Elizabeth L. Auchincloss, M.D. is the Vice-Chair for Education, DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also Senior Associate Director, Training and Supervising Analyst, and Chair of the Diversity Committee at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Auchincloss is a graduate of Yale College. She received her M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and trained in Psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Clinic of the New York Hospital where she was Chief Resident in 1982. She received her certificate in psychoanalysis from the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in 1986. Between 1993-2001, she was an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature in Columbia University. Dr. Auchincloss is a four-time recipient of the Award for Faculty Teaching given by the residents of the Payne Whitney Clinic, the recipient of the 1998 Klar Award for Best Teacher given by the candidates of the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the winner of the 1999 Edith Shabsin Award for teaching psychoanalysis from the American Psychoanalytic Association, the 2005 George E. Daniels Award from the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine for contributions to psychoanalysis, and the 2009 George Goldman Award from the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center. She was selected three times to be the Victor J. Teichner Visiting Professor by the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychiatry, and was awarded the Arnold M. Cooper Prize, the Alumni Prize of the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Laughlin Award of the American College of Psychoanalysts. She has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association for having co-Edited the 4th edition of Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts, published by Yale University Press. More recently, she is the author of the book, The Psychoanalytic Model of the Mind, published by American Psychiatric Publishing. From 1991-1997, Dr. Auchincloss served as chairman of the curriculum committee of the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center. She has also served as Chairman of the Committee on Graduate Medical Education at New York Presbyterian Hospital--Weill Cornell Medical Center and on the Committee for Psychotherapy Competencies of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. In the past, she has represented the American Psychiatric Association on the Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry of the ACGME. Dr. Auchincloss is on the Editorial Board of American Psychiatric Publishing. In the past, she has served in the past as Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts (with Eslee Samberg, M.D.) published jointly by the American Psychoanalytic Association and Yale University Press in 2012. She has been the guest editor of a special issue of Psychodynamic Psychiatry devoted to the subject of teaching psychodynamic psychiatry to residents, published in 2013. Dr. Auchincloss is a well-known speaker on the subjects of psychoanalytic curriculum and education, psychotherapy education in residency training, the teaching of psychoanalytic concepts and teaching the writings of Freud to college students. She is the author of many book chapters and reviews and has won the Beller Award of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalysis, the Menninger Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Roughton Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association for scholarly work. She is the editor of The Quiet Revolution in American Psychoanalysis: Selected Papers of Arnold M. Cooper, M.D. (London, Brunner-Routledge, 2004) She has published papers in the American Journal of Psychiatry, The Archives of General Psychiatry, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychodynamic Psychiatry, and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (among others). Her publications include "Teaching Freud to College Students" (with Nathan Kravis, M.D.-International Journal of Psychoanalysis), "Psychoanalysis and homosexuality: Do we need a new theory?" (with Susan C. Vaughan, M.D.-Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association) "Commentary on The Place of Psychoanalytic Treatments within Psychiatry,'" Archives of General Psychiatry, "A re-assessment of psychoanalytic education: Controversies and changes," (with Robert Michels, M.D. International Journal of Psychoanalysis), “Psychoanalytic Lexicography: Notes from “two harmless drudges,” and “The Politics of Lexicography” (with Eslee Samberg, M.D.-Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association).

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