Malcolm Slavin

Malcolm O. Slavin, PhD, studied at Yale University, the Sorbonne, Harvard, and worked in Tunisia, North Africa. He was a founder of MIP, The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, where he teaches, supervises and served several terms as President.

Dr. Slavin serves on the teaching and supervising faculty of several other psychoanalytic institutes worldwide and is also a director of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and a council member of the International Council for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. He is an associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Contemporary Psychoanalysis and The International Journal of the Psychology of the Self.

Dr. Slavin’s first book was The Adaptive Design of the Human Psyche: Psychoanalysis, Evolutionary Biology and the Therapeutic Process, and his papers include, “Why the Analyst Needs to Change: Toward a Theory of Conflict and Negotiation in the Analytic Process.” His work embraces relational, existential and evolutionary biological perspectives.


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