Steven H. Cooper, Ph.D.

Dr. Cooper is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. He has served as Joint Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues from 2007-2012 and is now Chief Editor Emeritus. He is currently on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalytic Dialogues. Dr. Cooper is the author of three books and numerous articles in psychoanalysis. The first book, “Objects of Hope: Exploring Possibility and Limit in Psychoanalysis” was published by The Analytic Press in 2000. His second book, “A Disturbance in the Field: Essays in Transference-Countertransference” was published by Routledge Press in 2010. His third book, “The Melancholic Errand of Psychoanalysis: Exploring the Analyst’s Relationship to the Depressive Position was published in 2016 by Routledge Press. In 1989 he won the JAPA prize from the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association for his paper involving a comparative clinical and theoretical examination of defense. He has been an occasional culture and film critic on National Public Radio for over twenty years.

My Sessions

Plenary Address and Presentation of Awards: Playing in the Darkness: Use of the Object and Use of the Subject