Dr. Nancy McWilliams

Nancy McWilliams Ph.D.
Visiting Professor Emerita
Clinical Visiting Faculty

Nancy McWilliams is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process (1994), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide (2004), all with Guilford Press, and is Associate Editor of the forthcoming Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual. She is President-Elect of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, is Associate Editor of the Psychoanalytic Review, and is on the editorial board of the journals Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies. She has written widely on personality structure and personality disorders, psychodiagnosis, sex and gender, intensive psychotherapy, and contemporary challenges to the humanistic tradition in psychotherapy. Her books have been translated into twelve languages, and she has lectured widely both nationally and internationally. A graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, she is also affiliated with the Institute for  Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey and the National Training Program in  ontemporary Psychotherapy. She has a private practice in Flemington, New Jersey.

Course Taught: 
Theoretical Foundations/Analytic
Principles of Psychoanalytic Therapy
Advanced Analytic Supervision

Individual differences, in terms of diagnostic categories and other descriptors (e.g., cultural background, sexual orientation, religious affinity, particular personal history) and their implications for psychodynamically oriented therapy