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. He formerly served as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and as Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department.


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Jonathan in the News

Interview with author-journalist Oliver Burkeman    video  podcast

Therapy Wars: The Revenge of Freud (The Guardian)


BCN Salut Mental
Barcelona, Spain, March 8

How health insurers and academic researchers are gaslighting America
San Francisco, CA, April 10

Personality patterns in psychotherapy
with Nancy McWlliams
New Orleans, LA, April 18

The efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy
Joseph Sandler Psychoanalytic Research Conference
Los Angeles, CA, May 4

The efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy
Milton Lozoff, MD Memorial Lecture
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
San Francisco, CA, May 14

Mandel School for Educational Leadership
Jerusalem, Israel, June 21-29