Dr. Jay Kwawer Receives 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Jay Kwawer, Ph.D. APsaA Distinguished Service Award 2021


June 15, 2021 New York, NY

Jay Kwawer, Ph.D., FABP, a psychoanalyst in New York City was awarded a 2021 Distinguished Service Award by the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychology in the NYU Postdoctoral program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

In receiving the Distinguishes Service Award, Dr. Kwawer is recognized for his many years of contributions to psychoanalytic field.

APsaA points to Dr. Kwawer’s seminal contributions in facilitating the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology joining APsaA, which repaired a painful era in American Psychoanalysis. He is Director Emeritus of the Institute.

“Jay’s clear thinking, diplomacy, and dedication were critical in resolving two decades of effort to recognize the White Institute model of psychoanalytic education and bring their members into APsaA, thereby strengthening both institutions and psychoanalysis the United States,” said APsaA President William Glover, Ph.D. 

Dr. Kwawer is also being recognized for his service in helping to establish the Institute Advisory and Consultation Section of APsaA’s Department of Psychoanalytic Education.

The leadership and membership of The American Psychoanalytic Association join together to thank Dr. Kwawer for his outstanding service.

About The American Psychoanalytic Association

APsaA is the oldest and largest professional organization for psychoanalysts in North America, representing 3,000 members, 33 approved training institutes, and 39 affiliate societies throughout the United States. APsaA members include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists, and educators.

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