Seth Pitman, PhD
Seth Pitman, PhD, Fellow in Psychology
Fellow in Psychology
Therapy Staff

Dr. Seth Pitman is a postdoctoral Fellow who provides psychotherapy and psychological testing at the Austen Riggs Center. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The Derner School at Adelphi University and completed his predoctoral internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pitman has provided psychodynamic and integrative psychotherapy services at psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, and a university-based clinic, in both individual and group formats. He has also been trained in neuropsychological testing and consultation-liaison psychology services. Dr. Pitman’s peer-reviewed research articles have focused on the relationship between psychodynamic techniques and therapy outcome, the impact of patient personality factors on the therapeutic process, and trauma. His original research has earned him recognition from APA’s Division 29 – Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. In addition to clinical work, he is interested in advancing the evidence base behind the effectiveness of psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapies, and increasing awareness about factors that most contribute to successful therapeutic outcomes.