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Debra Rothschild, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology (Adjunct);

BA SUNY Albany, 1975; MA, MEd Columbia University, 1977; Ph.D. New School for Social Research, 1989

Office Address: 

30 West 70 Street, 1C
New York, NY 10023



Courses Taught:

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Addictive Disorders: Integrating Contemporary Theory and Traditional Treatment Approaches

Areas of Research/Interest: 

ยท Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Addictive Disorders


Debra Rothschild is faculty, clinical associate professor of psychology (adjunct) and a graduate of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. A credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor, as well as licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst, she is in private practice in New York City and a clinical supervisor at City College, Yeshiva University and Long Island University clinical psychology programs. She is on the executive board and twice past president of the New York State Psychological Association Division on Addictions. She publishes and lectures widely on the integration of psychoanalytic thought with harm reduction psychotherapy and substance use treatment.

Selected Publications

Rothschild, D.  (in press)  Integrating Techniques:  Relational Psychoanalysis and Harm Reduction Therapy with Substance Misusers, in
 Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Integration:  An Emerging Synthesis, eds. J. Bresler and K. Starr,  New York:  Routledge.


Rothschild, D.  (2010)  Partners in Treatment:  Relational Psychoanalysis and Harm Reduction Therapy,  Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session,  66:2, 136-149.


Rothschild, D.  (2009)  On Becoming One-Self:  Reflections on the Concept of Integration as Seen Through a Case of Dissociative Identity Disorder, Psychoanalytic Dialogues,  19:2,  175-187.

Rothschild, D.  (2009)  Reply to Commentaries  Psychoanalytic Dialogues,  19:2, 215-219. 


Rothschild, D. and Gellman, M.  (2009)  Finding the Common Ground:  Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Addictive Diseases,  28:1, 28-38. 


Rothschild, D.  (2007)  Bringing the Pieces Together:  Relational Psychoanalysis, Harm Reduction Therapy and Substance Abuse Treatment, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 5:1, 69-94. 


Rothschild, D.  (1998)  Treating the Resistant Substance Abuser:  Harm Reduction (Re)Emerges as Sound Clinical Practice,  In Session:  Psychotherapy in Practice, 4, 25-35.


Rothschild, D. (1995)  Addicts in Private Practice: Overcoming Initial Resistance, in Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse:  A Clinician's Handbook,  ed. A. Washton,  New York: Guilford Press. 


Rothschild, D. (1992)  Individual Therapy Throughout the Recovery Process, in  The Chemically Dependent:  Phases of Treatment and Recovery, ed. B. Wallace, New York: Brunner Mazel.

Updated on 04/11/2013