Arthur Nielsen, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and couple therapist. He earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard College and his MD at Johns Hopkins. He completed his psychiatry residency at Yale and, did family therapy training at The Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, and graduated from The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Professor Nielsen is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine; and serves on the faculty of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, where he teaches couple therapy; and on the faculty of The Family Institute at Northwestern University. For many years, he has coordinated a for-credit course he developed for Northwestern undergraduates, Marriage 101: Building Loving and Lasting Relationships.
He is the author of over 30 papers in the fields of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and couple therapy, and most recently of the textbook: A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: Integrating Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Approaches.
Expertise: Couple and family therapy; psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
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