Jonathan Shedler, PhD

about Jonathan

Jonathan Shedler photoAmerican 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 the author of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) and numerous scientific and scholarly articles.

He has more than 25 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 previously served as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and 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)


The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
Personality Dynamics in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
New Haven, CT, March 14, 2020

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP)
Personality Dynamics in Psychotherapy: A Roadmap for Lasting Change
San Francisco, CA, February 29, 2020

American Psychoanalytic Association
Presidential Symposium: The Efficacy of Psychoanalytic Therapy
New York, NY, February 14, 2020

Psychotherapy Action Network (PsiAn)
Advancing Psychotherapy for the Next Generation: Rehumanizing Mental Health Policy and Practice
San Francisco, CA, December 13-15, 2019

Houston Psychoanalytic Society and The Menninger Clinic
Houston, TX, September 14, 2019

British Psychoanalytic Council
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy NOW 2018
London, England, November 3, 2019