Season 2 Episode 4: "Psychoanalytic Diagnosis and Supervision" with Nancy McWilliams, PhD

Nancy McWilliams, PhD
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Nancy McWilliams, PhD is emerita visiting professor of Psychology at Rutgers University and a former president of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychoanalysis. She is the author of several books including Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: a Practitioner’s Guide. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Rosalee Weiss Award, the Laughlin Distinguished Teacher award, and awards for Leadership, Scholarship, and International Academic Excellence from the APA Division of Psychoanalysis. She also maintains a private practice in Lambertville, New Jersey.

In this episode, Nancy talks to Bruce about why she favors a psychoanalytic approach to treatment, and how this perspective informs her thinking about diagnosis and supervision. They discuss why psychoanalytic therapy is relevant to lived experiences of therapists and clients rather than simply an interesting historical artifact, as well as the place it might hold in the evolving landscape of mental health care.

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