Deborah Cabaniss

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Summer Speaker

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Associate Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry. She is also a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She is the winner of numerous teaching awards, including the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, APsA’s Edith Sabshin Award, and the APA’s Irma Bland Award. She is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University College of Physicians, and she completed her psychoanalytic training at Columbia. She is the co-author of several books: “Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual,” “Psychodynamic Formulation,” and “Differential Psychotherapeutics,” and many articles. Her blog “Finding Mind” appears on the Psychology Today website. She has a private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A violinist throughout her life, Deborah is currently a member of the Soharmoniums Womens Choir and studies voice with Shanelle Woods. With her husband, the composer Thomas Cabaniss, she has two children, William and Daniel, both of whom were longtime members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.



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