Meet our Faculty: Jill Gentile
It’s a pleaure to join the CPPNJ faculty and this vibrant community! I have nurtured a love for psychoanalysis since my graduate Ph.D. training in clinical psychology at the University of Rochester. While there, I developed a strong interest in attachment theory, self psychology, Winnicott and object relations thinking, and developmental psychopathology. I have since immersed myself in clinical work with children, adolescents, and adults (across diverse settings), completed psychoanalytic training at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity in New York City, and established ongoing practices in both Highland Park, NJ and downtown Manhattan.
During my psychoanalytic training, I developed a strong interest in the evolution of personal agency, developmental “semiotics” (in particular, how the talking cure is grounded in a growing capacity to use signs and symbols), and how these capacities foster our engagement in relationships of mutual recognition. I am continually fascinated by how personal agency and our capacity for intimacy develop in tandem and in my writing, I seek to describe these interdependent processes.
Currently, I teach and co-chair the Independent track at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis; I also teach and supervise at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, and serve on the editorial board of the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. I have been on the faculty at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, the National Institutes for the Psychotherapies, and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. I’m also trying to achieve some balance by focusing on balance in my yoga practice!