Research Interests: Addictive disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, personality processes, psychotherapy effectiveness, and psychoanalysis
William H. Gottdiener, Ph.D., is a tenured full professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York (CUNY) and director of training of the college’s clinical psychology doctoral program and the addiction studies program. Dr. Gottdiener received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2000 from The New School for Social Research in New York and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in substance abuse research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He has published over 35 articles and book chapters and is the recipient of research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, CUNY, and the Far Fund. He is on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and Addiction Research and Theory. Dr. Gottdiener has been a visiting scholar at The Austen Riggs Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City. He is also the recipient of awards for teaching excellence and student mentoring. He is an APA Fellow in the divisions of psychoanalysis, addictions, and general psychology; a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association and an active member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.Dr. Gottdiener is also the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Scholarship and Research Award from the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. His research interests focus on personality and psychodynamic factors that contribute to the development, maintenance, and treatment of substance use disorders. Last, he is an active clinician providing individual psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychological assessment, and clinical supervision.