Author Bio

I am currently a tenured Full Professor at Long Island University (Brooklyn), and have been working in the fields of psychotherapy research, psychotherapy training, and clinical practice for over 30 years. I was introduced to psychotherapy research when I started working with Jeremy Safran, Ph.D. and Chris Muran, Ph.D. at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto, in the late 1980s.  As a member of this research team, I was involved with the development of the first rupture-resolution model.  We continued our collaborative work together in New York at Beth Israel’s Psychotherapy Research Program (now Mount Sinai-Beth Israel) where I am privileged to be a supervisory member of the Alliance-Focused Training group.

Articles by Lisa Wallner Samstag, Ph.D.