David M. Abrams PhD, Director of Training, Faculty and Supervisor

David M. Abrams, faculty of the Harlem Family Institute

Dr. Abrams, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, is Director of Training, Faculty and Control Analyst at the Harlem Family Institute. A member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, he is also on the Teaching Faculty of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA), and is certified in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis as well as in Adult Psychoanalysis.

He is a graduate in adult analysis from the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and in child and adolescent analysis from the Center for Preventive Psychiatry in 1988.

He is the author of over 20 professional articles and the co-author of four books.

He is currently completing a psychoanalytic biography entitled, 'Herbert Graf: From Freud’s Little Hans to Opera Pioneer,' to be published by International Psychoanalytic Books in 2020, and also editing the writings of Max Graf, the father of “Little Hans,” who worked with Freud on the psychoanalysis of music.

Dr. Abrams's foundation is in Contemporary Freudian psychoanalysis with extensive training also in the analytic approaches of Sullivan, Winnicott and Michael Eigen. His major research interests are in Freud’s treatment cases, close-process defense analysis, genetic reconstruction, child psychoanalytic process, the psychoanalysis of music, and in the shift in child and adult cases from psychoanalytic treatment to post-treatment self-analysis.


Contact Information:

Clinical address: 1270 Broadway Room 803, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 715-7467
Email: david.m.abrams@gmail.com