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Spyros D. Orfanos, Ph.D., ABPP

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

B.A. 1975, Fordham University
M.A. 1978, Ph.D. 1986, New York University

Office Address: 

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





External Affiliations:

· President, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy (IARPP)
· Senior Research Fellow, Center of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, Queens College, CUNY


Spyros D. Orfanos, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinic Director at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, has held numerous leadership positions in major contemporary psychoanalytic organizations, including President of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; Board of Directors, The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies; Former President of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the APA; the Academy of Psychoanalysis; and the American Board of Professional Psychology. Author of numerous publications on clinical process, creativity, and culture and arts, he is in independent practice in NYC and Montclair, NJ, treating infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

Selected Publications:

Orfanos, S.D. (2010). On Bread and Wine. Psychoanal. Perspect., 7:211-219.

Orfanos, S.D. (2010). The Elegant Adaptation: On Creativity in Psychoanalysis and Art: An Interview with Danielle Knafo Phd. Psychoanal. Perspect., 7:223-243.

Orfanos, S.D. (2010). “Song of Songs”: Music and a Relational Aesthetic. Psychoanal. Perspect., 7:318-339.

Orfanos, S.D. (2008). The Wild Rumpus and a Relational Aesthetic. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 7:205-212.

Orfanos, S.D. (2007). Out of the Dark The Psychoanalysis of an Adolescent Boy1. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 6:34-45.

Orfanos, S.D. (2006). Mythos and Logos. Psychoanal. Dial., 16:481-499.

Orfanos, S.D. (2005). The Analyst's Muse: Commentary on Paper by Barbara Pizer. Psychoanal. Dial., 15:95-103.

Orfanos, S.D. (2005). The Last Time: Commentary on Paper by Stuart A. Pizer. Psychoanal. Dial., 15:743-746.

Orfanos, S.D. (2000). Clinton and the Empty Self. Psychoanal. Dial., 10:303-307.

Orfanos, S.D. (1998). Symposium on Clinical Judgment in Relational Psychoanalysis: The Problem of Technique: Introduction. Psychoanal. Dial., 8:183-186.

Updated on 07/03/2012