CPPNJ - The Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey


Introducing Nancy Hicks, PsyD

Becoming part of the CPPNJ community is a wonderful opportunity for me. Since graduating from GSAPP in 1989, my focus has been on expanding my capacity to work sensitively and effectively with my patients. There is so much to know, and so many talented thinkers, writers, teachers, and clinicians from whom to learn.

Several years after starting my first practice in Metuchen, NJ, I began my analytic training at TRISP, the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology in New York City. The program concentrated on the origins of Self Psychology as typified by its founder, Heinze Kohut, as well as on its subsequent development by writers such as Bacal, Lachman, Beebe, and Fosshage.

A second area of emphasis was the work of the Intersubjectivists, especially Stolorow and Atwood, Brandchaft, and Orange. Although they were not emphasized in my training, I have also been influenced by the writings of many Relational analysts. Since graduating I have served on the TRISP faculty, teaching courses in Gender and Sexuality, Fantasy, Trauma, and Clinical Case Supervision. I have had a long-standing interest in couples, and have written and presented several papers on couplesí therapy at the International Conference for Self Psychology.

Currently I have offices in Metuchen, NJ and New York City. I enjoy the contrast of being in two different settings, but the emphasis of my practice is largely similar: working with individual adults and couples, and doing clinical supervision. I look forward to knowing you better, most especially to the give and take that emerges from learning together.