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Steven Ackerman, PhD

Accreditation Manager/Team Leader/Chair of the Austen Riggs Institutional Review Board/Staff Psychologist

Steven Ackerman, PhD

Accreditation Manager/Team Leader/Chair of the Austen Riggs Institutional Review Board/Staff Psychologist

Education

  • BA in clinical psychology from Rutgers University
  • MA in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickenson University
  • PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas
  • Pre-doctoral internship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center (a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School system)
  • Fellowship in psychoanalytic studies at the Austen Riggs Center
Steven Ackerman, PhD, is a treatment team leader, a psychotherapist, a consultant to the therapeutic community program, and the accreditation manager at the Austen Riggs Center. Ackerman is also the chair of the Austen Riggs Institutional Review Board.

Research Interests

Studying the therapeutic alliance through examining the interaction between personality, psychopathology, and psychotherapy process.