Selected Publications


Kuchuck, S. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 77(2):146-162 From Ghost to Ancestor: Sándor Ferenczi’s Impact on Clinical Social Work

Kuchuck, S. (2017). Postscript to chapter 17–A Critique of Relational Psychoanalysis by Jon Mills in Core Competencies of Relational Psychoanalysis: A Guide to Practice, Study and Research (Routledge) edited by Roy E. Barsness

Kuchuck, S. Sopher, R. (2017). Relational Psychoanalysis Out of Context: Response to Jon Mills. Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 14(3):364-376.

Kuchuck, S. (in press) Relational Psychoanalysis: Origins, Scope and Recent Innovations in The Most Innovative Ideas in Psychoanalysis Today (Routledge) edited by Aner Govrin and Jon Mills

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

February 23rd 9 AM - 4 PM Newport psychoanalytic institute presents: Dr. Steven Kuchuck, dsw
On the therapeutic action and clinical limitations of love
National University, 3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

March 28th-31st, 2019 Plenary speaker at the 2019 conference of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) -- Intrigue, Insight, Inquiry: Through Today's Psychoanalytic Lens. Durham Marriott City/Durham Convention Center, Durham, North Carolina. More information to follow.