New York, New York
Award Year: 2006
Dr. Levenson, following Freud’s example, has explored diverse areas, particularly redefining the boundaries between the personal unconscious and the social and political worlds. For example, in the 1960s he initiated a clinical project to work with young adults immersed in the drug culture. This project was the first to employ psychoanalysis along with family and group techniques to reach members of a generation who were becoming lost to our society and who rejected all authority.
Dr. Levenson, a leader in the interpersonal field, is an original mind and a creative and imaginative contributor to psychoanalytic literature. He has been largely responsible for our understanding of the unconscious impact of analyst and patient on each other and has pioneered studying and writing about interactive processes in analysis.