Joan Rankin, Psy.D., L.C.S.W.


10545 Butterfield Road
West Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 815-9565

Joan Rankin is a supervising and training analyst and former board member of ICP. She is also Los Angeles Chair of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, (AAPCSW). As conference chair of that organization she is planning a national conference in 2011. She is a published author, having written articles on infertility, trauma, loss and mourning, and clinical practice.

I like to maintain a general and varied analytic practice, but have specialties in:
Chemical dependency
Disorders of the self

I work mostly in individual, and conjoint modalities.
I enjoy treating people from adolescence to old age.

License # 14164
Masters in Social Work from UCLA in 1986
L.C.S.W license CA #14164 in 1989
Psy. D. in Psychoanalysis from ICP in 2006

Therapies With Women in Transition: Toward Relational Perspectives with Today’s Women Editors: Jean Bovard Sanville, Ph.D. & Ellen Bassin Ruderman, Ph.D., Psy. D. Chapter 11;
The New Reproductive Technologies and Their Clinical Implications: A Mixed Blessing. International Universities Press, NY. NY. , 2003.
Commentary on Therapy with Infertile Couples Using Reproductive Technologies: A Complex Matrix. Clinical Social Work Journal (37) 2009: pp150-154.
Point of View: Easier Said Than Done: Changing One’s Theoretical Stance, in press, IJPSP. “Brain Freeze” In the Analyst as a Property of the System of Treatment.” in press, Clinical Social Work Journal.
An Autobiographical Book Review of Robert Stolorow’s book: Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections. In press, Journal of Trauma and Loss.


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