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Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D.Litt

Occupation: Founder and Executive Director
Company: Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Born: New York, New York

Education:
Fellow, American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (2009)
DLitt (Honorary), Ignatius University (2008)
Diplomate, Psychoanalysis, ABPP (2002)
Certificate in Supervising Psychotherapists, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health (1985)
PhD in Clinical Psychology, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University (1974)
Psychoanalytic Internship, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health (1973-1974)

Certifications:
Certified NCPsyA Psychoanalyst, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) (1991); Certification, Comprehensive Psychotherapy: National Institute for the Psychotherapies (1981); Certification, Clinical Psychologist, State of New York (1975); Trained in Dance Therapy

Career:
Founder/Executive Director, Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (NAAP) (1991-Present)
Faculty Member, Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (1981-Present)
Private Practice, Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis, New York, NY (1975-Present)
Psychologist, Manhattan Psychiatric Children’s Center, New York, NY (1977-1980)
Psychologist, Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY (1974-1976)

Career Related:
President, Board of Directors, Training Psychoanalyst, Adviser to the Training Committee, Active Faculty Member, Senior Supervisor, The Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (1991-Present); Faculty Member, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health (1981-1998); Faculty Member, Senior Supervisor, National Institute for the Psychotherapies (1982-1993); Instructor, Supervisor, Training Analyst, The Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Group Leader, Writing Groups, Mourning, Therapy, and Support Groups, Online Supervision Groups

Creative Works:
Author, “Developmental Mourning, Erotic Transference, and Object Relations Psychoanalysis” (2023); Author, “The Beginning of Heartache: On the Way to Relatedness and Intimacy,” International Forum of Psychoanalysis (2018); Author, “Saturday Nights at Lafayette Grill: True Tales and Gossips of the New York City Argentine Tango Scene” (2016); Author, “The Compulsion to Create: Women Writers and Their Demon Lovers” (1993, 2013); Author, “The Anatomy of Regret: From the Death Instinct to Reparation and Symbolization in Vivid Case Studies” (2013); Author, Journal Article, “Dialectics of Mortality and Immortality: Time as an Internal and Transitional Object Experience and Time as a Persecutory vs. a Holding Object” (2013); Author, Journal Article, “My graduation is my mother’s funeral”: Transformation from the paranoid-schizoid to the depressive position in fear of success, and the role of the internal saboteur (2006); Author, “Mourning, Spirituality, and Psychic Change: An Object Relations View of Psychoanalysis” (2003); Author, Journal Article, “The Divine, the Deviant, and the Diabolcal: A Female Artist’s Developmental Journal from Self Fragmentation to Self Integration in a Creative Process Group” (2000); Author, Journal Article, “Mourning and Erotic Transference,” International Journal of Psychoanalysis” (1992); Author, Journal Article, “Object Relations Perspectives on the Phantom of the Opera”; Author, Journal Article, “From Benign Mirror to Demon Lover”; Author, Three Chapters, “Treating Jealous Patients,” “Fear of Intimacy,” “Tolerable and Intolerable Grief,” Salman Akhtar’s Edited Books; Author, More than 70 Articles; Author, Contributor, Chapters in Edited Books, Professional Journals, Scientific Papers; Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Controversial Discussions

Achievements:
18 Free YouTube Videos on Psychological Topics; Recipient, 16 Awards for writing in the field of Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, and Psychoanalysis; Recipient, Awards for six books and many articles; Appointed to Editorial Board for Psychoanalysis: Psychoanalytic Critique in 2018

Awards:
Fellow, The American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (2009-Present); Recipient, Gradiva Award, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (2004); Recipient, Four Arlene Wohlberg Memorial Awards; Recipient, 11 Book Awards

Memberships:
Member, National Institute for Psychotherapies Professional Association (1981-Present); Member, Psychoanalytic Society of Division 39, American Psychological Association; Member, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis; Member, Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society; Member, International Psychohistorical Association

Political Affiliation:
Independent

Religion:
Jewish

Family:
Daughter of Solomon Weiss and Alice (Zelikow) Weiss
Married: Saul Michael Adler (08/14/1983)

Hobbies:
Advanced Argentine Tango dancing; Modern dancing; Writing books and articles

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare – 2011-2012, 8th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare – 2009-2010, 7th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare – 2002-2003, 4th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare – 1997-1998, 1st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2003-2004, 7th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the East – 1999-2000, 27th Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2007, 26th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2006-2007, 25th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2004-2005, 24th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2002-2003, 23rd Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2001-2002, 22nd Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1999-2000, 21st Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1997-1998, 20th Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1995-1996, 19th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1993-1994, 18th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1991-1992, 17th Edition (pub. 1991)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1989-1990, 16th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1987-1988, 15th Edition (pub. 1986)
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America – 1987-1988, 1st Edition (pub. 1987)

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