Dr. Jack Anchin has been engaged in the private practice of psychotherapy for over 25 years and is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at the University at Buffalo—SUNY. He has been a leader in writing about theoretical, philosophical, empirical, and practice-related issues associated with development and application of a unifying paradigm for clinical science and psychotherapy. These unification-related foci are logical extensions of his long-standing interests in systems theory, interpersonal psychotherapy, psychotherapy integration, and philosophy of clinical psychology. His journal articles and book chapters, conference symposia, and paper presentations range across these diverse yet confluent areas of interest.
Additionally, Dr. Anchin is Co-Editor of the Handbook of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, identified as a seminal publication in the field of interpersonal theory, research, and practice. For the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, he has served as Editor of a special double issue on brief integrative psychotherapy; Co-Editor of a special issue on the unification of psychotherapy; and is Editor of a special section on philosophy and psychotherapy integration.
Dr. Anchin also served on the inaugural Advisory Council of Clinician’s Research Digest: Briefings in Behavioral Science and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy. Currently he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and is on the Editorial Board of Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. With Dr. Jeffrey J. Magnavita, he is Co-Founder and Co-Editor of the electronic Journal of Unified Clinical Science: Personality Systemics and Psychotherapy.
Books and Monographs:
Kiesler, D.J., Bernstein, A.J., & Anchin, J.C. (1976). Interpersonal communication, relationship, and the behavior therapies. Richmond: Virginia Commonwealth University.
Anchin, J.C., & Kiesler, D.J. (Eds.). (1982). Handbook of interpersonal psychotherapy. New York: Pergamon Press.
Anchin, J.C. (Ed.). (2003). Special Issue: Integratively oriented brief psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 13(3&4), 219-442.
Anchin, J.C. (Ed). Special Section: Philosophy and psychotherapy integration. Appearing on a periodic basis in the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.
Anchin, J.C., & Magnavita, J.J. (Eds). (2008). Special Issue: Toward the unification of psychotherapy: A journal symposium. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 259-376.
Articles and Chapters:
Perkins, M.J., Kiesler, D.J., Anchin, J.C., Chirico, B.M., Kyle, E.M., & Federman, E.J. (1979). The Impact Message Inventory: A new measure of relationship in counseling/psychotherapy and other dyads. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 26, 363-367.
Anchin, J.C. (1982). Sequence, pattern, and style: Integration and treatment implications of some interpersonal concepts. In J.C. Anchin & D.J. Kiesler (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal psychotherapy (pp. 95-131). New York: Pergamon Press.
Anchin, J.C. (1982). Interpersonal approaches to psychotherapy: Summary and conclusions. In J.C. Anchin & D.J. Kiesler (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal psychotherapy (pp. 313-329). New York: Pergamon Press.
Anchin, J.C. (1987). Functional analysis and the social-interactional perspective: Toward an integration in the behavior change enterprise. Journal of Integrative and Eclectic Psychotherapy, 6, 387-399.
Anchin, J.C. (2002). Relational psychoanalytic enactments and psychotherapy integration: Dualities, dialectics, and directions: Comment on Frank (2002). Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 12, 302-346.
Anchin, J.C. (2003). Integratively oriented brief psychotherapy: Historical perspective and contemporary approaches. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 13, 219-240.
Anchin, J.C. (2003). Cybernetic systems, existential phenomenology, and solution-focused narrative: Therapeutic transformation of negative affective states through integratively oriented brief psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 13, 334-442.
Anchin, J.C. (2005). Introduction to the special section on philosophy and psychotherapy integration and to the inaugural focus on moral philosophy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 15, 284-298.
Anchin, J.C. (2006). A hermeneutically informed approach to psychotherapy integration. In G. Stricker and J. Gold (Eds.), A casebook of psychotherapy integration (pp. 261-280). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Anchin, J.C., & Magnavita, J.J. (2006). The nature of unified clinical science: Implications for psychotherapeutic theory, practice, training, and research. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 41(2), 26-36.
Anchin, J.C. (2008). Contextualizing discourse on a philosophy of science for psychotherapy integration. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 1-24.
Anchin, J.C. (2008). Comment: Integrating methodologies in the scientific study of interpersonal psychotherapy: A reaction to “Therapist Immediacy in Brief Psychotherapy: Case Study I and Case Study II.” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 45, 316-319.
Anchin, J.C. (2008). Pursuing a unifying paradigm for psychotherapy: Tasks, dialectical considerations, and biopsychosocial systems metatheory. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 310-349.
Anchin, J.C. (2008). The critical role of the dialectic in viable metatheory: A commentary on Henriques’ Tree of Knowledge System for integrating human knowledge. Theory & Psychology, 18, 801-816.
Anchin, J.C., & Magnavita, J.J. (2008). Toward the unification of psychotherapy: An introduction to the journal symposium. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. 18, 259-263.
Anchin, J.C., & Pincus, A.L. (in press). Evidence-based interpersonal psychotherapy with personality disorders: Theory, components, and strategies. In J. J. Magnavita (Ed.), Evidence-based treatment of personality dysfunction: Principles, methods, and processes. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Anchin, J.C. (1979). [Review of J. Haley’s book Problem-solving therapy]. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 7, 94-95.
Anchin, J.C. (1985). Psychoanalysis in crisis: Intrapsychic versus interpersonal choices. [Review of E. Levenson’s book The ambiguity of change: An inquiry into the nature of psychoanalytic reality]. Contemporary Psychology, 30, 455-457.
Anchin, J.C. (1987). Interpersonal psychotherapy of depression: A prototype for operational specificity. [Review of G. L. Klerman, M. M. Weissman, B. J. Rounsaville, & E. S. Chevron’s book Interpersonal psychotherapy of depression]. Contemporary Psychology, 32, 183-185.
Anchin, J.C. (1989). [Review of F.H. Kanfer & B. K. Schefft’s book Guiding the process of therapeutic change]. Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration Newsletter, 7, 10-13.
Kiesler, D.J., Anchin, J.C., Perkins, M.J., Chirico, B.M., Kyle, E.M., & Federman, E.J. (1985). The Impact Message Inventory. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.