Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomate in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist, Author, Radio Host and Media Consultant Covering a Wide Range of Psychological Topics

Featured Publications

Testimony

Phillips, S. B. (2008)  As spokesman for the American Group Psychotherapy Association ( AGPA) Testimony before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health at a hearing on “Mental Health Treatment for Families: Supporting Those Who Support Our Veterans” on February 28, 2008

Books

Phillips, S. & Kane, D. ( 2008). Healing Together :A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. Oakland CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Klein, R. & Phillips S. B. (2008Public Mental Health Service Delivery Protocols: Group Interventions for Disaster Preparedness and ResponseNew York: American Group Psychotherapy Association

Fenster, S. ,Phillips, S.B., & Rappaport, E., (1986The Therapist’s Pregnancy: Intrusion into the Analytic Space, Analytic Press, Hillsdale, N.J.

Book Chapters

Phillips S. B. & Klein, R. ( 2012) “Group Interventions Following Trauma and Disaster.” In ( Ed.) Jeffrey Kleinberg, Handbook of Group Psychotherapy. New York, John Wiley & Sons.
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Phillips S. B. (2011) Up Close and Personal: A Consideration of the Role of Personal Therapy in the Development of a Psychotherapist. In R. Klein, H. Bernard, & V. Schermer ( Eds.) On Becoming a Psychotherapist: The Personal and Professional Journey. New York: Oxford Press.
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Phillips, S.B. and Thomas, N. (2008) “Responding to the Needs of Uniform Service Personnel.” In R. Klein and S.B. Phillips (eds.) Public Mental Health Service Delivery Protocols: Group Interventions for Disaster Preparedness and Response. New York: American Group Psychotherapy Association

Phillips, S.B. (2004). Countertransference: Effects on the Group Therapist Working with Trauma,in, B. Buchele & H.Spitz (Eds.) Group Interventions for Treatment of Psychological Trauma. New York:  American Group Psychotherapy Association.

Phillips, S.B. (1989) “Reflections of Self and Others: Men’s Views of Menopausal. Women,” in Menopause.”  Ed. Ruth Formanek, Analytic Press, Hillsdale, N.J.

Phillips, S.B., Rappaport, E., & Fenster, S., (1988) “The Pregnant Therapist:”, in The Encyclopedia Handbook of Private Practice, ed. George Stricker, Gardener Press, N.J.

Publications

Phillips, S. B. (2015) “The Dangerous Role of Silence in the Relationship Between Trauma and Violence: A Group Response,” International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 65(1) 65-87.
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Phillips, S. B. (2013) “From Immersion to Formulation and Integration: The Complicated Journey of the Trauma Group Leader” Group: The Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society. Vol. 37.1, Spring 2013
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Phillips, S. B. (2012) Traumatic Stress Points, Trauma and World Literature, “The Writing of Warriors: Viewing War From the Inside Out.” July 2012, Vol.26, Issue 4.

Phillips, S.B. (2012) “In This Together: Tackling a Cancer Diagnosis As A Couple. ”Coping With Cancer”,  November/December 2012, Franklin, TN Presentations
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Phillips, S. B. ( 2009) “The Synergy Of Group And Individual Treatment Modalities In The Aftermath Of Disaster And Unfolding Trauma.” International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Special Issue, Billow ( Ed.), 59(1),pp 85-107.
http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/pdf/10.1521/ijgp.2009.59.1.85

Phillips, S. B. ( 2005) The Role of the Bereavement Group in the Face of 9/11: A Self-Psychology Perspective, InternationalJournal of Group Psychotherapy, Vol.55, No.4,507-527.
http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/pdf/10.1521/ijgp.2005.55.4.507

Phillips, S., Kane, D. (2005) Guidelines for Working with First Responders (Firefighters, Police, Emergency Medical Service and Military) in the Aftermath of Disaster. 

Phillips, S. B. (2008) Two’s Company, Three’s Not a Crowd: A Relational Approach to Couple Intervention After Trauma. Group: The Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, Vol 32.3, September 2008 available here with the permission of Mental Health Resources, 44 W. Bridge St. Catskill, NY 12414
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Phillips, S. B.  (2002) “Desperately Keeping Someone: Relationships as Addiction,” (2002) Analytic Insights, The Journal of the Suffolk Society for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, 2002, Vol. 1, 64-74. 
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Book Reviews

Phillips, S. B. (2017) “Book Review of Depression in Later Life: An Essential Guide by Deborah Serani.” Suffolk County Psychological Association Newsletter. Winter Issue, Commack, NY. 

Phillips S. B.  ( 2008) ( Book Review) Trauma-Centered Group Psychotherapy for Women: A Clinician’s Manual. By Hadar Lubin , M.D. and David Read Johnson, Ph.D. New York: Haworth Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 176 pp.  Review in International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, July, Vol. 61, No. 3 :pp. 474-481.

Phillips, S.B. (2001)  Book Review:  J. Reid Meloy (Ed.) (1998) The Psychology of Stalking:  Clinical  and Forensic Perspectives New York:  Academic Press, ASPP Newsletter, Summer 2001 Issue.

Phillips, S.B. (1997) Book Review:  Denes, Magda (1977) Castles Burning:  A Child’s Life in War.  New York:  W.W. Norton & Co., ASPP Newsletter, Spring 1997.

Phillips, S.B., (1996) Book Review:  Bollas, C.  (1995) Cracking Up:  The Work of Unconscious Experience, New York:  Hill and Wong.  ASPP Newsletter Vol. 10.  No. 4, Summer 1996 Issue.

Phillips, S.B., (1996) Book Review:  The Impact of New Ideas:  Progress in Self Psychology Vol. 11. Ed. Arnold Goldberg.  New Jersey:  Lawrence Earlbaum.  ASPP Newsletter, Spring 1996 Issue

Phillips, S.B., (1995) Book Review:  Shneidman, E., (1993).  Suicide as Psychache, New Jersey:  Aronson.  ASPP  Newsletter, Winter 1995.

Phillips, S.B., (1993) Book Review:  Fiscaline J. and Grey A.L., (1993) Narcissism and the Interpersonal Self, New York:  Columbia University Press.  ASPP Newsletter, Fall Issue, 1993.

Phillips, S.B., (1992) Book Review:  Meissner, W. (1991)  What is Effective Psychoanalytic Therapy:  The Move From Interpretation to Relation, ASPP
Newsletter, Fall Issue, 1992.

Phillips, S.B., (1991) Book Review:  Barton, W.A. (1985) Recovering For Psychological 

Injuries, Washington D.C.:  The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  ASPP Newsletter, Spring Issue, 1991.  

Phillips, S.B., (1989) Book Review:  Socarides, C.W. (1988).  Preoedipal Origin and Psychoanalytic Therapy of Sexual Perversions.  Connecticut:  International Universities Press.  ASPP Newsletter, Spring Issue, 1989.

Phillips, S.B., (1987) Book Review:  Bach, S. (1985) Narcissistic States and the Therapeutic Process.  ASPP Newsletter, Spring Issue, 1987.

Phillips, S.B., (1987) Book Review:  Charles, S.C. and Kennedy E. (19856).  Defendant: A Psychiatrist on Trial for Medical Malpractice.  New York:  Free Press.  ASPP Newsletter, Winter Issue, 1987.

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