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James L. Sacksteder, MD

Distinguished Faculty in the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy

James L. Sacksteder, MD

Distinguished Faculty in the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy

Education

  • MD from Northwestern University Medical School
  • Psychiatric residency at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Fellowship and Advanced Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Austen Riggs Center
James L. Sacksteder, MD, is a distinguished faculty member in the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy of the Austen Riggs Center. 
Dr. Sacksteder served as the Medical Director/CEO at the Austen Riggs Center. He was also a lecturer at Smith College School of Social Work for over twenty years. A board-certified psychiatrist, he has been a dedicated clinician whose commitment to the Austen Riggs Center spans nearly four decades.
Dr. Sacksteder has written over twenty articles and book chapters on the treatment of anorexia nervosa, long-term psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy of severely disturbed patients, narcissism, object relations theory, and ego psychology. He is co-editor of Attachment and the Therapeutic Process with Daniel P. Schwartz, MD, and Yoshiharu Akabane, MD: (International University Press, 1987).

Organizational Affiliations

  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)