Dan Gilhooley, Psya.D., Cert. Psya., NYS Licensed Psychoanalyst, Adjunct Faculty, NYGSP

Contact information
(631) 286-0261

Personal Statement

I’m a teacher, a psychoanalyst and a visual artist. I earned a PsyaD from the Vermont School of Psychoanalysis and an MA in Psychoanalysis from the Boston Graduate School for Psychoanalysis, an MA and BA in Fine Arts from Hunter College, and a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in New York. For the past 25 years I have been a dean and professor of visual art at Suffolk Community College on Long Island.

As a visual artist I make realistic drawings and paintings documenting my relationships with members of my family. I have had 18 one-person exhibitions and participated in over 120 group exhibitions nationally. My one-person exhibitions include Guild Hall Museum (Easthampton, NY), Sage College (Albany, NY), Wustum Museum of Fine Art (Racine, WI), Danville Museum of Fine Art (Danville, VA), University of Wisconsin/Madison, and Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ). In fall 2005 my work was the subject of a 16-page feature article in Drawing magazine, “Dan Gilhooley’s Graphite Examinations,” by Mark G. Mitchell. In 1995 the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis gave me a Gradiva Award for Art Contributing to an Understanding of Psychoanalysis.  I was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1991.

In psychoanalysis my major area of interest has been in regression and change processes observed within the clinical hour. In 2005 I received the first annual research award from the Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies for my dissertation research, Stepping Back: An Empirical Study of Regression in the Analytic Hour. In spring 2007 I was a research fellow in the Psychoanalytic Research Training Program sponsored by the Anna Freud Centre at Yale University. I’m a NYS licensed psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC and Bellport, NY.

Research Interests
Regression, creativity, unconscious processes, change processes, language

"Psychoanalysis and the 'cognitive unconscious': Implications for clinical technique," (2008), Modern Psychoanalysis, 33:91-127.

“Dimensions of Patient Speech: Evidence of Primary and Secondary Processes?” Co-authored with Stephen Soldz (submitted for publication)

“Aspects of Disintegration and Integration in Patient Speech,” (2005) Modern Psychoanalysis, 30:20-42.

“Walking the Floor over You.” (2004) Modern Psychoanalysis, 29:123-130.

“Misrepresentation and Misreading in the Case of Anna O.”  (2002)  Modern Psychoanalysis, 27:75-100. 

“Projection and Projective Identification in a Three Year Old Boy,” (1998) Modern Psychoanalysis, 23:225-247.

“The Analyst as an Imprisoning Cell,” (1995) Modern Psychoanalysis, 20:263-269.

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