Lewis Aron, Ph.D. is an adjunct professor of psychoanalysis in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Dr. Aron, one of the founders of Relational Psychoanalysis, is presenting a series of six workshops on Current Issues in Psychoanalysis. He will review the history of psychoanalysis leading up to the relational model, examine current controversies in psychoanalysis and present clinical material to illustrate the relational perspective This is a unique opportunity for our students, alumni and faculty to participate in an intimate and exciting learning experience with one of the most creative and innovative psychoanalysts of our time.
Dr. Aron is the Director of the New York University, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Dr. Aron is currently President of the Division of Psychologist-Psychoanalysts of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA). Dr. Aron was formerly President of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association as well as President of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). He is on the Board of Directors of the Group for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Psychology (GAPPP) and is a founding board member of the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis. He holds a Diplomate in Psychoanalysis from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and of the Academy of Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Aron is the author of A Meeting of Minds: Mutuality in Psychoanalysis (The Analytic Press, 1996). He is the Editor (with Adrienne Harris) of The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi, (TAP, 1993), the Editor (with Frances Sommer Anderson) of Relational Perspectives on the Body, (TAP, 1998), the Editor (with Stephen Mitchell) of Relational Psychoanalysis: The Emergence of a Tradition, (TAP, 1999) and the Editor (with Adrienne Harris) of Relational Psychoanalysis, II, Innovation and Expansion (TAP, 2005). He was one of the founders, and is an Associate Editor of, Psychoanalytic Dialogues: A Journal of Relational Perspectives and he is the series editor (with Adrienne Harris) of the Relational Perspectives Book Series, published by The Analytic Press. He is a member of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, North American Editorial Board. He is in private practice in New York City and in Port Washington, Long Island, New York.