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Paul Wachtel, PhD

Paul L. Wachtel is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at CCNY. He did his undergraduate studies at Columbia and received his doctorate in clinical psychology at Yale. He is a graduate of the New York University postdoctoral program in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and is an adjunct faculty member there. He was a cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and is a past president of that organization. He has lectured and given workshops throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia both on clinical matters and on the applications of psychological theory and research to the pressing social problems of our times. He is a Fellow of Divisions 12, 29, and 39 of the American Psychological Association and was the winner of the 2010 Hans H. Strupp Award for Psychoanalytic Writing, Teaching, and Research, the 2012 Distinguished Psychologist Award by Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of APA, the 2013 Scholarship and Research Award by Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of APA, and the First Annual Sidney J. Blatt Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychotherapy, Scholarship, Education and Practice in 2018.

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