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Jack C. Anchin, Ph.D.

AnchinJack C. Anchin, PhD is Adjunct Professor of Psychology and a clinical psychologist engaged in full-time private practice for over 25 years. Dr. Anchin is also Co-Editor of the Handbook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy and has published articles and chapters on the theory and practice of interpersonal psychotherapy, as well as on psychotherapy integration and psychotherapy unification. His publications also include invited commentaries on relational psychoanalysis, the unification of knowledge across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and integrative research methodology in the scientific study of interpersonal psychotherapy.  Dr. Anchin has been an Associate Editor of the American Psychological Association (APA) Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and is currently a member of the editorial board.  He has also served on the inaugural Advisory Council of APA’s Clinician’s Research Digest: Briefings in Behavioral Science, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy and the APA journal Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. He is Co-Founder and Co-Editor of the electronic Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science. Dr. Anchin is an invited charter member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. He is a Fellow of the APA and is the 2011 recipient of the APA Division of Psychotherapy’s Distinguished Psychologist Award for contributions to psychology and psychotherapy.



  • Magnavita, J.J., & Anchin, J.C. (in press).  Unifying psychotherapy:  Principles, methods, and evidence from clinical science.  New York:  Springer Publishing.
  • Anchin, J.C.  (2012).  Prologue to unified psychotherapy and clinical science.  Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science, 1, 1-20.
  • Anchin, J.C., & Pincus, A.L.  (2010).  Evidence-based interpersonal psychotherapy with personality disorders:  Theory, components, and strategies.  In J. J. Magnavita (Ed.), Evidence-based treatment of personality dysfunctionPrinciples, methods, and processes (pp. 113-166). Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.
  • Anchin, J.C.  (2008).  Contextualizing discourse on a philosophy of science for psychotherapy integration.  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 1-24.
  • Anchin, J.C.  (2008).  Comment:  Integrating methodologies in the scientific study of interpersonal psychotherapy:  A reaction to “Therapist Immediacy in Brief Psychotherapy:  Case Study I and Case Study II.”  Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 45, 316-319.
  • Anchin, J.C., & Magnavita, J.J. (Eds.). (2008).  Special issue:  Toward the unification of psychotherapy:  A journal symposium.  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 259-376.
  • Anchin, J.C. (2008).  Pursuing a unifying paradigm for psychotherapy:  Tasks, dialectical considerations, and biopsychosocial systems metatheory. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 310-349.
  • Anchin, J.C.  (2008).  The critical role of the dialectic in viable metatheory:  A commentary on Henriques’ Tree of Knowledge System for integrating human knowledge.  Theory & Psychology, 18, 801-816.
  • Anchin, J.C., & Magnavita, J.J.  (2008).  Toward the unification of psychotherapy:  An introduction to the journal symposium. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 259-263.
  • Anchin, J.C. (2006). A hermeneutically informed approach to psychotherapy integration. In G. Stricker and J. Gold (Eds.), A casebook of psychotherapy integration­ (pp. 261-280)­. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Anchin, J.C. (2005).  Introduction to the special section on philosophy and psychotherapy integration and to the inaugural focus on moral philosophy.  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 15, 284-298.
  • Anchin, J.C. (Ed.). (2003).  Special issue:  Integratively oriented brief psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration , 13 (3&4), 219-442.
  • Anchin, J.C. (2003).  Cybernetic systems, existential phenomenology, and solution-focused narrative: Therapeutic transformation of negative affective states through integratively oriented brief psychotherapy.  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 13, 334-442.
  • Anchin, J.C. (2003). Integratively oriented brief psychotherapy:  Historical perspective and contemporary approaches.  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 13, 219-240.
  • Anchin, J.C. (2002).  Relational psychoanalytic enactments and psychotherapy integration:  Dualities, dialectics, and directions: Comment on Frank (2002).  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 12, 302-346.