Jonathan Shedler, PhD

about Jonathan

Jonathan Shedler photoU.S. psychologist Jonathan Shedler, PhD is known internationally as an author, consultant, and master clinician and teacher.

His article The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy won worldwide acclaim for firmly establishing psychodynamic therapy as an evidence-based treatment.

Dr. Shedler’s research and writing are shaping contemporary views of personality patterns and disorders. He is author of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) and numerous scholarly and scientific articles.

He has more than 20 years’ experience teaching and supervising psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts.

Dr. Shedler lectures and leads workshops for professional audiences, consults to U.S. and international government agencies, and provides expert clinical consultation by videoconference to mental health professionals worldwide.

Dr. Shedler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and formerly Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department, Denver, CO.


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Jonathan in the News

Therapy Wars: The Revenge of Freud (The Guardian)


Where is the evidence for evidence-based therapy? How health Insurers, policy makers and yes, scientific researchers have sold America a bill of goods
Chicago, IL
January 27, 201y

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) for Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Diorders
with Frank Yeomans, MD PhD
Denver, CO
Nov 4-5

Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ
October 29, 2016

The New Mexico Psychoanalytic Society
University of New Mexico Medical School
Albuquerque, NM
October 15, 2016

Washington University School of Medicine
Alex Kaplan Lecture, Department of Psychiatry
St. Louis, MO
October 11, 2016