Doris Brothers, PhD, is a psychologist/psychoanalyst with a private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She works with individual adolescents and adults as well as couples, families, and groups. She is a cofounder and faculty member of the Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology Foundation (TRISP) in New York City where she has taught a wide variety courses including “Empathy and the Process of Psychoanalytic Treatment” and “Gender and Sexuality.” She has written three books and numerous articles. Her latest book is Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis. She is currently writing a book with Jon Sletvold tentatively titled Re-envisioning Psychoanalytic Practice, Training and Supervision: Talking Bodies. Widely traveled, she has presented her work in many parts of the world.
Dr. Brothers’ approach to treatment combines elements of self psychology, intersubjectivity, and relational systems theory. Believing that experience is embodied, she attends to her own bodily reactions and to those of her patients. She views her patients as relational partners in a therapeutic process that relies on empathy, trust, and compassion. Since many psychological issues originate in trauma and its devastating aftermath, she strives to provide a safe and dependable environment for the working through of traumatic experiences.