journal of Psychiatry, 139, 1003-1009.
  25. Nielsen, A. C., Stein, L.I., Talbott, J. A., Lamb, H. R., Osser, D. N., Glazer, W. M. (1981). Encouraging psychiatrists to work with chronic mental patients: The opportunities and limitations of residency education. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 32, 767-775.
  26. Nielsen, A. C., Eaton, J. S. (1981). Medical students' attitudes about psychiatry: Implications for psychiatric recruitment. Archives of General Psychiatry, 38, 1144-1154.
  27. Taintor, Z., Nielsen, A. C. (1981). The extent of the problem: A review of the data concerning the declining choice of psychiatric careers." Journal of Psychiatric Education, 5:63-87.
  28. Nielsen, A. C. (1981). Psychiatric recruitment: Why they like us but don’t join us. Psychosomatics, 22, 343-348.
  29. Nielsen, A. C. (1980). The importance of medical student psychiatric education.” letter to the editor in response to Voikinos. American Journal of Psychiatry, 137, 1624-1625.
  30. Nielsen, A. C. (1980). Gestalt and psychoanalytic therapies: Structural analysis and rapprochement. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 19, 534-544.
  31. Nielsen, A. C., Williams, T. A. (1980). Depression in ambulatory medical patients: Prevalence by self-report questionnaire and recognition by non-psychiatric physicians. Archives of General Psychiatry, 37, 999-1004.
  32. Nielsen, A. C. (1980). Questioning the efficacy of drugs and psychotherapy in the treatment of acute depressive episodes, letter to the editor American Journal of Psychiatry, 137, 381-382.
  33. Nielsen, A. C. (1980). Choosing psychiatry: The importance of psychiatric education in medical school. American Journal of Psychiatry, 137, 428-431.
  34. Nielsen, A. C. (1979). Targeted funding of mental health education grants: Conceptual issues and proposals.” National Institute of Mental Health, position paper, October, 1979.
  35. Nielsen, A. C. (1979). The declining choice of psychiatric careers: A closer look. Association for Academic
  36. Nielsen, A. C. (1979). The magnitude of declining psychiatric career choice. Journal of Medical Education, 54, 632-637.
  37. Nielsen, A. C., Gerber, D. (1979). Psychosocial aspects of truancy in early adolescence. Adolescence, 54, 632-637.
  38. Nielsen, A. C. (1968). The Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. Harvard Honors Thesis (summa cum laude), Widener Library, Harvard University.