Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D. is dearly held in our memory as Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research, and former Director of Clinical Training from 1993 - 1996 and 2004 - 2009.He was Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center for many years; and on faculty at The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis; and The Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. He was an Associate Professor of Psychology at The Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University from 1990-1993, and Director of the Cognitive Therapy Unit, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto from 1986 - 1990.
Dr. Safran was Co-founder and Co-chair (along with Lewis Aron & Adrienne Harris) of The Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School for Social Research. In addition, he was Past-President of The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy. He was an advisory editor for Psychotherapy Research, an associate editor for Psychoanalytic Dialogues, senior editor for Public Seminar, served on the editorial boards of a number of other journals in the U.S. and other countries, and was a Fellow of the American Psychological Association Division for Psychotherapy. Dr. Safran published and lectured on a number of topics including: alliance ruptures and therapeutic impasses, emotion in psychotherapy, psychotherapy integration, psychotherapy and Buddhism, therapist mindfulness and self-regulation, relational psychoanalysis, and the themes of faith, agency and surrender in the therapeutic process. He conducted training workshops in North America, Latin America and Europe.
Dr. Safran’s research program on therapeutic impasses and alliance ruptures (conducted in collaboration with J. Christopher Muran) was been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and led to numerous empirical, theoretical and empirical publications. In addition to his journal articles and chapters he has published several books, including: Psychoanalysis andPsychoanalytic Therapies (APA Books, 2012; translated into Italian, Turkish and Korean); Psychoanalysis & Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue (2003, Wisdom Publications, 2003; translated into Chinese); Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance: A Relational Treatment Guide (Co-authored with J. Christopher Muran; Guilford Publications, 2000; translated into Spanish & Italian); The Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Psychotherapy (Co-edited with J. Christopher Muran; APA Books, 1998; translated into Italian); Widening the Scope of Cognitive Therapy (Jason Aronson Publications, 1998; translated into Portuguese); Emotion, Psychotherapy and Change (Co-edited with Leslie Greenberg; Guilford Press, 1991); Interpersonal Process in Cognitive Therapy (Co-authored with Zindel V. Segal; Basic Books Publications,1990; translated into Spanish, Italian and Korean); and Emotion in Psychotherapy (co-authored with Leslie Greenberg, Guilford Publications, 1987). Furthermore, he had filmed two psychotherapy training DVDs for The American Psychological Association: 1) Psychoanalytic Therapy Over Time (2009); and 2) Relational Psychotherapy (2008). Dr. Safran’s most recent book, Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies was the winner of the 2013 Gradiva Award for outstanding contributions to the field of psychoanalysis.
Dr. Safran is the recipient of the International Society for Psychotherapy Distinguished Career Award; and the American Psychological Association Division 39 Award for distinguished contributions to Psychoanalytic Research.
Jeremy Safran was an internationally renowned psychologist, psychoanalyst, scholar, author and was a beloved teacher and mentor. Jeremy was deeply respected for his work on psychoanalytic theory and practice. Jeremy Safran lived in Brooklyn with his wife, Jennifer Hunter, his two daughters Ayla Safran and Ellie Safran and his much beloved dogs