Steven Kuchuck, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, and clinical consultant in private practice in New York City. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Perspectives: An International Journal of Integration and Innovation and Associate Editor of the Relational Perspectives Book Series from Routledge.

Steven is on the Board of Directors, supervisor, and faculty at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), where he is also Co-Director of Curriculum for the four year training program in adult psychoanalysis and faculty in the National Training Program, faculty member at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia, the Institute for Expressive Analysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City, and a supervisor at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. From 2011-2013, he co-moderated and organized the online colloquium series for the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors as President-elect (presidency begins January 2018).

Steven’s professional writing appears in Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, and The Psychoanalytic Review, among other publications.


Professional Affiliations


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APA Division 39, American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, Institute for Expressive Analysis, National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Los Angeles, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, New York State Society of Clinical Social Work Psychotherapists, The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies.

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Upcoming Presentations

October 11th-12th, 2017: Grand Rounds Presentations to Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University and APsaA Psychoanalytic Study Group, Syracuse, New York.

October 21st, 2017, 9AM: 40th Annual International Association for Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology (IAPSP) International Conference: "Empathic Depths and Relational Leaps: Creating Therapeutic Possibility" Panel Discussant for “The Analyst's Subjectivity: A Double-Edged Sword”. This Panel's participants will provide clinical material and theory to further our thinking about the double-edged sword of the analyst’s unique subjectivity as it emerges in specific analytic relationships: the double edge being that the analyst’s subjectivity is the only lens through which we can see and engage therapeutically with our patients but at the same time is an aspect of the analyst’s person that at times can create barriers to emotional intimacy or pull for particular manifestations of the patient’s pain and his problems in living.
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois

November 4th, 2017, All-day Seminar: Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Keeping Our Work Alive Seminar Series. More information to follow

December 9th, 2017 9 AM - 12:30 PM: Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Annual Conference. The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name-- On the Therapeutic Action and the Limitations of Romance and Desire in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. This presentation will address an historical and current-day taboo; the loving, romantic, and erotic feelings that often arise on both sides of the couch, but seldom get discussed in the literature. Through exploration of newly evolving theory and detailed case examples, Steven Kuchuck will explore ways in which these therapist--patient subjective responses become a vital component of the therapeutic action and/or interfere with progress in treatment. Particular attention will be paid to the implications of these dynamics for male analytic dyads in which sexual orientation is discordant. Ample time will be allotted for audience discussion. Silver Spring Civic Building 
1 Veterans Plaza 
Silver Spring, MD 20910