M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Stanley B. Messer is dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). Prior to becoming dean, he was chairperson of the Department of Clinical Psychology. He is interested in the application of psychodynamic theory and research to the brief and integrative therapies and has contributed to the debate on evidence-based practice. Two of his most recent volumes are Models of Brief Psychodynamic Therapy: A Comparative Approach and Essential Psychotherapies: Theory and Practice, (3rd ed).
Dr. Messer has contributed to the literature on psychotherapy integration and eclecticism, examining its implications at the clinical, theoretical and philosophical levels. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session. He has been an associate editor of American Psychologist, a consulting editor of the Journal of Consultingand Clinical Psychology, and an editorial board member of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice and of Psychotherapy. He is coeditor of and contributor to the volumes Psychoanalytic Therapy and Behavior Therapy: Is Integration Possible?; Hermeneutics and Psychological Theory; History of Psychotherapy: A Century of Change; and Theories of Psychotherapy: Origins and Evolution. Dr. Messer is featured in an American Psychological Association (APA) videotape, Brief Dynamic Therapy. He has lectured and given invited workshops in several international venues, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Israel, Norway and Poland. As a licensed and practicing psychologist, Dr. Messer conducts psychotherapy and clinical assessments. He is an APA Fellow of the Society of Clinical Psychology, the Division of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology and the Society for Advancement of Psychotherapy.