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Paul Wachtel
Position: Distinguished Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Phone: 212-650-5660
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Yale University. , Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Program for Postdoctoral Study and Research, New York University.
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ City College
Research Interests: Integration of psychodynamic and behavioral approaches to therapy; social and interpersonal anxiety; applications of psychodynamic thought to social issues; the psychology of money and materialism.

Paul L. Wachtel, Ph.D. is CUNY Distinguished Professor in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  He did his undergraduate studies at Columbia, received his doctorate in clinical psychology at Yale, and is a graduate of the NYU postdoctoral program in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.  He was a cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and is a past president of that organization.  Among his books are The Poverty of Affluence (1983); Family Dynamics in Individual Psychotherapy (with Ellen F. Wachtel) (1986); Action and Insight (1987); Psychoanalysis, Behavior Therapy, and the Relational World (1997); and Race in the Mind of America: Breaking the Vicious Circles Between Blacks and Whites (1999).  His most recent books are Relational Theory and the Practice of Psychotherapy (2008), Inside the Session: What Really Happens in Psychotherapy (2011) the second edition of Therapeutic Communication (2011), and the forthcoming Cyclical Psychodynamics and the Contextual Self: The Inner World, the Intimate World, and the World of Culture and Society.  He is a Fellow of Divisions 12, 29, and 39 of the American Psychological Association and was the winner of the 2010 Hans H. Strupp Award for Psychoanalytic Writing, Teaching, and Research, the 2012 Distinguished Psychologist Award by Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of APA and the 2013 Scholarship and Research Award by Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of APA.


Syllabus: Practicum IIIA: Integrative/Relational Approaches
Syllabus: Theory I: Integrative Approaches to Psychotherapy
Syllabus: Theory VI: Basic Science and Clinical Practice