About Cathleen Adams, Ph.D.

I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant University) in 1987, and a postdoctoral certificate in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from New York University in 2007.

I was the Director of Training and Education in Psychology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City for 10 years, with training responsibilities for psychology interns and externs, and psychiatric residents. I have held teaching, research, and supervisory appointments at Mount Sinai Medical Center, at NYU Steinhardt School of Education, and at the New School for Social Research.

In 2007-2009, I participated in the development of a two year training program for professionals in Relational Psychotherapy at the newly formed, Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies in New York City.

I presented my most recent professional paper entitled, “Mother-Daughter Attachment: Stories of Estrangement and Repair,” in Toronto, Canada, at the International Sandor Ferenczi Conference (May 2015).

Professional Organizations:

American Psychological Association
Division 39, Psychoanalysis
New York State Psychological Association
National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology
International Association for Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists (IARPP)