Postdoctoral Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Derner Institute, Adelphi University (1974)
M.A., Ph.D., Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research (1968)
B.A., Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y. (1960)
Clinical Practice III: Psychotherapy Practicum
Clinical Practice IV: Psychotherapy Practicum
Group, Family & Couples
Psychology Of Loving And Enduring Relationships
Writing In Psychology
My current teaching philosophy has evolved more and more into an intensely dialogic and inter-subjective approach to creating a classroom learning environment. My group systems training has led to to the incorporation of some group reverie exercises, even with large classes. Large and small group experiences of a relatively structured nature are woven into all of my classes.I recently have been using yoga exercises as an additional group component in my teaching.
Combining yoga and psychoanalysis, couples psychology, group and organizational systems, object relations theory.
Integrating yoga and psychoanalysis, group dynamics, leadership,organizational systems,and couples psychology.
Kissen, M. (1995). Affect, Object and Character Structure. Madison, CT: International Universities Press.
Kissen, M. (Ed.) (1992). Gender and Psychoanalytic Treatment. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel.
Kissen, M. (Ed.) (1986). Assessing Object Relations Phenomena. Madison, CT: International Universities Press.
Kissen, M.(Ed.) (1980). From Group Dynamics to Group Psychoanalysis. N.Y.C., NY: Hemisphere Publishing.
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Goldvarb, E. & Kissen, M. (2011), Group Psychotherapy for Women Suffering from Postpartum Depression. Group, 35.3, 235-246.
Kissen, M. and Kissen-Kohn,D. (2009), Reducing addictions via the self-soothing effects of yoga. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 73(1), 34-43.
Kissen, M. (2006), Increasing Executive and "Self-Soothing" Capacities in the Treatment of Addictive Disorder. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 70(3), 202-209.
Kissen, M. (2004), The Therapeutic Value of "Reverie" in the Context of a Safe Space. International Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 2, 27-31.
Kissen, M. (2003), "Why is marriage so difficult?" A psychoanalyst's perspective. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 10(2), 5-19..
Kissen, M. (1997), The morning (mourning) minyan: Group therapeutic aspects. Group, 21(1).
Kissen, M. (1996), Projective identification: A resistance in couples. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 50, 54-65..
Kissen, M. (1993), We don't tell our tales or sell our wares very well. A.S.P.P. Newsletter.
Kissen, M. (1981), Inferring object relations from human figure drawings. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 45, 43-54..
Kissen, M. (1981), Exploring general systems processes in group settings. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice., 18, 424-430..
Kissen, M. (1980), General systems theory: practice and theoretical implications for group intervention. Group, 4, 29-39..
KIssen,M. International Teleconference (2009, November). Psychoanalysis is alive and well in Japan and the United States: Working with self-destructive patients. Adelphi University.
Kissen,M. and Danish,S. (2009, February). Enhancing psychoanalytic treatment through yoga. Adelphi Alumni House.
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Kissen, M. (2012). Combining psychodynamic treatment and yoga for post-disaster stress reduction. In 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Dynamic Psychotherapy.. Sendai, Japan.
Kissen, M. & Danish, S. (2011). Freud and the Dalai Lama. In New York State Psychological Association. New York, New York.
Kissen, M. (2009). Psychoanalysis is Alive and Well in Japan and the United States: Working with Self-Destructive Patients. In Live Teleconference with International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y..
Kissen, M. and Danish S. (2009). Increasing therapeutic effectiveness by combining yoga and psychoanalysis. In Derner Colloquium. Adelphi University.
Kissen. M. (2006). From Experiences in the U.S. In 1st International Conference of Psychotherapy Education and Training. Tokyo, Japan.
Kissen, M. (2005). Creating a Safe Place for Psychological Training and Healing. In Creating a safe place for individuals and groups. Meeting between Derner doctoral students and the faculty, staff and students of the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. Alumni House , Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y..
Kissen, M. (2005). Thomas Ogden's concept of. In Creating a safe place for individuals and groups. Meeting between Derner doctoral students and the faculty, staff and students of the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. Alumni House , Adelphi University, Garden City, N.Y..
Kissen, M. (2004). Live supervision of a group and structured reverie experiential task. In Creating a safe space for individuals and groups. Annual Safe Space conference of the faculty, students and staff of the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. N.Y.C..
Kissen, M. (1996). Reencountering disowned parts of the self in couple treatment. In Annual Conference, New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training, Long Island Division.
Ferguson, Laurie (2004). Executive coaching and hardiness in a group of female ministers. Adelphi University.
Darshana, Lele (2004). Personality patterns and couples satisfaction. Adelphi University.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
Kissen, M. and D. Lele. Similarities and differences of internalized images (Imagoes ) and those of couple partners.
A yoga conundrum: Why are so few men interested? Submitted to ASPP Newsletter,1/12/12
Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Psychologically Healthy Work-Place committee, New York State Psychological Association