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Brian Koehler

Brian Koehler

Adjunct Faculty



Brian Koehler, PhD is a psychologist-psychoanalyst with a strong neuroscience background. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Social Work and the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University. He teaches courses on psychopharmacology, an integration of neuroscience and psychosocial research in severe mental illness, and psychopathology at the School of Social Work and psychoanalysis and psychosis at the Postdoctoral Program. Brian is a faculty member and analytic supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. He is also a faculty member teaching psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic approaches to the mentally ill person at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. He has been an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Brian was a scientific advisor/reviewer for the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin and is currently a reviewer for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Brian is an executive board member of the International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and Related Psychoses (ISPS - and is on the executive board of the United States Chapter of ISPS (ISPS-US) and was the founding editor of the newsletter for ISPS-US which can be accessed at He is on the editorial board of the new journal "Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches" to be published in 2009. Brian has published articles on the psychotherapy of psychoses and is currently working on two books: "The Schizophrenias: Brain, Mind and Culture” and “Relational Psychoanalysis and the Psychoses.” He is in private practice in Manhattan.