Sydney Pulver, M.D.
PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOTHERAPY, AND PSYCHOANALYSIS
About Me

In Brief: I'm in the private practice of psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis in Center City, Philadelphia, PA. I work with patients who have all kinds of emotional or relationship problems.  Although I use a variety of modalities of therapy, my favorite, and the one in which I have had the most extensive experience, is psychodynamic psychotherapy, supplemented, if needed, with medication.  I received my analytic training with the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia (PCoP), and have been a Training and Supervising Analyst for many years. In addition to my clinical practice, I do a lot of teaching. I'm a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and teach psychodynamic technique to the Penn residents in training to become psychiatrists, as well as to the candidates at PCoP in training to become psychoanalysts.  Finally, I teach and supervise a variety of Mental Health Professionals who seek me out for their Continuing Education.

Here's my Curriculum Vitae, which probably contains more about me than you really want to know:
 
Sydney E. Pulver, M.D.
 
 
Home Address:             1512 Spruce Street, Apt. 102
                                        Philadelphia, PA  19102
 
Office Address:             255 South 17th Street, Suite 1504             
                                        Philadelphia, PA  19103  

Phone:                            215-545-7717

Email:                              spulver1@gmail.com
                                                 
Education: 
  
             1947-49         B.S. Pennsylvania State University (Pre-Med)
          1949-53         M.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments:
 
          1953-54         Internship in Medicine, Philadelphia General Hospital
          1954-57         Residency in Psychiatry, Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital
          1959-66         Psychoanalytic Training, Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute
 
Military Service:
 
          1945-47         United States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry
 
Faculty Appointments:  University of Pennsylvania
   
Hospital and Administrative Appointments:
 
            1956-57         Research Fellow, Philadelphia General Hospital
            1956-57            Director of Somatic Therapy, Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital
            1957-62         Assistant Chief of Psychiatry, Philadelphia General Hospital
1957-64         Staff Psychiatrist, Department of Research, 
           Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital
            1959-75         Director, Course on Medical Hypnosis, 
                                               Institute of  Pennsylvania Hospital
            1962-66         Chief of Section in Psychiatry, Philadelphia General Hospital
            1964-97         Senior Attending Staff, Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital
            1964-81         Director, Physician Education Project, 
                                                Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital
            1981-83         Medical Director, Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital
 
Other Appointments:
 
Specialty Certification:
          
            1959             American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
 
Licensure:             
 
1953-            Pennsylvania
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies:
 
            1949             Phi Kappa Phi
            1952             Alpha Omega Alpha
            1974             Earl D. Bond Award, Department of Psychiatry,
                              University of Pennsylvania Medical School
            1977             Richard B. Lower Memorial Prize, Philadelphia
                                        Psychoanalytic Society
            1979             Special Teaching Award, Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital
            1981             Excellence in Teaching Award, Institute of Pennsylvania
                                        Hospital (David A. Woodward Award)
            1984             Excellence in Teaching Award, Institute of Pennsylvania
                                        Hospital (David A. Woodward Award)
            1989             Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching,
                                        School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
            1991             Herman Belmont, MD Faculty Award, Hahnemann Psychiatry
 
Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies and Other Professional Activities:  (Including offices held):       
 
           International: 

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                              International Psychoanalytic Association
         
          1966-            Member
          1974-81        Program Committee
             1990-95           U.S. New Groups Committee
 
          National:
 
                              American Psychoanalytic Association
         
          1966-            Member
             1974-81        Committee on Psychoanalytic Practice
          1975-81        Program Committee 
             1976-77        Chair, Subcommittee on Programs for Allied Disciplines
          1978-81          Chair, Program Committee
              1978-81       Committee on Continuing Education
              1982-83         Search Committee for the Editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanlytic Association
              1992-95          Program Committee
              1998-01
          
1997-              Board of Directors, Fund for Psychoanalytic Research
 
American Psychiatric Society

1957-            Member
            1964-70        Committee on Psychiatry and Medical Practice 
            1978-81        Committee on Continuing Education
 
          Local:
 
                              Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Foundation
 
           1988-2003      Board of Directors
           1990-2003      President       
 
Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute
         
1959-66             Psychoanalytic Training
1969-                  Faculty
1970-             Curriculum-Faculty Committee
1970-                  Education Committee
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1981-            Training & Supervising Analyst
            1992-88        Associate Director and Chair, Student Matters Committee
1988-2001    Admissions Committee
                   
                              Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
       
            
1966- Member

              1972-74        Executive Committee
           1972-73         Program Committee Chair
1978-80        Representative to the Executive Council of the American   
                                                    Psychoanalytic Association
 
Psychoanalytic Research Group,
Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital
                     
1968-76              Founder and Secretary
 
                              State and Local Societies
 
1957-                   Pennsylvania Medical Society
1964-70         Committee on Psychiatry and Medical  Practice
1965-69              Pennsylvania State Steering Committee on Continuing 
Education in Psychiatry
          1957-            Philadelphia Psychiatric Society
1968-69         Chair, Program Committee
1967-71         Greater Delaware Valley Regional Medical Program
                                        Task Force on Continuing Medical Education
          1976-84         Horsham Clinic, Inc. Board of Directors,
                              1983-84  Medical Advisory Group
 
Editorial Positions:
 
          1965-75         Editorial Consultant, International Journal of Clinical and
                              Experimental Hypnosis
          1969-71         Contributing Editor to "Pennsylvania Medicine",
                              published by the Pennsylvania Medical Society
          1976-80         Editorial Board, Journal of the Philadelphia Association
                              for Psychoanalysis, 1976-80
1980-82              Editorial Board, International Journal of Psychoanalytic
Psychotherapy
          1983-93         Editorial Board, Glossary on Psychoanalytic Terms &
                                        Concepts, American Psychoanalytic Association
1985-                   Editorial Board, Psychoanalytic Inquiry
1989-92         Editorial Board Journal of The American
1996-98                   Psychoanalytic Association
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Academic and Institutional Committees:
 
1985-                   Member, Steering Committee, Psychoanalytic Cluster, Department
of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical School
 
Major Teaching and Clinical Responsibilities:
 
1.            Participation in courses for Psychiatric Residents throughout the year.
2.            Low fee treatment for Medical School Residents and faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School/200 hours per year.
 
Lectures by Invitation (past five years):
 
          Panel – Chair – “Multiple Models in Clinical Practice: A Bane or a Blessing?”
American Psychoanalytic Association, January 21, 2006.
 
          Panel – Moderator – “Freud in the Wider World: 150 Years of Creative Clinical
                    and Intellectual Influence”, Psychoanalytic Association of New York,
May 6, 2006.
 
          Panel – Panelist – “The Wolf Man Paints!”, Slought Foundation , November 18,
 2010. 
 
Organizing Roles in Scientific Meetings:  N/A
                   
Bibliography:
 
            Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media):
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Medical Hypnosis Today.  Philadelphia Medicine.
                    54:571, 1956.
 
          Robitscher, Jonas B., and Pulver, Sydney E.:  Orphenadrine
                    in the Treatment of Depression:  A Preliminary Study. 
                    American Journal of Psychiatry, 114:1113-1114, 1958.
 
          Katz, G. Henry, and Pulver, Sydney E.:  Dementia Praecox
                    (Schizophrenia).  Cyclopedia of Medicine, revised
                    edition, Philadelphia, F.A., Davis Co., 1959.
 
          Lower, R.B.; Therman, P.O.; Foulkes, R.S.; Smith, L.H,;
                    Crawford, W.R.; Pulver, S.E.:  Collaboration in the
                    Fields of Religion and Psychiatry:  A Community Study,
                    Philadelphia Medicine, 56:635-639, 1960.

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Pulver, Sydney E.:  Some Current Problems in Medical Hypnosis. 
          Pennsylvania Medical Journal, 64:181-187, 1961.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  The First Electroconvulsive Treatment
                    Given in the United States:  An Historical Note. 
                    American Journal of Psychiatry, 117:845, 1961.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E., and Smith, Lauren H.:  Teaching Medical
                    Hypnosis:  A Pilot Course at a University Medical
                    School.  Comprehensive Psychiatry, 2:157-162, 1961.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E., and Jacobs, E. Gardner:  The Effect of
                    Nonconvulsive Electrostimulation of Some Side Effects
                    of Electroconvulsive Therapy:  A Controlled Study.    Diseases
                    of the Nervous System, 22:758-764, 1961.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E., and Brunt, Manly Y.:  The Deflection of
                    Hostility in Folie a Deux.  Archives of General
                    Psychiatry 5:257-65, 1961.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.; Hoffman, George I.; Sechzer, Philip:
                    Clinic on Hypnosis.  American Practice, 13:274-284, 1962.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Uncovering the Traumatic Event as a
                    Hypnotherapeutic Technique.  American Journal of
                    Clinical Hypnosis, 5:42-46, 1962.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Delusions Following Hypnosis.  International
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 1l:11-22, 1963.
         
Pulver, Sydney E., and Eppes, Bennett:  The Poetzel Phenomenon:  Some
Further Evidence.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases,
136:527-534, 1963. 
 
          Saul, Leon J., and Pulver, Sydney E.:  The Concept of Emotional Maturity.
                    Comprehensive Psychiatry, 6:1965.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Psychiatric Training for Medical Practice.  Medical
                    Tribune, 15:1965.
 
          Smith, Lauren, and Pulver, Sydney E.: Physicians Studying Hypnosis.  Archives
                    of General Psychiatry, 12:557-561, 1965.

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          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Postgraduate Education in Psychiatry for the Non-
Psychiatric Physician:  Recruitment.  The American Journal of
Psychiatry, 123:930-937, 1967.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Narcissism:  The Term and the Concept. 
                    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 18:
                    319-341, 1970, and Psyche, 26:34-57, 1972 (German Translation) .
 
Pulver, Sydney E.:  Can Affects Be Unconscious?  International Journal of
          Psycho-Analysis, 52:347-354, 1971. 
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Unconscious Versus Potential Affects. 
                    The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 43:77-84, January, 1974.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Freud and Third Party Payment:  A Historical Note. 
                    American Journal of Psychiatry, 131:12, December, 1974.
 
Pulver, Sydney E., and Pulver, Mitchell, P.:  Hypnosis in  Medical and Dental
Practice:  A Survey.  International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 23:28-47, 1975.
 
Pulver, Sydney E.:  Training of Family Practitioners about Alcoholism.
Involving the Physician through Alcohol Education and Training:  Published Proceedings, Eastern Area Alcohol Education and Training Program, Inc., Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1975.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.: (Reporter) Panel on Survey of Psychoanalytic Practice, 1976: 
Some Trends and Implications.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 26:615-631, 1978, and in Psyche, 38:63-82, 1984 (German Translation).
 
          Jaffe, D. and Pulver, S.:  Survey of Psychoanalytic Practice 1976; Some Trends
and Implications.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 26:615-631, 1978.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  The Clinical Use of the Manifest Dream.  Journal of the
                    American Psychoanalytic Association, 32:157-162, 1984.
 
Pulver, Sydney E.:  Psychoanalytic Technique:  Some Personal Reflections. 
                    Analysts at Work, Joseph Reppen, Ph.D., Analytic Press, New Jersey,
                    1985.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  The Manifest Dream in Psychoanalysis:  A Clarification.
                    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 35:99-118, 1987.

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          Escoll, Philip J. (Issue Editor); with Pulver, Sydney E.; Rosen, Joel E.;
                    Skolnikoff, Alan Z.: The Psychoanalysis of Young Adults.
                    Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Vol. 7:1, 1987.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  How Theory Shapes Technique: Perspective on a Clinical
                    Study.  Issue editor, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Vol. 7:289-299, 1987.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Psychic Structure, Function, Process and Content:
                    Toward Definition.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic
                    Association, Vol. 36, 1988.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Joint Editor with Malin, Arthur and Skolnikoff, Alan Z.: 
                    Converting Psychotherapy to Psychoanalysis.  Psychoanalytic Inquiry,
                    Vol. 10, 1990.
 
          Pulver, Sydney:  Termination and Separation-Individuation.  Chapter in
                    Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit (1991), edited by Salman Akhtar and  
                    Henri Parens, Jason Aronson, New York, 1991.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Psychoanalytic Technique:  Progress the Past Decade.
                    Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Vol. 11, No. 1: 65-87, 1991.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Gestures, Emblems, and Body Language: What Does it All
                    Mean?  In Kramer, S. and Akhtar, S.  When the Body Speaks.  Jason
                    Aronson, New Jersey, 1991.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E. and Akhtar, Salman:  Sadomasochism in the Perversions;
                    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association,
                    39:741-755, 1991.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Psychic Change: Insight or Relationship?  International
                    Journal of Psycho‑Analysis, 73:199-206, 1992.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Impasses in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  Psychiatric
                    Annals, 22:514-519, 1992.
         
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Freudian and Kleinian Theory:  A Dialogue of Comparative
                    Perspectives.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association,
                    40:801-826, 1992. 
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  The Eclectic Analyst, or the Many Roads to Insight and
                    Change.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association,
                    41:339-357, 1993.

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          Pulver, Sydney E.:  The Psychoanalytic Process and Mechanism of Therapeutic
                    Change.  Chapter in Psychoanalysis:  The Major Concepts, edited by
                    Moore, B.E., Fine, B.D., Yale University Press, New Haven, 1995.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  The Technique of Psychoanalysis Proper, Chapter in
                    Psychoanalysis:  The Major Concepts, edited by Moore, B.E., Fine, B.D.,
                    Yale University Press, New Haven, 1995.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Symptomatology, Chapter  in Psychoanalysis: The Major
                    Concepts, edited by Moore, B.E., Fine, B.D., Yale University Press, New
                    Haven, 1995.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Shame and Guilt: A Synthesis, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly,
                    19:3, 388-406, 1999.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  Introduction to the Case History, Journal of the American
                    Psychoanalytic Association, 48/2:376-381, 2000.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  The Definition of Narcissism, Encyclopedia of Psychology
                    Alan E. Kazdin, Editor, 2000.
 
          Pulver, Sydney E.:  On the Astonishing Clinical Irrelevance of Neuroscience,
                    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 51/3:754-772, 2003.
 
          Contributions to peer-reviewed clinical research publications, participation cited but not by authorship: 
 
          Graff, H., and Crabtree, L.H.:  Vicissitudes in the Development of a
                    Psychoanalytic Research Group.  Journal of the
                    American Psychoanalytic Association, 20:820-830, 1972.
 
          Luborsky, L.; Graff, H.; Pulver, S.; and Curtis, H.:  A Clinical‑Quantitative
                    Examination of Consensus on the Concept of Transference.  Archives of
                    General Psychiatry, 29:69-75, July, 1973.
 
Lower, Richard; Escoll, Philip; Little, Ralph; and Ottenberg, Perry:  An
Experimental Examination of Transference.  Archives of General Psychiatry, 29:738-741, December, 1973.
 
Luborsky, Lester; Bachrach, Henry; Graff, Harold; Pulver, Sydney; and
Christoph, Paul:  Preconditions and Consequences of Transference Interpretations: A Clinical‑Quantitative Investigation.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 167:391-402, 1979.

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Bachrach, Henry; Curtis, Homer; Escoll, Philip; Graff, Harold; Huxster,
Howard; Ottenberg, Perry, and Pulver, Sydney:  Units of Observation and Perspectives on the Psychoanalytic Process.  British Journal of Medical Psychology, 54:25-33, 1981.
         
          Luborsky, Lester; Stuart, Jennifer, et al:  The Penn Psychoanalytic Treatment
Collection: A Set of Complete and Recorded Psychoanalyses As a Research Resource.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 49/1:217-234.
 
          Research Publications, non-peer reviewed:  N/A
 
          Abstracts:  N/A
 
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports (print or other media):
 
          Waldhorn, Herbert F.:  The Place of the Dream in Clinical
                    Psychoanalysis.  (Kris Study Group of the New York
                    Psychoanalytic Institute, Monograph 2).  New York,
                    International Universities Press, 54, 1967.
 
          Levenson, Edgar A.: The Fallacy of Understanding: An Inquiry
                    into the Changing Structure of Psychoanalysis. 
                    Contemporary Psychology, 19:322-323, 1974.
 
          Stoller, Robert J.:  Splitting:  A Case of Female Masculinity. 
                    Contemporary Psychology, 20:792-793, 1975.
 
          Fliess, Robert:  Vol. I, Ego and Body Ego.  Vol. Il, Contributions To Their
                    Psychoanalytic Psychology.  Vol. Ill, Symbol, Dream, and Psychosis.
                    International Universities Press.  The Psychoanalytic Quarterly,
                    46:159-168, 1977.
 
          Rosenblatt, A., and Thickstun, Jr.:  Modern Psychoanalytic
Concepts in a General Psychology.  Psychological Issues, II, Monograph 42/43.  Journal of the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis,
5:197-200, 1978.
 
          Socarides, C.W.:  The World of Emotions.  International
                    Universities Press, 1977.  Journal of the Philadelphia
                    Association for Psychoanalysis, 5:3-4, 1978.

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          Bernstein, Isador, and Fine, Bernard D.:  The Manifest
                    Content of the Dream.  (Kris Study Group of the New
                    York Psychoanalytic Institute, Monograph 3).  New York,
                    International Universities Press, 55, 1969.  Journal of
                    the American Psychoanalytic Association, 26:673-683, 1978. 
 
          Loenwald, Hans:  Papers on Psychoanalysis.  New Haven and
                    London:  Yale Universities Press, 1980.  Review of
                    Psychoanalytic Books, 1:167-175, 1982.
 
          Gear, Maria Carmen; Hill, Melvyn A; and Liendo, Ernesto
                    Cesar:  Working Through Narcissism:  Treating Its
                    Sadomasochistic Structure.  The Psychoanalytic
                    Quarterly, 52:479-481, 1983.
 
          Fleming, Joan and Benedek, Therese F.  Psychoanalytic
                    Supervision:  A Method of Clinical Teaching.
                    International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 65:4, 489-491, 1984.
 
          Miller, Alice:  Prisoners of Childhood.  Basic Books, New
                    York, 1981.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic
                    Association, 3.3:685-687, 1985.
 
          Eagle, Morris N.  Recent Developments in Psychoanalysis:  A Critical
                    Evaluation.  The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 55:2, 346-350, 1986.
 
          Peterfreund, Emanuel:  The Process of Psychoanalytic
                    Therapy.  The Psychoanalytic Review, 74:3, 411‑415, Fall 1987.
 
          Glick, Robert and Meyers, Donald:  Masochism:  Current
                    Psychoanalytic Perspectives.  Psychoanalytic Books, 1987.
 
Bergmann, Martin S.:  The Anatomy of Loving.  The Story of Man's Quest to
Know What Love Is.  Columbia University Press, 1987.  The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 4:655-658, 1989.
 
Glucksman, Myron and Warner, Silas:  Dreams in New Perspective.  Journal
          of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1990.
 
          Spillius, Elizabeth and Feldman, Michael:  Psychic Equilibrium and Psychic
                    Change: Select Papers of Betty Joseph.  Journal of the American
                    Psychoanalytic Association, 42:287-292, 1994.
 
Gill, Merton M.:  Psychoanalysis in Transition: A Personal View.  International
          Journal of Psycho-Analysis, Vol. 76, part 3, 1995. 

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          Silverman, Doris and Wolitzky, David:  Changing Conceptions of
Psychoanalysis: The Legacy of Merton M. Gill.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 50/2:715-716.
         
          Rubovits-Seitz, Philip: Depth-Psychological Understanding.  The Methodologic
Grounding of Clinical Interpretations..  The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 68:2, 317-318, 1999.
 
PEP Archive 1 CD-ROM, Version 3, 1920-1998: Full Article Text.  Psychoanalytic
Electronic Publishing, Inc.  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 50/3:1091-1095.
 
          Books:  N/A
 
Alternative Media:  N/A
 
Patents:  N/A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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