Mary Target

mary targetMary Target PhD is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist, Professor of Psychoanalysis at UCL, and Director of the MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, and holds an associate clinical professorship at Yale University (New Haven, CT). She is Joint Series Editor of the Karnac Series in Psychoanalysis, and of the Yale Series on Developmental Science and Psychoanalysis.  Mary Target teaches and supervises UCL students on the undergraduate Psychology programme, three Masters programmes, and the DClinPsy and DPsych degree programmes.

She has active international academic collaborations with colleagues in the following institutions: Yale University, New Haven; the Université Laval, Quebec; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; she also has active clinical consultation and supervision responsibilities at the Netherlands Psychoanalytic Institute, Amsterdam, and the Masonic Center for Children and Families, San Francisco.Her administrative positions have included chairing the Research Committee of the British Psycho-Analytical Society, membership of the Scientific and Curriculum Committees of the Society, chairing the Working Party on Psychoanalytic Education for the European Psychoanalytic Federation, chairing the Psychotherapy Section of the British Psychological Society, membership of the Representative Council and Research Boards of the British Psychological Society, and membership of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the New Library of Psychoanalysis.

She is currently a member of the Research Committee and the Psychoanalysis and the Universities Committee of the International Psychoanalytic Association. She is also Chair of the Universities Liaison Committee, Hon Sec of the Curriculum Committee and a member of the Communications and Outreach Committee of the British Psycho-Analytical Society. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, the New Israel Psychoanalytic Annual, and the new Glossary of Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts (sponsored by the American Psychoanalytic Association under the leadership of Drs Elizabeth Auchincloss and Eslée Samberg).


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