Jeremy David Safran (1952-2018)

J. Christopher Muran

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Present an obituary for Jeremy David Safran (1952-2018). In 1993, Safran became full professor and director of clinical training at the New School for Social Research. At the New School, he developed the program with an affiliation to Beth Israel Medical Center, where he was a principal consultant on a psychotherapy research program founded by Arnold Winston and directed by me. In 2001, Jeremy completed psychoanalytic training at the New York University Postdoctoral Program. Subsequently, he cofounded (with Lewis Aron and Adrienne Harris) the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School, became president of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and served as associate editor for Psychoanalytic Dialogues. Jeremy's efforts and collaborations regarding emotion and interpersonal process laid the foundation for our own collaboration regarding ruptures in the therapeutic alliance. Our aim was to promote a "second generation" of alliance research that went beyond demonstrating its predictive validity and could be applied across treatment orientations to redress failure rates. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes


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