Theodore Shapiro (psychiatrist)

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Dr. Theodore Shapiro, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in New York, where he is a professor emeritus in psychiatry and pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic.[1] He is a faculty member of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research[2] and a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.[3]

Shapiro is the former director of the division of child psychiatry at Cornell[1] and the former editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.[4] He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1953 and from the Weill Cornell Medical College in 1957.[5][6]

In 1994, when Shapiro stepped down after ten years service as editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, he had published nearly 150 research articles and six books. Cooper[4] writes: "His publications include significant contributions to our understanding of empathy, autism, linguistic structure, symbol formation, and diagnosis, among other topics." Since that time he has continued publishing and is the author or editor of at least nine books.


  • Infant Psychiatry: A New Synthesis (with Eveoleen N. Rexford and Louis W. Sander). Yale University Press, 1976. ISBN 978-0-300-01890-5.
  • Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Science (edited collection). International Universities Press, 1977. ISBN 978-0-8236-5145-0.
  • Clinical psycholinguistics. Plenum Press, 1979. ISBN 978-0-306-40249-4.
  • The Concept of Structure in Psychoanalysis. International Universities Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8236-1041-9.
  • Affect: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (with Robert N. Emde). International Universities Press, 1992. ISBN 978-0-8236-0116-5.
  • Research in psychoanalysis: process, development, outcome (with Robert N. Emde). International Universities Press, 1995. ISBN 978-0-8236-5795-7.
  • Manual of panic-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy (with Barbara Milrod, Arnold Cooper, and Fredric Busch). American Psychiatric Pub., 1996. ISBN 978-0-88048-871-6.
  • Psychodynamic treatment of depression (with Fredric Busch and Marie Rudden). American Psychiatric Pub., 2004. ISBN 978-1-58562-084-5.
  • Psychodynamic Approaches to the Adolescent with Panic Disorder (with Barbara Milrod and Fredric Busch). Krieger Publishing Company, 2004. ISBN 978-1-57524-230-9.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Department of Psychiatry Honors Frosch and Shapiro, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2002 .
  2. Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research faculty roster 2008-2009, retrieved 2009-07-05.
  3. New York Psychoanalytic Institute Membership Roster, retrieved 2009-07-05.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cooper, Arnold M. (1994), "Theodore Shapiro, M.D.: an Appreciation", Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 42: 11–13, doi:10.1177/000306519404200102 .
  5. Cooper, Arnold M. (2006), Contemporary psychoanalysis in America, American Psychiatric Pub., p. 589, ISBN 978-1-58562-232-0 .
  6. Physician profile from Weill Cornell Medical College, retrieved 2009-07-05.