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Wilma Bucci, Ph.D.

Wilma Bucci, Ph.D. developed the multiple code theory and the theory of the referential process, based on current work in cognitive psychology, affective neuroscience, psycholinguistics, and related fields. She attempts to work at the interface of these fields: to develop a model of the therapeutic process that provides a framework for empirical research in psychodynamic and other treatment forms; and to explore the potential role that study of psychotherapy can play in basic scientific research. She is the author of Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Science: A Multiple Code Theory; and many clinical, theoretical and research papers, some of which are posted on this website.

She is Co-Chair, Committee on Research Education and Science Advisor to the Board of Professional Standards, of the American Psychoanalytic Association; Member of Faculty of the Research Training Programme of the International Psychoanalytical Association; Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Society, and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Director of Research at the The Bernard L. Pacella Parent Child Center and Co-Director of Research at The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Member of the Organizing Committee of the Research Associates of the American Psychoanalytic Association (RAAPA), and Chair of RAAPA from 2000 to 2010.