Dr. Mark Sehl
Dr. Sehl currently has a private practice working with couples, individuals, and groups as well as conducting private training groups with a focus on effective psychotherapy interventions working with the "difficult" patient, teaching Harm Reduction and Abstinence based treatment of Substance Use, interventions that avoid premature termination, and other topics.
Training in Modern Psychoanalysis: Dr. Gerald Lucas, Institute for Modern Psychoanalysis and the School for Training in Effective Psychoanalysis.
Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work, New York University Silver School of Social Work.
N.Y. Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Washington Square Institute for
Psychotherapy and Mental Health, New York, N.Y.
MSW, New York University Silver School of Social Work.
B.A. in Sociology, Siena College.
Studied Self Psychology with Dr. Marjorie Taggart White in a group privately for 10 years.
Courses on countertransference and In-Service Training Program on supervising psychotherapists. Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, 1973-1979.
Sehl, M. (1994). "Stalemates in therapy and the notion of gratification." Psychoanalytic Review, 81 (2), 301-321.
Sehl, M. (1998). "Erotic countertransference and clinical social work practice: A national survey of psychotherapists’ sexual feelings, attitudes, and responses." Journal of Analytic Social Work, 5 (4), 39-55.
Sehl, M. (2002) "One Woman's Struggle for Dignity." In A. Tatarsky (ed.), Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems. New York: Aronson, 2002.
Adjunct Faculty at New York University, Silver School of Social Work.
"Effective Interventions in Psychotherapy - Working With the Difficult Client" Educational/Supervisory groups-private supervision and training of professionals in the mental health fields.
"Harm Reduction in the Treatment of Substance Use" - Intensive courses at the NYU Silver School of Social Work.
Individual and Group supervisor for staff psychotherapists and students in training for the Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, New York.
Taught Self Psychology and Object Relations Theory. Faculty and Supervisor of the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, New York, N.Y.
Taught Psychoanalytic Technique and the Technique of Affective Disorders. Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute for Clinical Social Work, New York, N.Y.
Art and the Theatre.
I have a longstanding interest in art and the theatre which runs in the family. I studied at the Art Students League in NYC where my mother studied. I like to sketch people on busses, trains, and on the street and will often give the sketch away. At times I will sketch while at a play. I have sold some of my work and have exhibited in NYC.
I was assistant director for an off-off-broadway play The Dancer, written by David Morgan.
"Alcoholics Anonymous and Psychoanalysis-Collision or Collaboration?" A brunch seminar sponsored by the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. The film Bill W. was shown and discussed by director Kevin Hanlon and psychoanalysts Mark Sehl, Raul Plasencia and Steven Brown, Oct. 28th, 2012.
"Can Drug and Alcohol Addiction Be Effectively Treated by Psychoanalysis?" sponsored by the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, Mark Sehl and Raul Plasencia, Four Workshops: June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012
“Modern Psychoanalysis and Effective Interventions in Psychotherapy: Working With The ‘Difficult’ Narcissistic Preoedipal Patient” sponsored by the Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists- The David Wachstock Clinical Series, May 2, 2010
"Problematic Substance Use and Patient Retention: The Role Transference and Countertransference Play in Forming Effective Interventions presented at the NAAP 37th Annual Conference- Thriving in Turbulent Times: How Relevant is Psychoanalysis Today? - Desmond Tutu Center, Oct. 24, 2009, NY.
"Living With Chronic Illness"-In Search of a Cure for Mast Cell Disease-2009 Annual Conference, The Mastocytosis Society, Oct. 1-4, 2009, Tenafly, N.J. Talk Oct. 2, Mast Cell patients group moderator, Oct. 4.
“Harm Reduction- Clinical Applications” with Michele Stocknoff at the NASW Addiction Committee, 50 Broadway, 4/25/07 and 4/18/08.
Harm Reduction 101 and 102
Oakland, CA, 6th National Harm Reduction Conference, Nov. 8-11, '06.
Workshop Presentation, The Multiple Meanings of Substance Use and the Therapeutic Relationship, 5th National Harm Reduction Conference, New Orleans, Nov. 11-14, ‘04.
Speaker and moderator for a workshop - “Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: An Alternative Treatment Approach” - NASW Annual Addictions Institute - “Addictions Through the Life Cycle” May 7, 1999.
Presented a paper “Alcoholism and the Elderly” sponsored by the New York State Career Development Association - Chemical Dependency, HIV-AIDS, and Physical and Substance Abuse and Trauma among African Americans, Greeks and Hellenic Americans, Latino, and Older Adults - April 17, 1999.
“On Countertransference” - a lecture presented to social work students at the New York University Shirley M. Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, March, 1999.
Presented a paper "Recovery in an 83 Year Old Homebound Alcoholic Woman" at the 19th annual conference of the State Society on Aging of New York, October, 1991.
Presented as member of a panel on Alcoholism at the Saturday Series, sponsored by the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the Metropolitan Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, 1990
Presented a paper on "Aging and Alcoholism" at the Senior Center of the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association, 1986.
Presented a paper entitled "Reflections on Stalemates in Therapy and the Notion of Gratification" at a meeting sponsored by the Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (also presented the same paper at the Long Island Institute for Mental Health) 1984.