Dedicated to the Study and Treatment of Personality Disorders

The Center for Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

Monica Carsky, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell Medical College

Faculty, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Faculty, CAPA-Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance

Licensure and private practice: New York (6228) and New Jersey (1491)

Education and Training

Undergraduate: Swarthmore College
Graduate: City University of New York
Internship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Westchester Division, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Psychoanalytic Training: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Clinical Practice Areas


Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis
International Psychoanalytic Association
Past President, The New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society (A Component Society of the American Psychoanalytic Association)
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Psychoanalytic Psychology

Recent Professional Activities


Carsky, M. and Chardavoyne, J.: Transference Focused Psychotherapy and the Language of Action. Psychoanalytic Psychology (in press).

Carsky, M.: Supportive psychoanalytic therapy for personality disorders. Psychotherapy, 50 (3): 443-448, 2013.


Monica Carsky, PhD and Sarah Rand, MS: "Conflict Between Fantasy and Reality in Schizophrenia: A Patient and Therapist Discuss their Work." Panel, APA Division 39 Spring Meeting, New York, April 2014. Also presented at the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Meeting, LIU-CW Post Campus, Brookville, NY, Oct 19, 2011; Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Jacobi Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Nov. 3, 2010;  CUNY Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program,  May 11, 2010; Grand Rounds, North Central Bronx Hospital, Oct. 28, 2009; the 9th Annual Meeting, International Society for the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia and other Psychoses, US Branch, New York, NY, March 14, 2008; at the Winter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association Discussion Group on psychoanalysis and the treatment of the seriously disturbed patient, New York, NY, January 18, 2007.

"Overwhelming Patients and Overwhelmed Therapists" Bergen County Psychological Association, January 22, 2012, Cresskill, NJ. Also presented at the Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society.

"The seriously disturbed non-psychotic patient: A Consideration of developmental issues and treatment strategies." NYU Postdoctoral Program In Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: A Conversation with Monica Carsky and Marvin Hurvitz. Oct. 2, 2011.

"Borderline Personality Disorder and Transference Focused Psychotherapy." Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Newark, NJ, April 20, 2011.

"How I Learned to Do Psychotherapy with a Manual and Still Feel Like an Analyst." Panel, Innovations in Psychoanalytic Technique, IPTAR 50th Anniversary Program, December 5, 2009.

"TFP for Personality Disorders." Grand Rounds, North Central Bronx Hospital,  October 28, 2009.

"Overview of Borderline Pathology and Treatment." Jewish Family Services clinical staff, Elizabeth, New Jersey,  May 27, 2009.

"Adolescent Self-Injury: From the Inside Out." Discussion of a Play by Maggie Keenan-Bolger, performance sponsored by the IPTAR Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training program, April 27, 2009.

"Introduction to TFP, IPTAR Beyond the Basic Curriculum Course." Members and Advanced Candidates, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), April, 2009.

"Supportive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: NOT a Contradiction in Terms." Presentation for the Bergen County Psychological Association, Jan 13, 2008.

Monica Carsky, PhD and Catherine Haran: "TFP for Borderline Personality Disorder: Containing and Interpreting Split-off Action." Czech Psychoanalytic Society, Prague, May 2006.

"An Analyst Looks at Dialectical Behavior Therapy." IPTAR, April 2006.

"One Day Workshop on TFP." Annual International conference on Orthodox Judaism and Mental Health (NEFESH), Baltimore, MD, Feb 2006.

"Learning Theory and/in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy." XXI Meeting, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Toronto, May 2005.


Local and international (via Skype) supervision and case consultation for professionals
Guest lecturer at CUNY Clinical Psychology PhD Program, UMDNJ Psychiatric Residency

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