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Jacques Barber

Jacques P. Barber, Ph.D., ABPP is Professor and Dean, Gordon F Derner School of Psychology formerly the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychology at Adelphi University.  He is professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Psychology Graduate Group at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is also Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.  He is past president of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research and was a recipient of its early career award in 1996 and its Distinguished Research Career Award in 2014.  He is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York and Pennsylvania.


His research focuses on the outcome and process of psychodynamic and cognitive therapies for depression, panic disorder, substance dependence and personality disorders. He has been funded by NIMH and NIDA to conduct randomized clinical trials involving psychodynamic and cognitive therapy.  Guided by conceptual models emphasizing both relational and technical factors, his psychotherapy process research examines the impact of the therapeutic alliance and of therapists’ use of theoretically relevant interventions on the outcome of different therapies.  Outside of treatment research, he has also conducted research on individual core conflicts and metacognitiion in different populations including Children of Holocaust Survivors.  He has published more than 250 papers, chapters and books in the field of psychotherapy and personality.  He is mostly proud of the students and post docs he has mentored during his career.  


Among his recent books are “Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice” and “Practicing Psychodynamic Therapy: A Casebook (2014) both with Richard Summers; Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice: Reflections from the presidents of the society for psychotherapy research edited with Bernhard Strauss and Louis Georges Castonguay.  "Echoes of the Trauma: Relationship Themes and Emotions in the Narratives of the Children of Holocaust Survivors" co-authored with Hadas Wiseman, and The Therapeutic Alliance: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice, co-edited with Christopher Muran.  

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