Steven Kuchuck, DSW '18
Steven Kuchuck was appointed President-elect of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) for the 2017 term, and will become President in January 2018. This is the first time a social worker has been chosen for this position.
In addition, for the second straight year in 2016, Steven won a Gradiva Award, this time in the category of Best Edited Book for The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From Ghost to Ancestor, co-edited with Adrienne Harris. Steve also won the 2015 Award for his book Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst's Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional.
The Gradiva Awards are presented annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) for the best published, produced, or publicly exhibited works that advance psychoanalysis.
Steve is a member of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) Board of Directors; editor in chief of NIP's journal Psychoanalytic Perspectives; co-director of curriculum, supervisor, and adviser for NIP's Adult Training Program in Psychoanalysis & Comprehensive Psychotherapy; and instructor for the National Training Program in Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
Steve also authored an op-ed on Disaster Zone Therapy that appeared in The New York Times Opinionator blog.