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Lewis Aron, Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical Professor of Psychology (Adjunct)
Clinical Consultant;
; Director, Postdoctoral Program

B.A. 1973, Queens College
M.A. 1975, Ph.D. 1980, St. John's University
Certificate in Psychoanalysis, NYU Postdoctoral Program

Office Address: 

New York University
Postdoctoral Program in
Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
240 Greene Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003





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Courses Taught:

· Current Controversies in Psychoanalysis: Journal Club
· Fundamentals of the Psychoanalytic Situation

Areas of Research/Interest: 

· Contemporary psychotherapy & psychoanalysis: theory, practice & education
· History of psychotherapy & psychoanalysis
· Ethical issues in psychoanalytic practice
· Organizational & institutional consultation
· Psychoanalytic writing & publication


Lewis Aron, Ph.D., ABPP is the Director of the New York University, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He has served as President of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association; founding President of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP); founding President of the Division of Psychologist-Psychoanalysts of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA). He is the co-founder and co-chair of the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School for Social Research, and is an Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society. Dr. Aron has received the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) Distinguished Service Award and the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) Leadership Award. He holds a Diplomate in Psychoanalysis from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and of the Academy of Psychoanalysis. Lewis Aron was one of the founders, and is an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and is the series editor (with Adrienne Harris) of the Relational Perspectives Book Series, Routledge. He is the Editor of the Psychoanalysis & Jewish Life Book Series, The Academic Press. Dr. Aron is in private practice in New York City and in Port Washington, N.Y., and has extensive experience in organizational consulting and executive coaching.

Selected Publications:

Aron, L. & Starr, K. (2012). A Psychotherapy for the People: Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis. New York: Routledge.

Aron, L. (2012). Min(d)ing Michael Shoshani (Rosenbaum's) Dare to be Human: Introduction. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22:7-10.

Starr, K.E. & Aron, L. (2011). Women on the Couch: Genital Stimulation and the Birth of Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21:373-392.

Relational Psychoanalysis: IV: Expansion of Theory, ED with A. Harris, (Routledge, 2011).

Relational Psychoanalysis: V: Evolution of Process, ED with A. Harris, (Routledge, 2011).

Answering a Question with A Question: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Jewish Thought, ED with Libby Henik, (Academic Studies Press, 2010).

Aron, L., Harris, A. (2010). Sándor Ferenczi: Discovery and Rediscovery. Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 7:5-42.

Relational Psychoanalysis III: New Voices, ED with M. Suchet and A. Harris, (TAP, 2007).

Aron, L. (2006). Analytic Impasse and the Third: Clinical implications of intersubjectivity theory. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 87:349-368.

Relational Psychoanalysis II: Innovation and Expansion, ED with A. Harris,  (TAP, 2005).

Aron, L. (2000). Self-Reflexivity and the Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 17:667-689.

Relational Psychoanalysis: The Emergence of a Tradition, ED with S. Mitchell, (TAP, 1999).

Relational Perspectives on the Body, ED with Frances Sommer Anderson, (TAP, 1998).

Aron, L. & Bushra, A. (1998). Mutual Regression: Altered States in the Psychoanalytic Situation. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 46:389-412.

Aron, L. (1996). A Meeting of Minds: Mutuality in Psychoanalysis. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.

Aron, L, & Harris, A. (1993). The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi, ED with Adrienne Harris. Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.

Aron, L. (1991). The Patient's Experience of the Analyst's Subjectivity. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1:29-51.

Updated on 10/06/2016