Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D., Ph.D. was born in Pontiac, Michigan on November 4, 1942 and lives and works in Santa Monica, California. He is a Founding Faculty Member and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles; a Founding Faculty Member at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York City; and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the author of World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2011) and Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections (Routledge, 2007) and coauthor of Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical and Clinical Dimensions in Psychoanalysis (Basic Books, 2002), Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice (Analytic Press, 1997), Contexts of Being: The Intersubjective Foundations of Psychological Life (Analytic Press, 1992), Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach (Analytic Press, 1987), Structures of Subjectivity: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism (Routledge, 2014), Psychoanalysis of Developmental Arrests: Theory and Treatment (International Universities Press, 1980), and Faces in a Cloud: Intersubjectivity in Personality Theory (Jason Aronson, 1993, 2nd ed.). He is also coeditor of The Intersubjective Perspective (Jason Aronson, 1994), and has authored or coauthored more than two hundred published articles. For more than three decades, he and his collaborators have been seeking to rethink psychoanalysis as a form of phenomenological inquiry.
After attending its college and graduate school, Dr. Stolorow received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University in 1970, and he earned his Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, New York City, in 1974. He also received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California at Riverside in 2007. He holds diplomas both in Clinical Psychology and in Psychoanalysis from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and he is a Fellow in the Divisions of Psychoanalysis and Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He received the Distinguished Scientific Award from the Division of Psychoanalysis in 1995, the Haskell Norman Prize for Excellence in Psychoanalysis from the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis in 2011, and the Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award from the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education in 2012.