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Lissa Weinstein
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Phone: 212.650.5677
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ City College
Research Interests: Psychoanalysis; Language; Learning Disabilities and Assessment Film and Literary Studies
Lissa Weinstein is an Associate Professor in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Her interests include the interrelationship of neurobiology and psychoanalysis, sleep and dreams, the function of repetition, as well as film and literature studies. She is the winner of several awards, amongst them the Heinz Hartmann Jr. Award along with Dr. Arnold Wilson for outstanding publication in the theory or practice of psychoanalysis for their papers on the relevance of the work of Lev Vygotsky to psychoanalysis and the Margaret Marek award from the International Dyslexia Association for her book Reading David: A Mother and Son’s Journey through the Labyrinth of Dyslexia. Recent publications have included The Neurobiology of Personality Disorders: Implications for psychoanalysis with Larry Siever, The role of endogenous stimulation in dreaming and development: an attempted integration and reformulation, and It’s only a dream and Physiological and developmental contributions to the Feeling of Reality, both with Steven Ellman, Ph.D, When sexuality reaches beyond the pleasure principle: Attachment repetition and infantile sexuality and Universal fantasy in latency: Separation, attachment and sexuality in Julio Cortazar’s Bestiary and Competence and Coherence in Narratives of Latency. Her current research centers on the role of repetition in the psychoanalytic process and in the overcoming of traumatic states. Her film papers have appeared in Projections, Projected Shadows, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Psychoanalytic Psychology, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis and Rivista di Psicoanalisi. Dr. Weinstein’s current research is a single case study of a taped psychoanalysis, looking at repetition and shifts in symbolic functioning as a marker of therapeutic progress.
 
Syllabus: Assessment III: Child Neuropsychological Assessment
Syllabus: Practicum V: Transference and Countertransference
Syllabus: Theory II: Psychoanalytic Theories
Syllabus: Theory IV: Psychoanalytic Theories 2