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Leon Hoffman, M.D.

Leon Hoffman, MD, is certified in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Certified in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association, where he was co-Chair of the Committee on Research Education and co-Science Advisor to the Board on Professional Standards. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute where he is also a Supervisor in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis, Co-Director of the Pacella Research Center. He is Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chief Psychiatrist/Psychoanalyst at the West End Day School. He has extensive experience with adults and children with social and emotional difficulties, their parents, and the educators who work with them as well as in the development of a variety or research projects with both children and adults. He has published widely in a variety of areas (clinical and research) both for the professional as well as general public. He is a member of many professional organizations and has participated in many administrative and clinical positions. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

For almost two decades he has familiarized himself with the linguistic measures developed by Wilma Bucci and Bernard Maskit and their applications to a variety of clinical situations. He has been an active co-investigator in the application of these measures to parents’ narratives about their children, treatment and process notes, and analysts’ narratives about their patients. His clinical perspective and experience allows for a fuller integration among clinical perspectives and empirical research. His participation in the ongoing Clinician-Researcher Seminar is an important activity where we try to integrate empirical findings and clinical findings. He is the senior author (along with Timothy Rice and Tracy Prout) of Regulation-Focused psychotherapy for Children with Externalizing Behaviors (RFP-C): A Psychodynamic Approach. An RCT is underway at Ferkauf, with Tracy Prout as PI (