Research Interests: Addictive disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, personality processes, psychotherapy effectiveness, and psychoanalysis
Dr. Gottdiener is a full professor in the psychology department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York (CUNY) with appointments in the psychology and criminal justice doctoral programs of the Graduate Center—CUNY. Dr. Gottdiener received his doctorate in clinical psychology from The New School for Social Research and completed postdoctoral training in drug abuse research sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Development and Research Institutes. Dr. Gottdiener was previously the Director of the John Jay College Addiction Studies Program. He has served as the Director of Clinical Training of the doctoral program in clinical psychology of the GC—CUNY at John Jay College since May 2013. Dr. Gottdiener is author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and he has made over 50 research presentations. His research has been funded by NIDA, the Far Fund, and CUNY. He is on the editorial boards of three journals and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in the divisions of General Psychology, Psychoanalytic Psychology, and Addictions. He is also a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association.