American 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 psychoanalytic therapy as an evidence-based treatment.
Dr. Shedler’s research and writing are shaping contemporary views of personality syndromes and their treatment. He is author of numerous scientific and scholarly articles, creator of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) for personality diagnosis and clinical case formulation, and co-author of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2).
He has more than 25 years’ experience teaching and supervising psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts.
Dr. Shedler lectures internationally, leads workshops for professional audiences, consults to U.S. and international government agencies, and provides expert clinical consultation to mental health professionals worldwide. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and faculty member at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
San Francisco, CA
In the News
The 7 Principles of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy [video]
Interview with author-journalist Oliver Burkeman video podcast
Therapy Wars: The Revenge of Freud (The Guardian)
Indianapolis Society for Psychoanalytic Thought
Personality Styles in Psychotherapy: A Roadmap for Deep and Lasting Change
Indianapolis, IN, April 22, 2023
Live and webcast
St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
St. Louis, MO, April 20, 2023
Austen Riggs Center
The Efficacy of Psychoanalytic Therapy: The Talking Cure in the Era of Evidence-Based Practice
Stockbridge, MA, April 1, 2022
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
The Efficacy of Psychoanalytic Therapy: A Lecture and Clinical Workshop with Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Melbourne, Australia, March 5, 2022