Victor L. Schermer

Victor L. Schermer

Victor L. Schermer, MA, LFAGPA, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Philadelphia, PA, in the practice of individual, group, and family psychotherapy. He received a masters degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and Certification with Honours in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, where he later served as a faculty member. He is a life fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). In 2002 he was co-recipient of the Alonso Award for scholarship in the field of dynamic group psychotherapy awarded by the Group Psychotherapy Foundation of AGPA. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy and has published seven books and over forty journal articles and reviews about psychoanalysis, group psychotherapy, object relations theory, self psychology, psycho-spirituality, and the psychoanalytic interpretation of poetry and cinema.

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Ring of Fire: Primitive Affects and Object Relations in Group Psychotherapy

Ring of Fire: Primitive Affects and Object Relations in Group Psychotherapy

Edited by Victor L. Schermer

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An original collection in which the contributors describe their research and therapeutic experiences working with the 'ring of fire' - the profound emotions and energies in a group recalling... (more)

Object Relations, The Self and the Group

Object Relations, The Self and the Group

by Charles Ashbach, Victor L. Schermer

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This text presents a framework for integrating group psychology with psychoanalytic theories of object relations, the ego and self, through the perspective of general systems theory. It defines and... (more)

Group Psychotherapy for Psychological Trauma

Group Psychotherapy for Psychological Trauma

by Robert H. Klein, Victor L. Schermer

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Designed to help practitioners create, initiate, and maintain therapy groups for traumatized individuals, this text has been written by experienced therapists who address general aspects of trauma... (more)

Spirit and Psyche: A New Paradigm for Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Spirit and Psyche: A New Paradigm for Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

by Victor L. Schermer

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This book explores the expanding literature on spirituality as an important dimension of psychology, and explains the relationship between psychological treatment and spiritual healing. The author... (more)

Leadership in a Changing World: Dynamic Perspectives on Groups and Their Leaders

Leadership in a Changing World: Dynamic Perspectives on Groups and Their Leaders

Edited by Robert H. Klein, Victor L. Schermer

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This book addresses the major problems of leadership in groups, organizations, and societies in the twenty-first century, when rapid change, complex dilemmas, and earth-shattering consequences affect... (more)

On Becoming a Psychotherapist: The Personal and Professional Journey

On Becoming a Psychotherapist: The Personal and Professional Journey

Edited by Robert H. Klein, Harold S. Bernard

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Psychotherapists have long debated about the personal and educational experiences that best prepare one for success in their profession. Does some precise combination of genetic endowment and... (more)

Meaning, Mind, and Self-Transformation: Psychoanalytic Interpretation and the Interpretation of Psychoanalysis

Meaning, Mind, and Self-Transformation: Psychoanalytic Interpretation and the Interpretation of Psychoanalysis

by Victor L. Schermer

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Interpretation is the primary intervention of psychoanalysis. Until now it has been discussed almost exclusively from a technical standpoint, rather than its relationship to the mind, human life, and... (more)

Violence in America: Group Therapists Reflect on Causes and Solutions

Violence in America: Group Therapists Reflect on Causes and Solutions

Edited by Robert H. Klein, Victor L. Schermer

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Violence is a growing problem in American society, and hardly a day goes by that we don't hear about yet another heart-wrenching episode of mass violence. Such events, unfortunately, are only the... (more)

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