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Jessica R. Benjamin, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor of Psychology (Adjunct)
Clinical Consultant

B.A. 1967, University of Wisconsin
M.A. 1971, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Ph.D. 1978, New York University

Office Address: 

215 West 95th Street, 5-G
New York, NY 10025



Courses Taught:

Clinical Case Seminar

Areas of Research/Interest: 

· Intersubjectivity
· The analyst's subjectivity in enactment and impasse
· Intergroup dialogue and witnessing


· Associate Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues
· Co-founder and Board member, Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis, New York, NY
· Founding Board Member, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)

Selected Publications:


The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and the
 Problem of Domination. New York:  Pantheon Books, 1988.  
      (German edition, 1990; Italian, 1991; French, 1992; Spanish, 1996; Japanese, 1997)

Like Subjects, Love Objects: 
 Essays on Recognition and Sexual Difference. Yale University Press. 1995. 
      (German, 1993; Italian, 1996; Spanish, 1997)

Shadow of the Other: Intersubjectivity and Gender
in Psychoanalysis.  Routledge, 1998.

Recent Articles

Beyond Doer and Done To: An Intersubjective View of Thirdness. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, LXXIII, January 2004.

The Riddle of Sex. Irene Matthis ed. Dialogues on Sexuality, Gender and Psychoanalysis. Karnac, 2004.

From Many into One: Attention, Energy and the Containing of Multitudes. Psychoanal. Dial 15: 185-201. 2005.

A Relational Psychoanalysis Perspective on the Necessity of Acknowledging Failure in order to Restore the Facilitating and Containing Features of the Intersubjective Relationship (the Shared Third).  Int. J. Pyscho-Anal., 90:441-450. Response 457-462.  2009.

Can We Recognize Each Other? Response to Donna Orange. Int. J. Psychoanal. Self Psychol. 5: 244-256. 2010.

Where’s the Gap and What’s the Difference?: The Relational View of intersubjectivity, Multipe Selves, and Enactments. Contemp. Psychoanal. 46:112-119. 2010.

Facing Reality Together Discussion: With Culture in Mind: The Social Third.  Studies in Gender and Sexuality 12:27-36. 2011.

Updated on 06/26/2012