Jonathan Shedler, PhD

about Jonathan

American psychologist Jonathan Shedler, PhD is known internationally as an author, speaker, researcher, and consultant.

He is best known for his article The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, which won worldwide acclaim for establishing psychoanalytic therapy as an evidence-based treatment.

Dr. Shedler’s research and writing are shaping contemporary views of personality styles and their treatment. He is author of more 100 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 and forthcoming PDM-3).

He has more than 25 years of 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 case consultation to mental health professionals worldwide. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

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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)


National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP)
New York, NY, December 16, 2023

King Saud University, Sixth International Conference on Psychiatry
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 2, 2023
live and webcast

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