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Faculty From NYU’s Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Program Available for Comment On HBO’s “In Treatment”

January 28, 2008
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Faculty from New York University’s postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are available for comment on “In Treatment,” HBO’s nine-week series that follows the progress of a therapist (Gabriel Byrne) and his four patients. The show, which airs five nights a week, premieres Jan. 28.

This show will likely raise many questions in the public’s mind regarding how therapists work: Is this really what therapist’s would do for patients like these? Are the therapist’s behaviors ethical? Do therapists really fall in love with their patients? How do they handle it when they do? Are these the techniques that most therapists would use when counseling individuals with these kinds of problems?

Reporters interested in speaking to any of the below faculty should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

The program, established in 1961, is an interdisciplinary program within NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. With more than 600 graduates, NYU’s postdoctoral program is the largest psychoanalytic training program in the country. For more, go to: http://www.nyu.edu/fas/program/postdoctoral/

LEWIS ARON, PH.D., ABPP
Aron is the director of NYU’s postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He has served as president of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association and is founding president of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) and founding president of the Division of Psychologist-Psychoanalysts of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA). Aron is the author of A Meeting of Minds: Mutuality in Psychoanalysis (The Analytic Press, 1996). He is the series editor (with Adrienne Harris) of the Relational Perspectives Book Series, published by The Analytic Press.

ADRIENNE HARRIS, PH.D.
Harris is part of the faculty and a supervisor at NYU’s postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. She is on the faculty of Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and an associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and of Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She is also on the editorial board of Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and of American Imago. She and Aron edited The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi. With Aron, she edits the Stephen Mitchell Relational Book Series, which is comprised of more than 35 books. Her book, Gender as Soft Assembly, was published by the Analytic Press in 2005.

SPYROS D. ORFANOS, PH.D., ABPP
Orfanos is clinic director at NYU’s postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and a clinical professor of psychology at Long Island University. He is a founding member and on the board of directors of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) as well as past president of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association and past president of the Academy of Psychoanalysis of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and a frequent reviewer for PsycCRITIQUES-American Psychological Association Review of Books.

MARSHA H. LEVY-WARREN, PH.D. PC
Levy-Warren, is a supervising and training analyst at the New York Freudian Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association, a faculty member and supervisor in NYU’s postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, the associate director of the Institute for Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies, and a visiting associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Program in Women’s Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of The Adolescent Journey (Jason Aronson, 1996) and numerous articles on adolescence, clinical theory, and culture. She is in private practice with adolescent and adult patients in New York City.

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