Dr. Kenneth Frank is a psychologist, psychotherapist, and trained psychoanalyst who combines an extensive clinical practice with an active academic career and leadership in the psychotherapeutic profession.
His clinical practice is centered on psychotherapy integration, which draws on multiple treatment approaches. He uses these approaches singly or in combination over the course of treatment. In addition to using psychoanalytic methods for understanding underlying motivations, Dr. Frank employs cognitive-behavior therapy, which helps correct the problematic behaviors and thinking involved in many psychological difficulties. He also uses Focusing therapy, which weaves in experiential components enabling people to directly sense their issues as they are experiencing them in the moment. In some instances, he applies EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to treat areas of trauma. Treatment for each individual patient is designed to achieve optimum benefits.
Individual and Couples Therapy: Dr. Frank’s expertise in several therapeutic approaches enables him to help patients address a wide variety of issues, from anxiety and depression to motivational, behavioral and relational problems. His therapeutic approach is especially helpful to couples addressing the complex balance between appreciating individual priorities and communicating effectively and intimately within a caring partnership.
Corporate and Family Business Clients: Dr. Frank has drawn on his extensive knowledge and clinical experience to create innovative, effective solutions for the workplace. With clients ranging from multinational corporations to small businesses, he has offered many programs. He is especially well known for his work with family businesses.
Small Group Training for Psychotherapists: Dr. Frank offers consultation for psychotherapists and conducts small study groups in his private offices in New York, NY and Englewood, NJ. These sessions expand professionals’ knowledge and competence and aid them in writing scholarly papers. The scope includes primarily neuroscientifically informed psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavior therapy, Focusing therapy and EMDR.
Academic Career: As Co-Founder, Board Director and faculty member of The National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Dr. Frank continues his longstanding efforts to further the profession of psychotherapy and the continuing education of practitioners. He is Founder and Director of N.I.P.’s Certificate Program in Psychotherapy Integration for Psychoanalysts & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. He has also served on the faculty of Columbia Medical School as a Clinical Professor for many years. In addition, he is on the faculty of The Steven Mitchell Center for Relational Studies and the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey.
Publications: Dr. Frank is the author of numerous articles and books on effective psychotherapy and the newest developments in the profession. Many of these works focus on psychotherapy integration and the most effective applications of this approach. His writings have been identified as being among the most widely read in the field by the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Archive.