Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic therapy is rooted in psychoanalytic theory. this theory presumes that our self-esteem, relationship patterns, and sense of self derive from our past interpersonal experiences and how we have been able to integrate and adapt to these experiences. Difficulties with internal conflicts or adaptation can lead to distressing symptoms and poor interpersonal and occupational functioning. Psychodynamic therapy provides an opportunity for individuals to explore their experiences, conflicts (both conscious and unconscious), and adaptations in the here-and-now of the patient-therapist relationship in order to enrich their lives.

Training Programs in Psychodynamic Therapy

Intramural

  • 6–7 month course in psychodynamic therapy for PGY III residents
  • 3–4 month course in post-Freudian personality theory for PGY IV residents
  • 1-year elective in psychodynamic therapy for borderline personality disorder (dynamic deconstructive psychotherapy) open to PGY III andPGY IV residents
  • Individual supervision for PGY III and PGY IV residents and psychology interns
  • 1-year course in child psychotherapy for psychology interns, child fellows, and staff. The focus is on general principles for developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with children and families.
  • Opportunity to co-lead a group for binge eating.

Extramural

  • Fee-based consultation and workshops to agencies & individuals who wish to incorporate psychodynamic therapy into their practice
  • On-line courses available

Faculty

Robert Daly, MD
Kathleen Deters-Hayes, LCSW
Roger Greenberg, PhD
Robert Gregory, MD
Giampaolo Huober, MD
Brian Johnson, MD
Eugene Kaplan, MD
Georgian Mastata, MD
Ronald Saletsky, PhD
Maureen Soderberg, MD
Paula Trief, PhD