Robert Marshall, Ph.D., Cert. Psya., Faculty, BGSP, Adjunct Faculty, NYGSP

Contact information
(212) 879-8212

Personal Statement
I’m a product of the “clinician-scientist” model of training prevalent in the Ph.D. clinical psychology programs of the ‘60’s. Five years in the US Army during the Korean conflict brought allowed me to train and function as both a clinician and researcher. A subsequent stint of five years in a VA hospital found me involved in research programs, but I inexorably gravitated toward a psychoanalytic education.

I’ve been fortunate to have been trained in the “golden years” of psychoanalysis and exposed to diverse schools of thought. My work with Hyman Spotnitz and his students lead me deeper into the intrapsychic and an appreciation, if not awe, of the power of resistance and transference. In my years at CMPS, I have tried to create bridges between modern psychoanalysis and other theoretical systems as well as establishing connections between modern psychoanalysis and adjacent fields of knowledge. More than 30 articles and chapters reflect varied interests that include psychological testing, milieu therapy, patient government, anti-social youth, supervision, group therapy, humor, and Spotnitz’s convergence and difference with Ferenczi and Kohut. Special emphasis has been on resistance, transference, and countertransference as reflected in “Resistant Interactions: Child, Family and Therapist” New York, Human Sciences Press, 1983 and with co-author, Simone V. Marshall, Ph.D. “The Transference-Countertransference Matrix: The Cognitive-Emotional Dialogue in Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Supervision, Columbia University Press, 1988.

Among my professional affiliations have been: Instructor, Hunter College; Co-founder, Northern Westchester Center for Psychotherapy, Psychologist, Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale, NY; Adjunct Professor, Adelphi University Post Doctoral Program, and Chair, Publications Committee, Division 39 of the American Psychological Association. I am a Licensed N.Y. State Psychology and a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychologists.

Gardening, playing jazz piano, and grandparenting are major leisure activities. If I had been independently wealthy and not averse to waking up early, I would be a bayman – a person who harvests sea life and farms for personal subsistence.