James F. Masterson M.D.

Dr. Masterson pioneered the developmental self and object relations approach to the psychotherapy of the Personality Disorders through clinical research. He is the founding father of The Society of Adolescent Psychiatry and past president of its New York Chapter.

The body of Dr. Masterson's work is represented in the books he has written, many of which have been translated into several languages, including early work in the field of the real self, which represents a breakthrough in treatment of the borderline and narcissistic disorders.

His latest book, The Personality Disorders - a New Look at the Developmental Self and Object Relations Approach was recently published by Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc.. His books are required reading in courses throughout the country. As an international authority on The Personality Disorders, Dr. Masterson's articles and papers have been published in leading journals in this country and abroad. He also lectures widely.

Dr. Masterson maintains a private practice and is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

His current professional memberships include:


The Masterson Institute
For Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

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