Steven Kuchuck DSW – FEBRUARY 23, 2019

What’s love got to do with it…?


Dr. Steven Kuchuck, DSW

On the Therapeutic Action and Clinical Limitations of Love

February 23rd, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,

National University,

3390 Harbor Blvd,

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Love can be or at least feel dangerous”

In this day long conference Dr. Steve Kuchuck explores love, the affect that clinicians have been taught to keep quiet or to completely ignore. Because psychoanalytic history is full of love or lust that has led to broken boundaries and broken lives clinicians tend to be especially wary of exploring the enlivening and growth enhancing feeling that often develops between two people engaging in an intimate relationship.

 Dr. Kuchuck will discuss how contemporary relational clinicians think about love as a healing action in therapeutic work. He will also point out the therapeutic challenges as well. Dr. Kuchuck will present new theoretical data and detailed clinical case material to explore these issues.

Steven Kuchuck, DSW, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, and clinical consultant in private practice in New York City. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Perspectives: An International Journal of Integration and Innovation and Co-Editor of the Relational Perspectives Book Series from Routledge.

Dr. Kuchuck is on the Board of Directors, supervisor, and faculty at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), where he is also Co-Director of Curriculum for the four year training program in adult psychoanalysis and faculty in the National Training Program, faculty member at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia, the Institute for Expressive Analysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City, and a supervisor at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. From 2011-2013, he co-moderated and organized the online colloquium series for the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors as President.

Dr. Kuchuck’s professional writing appears in Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, and The Psychoanalytic Review, among other publications.