Sidney J Blatt PhD

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry

Biographical Info

A 1957 Ph.D. in personality development and psychopathology from the University of Chicago, Dr. Blatt joined the psychology faculty at Yale University in 1960 after an internship at the Counseling Center at the University of Chicago with Dr. Carl Rogers and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of Illinois and at the Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute of Micheal Reese Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Blatt completed psychoanalytic training in 1972 at eh Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. His primary interests are in the development of mental representations (cognitive-affective interpersonal schemas); their differential impairment in various forms of psychopathology, especially schizophrenia and depression; and changes in the content and the developmental level of the structural cognitive organization of these schemas in the therapeutic process. Dr. Blatt has also explored aspects of cultural development via changes in the structural organization of representations of space in the history of art and science.

Education & Training

University of Chicago (1957)
Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL

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