Dr. Stanley Messer

Stanley Messer Ph.D.
Professor II, Clinical Core Faculty
Distinguished Professor
Office: Psychology, A357
Phone: 848-445-2323

Stanley B. Messer was Dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University from 2001-20016. Previous to becoming dean, he was Chairperson of the Department of Clinical Psychology at GSAPP from 1992-2001. He is interested in the application of psychodynamic theory and research to the brief and integrative therapies and has contributed to the debate on evidence-based practice. His most recent co-edited volumes are Essential Psychotherapies: Theory and Practice, 3rd ed. (2011), and Case Studies within Psychotherapy Trials: Expanding the Gold Standard (in press). He also co-authored Models of Brief Psychodynamic Therapy: A Comparative Approach (1995).

Dr. Messer is an Associate Editor of the online journal Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy and is featured in the APA videotape, Brief Dynamic Therapy. He has lectured and given invited workshops in several international venues, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Israel, Norway and Poland. He is president-designate of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, an international association fostering dialogue among academicians and practitioners holding different theoretical/therapeutic orientations. Dr. Messer is an APA Fellow of the Society of Clinical Psychology, the Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology and the Society for Advancement of Psychotherapy.

Course Taught: 
Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy

Brief psychodynamic therapy; integration and eclecticism in psychotherapy; conceptual issues in psychotherapy and evidence-based practice; case formulation; single case studies; visions of reality in different forms of therapy