Judith Pickles, Ph.D., Psy.D.


License # PSY9886

1800 Fairburn Avenue #103
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 474-6160
(319) 475-6296 (fax)

Email: jpickles@mac.com

Judith Pickles, Ph.D., Psy.D. (Psychologist/Psychoanalyst) is a training and supervising analyst and faculty member at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles;

Member of the Board of Directors of IARPP (International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 2011-present). Past Co-Chair of the IARPP Web Seminars committee (2008-2011)

Past Council Member (2004-2011) of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP); & past Co-Chair of the IAPSP Web Programs committee;

She is a past Associate Editor and current Contributing editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IJPSP) 2005-2013) & an Assistant Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues (2008-2013)

She has published several articles in the IJPSP and co-edited with Estelle Shane a double issue of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 2007, centered on her case presentation and nine discussions from different perspectives, first presented at the 2001 Self Psychology Conference.

She is a member of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group and former Board Member & Education Chair.

Private Practice, West Los Angeles.

Adults & Couples  – Integrative Approach

License # PSY9886
B. Music
Ph.D. Psychology
Psy.D. Psychoanalysis
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Diplomate) 1972-1988
Licensed Psychologist since 1987
Psychoanalyst since 2002.


Pickles,J. (2013). Motivational Systems Revisited: Resources for Meaning-Making. Review of Joseph Lichtenberg, Frank Lachmann, and James Fosshage’s “Psychoanalysis and Motivational Systems: A New Look.” Int. J. Psychoanal. Self Psychology, 8:225-230.

 Pickles, J.  (2012). Review of Donna Orange’s “The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice.” Int. J. Psychoanal. Self Psychology. 7:443-450.

Pickles, J. (2006). A Systems Sensibility: Commentary on Judith Teicholz’s “Qualities of Engagement and the Analysts’s Theory”, Int. J Psychoanal. Self Psychol., 1:301-315.

Pickles, J. (2007). Alone Together: The Case of Judy and Ann. Psychoanal. Inquiry., Issue 1: 27:5-23 and Issue 2: 2-27: 106-124 and commentaries.

Pickles, J. (2009). An Unspoken Conversation. Int. J. Psychoanal. Self Psychol. Vol.4, Supplement 1.

Pickles, J. (2008). Some Nuances in Intersubjective Attachment Systems: Discussion of Shelley Doctors’ Article, “Notes on Incorporating Attachment Theory and Research into Self Psychological and Intersubjective Clinical Work”, Int. J. Psychoanal. Self Psychol., 3:50- 64.

Pickles, J. (2003). Multiple Pathways to Development and Change: My Response to Discussants. Unpublished Reply to Discussants in the case of Judy and Ann in Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Vol. 27, Issues 1 & 2.

Pickles, J (2003). The Impact of the Interplay between the Patient and Therapist’s Subjectivity on the Trajectory of Treatment. Online Self Psychology Newsletter Vol.1(1).

Presenter, Discussant, and moderator at IAPSP and IARPP international conferences.

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