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Edward Nersessian, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell Medical College; Training & Supervising Psychoanalyst, New York Psychoanalytic Institute


Professional Presentations
Cat as a Fetish: Reflections on Female Sexuality. Paper presented in Rome, Brazil, Philadelphia and New York.

Curiosity, Creativity and Psychoanalytic Technique. Presented in New York, 1997.

Psychoanalytic Theory of Affect: Contributions from Neuroscience. Presented in Baltimore, 1998.

Curiosity and Psychoanalytic Technique. Presented at Division 39 meeting in New York, 1999.

Chair, Panel on the Neurobiology of Character, New York Psychoanalytic Society, 1999.

Importance of a Dialogue with the Neurosciences. Presented in New Orleans, 2000.

Dreams in Clinical Work. Presented at PEP.CD.ROM Conference, New York, 2000.

Curiosity and Neutrality. Presented at the NY Psychoanalytic Institute/Society, 2004.

Founding Editor (with Mark Solms), Neuro-Psychoanalysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Psychoanalysis and the Neurosciences.

Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Psychoanalysis.

Editorial Board, Philoctetes: The Journal of the Philoctetes Center.



  1. Nersessian, E. (1995). Some Reflections on Curiostiy and Analytic Technique. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, LXIV, Vol. 1.
  2. Nersessian, E. (1998). Cat as Fetish. IJP, Vol.79, Part 4.
  3. Nersessian, E. & Solms, M. (1999). Freud's Theory of Affect: Questions for Neuroscience. Neuropsychoanalysis, Vol. 1, No.1.
  4. Nersessian, E. (2001). The Role of Curiosity in Psychoanalysis: Changes in my Technique in the Past 15 Years. In Changing Ideas in a Changing World: The Revolution in Psychoanalysis (Essays in honor of Arnold Cooper), Joseph Sandler, Robert Michels, & Peter Fonagy, eds. Karnac Books, London.
  5. Nersessian, E. & Gilmore, M. (2001). Response to Alan Hobson. Neuropsychoanalysis, Vol. 2, No. 2.
  6. Nersessian, E. & Kopff, R., eds. (1995). Textbook of Psychoanalysis.
  7. Nersessian, E., Furer, M., & Perri, C., eds. (1998). Controversies in Contemporary Psychoanalysis.