Psychodynamic Psychiatry

The Official Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry

Editorial Board


Richard C. Friedman, M.D.


César Alfonso, M.D.
Jennifer Downey, M.D.

Former Editors:

Douglas H. Ingram, M.D.
Jules R. Bemporad, M.D.
Morton B. Cantor, M.D.
Silvano Arieti, M.D.

Book Review Editor:

Ahron L. Friedberg, M.D.

Editorial Board:

Stewart L. Adelson, M.D.
Abby I. Altman M.D.
Roman Anshin, M.D.
Michael Aronoff, M.D.
Alan S. Barasch, M.D.
Sharon Batista, M.D.
Gail Berry, M.D.
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.
James Bozzuto, M.D.
Richard Brockman, M.D.
Norman Camp, M.D.
Joanna E. Chambers, M.D.
Marilyn Charles, Ph.D.
Richard D. Chessick, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard A. Chefetz, M.D.
Mariam C. Cohen, M.D.
Mary Ann Cohen, M.D.
Juan Raul Condemarin, M.D.
Sergio Dazzi, M.D.
Michael J. Feldman, M.D.
Barry Fisher, M.D.
David V. Forrest, M.D.
Ahron Friedberg, M.D.
Richard C. Friedman, M.D.
Volney P. Gay, M.D.
Kareem Ghalib, M.D.
Myron L. Glucksman, M.D.
Bernard Gorman, Ph.D. (Scientific Consultant)
Elizabeth K. Haase, M.D.
Sheila Hafter Gray, M.D.
Richard G. Hersh, M.D.
Aerin Hyun, M.D., Ph.D.
Alan R. Kagan, M.D

Editorial Board Cont.:

Thomas P. Kalman, M.D.
Craig Katz, M.D.
Debra A. Katz, M.D.
Sherry Katz-Bearnot, M.D.
Clarice J. Kestenbaum, M.D.
Jay Lefer, M.D.
David L. Lopez, M.D.
Benjamin McCommon, M.D.
Alicia McGill, M.D.
Joseph P. Merlino, M.D., M.P.A.
David L. Mintz, M.D.
Autumn Ning, M.D.
Sarah C. Noble, D.O.
Silvia Olarte, M.D.
Gerald P. Perman, M.D.
Christopher Perry, M.D.
Eric M. Plakun, M.D.
Daniel A. Plotkin, M.D., Ph.D.
Maurice Preter, M.D.
Arnold Richards, M.D.
Eugenio M. Rothe, M.D.
Klaus W. Schreiber, M.D.
Ann-Louise Silver, M.D.
Jane Simon, M.D.
Elise W. Snyder, M.D.
Moshe Halevi Spero, Ph.D.
Margaret G. Spinelli, M.D.
John J. Stine, M.D.
Michael H. Stone, M.D.
Allan Tasman, M.D.
Elizabeth Tillinghast, J.D., M.D.
Joan G. Tolchin, M.D.
Matthew Tolchin, M.D.
Ronald N. Turco, M.D.
Helen Ullrich, M.D.
Wilfried Ver Eecke, Ph.D.
Ralph N. Wharton, M.D.
Kathryn Zerbe, M.D.

Mission Statement

Psychodynamic Psychiatry was created in response to the need for the continued study and teaching of psychodynamic concepts in organized psychiatry. Recent changes in psychiatric education have led to loss of psychodynamic knowledge, particularly in assessment and treatment planning, and skill, predominantly in sophisticated interviewing. Psychodynamic Psychiatry is the only psychiatric journal exclusively devoted to the study and discussion of these issues.

The central tenet of the journal is that psychodynamic principles are necessary for adequate understanding and treatment of people with psychiatric symptoms, syndromes and disorders. Its guiding framework is developmental and biopsychosocial.

Areas of particular interest include:

  1. Clinical assessment and treatment. Psychodynamically informed treatments may be of any duration, and include family and group treatments as well. The journal welcomes articles concerned with psychodynamic treatment of people with a full range of mental health problems, including personality disorders, multi-axial disorders and psychoses.
  2. Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic treatment process and outcome research reports.
  3. Clinical and research articles on combined psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy and on combined psychotherapy and family therapy or other types of therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy and others.
  4. The boundary between psychoanalytic psychology and science, including but not restricted to neuroscience.
  5. Psychological development. The emphasis here is on the development of motivational systems, fantasies, memories, representations of self and others, symptoms, and coping mechanisms.
  6. Cultural and national differences and similarities in psychodynamically informed assessment and treatment strategies.
  7. The interface between economic influences, such as insurance reimbursement for psychotherapy, and psychodynamically informed models of the mind and of treatment.
  8. The effect of violence on the genesis of psychopathology: assessment and treatment.
  9. Increasing competency in teaching psychodynamic psychotherapy and in providing supervision to those who are learning these skills.

Other topics may be appropriate for Psychodynamic Psychiatry as well, and the editors welcome inquiries about the appropriateness of possible submissions. Articles may be organized as literature reviews, case presentations, and/or research studies.

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Table of Contents





Spring 2018, Vol:46, No:1
Spring 2017, Vol:45, No:1
Spring 2016, Vol:44, No:1
Summer 2017, Vol:45, No:2
Summer 2016, Vol:44, No:2
Summer 2015, Vol:43, No:2
Fall 2017, Vol:45, No:3
Fall 2016, Vol:44, No:3
Fall 2015, Vol:43, No:3
Winter 2016, Vol:44, No:4
Winter 2015, Vol:43, No:4
Winter 2014, Vol:42, No:4


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