Brian Koehler – Long Bio

Brian Koehler is an adjunct associate professor in the departments of Social Work and adjunct faculty and supervisor in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University. He is Adjunct Professor, Clinical Psychology Dept., TC, Columbia University, and an Adjunct Assistant professor at City University of New York in the graduate Psychology department. Brian is a former president of the International Society for the Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychoses-United States Chapter (ISPS-US) and a former executive board member of ISPS. He is an Associate Editor of the journal “Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches.”  He is a psychoanalytic supervisor and faculty member at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center and faculty member at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and, at times, at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.

Brian’s long-term research interests include the effects of profound stress and social isolation/social defeat on the brain, neuropsychoanalysis, individual psychotherapy, as well as the integration of neuroscience research with psychosocial models in severe mental illness. He has many publications in journals and books. Brian travels frequently with ISPS ( and independently to Western and Eastern European countries to visit and study their mental health systems.  He has 35 years clinical experience in hospital (city and state psychiatric), outpatient clinics and private practice settings. He maintains a private practice in Hastings-On-Hudson and Manhattan.

Brian is in private practice in Manhattan and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.