M.A. 1978, Ph.D. 1986, New York University
M.A. 1978, Ph.D. 1986, New York University
Director, Postdoctoral Program
Orfanos, S. D. (in press). Supreme injustice. Violence. Sigm. Freud Museum, Vienna.
Orfanos, S. D. (in press). The humanity of Medea. In In R. Pine (Eds.). East, West, Greece.
Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Orfanos, S. D. (in press). Nina Coltart’s Independence. Review essay of
Slouching towards Bethlehem… and further psychoanalytical exploration, How to survive as a psychotherapist, and The baby and the bathwater. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis.
Orfanos, S. D. (2022). Bird on the wire: A few things I learned from Paul Lippmann. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, DOI: 10.1080/00107530.2022.2095184
Orfanos, S. D. (2022). [Review of the book Cézanne and the post-Bionian field: an
exploration and meditation, by Robert Snell]. The European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling. 24:1, 148-150, DOI: 10.1080/13642537.2022.2038877
Orfanos, S. D. & Orfanou, M. G. (2020). Where the blue really begins: On islands imagined
or otherwise. In R. Pine & V. Konidi (Eds.). Islands of the mind (pp. 17-31). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Orfanos, S. D. (2020). The trauma of the mother tongue: Commentary on Delboy’s “A
country of two.” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30, 110-115.
Orfanos, S. D. (2019). Drops of light into the darkness: Immigration and human rights.
Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 29, 3, 269-283.
Orfanos, S. D. (2019). Lewis Aron (1952-2019). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 29, 103-104.
Orfanos, S. D. & Rofe, J. (2018, October 17). Justice Ginsburg's query and in Preap and the best interests of the child. Supreme Court of the United States Blog. Retrieved from https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/10/wednesday-round-up-444/.
Orfanos, S. D. (2018). Relational psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128093245233749.
Orfanos, S. D, (2018). Untranslatables. In L. Hillman & T. Rosenblatt (Eds.). The voice of the analyst: Narratives on developing a psychoanalytic identity (pp. 167-184). NY: Routledge.
Orfanos, S. D. (2017). Dignified melodrama and cheap passion. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 27, 3,
Orfanos, S. D. (2016). A few things I learned from Esther Menaker. DIVISION/Review: A
Quarterly Psychoanalytic Forum, (14), 40-42.
Jurist, E. & Orfanos, S. D. (Eds.). (2016). “Psychoanalysis and the Humanities.” Psychoanalytic
Psychology, 33, Supplement 1, S1-S7. Retrieved from http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/pap/33/S1/.
Orfanos, S. D. (2016). Nebbiosi’s Third. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 26, 1, 26-31.
Orfanos, S. D. (2014). Music and the great wound. In S. Richman, Mended by the Muse:
Creative Transformations of Trauma. Routledge, New York.
Orfanos, S. D. (2014). An epiphany on the Acropolis. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 50, 4, 659-
Orfanos, S. D. (2013). On the return of “Guernica.” Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 10, 2, 398.
Orfanos, S. D. (2011). I beg you, Gongyla by Sappho, 600 b.c.e., trans. from the Greek.
Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 8, 2, 283.
Orfanos, S.D. (2011). The price of figs: Witnessing and the polis. Traumatology, 7, 30-34.
Orfanos, S. D. (2011). Voyaging the relational sea change. Forward. In L. Aron & A. Harris
(Eds.). Relational psychoanalysis, Vol.5. Evolution of process. Routledge, New York.
Orfanos, S. D. (2010). The elegant adaptation: On creativity in psychoanalysis and art. An
interview with Danielle Knafo, PhD. Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 7, 2, 223-243.
Orfanos, S. D. (2010). “Song of Songs”: Music and a relational aesthetic. Psychoanalytic
Perspectives, 7, 2, 318-339.
Orfanos, S. D. (2010). The wound and the embrace: Creativity in context. In G. Goldstein
& H. Golden (Eds.) Sabert Basescue: Selected papers on human nature and psychoanalysis. (pp. 99-108). New York: Routledge.
Orfanos, S.D. (2010). On bread and wine. Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 7, 1, 211-219.
Orfanos, S. D. (2007). Out of the dark: The psychoanalysis of an adolescent boy. Journal of
Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 6, 1, 34-45.
Orfanos. S. D. (2006). On such a full sea: Advances in psychoanalytic psychology. NYSPA
Notebook, 8, 4, 2-8.
Orfanos, S. D. (2006). Mythos and logos. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 16, 4, 481-499.
Orfanos, S. D. (2008). The wild rumpus and a relational aesthetic. Journal of
Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 7, 3 & 4, 205-212.
Orfanos, S. D. (2003). Imagining Ithaca: The impact of the analyst’s worldview. In A. Roland,
B. Ulanov, & C. Barbre, C. (Eds.), Creative Dissent: Psychoanalysis in Evolution (pp. 112-124).Westport, Conn.: Praeger.
Orfanos, S. D. (2002). Relational psychoanalysis. In M. Hensen & W. H. Sledge (Eds.),
Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy (Vol. 2, pp. 507-513). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Orfanos, S. D. (2000). Clinton and the empty self. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10, 1, 79 –86.
Spyros D. Orfanos, PhD., ABPP, Director of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Former Clinic Director from 2004 to 2019 of NYU Postdoc; Senior Research Fellow, Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College, City University of New York; Past president of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (39) of the American Psychological Association, and the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) of the American Board of Professional Psychology; Editorial boards, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Turkish Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, and PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books; Faculty and founding board member of the Stephen Mitchell Relational Studies Center and founding board member IARPP; Advisory Board, Freud Museum (Vienna). Fellow, American Psychological Association. Independent practice of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, supervision; creativity study groups.