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Psychology Professor Paul Wachtel Publishes New Work on Cyclical Psychodynamics

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Psychology Professor Paul Wachtel Publishes New Work on Cyclical Psychodynamics

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October 8, 2014

 
Paul Wachtel, psychology professor at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York, published a new article, “An Integrative Relational Point of View”in the American Psychological Association’s September 2014 issue of Psychotherapy
 
Cyclical psychodynamics, Wachtel’s new relational approach to therapy, is rooted in the relational perspective in psychoanalysis as well as in an integrative melding of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, systematic, and experiential points of view. He explains that the approach to achieve corrective experiences through therapeutic relationships and creating new ways to interacting with others outside of therapy can make a difference in the client’s treatment. 
 
Professor Wachtel’s research, published in the special section, “Relational Foundations of Psychotherapy,” focuses on cyclical psychodynamics as a method that connects the alliance formed in therapeutic relationships and the changes that occur in overall relationship contexts, to create an effective and satisfying experience.  

 

To view the article, visit http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/features/pst-a0037219.pdf

 

For more information, contact Dee Dee Mozeleski at dmozeleski@ccny.cuny.edu or (212) 650-7396.

 
About the Colin Powell School
Inaugurated in 2013, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership comprises the five departments of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and dynamic interdisciplinary programs including International Relations, International Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Mental Health Counseling, Pre-Law, Public Service Management, Women’s Studies, and the Skadden, Arps Honors Program for Legal Studies. The School offers a wide variety of traditional and interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degrees and houses the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology offered by the CUNY Graduate Center. The Colin Powell School’s hallmark values of service and leadership permeate every aspect of its work and animate City College’s unflagging and historic commitment to access and excellence.
 

 

About The City College of New York

Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.