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Dr. Dionne Powell a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (NY), and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY-NYU affiliated).She is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University in New York, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.


Dionne has written and presented extensively on race, gender, ambition, with recent contributions including: Race, African-Americans and Psychoanalysis: Collective Silence in the Therapeutic Conversation (Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, JAPA, 2018, new author prize recipient); Chapter contributor A Case Analysis of an Academic Scientist in Her Early Thirties: Authorship and Stolen Ambitions (2019 book Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Their Experience of Desire, Ambition and Leadership, Arnold & Brody, eds.); From the Sunken Place to the Shitty Place: The Film Get Out, Psychic Emancipation and Modern Race Relations from a Psychodynamic Clinical Perspective. (The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 2020); Do Black Lives Matter: The Psychic Resistance to Change. (Jahrbuch der Psychoanalyse, 2021); Race Matters in Psychoanalytic Education ( Issue 14: Race, Caste, Class, Faith. July 16, 2021); Chapter contributor and Section editor on racial and ethnic diversity for the 2nd edition of Glen Gabbard’s Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments, (2022).


Dionne is the 2021 recipient of the Candidate’s Council of the American Psychoanalytic Association, APsaA, Master Teacher of the Year Award, presentation on February 28th, 2021; and is the inaugural recipient of the Margaret Morgan Lawrence Lecture on March 1st 2022, sponsored by the Association of Psychoanalytic Medicine, APM.


She is a founding member of Black Psychoanalysts Speak, is Co-Chair of the Holmes Commission of Racial Equality in Psychoanalysis (CO-REAP), and is Vice-President of the American Association for Psychoanalytic Education (AAPE).


Dr. Powell is in full time private practice in New York City.

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