David M. Terman, M.D.

Title: Training and Supervising Analyst
Company: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
Location: Wilmette, Illinois, United States

David M. Terman, M.D., training and supervising analyst at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychiatry and psychoanalysis.

Motivated by personal experience and intellectual curiosity, Dr. Terman was inspired to pursue a career in the field of psychology from as early as 10 years old. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956 respectively before earning a Doctor of Medicine from the aforementioned institution in 1959. Thereafter, he completed an internship and psychiatric residency at Michael Reece Hospital Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute. He is a certified psychoanalyst in the state of Illinois, a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Beginning in 1963, he established a practice specializing in psychiatry and psychoanalysis.

Dr. Terman is proud to have served as the director of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, as he had been a training and supervising analyst over the course of 40 years. He is highly regarded for his assistance in developing the work of Heinz Kohut into topics of self-psychology and his contributions to several central aspects of clinical and developmental theory. Furthermore, he is credited with the re-conceptualization of the Oedipus complex in self-psychological terms and was one of the first to note the importance of positive experience in forming psychological structure in development. He has also explored the history of anti-Semitism from a self-psychological perspective and has co-authored and edited “The Fundamentalist Mindset” on the psychology of fundamentalism and other political and social forces. Looking toward the future, he aims to continue teaching, supervising and writing in the area of applied psychoanalysis.

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