Lissa Weinstein is a licensed psychologist in New York State and a Full Professor in Psychology at CCNY. She is also on the faculty of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and teaches in the Child and Analytic Program at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Research and Training. After completing her doctoral training at CUNY, Dr. Weinstein did her internship at Bronx Psychiatric Center and completed her training in psychoanalysis as a research candidate at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She is on the Editorial Board of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child and Psychoanalytic Psychology.
Research and Scholarship Group
Dr. Weinstein’s Research and Scholarship group has three interrelated foci that combine theoretical research with qualitative and quantitative studies. First, students can use tapes of a recorded psychoanalysis to examine changes in linguistic structure during the course of treatment. Second, language is examined through applied psychoanalytic studies of pieces of literature or recent political journalism. Third, differing school of psychoanalytic technique will be studied in an effort to develop a unified theory of technique.
Selected Publications, Presentations, and Awards
Weinstein, L. (2017) Between forgetting and remembering: Two films by Alain Resnais Psychoanalytic Inquiry:
Film and the Holocaust. In press.
Weinstein, L. Psychoanalysis and me. (2017). In L. Hillman Chayes & and T. Rosenblatt: Becoming a Psychoanalyst: A Lifelong Pursuit: Finding One’s Analytic Voice and Identity.
New York: Routledge. In press.
Ellman, S. & Weinstein, L. (2017) Towards a clinical integration of theoretical perspectives. F. Vaquer, ed. Festschrift for Alfred Mason
Halfon, S., Weinstein, L. (2016). Literary and Analytic Transformations of Trauma: Repetition, Revision and Rebirth in Two Stories of Raymond Carver. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 33:120 -136.
Weinstein, L. (2015). What is the extent of the damage? Fiction,
Weinstein, L. (2015). Why Bion? Why Now? Novel Forms and the Mystical Quest. Rivista di psychoanalisi, 61:93-118.
Weinstein, L., Ellman, S.J. (2015). REM Sleep, Dreaming, and the Role of Endogenous Stimulation. Annual of Psychoanalysis, 38:156-167.
Weinstein, L., & Wallerstein, H. (2015) If we listen. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child,
Weinstein, L., Perez-Rodriguez, M., & Siever, L. (2014) Personality disorders, attachment and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Psychopathology,
Halfon, S. & Weinstein, L. (2013). From Compulsion to structure: An empirical model to study invariant repetition and representation. Psychoanalytic Psychology
30 (3), 394-422.
Weinstein, L. & Ellman, S. (2012) It’s only a dream. Physiological and developmental contributions to the feeling of reality in dreaming. The Significance of Dreams: Bridging Clinical and Extraclinical Research in Psychoanalysis.
P. Fonagy, H. Kachele, M Leuzinger-Bohleber, D. Taylor, eds. (pp.127-148). London: Karnac
Ellman, S. & Weinstein, L. (2012). When theories touch. An attempted integration and reformulation of dream theory. The Significance of Dreams: Bridging Clinical and Extraclinical Research in Psychoanalysis.
P. Fonagy, H. Kachele, M. Leuzinger-Bohleber, D. Taylor, eds. (pp. 109-126). London: Karnac
Heinz Hartmann Jr. Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychoanalysis: 1996
Margot Marek Book Award from the International Dyslexia Association for Reading David: A Mother and Son’s Journey Through the Labyrinth of Dyslexia: 2005