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Dr Donnel Stern

Donnel Stern, Ph.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst and member of the Faculty, at the William Alanson White Institute in New York City; and Faculty and Supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is the Editor of a book series at Routledge, "Psychoanalysis in a New Key," which has 12 volumes in print and another half dozen in various stages of preparation. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is the author of Unformulated Experience: From Dissociation to Imagination in Psychoanalysis, published by The Analytic Press in 1997, and Partners in Thought: Working with Unformulated Experience, Dissociation, and Enactment, published by Routledge (2011). He is the co-editor of The Handbook of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis and Pioneers of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis, (1995, The Analytic Press) and the author of numerous articles and book chapters. Currently he serves on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Psychoanalytic Psychology, and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. In 2005, he received the First Biannual Award for Lifetime Achievement in Psychoanalyis, presented the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. He is in private practice in New York. Donnel Stern


Past and present Confer events
Advances in Relational Psychotherapy
Online module

The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation
Online module

Unformulated Experience: New possibilities for Working with the Unconscious
Friday 1 and Saturday 2 June 2012







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