Selected Publications


Kuchuck, S. (2016). Challenging Fathers: Margarethe Lutz’s Consultation with Sigmund Freud. Psychoanalytic Perspectives.

Kuchuck, S. (2016) The Impact of Sandor Ferenczi on Clinical Social Work in The Ferenczi Tradition (Karnac), edited by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, Gabriele Cassullo, Jay Frankel.

Kuchuck, S. (2016). The Supervisory Action of Psychoanalytic Writing: A Discussion of Rachel Altstein’s “Finding Words: How the Process and Products of Psychoanalytic Writing Can Channel the Therapeutic Action of the Very Treatment it sets Out to Describe”. Psychoanalytic Perspectives

Harris, A. & Kuchuck, S. (Eds) (2015). The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From ghost to ancestor. Routledge.

Kuchuck, S. (Ed) (2014). Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional. Routledge.

Kuchuck, S. (2013) When Two Become Four: Patient, Analyst, Lover, Friend Psychoanalytic Perspectives 10: 220-234.

Kuchuck, S. (2013). Reflections on the Therapeutic Action of Desire. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 14:133-139.

Atlas-Koch and Kuchuck, S. (2012). To Have and to Hold: Psychoanalytic Dialogues on the Desire to Own Psychoanalytic Dialogues 22:93-105.

Kuchuck, S. (2012). Please (Don’t) Want Me: The Therapeutic Action of Male Sexual Desire in the Treatment of Heterosexual Men. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 48:544-562.

Kuchuck, S. (2009). Relational Psychoanalysis. In The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, 760-762. Editors: D. Leeming, K. Madden, S. Marlan. Springer: New York.

Kuchuck, S. (2009). Do Ask, Do Tell?: Narcissistic Need as a Determinant of Analyst Self-Disclosure. The Psychoanalytic Review, 96:1007-1024.

Kuchuck, S. (2008). In the Shadow of the Towers: The Role of Retraumatization and Political Action in the Evolution of a Psychoanalyst. The Psychoanalytic Review, 95:417-436.



Disaster Zone Therapy, October 13, 2015
The Patient I Abandoned, June 23, 2015
Letter: My Life in Therapy, August 26, 2010
Psychoanalysis: A Thing of the Past?  September 16, 2007
Till Therapy Do Us Part,  April 26, 2005

Steven was quoted in the New York Times on work-related stress “Cracking Under the Pressure? It’s Just the Opposite, for Some”

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