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Kevin Meehan

Kevin B. Meehan

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.A., New York UniversityM.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYPh.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Description

Kevin B. Meehan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at LIU, Brooklyn. Dr. Meehan is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he is collaborating with his colleagues at the Personality Disorders Institute (PDI) as a researcher and study therapist in evaluating a manualized treatment for borderline personality disorder called Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP). His clinical research evaluates attachment and reflective functioning as mechanisms of change in psychodynamic and interpersonal psychotherapies, as well as the process of change in patients with personality disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. His research also evaluates deficits in effortful control, affect regulation, and social cognition in both college-age and personality disordered populations. He also maintains a private practice in psychotherapy in downtown Brooklyn.

Specialties

Personality Disorders, Trauma, Attachment, Reflective Function, Narcissism, Self-Regulation, Psychodynamic and Interpersonal Therapies, Personality Assessment.

Publications

De Panfilis, C., Antonucci, C., Meehan, K. B., Cain, N. M., Soliani, A., Marchesi, C., Clarkin, J. F., & Sambataro, F. (2018). Facial emotion recognition and social-cognitive correlates of narcissistic features. Journal of Personality Disorders.


Clarkin, J. F., Livesley, W. J., & Meehan, K. B. (2018). Clinical assessment. In Livesley, W. J. (Ed.) Handbook of Personality Disorder, 2nd Edition. New York: Guilford.

 

Huprich, S. K., Nelson, S., Meehan, K. B., Siefert, C., Haggerty, G., Sexton, J., Dauphin, V. B., Macaluso, M., Baade, L., Jackson, J. L., Zackula, R. (2017). Introduction of the DSM-5 Levels of Personality Functioning Questionnaire (DLOPFQ). Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. DOI: 10.1037/per0000264

 

Meehan, K. B., Cain, N. M., Clarkin, J. F., & De Panfilis, C.  (2017). The impact of integrated object representations on rejection sensitivity. Psychoanalytic Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/pap0000162

 

Meehan, K. B., De Panfilis, C., Cain, N. M., Antonucci, C., Soliani, A., Clarkin, J. F., & Sambataro, F. (2017). Facial emotion recognition and borderline personality pathology. Psychiatry Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.05.042

 

Morel, K. M., Haden, S. C., Meehan, K. B., & Papouchis, N. (2017). Adolescent female aggression: Functions and etiology. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. DOI: 10.1080/10926771.2017.1385047

 

Gershy, N., Meehan, K. B., Papouchis, N., Omer, H., Sapir, I. S. (2017). Randomized Clinical Trail of Mindfulness Skills in Parent Management Training. Child & Youth Care Forum. DOI: 10.1007/s10566-017-9411-4

 

Cain, N. M., De Panfilis, C., Meehan, K. B., & Clarkin, J. F. (2017). A multi-surface interpersonal circumplex assessment of rejection sensitivity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99(1), 35-45.

 

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., Clouthier, T. L., Yeomans, F. E., Lenzenweger, M. F., Clarkin, J. F., & Kernberg, O. F. (2017). Transference-focused psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder.  In Fishman, D. B., Messer, S. B., Edwards, D. J. A., & Dattilio, F. M. (Eds.), Case Studies Within Psychotherapy Trials: Expanding the Gold Standard. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Meehan, K. B., & Zick, E. (2016).  Parental humility. In Tuber, S. (Ed.) Parenting: Contemporary Clinical Perspectives. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

 

De Panfilis, C., Meehan, K. B., Cain, N. M., & Clarkin, J. F. (2016). Effortful control, rejection sensitivity, and borderline personality disorder features in adulthood. Journal of Personality Disorders, 30(5), 595–612.

 

Markowitz, J. C., Meehan, K. B., Petkova, E., Zhao, Y., Van Meter, P. E., Neria, Y., Pessin, H., & Nazia, Y. (2016). Treatment preferences of psychotherapy patients with chronic PTSD. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 77(3), 363-370.

 

Lewis, K. C., Meehan, K. B., Cain, N. M., & Wong, P. S. (2016). Within the confines of character: A review of suicidal behavior and personality style. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 33(1), 179-202.

 

Lewis, K. C., Meehan, K. B., Cain, N. M., Wong, P. S., Clemence, A. J., Stevens, J., & Tillman, J. G. (2016). Impairments in object relations and chronicity of suicidal behavior in individuals with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 30(1), 19–34.

 

Weinstein, S. R., Meehan, K. B., Cain, N. M., Ripoll, L. H., Boussi, A. R., Papouchis, N., New, A. S., & Siever, L. J. (2016). Mental state identification, borderline pathology, and the neglected role of childhood trauma. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 7(1), 61-71.

 

Simon, S., Cain, N. M., Samstag, L. W., Meehan, K. B., & Muran, J. C. (2015). Assessing interpersonal subtypes in depression. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97(4), 364-373.

 

Clarkin, J. F., Meehan, K. B., & Lenzenweger, M. F. (2015). Emerging approaches to the conceptualization and treatment of personality disorder. Canadian Psychology, 56(2), 155–167.

 

Meehan, K. B., & Levy, K. N. (2015). Personality disorders. In Luyten, P., Mayes, L., Fonagy, P., Target, M., Blatt, S. J. (Eds.), Handbook of Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychopathology. New York: Guilford.

 

Meehan, K. B., & Clarkin, J. F. (2015). A critical evaluation of moving toward a trait system for personality disorder assessment. In S. K. Huprich (Ed.) Personality Disorders: Toward Theoretical and Empirical Integration in Diagnosis and Assessment. APA Books. 

 

Tuber, S., & Meehan, K. B. (2015). Projective measures of personality and psychopathology.  In Cautin, R. & Lilienfeld, S. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell Press.

 

Van Buren, B. R., & Meehan, K. B. (2015). Child maltreatment and vulnerable narcissism: The roles of shame and disavowed need. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 63, 555-561.

 

Lewis, K., Meehan, K. B., Tillman, J., Cain, N. M., Wong, P., Clemence, A. J., & Stevens, J. (2014).  Impact of object relations and impulsivity on persistent suicidal behavior. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 62, 485-492.

 

Meehan, K. B., Levy, K. N., Temes, C. M., & Detrixhe, J. (2014). Solitude and personality disorders. In Coplan, R. J. & Bowker, J. (Eds.), A Handbook of Solitude: Psychological Perspectives on Social Isolation, Social Withdrawal, and Being Alone. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell Press.

 

Diamond, D., Clarkin, J. F., Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., Cain, N. M., Yeomans, F. E., & Kernberg, O. F. (2014). Change in attachment and reflective function in borderline patients with and without comorbid narcissistic personality disorder in transference focused psychotherapy. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 50, 175-210.

 

Diamond, D., & Meehan, K. B. (2013). Attachment and object relations in patients with narcissistic personality disorder:  Implications for therapeutic process and outcome. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 69(11), 1148-1159.

 

Cain, N. M., De Panfilis, C., Meehan, K. B., & Clarkin, J. F. (2013). Assessing interpersonal profiles associated with varying levels of effortful control. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(6), 640-644.

 

Meehan, K. B., De Panfilis, C., Cain, N. M., & Clarkin, J. F. (2013). Effortful control and externalizing problems in young adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 55(5), 553-558.

 

De Panfilis, C., Meehan, K. B., Cain, N. M., & Clarkin, J. F. (2013). The relationship between effortful control, current psychopathology and interpersonal difficulties in young adults.  Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54, 454-461.

 

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., & Temes, C. M. (2013). Attachment theory and personality disorders. In A. Danquah & K. Berry (Eds.), Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health. London: Routledge.

 

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., Cain, N. M., & Ellison, W. D. (2013). Narcissism in the DSM. In Ogrodniczuk, J. S. (Ed.), Understanding and Treating Pathological Narcissism. Washington DC: APA Books.

 

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., & Yeomans, F. E. (2012). An update and overview of the empirical evidence for transference-focused psychotherapy and other psychotherapies for borderline personality disorder. In R. Levy, J.S. Ablon, & H. Kaechele (Eds.), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence. New York: Springer.

 

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., Temes, C. M., & Yeomans, F. E. (2012). Attachment theory and research: Implications for psychodynamic psychotherapy. In R. Levy, J.S. Ablon, & H. Kaechele (Eds.), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence. New York: Springer.

 

Rutimann, D., & Meehan, K. B. (2012). Validation of a brief interview for assessing reflective function. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 60, 577-589.

 

Meehan, K. B., Levy, K. N., & Clarkin, J. F. (2012). Construct validity of a measure of affective communication in psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 29, 145-165.

 

Markowitz, J. C., Kaplowitz, M., Suh, E. J., Meehan, K. B., Neria, Y., Jonker, H., Rafaeli, A., & Lovell, K. (2012). Treating patients who strain the research psychotherapy paradigm. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200, 594-597.

 

Yeomans, F. E., Levy, K. N., & Meehan, K. B. (2012). Treatment approaches for borderline personality disorder. Psychiatric Times, April, 42-46.

 

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., & Yeomans, F. E. (2010). Transference-focused psychotherapy reduces treatment dropout and suicide attempters compared with community psychotherapist treatment in borderline personality disorder. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 13, 119.

 

Rudden, M. G., Milrod, B., Meehan, K. B., & Falkenström, F. (2009). Symptom-specific reflective functioning: Incorporating psychoanalytic measures into clinical trials. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 57, 1473-1478.

 

Drob, S. L., Meehan, K. B., Waxman, S. (2009). Clinical and conceptual problems in the attribution of malingering in forensic evaluations. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 37, 98-106.

 

Meehan, K. B., & Levy, K. N. (2009). Psychodynamic theories of relationships. In Reis, H. & Sprecher, S. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Human Relationships.  London: Sage.

 

Jurist, E. L., & Meehan, K. B. (2009). Attachment, mentalization and reflective functioning. In Obegi, J. H. & Berant, E. (Eds.), Attachment Theory and Research in Clinical Work with Adults.  New York: Guilford.

 

Meehan, K. B. (2009). Book Review: “Transforming Narcissism: Reflections on Empathy, Humor, and Expectations” by Frank M. Lachmann. Psychotherapy, 46, 402-403.

 

Meehan, K. B., Levy, K. N., Reynoso, J. S., Hill, L. L., & Clarkin, J. F. (2009). Measuring reflective function with a multi-dimensional rating scale: Comparison to scoring reflective function on the AAI. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 57, 208-213.

 

Meehan, K. B., Ueng-McHale, J., Reynoso, J. S., Harris, B. H., Wolfson, V. M., Gomes, H., & Tuber, S. B. (2008). Self-regulation and internal resources in school-aged children with ADHD symptomatology: An investigation using the Rorschach inkblot method. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 72, 259-282.

 

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., Kelly, K. M., Reynoso, J. S., Weber, M., Clarkin, J. F., & Kernberg, O. F. (2006). Change in attachment patterns and reflective function in a randomized control trial of transference focused psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 1027-1040.

 

Harris, B. H., Reynoso, J. S., Meehan, K. B., Ueng-McHale, J., & Tuber, S. B. (2006). A child with ADHD; Convergences of Rorschach data and case material. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 5, 499-517.

 

Tuber, S. B., Harris, B. H., Meehan, K. B., Reynoso, J. S., & Ueng-McHale, J. (2006). Rorschach configurations of children with ADHD. In Smith, S. & Handler, L. (Eds.), The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Handbook.  New Jersey: Erlbaum.

 

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., Auerbach, J. S., & Blatt, S. J. (2005). Concept of the object on the Rorschach scale.  In Bornstein, R. F. & Masling, J. M. (Eds.), Scoring the Rorschach: Seven Validated Systems.  New Jersey: Erlbaum.

 

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., Weber, M., Reynoso, J., & Clarkin, J. F. (2005).  Attachment patterns in borderline personality disorder: Implications for psychotherapy. Psychopathology, 38, 64-74.