Professor, Clinical Psychology
Director, Student Affairs
Dr. Ellenhorn received his MA in school psychology and Ph.D. in Combined Clinical/Research Psychology in 1989 at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University. Dr. Ellenhorn is graduate and faculty, Massachusetts Institute and Society for Psychoanalysis (MIP). He is a past president of the Western Massachusetts/Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Local Chapter, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, and a founding member and faculty, Post Graduate Fellowship Program-West, MIP. He is on the Board of Directors, American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis, Specialty Board, American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Ellenhorn’s clinical and research interests include: processes and structures of objectification and dehumanization, community violence and trauma, verbal expression and physical and emotional health, intergenerational transmission of culture and systems of fetishized primitive delusional beliefs and objects, deracination sequelae, unconscious communication, character formation and maintenance, and psychotherapy process research. He has presented papers nationally on such topics as dreams, silence, humor, nonverbal participation, psychotherapy research, discourse analysis, language and personality style, referential functioning, multiple code theory, varieties of self-experience, siblings, dissociation, therapist couples, violence and PTSD, the future of professional psychology, psychoanalytic education, anomie, and professional correspondences in history. In the 1990’s, he was a principal of the Ellenhorn Consultation Group, providing leadership development, executive coaching, assessment, team building, and human factors consultation. He has worked internationally with issues of globalization, high growth, leadership, and creativity.
Dr. Ellenhorn was previously an instructor in psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has also held positions as Adjunct Faculty and Supervisor, Doctoral Program, Smith College School for Social Work, Adjunct Assistant Research Professor at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University, and Adjunct Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor, Doctoral Program, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst. For the past 27 years he has maintained an independent clinical practice in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and consultation. Dr. Ellenhorn is also a musician, working primarily in jazz settings as a guitar player.
PhD, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University
Certificate, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
MA, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
- Personality: Theory and Assessment
- Advanced Seminar: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Practice
- Consultation: Theory and Practice
- Methods of Assessment (Cognitive and Personality)
- Tests and Measurements
- Research Methods and Statistics
- Dissertation Seminar
- Professional Seminar
- Clinical Case Conference
- The Dream in Clinical Practice