Stephen Kusch, Ph.D.
B.A. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 1975
M.A. History, University of California, Berkeley, 1982
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, 1994
Dr. Kusch has a strong interest in the intersection of culture, history and personality, in psychological development, and in the question of how individuals change. His master's thesis investigated a series of drawings by the Renaissance artist, Albrecht Duerer, in order to gain a better understanding of the psychological crisis the artist experienced on the eve of the Reformation. His doctoral dissertation explored the role of dreams in coping with stress, and the concepts of cognitive appraisal and unconscious adaptation. Dr. Kusch completed his clinical training at Berkeley Mental Health, and at WestCoast Children's Center.
Dr. Kusch is interested in the treatment of trauma, the role of emotions in psychological health, and the integration of cognitive and psychoanalytic perspectives. He is a long-term member of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Center, where he teaches and does clinical supervision. He is also a member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.