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ABOUT ELIZABETH HOWELL

A psychoanalyst and traumatologist who specializes in the treatment of dissociative disorders, Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is faculty for the NYU Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis ; faculty and supervisor for the Trauma Treatment Center, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, faculty National Institute for the Psychotherapies. She is on the Editorial Board, Associate Editor, of The Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and past Co-Director and faculty member for the Psychotherapy Training Program: Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders, of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSTD), as well as past Book Review Editor for the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. She is an Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society.

She has written extensively and lectured nationally and internationally on various aspects of trauma and dissociation, as well as on gender and trauma/dissociation. Her books include The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Working With and Treating Trauma, co-edited with Sheldon Itzkowitz, PhD (Taylor and Francis, 2016), Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach  (Taylor and Francis, 2011),The Dissociative Mind (Analytic Press, 2005), and Women and Mental Health (co-editor, Basic Books, 1981). She is the recipient, from  International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), of the Cornelia Wilber Award for outstanding clinical contributions in the field of dissociative disorders, and of the Print Media Award for The Dissociative Mind, Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder, and for The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis. The latter book also received an award from National Institute for Psychotherapies.

Dr. Howell received her Ph.D., as well as her Master’s degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the department of psychiatry at Yale Medical School, and a four year program in psychoanalysis at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Her clinical experiences and interests led her to further education in the fields of treatment of psychological trauma and of dissociation. She is currently in private practice in New York City.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Editorial Board, Associate Editor,  Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.

Faculty, Associate Clinical Professor, Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Faculty, Trauma Treatment Center, Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Faculty, Trauma Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP)

Honorary Member, William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society

Past  Co-Director and Faculty, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation Professional Training Program: Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders,New York, 2001-2012.

Past Book Review Editor, Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.

Independent Practice: psychotherapy and consultation, New York City, New York

AWARDS

Cornelia Wilber Award, for outstanding clinical contributions in the field of dissociative disorders, Int. Society of the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, 2006.

Print Media Award, for The Dissociation Mind, Int. Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, 2010.

Print Media Award for Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach, 2012

Print Media Award for best-selling The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Working with and Treating Trauma, 2016. 

National Institute of Psychotherapies award for The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Working with and Treating Trauma, 2016.