Steven Ellman, Ph.D.
Visiting Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology (Adjunct)
B.A. 1964, Ph.D. 1969, New York University
Areas of Research/Interest:
· Sleep and Dreams and the Neurophysiology of Pleasure Pathways
· Treatment of Difficult Patients – typically diagnosed as Borderline or some form of Psychotic
· Developing integrative Psychoanalytic Concepts
· Applying these concepts to early development and areas of psychological conflict
Dr. Ellman was a faculty member of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at City University of New York (CUNY) for many years. He was previously Director of the Program and is now Professor Emeritus at CUNY. He is a training analyst (Fellow) and faculty member at IPTAR and was President of IPTAR twice. He was the first President of the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS) and was a founding member of this organization. He was recently (2012) the Program Chair of the Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA). He was a member of the Executive Committee of the IPA and the House of Delegates. He is a faculty member of the Psychoanalytic Institute at NYU Medical School. He is now a supervisor and faculty member of NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Ellman is both a clinician and researcher and has received over 20 grants from NIMH, NIH and NSF. His recent book, When Theories Touch was nominated for a Gradiva award in 2010.
Steven J. Ellman, and Lissa Weinstein (2012) REM Sleep, Dreaming and the Role of Endogenous Stimulation. In, The Significance of Dreams; Bridging Clinical and Extraclinical Research in Psychoanalysis. Edited by Peter Fonagy, Horst Kächele, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber and David Taylor Karnac, London
Lissa Weinstein and Steven J. Ellman, (2012) “It’s only a dream,” Physiological and developmental contributions to the feeling of reality in The Significance of Dreams; Bridging Clinical and Extraclinical Research in Psychoanalysis. Edited by Peter Fonagy, Horst Kächele, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber and David Taylor Karnac, London
Ellman, S.J. (2010) When Theories Touch; A Theoretical and Historical Integration of Psychoanalytic Thought. Karnac, London
Ellman, S.J., (2000) Dreams: Commentary on Paper by Hazel Ipp. Psychoanalytic Dialogues: A Journal of Relational Perspectives. Vol. 10 No. 1 Pg. 143-158
Ellman, S.J. (1997) Termination and Long Term Analyses, Psychoanalytic Psychology, 14(2), 197-210
Ellman, S.J. (1991, 2005) Freud’s Technique Papers; A Contemporary Perspective. Jason Aronson, London and Northvale, N.J. (Other Press, 2nd.editon, New York)
Ellman, S.J. and Moskowitz, M. (1998) Enactment: Towards a New Approach to the Therapeutic Relationship , Jason Aronson, London and Northvale, N.J.
Ellman, S.J. (2007) Analytic Love and Transference-Love, Healing Ruptures and Facilitating Repairs. Psychoanal. Inq. 27, 246-263.
Ellman, S.J. and Moskowitz, M. (2008) A Study of the Boston Change Process Study Group. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 18, 812-837
Ellman, S.J. (2010) Discussion of Oedipal Papers, Psychoanal. Inq. 30, 563-578