Clinical Judgement and Psychotherapy

I am interested in psychodynamic theories of psychopathology and psychotherapy. The phenomena and concepts of particular interest are : the nature of clinical inference, panic disorder and agoraphobia, empathy, depersonalization and derealization, the development of and correlates of self-reflection and psychological-mindedness, and countertransference.

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Ph.D. 1961, Rochester University
B.A. 1957, City College

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Selected Publications

Wolitzky, D.L. & Eagle, M. (1999) The psychodynamic treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia. In , A.S. Bellack & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of Comparative Treatments for Adult Disorders. New York: Wiley

Wolitzky, D.L. and Eagle, M. (1997) Psychoanalytic Theories of Psychotherapy. In, P.L. Wachtel & S.B. Messer (Eds.) Theories of Psychotherapy: Origins and Evolution. Wash, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Messer, S.B. and Wolitzky, D.L. (1997) The Traditional Psychoanalytic Approach to Case Formaulation. In, T.D. Eells (Ed.) Handbook of Psychotherapy Case Formulation. New York: Guilford Press.

Eagle, M. & Wolitzky, D.L. (1997) Empathy: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. In, A.C. Bohart & L.S. Greenberg (Eds.), Empathy Reconsidered. Wash., D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Wolitzky, D.L. (1995) The Theory and Practice of Traditional Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. In, A.S. Gurman & S.B. Messer (Eds.), Essential Psychotherapies. New York: Guilford Press.

Eagle, M. & Wolitzky, D.L. (1986) Book Review. The Process of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Models and Strategies. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 9, 1, 79-102.

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David L. Wolitzky
Associate Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology
New York University
6 Washington Place, Room 452
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212)-998-7890
Fax: (212)-995-4292

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