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Jerome Kosseff

Professional Background

Educational Background

CCNY, Honors in English and Anthropology, TC, MA, PhD Clinical Psychology; intensive 10 week training with Carl Rogers at U. of Chicago; courses at New University, and William Alanson White Institute; psychoanalysis with Drs. David Gross, Gustav Bychowski and Janet Kennedy and various analytic supervisors.

Scholarly Interests

Selected Publications

curriculum vitae

4 years WWII, U.S. Air Force: in U.S, administering academic and psychomotor tests to air cadets, test construction.   Then to Pacific Theater, Special Service Officer, P-38 fighter squadron, then Chief Psychologist, 2nd Central Medical Establishment Unit, 5th Air Force, assessing air crew combat readiness, treating severe trauma in South and Southwest Pacific island bases.

1946 – Clinical psychologist, paraphlegic ward, Bx State Hospital

1967-69  Taught psychology at Brooklyn and New York Universities, social psychology; interviewing techniques.

1952-present -  Private practice

1960-75 - Taught group therapy/theory, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health; introduced Object-Relations Theory from Britain.

CCPX 4542: Introduction to contemporary psychoanalytic thought

Examination of current psycho-dynamic ideas, including object relations theory, self-psychology, theories of narcissism, borderline pathology, and the nature of the therapeutic relationship.