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Kevin Meehan

Kevin B. Meehan

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.A., New York UniversityM.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYPh.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Description

Kevin B. Meehan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at LIU, Brooklyn. Dr. Meehan is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he is collaborating with his colleagues at the Personality Disorders Institute (PDI) as a researcher and study therapist in evaluating a manualized treatment for borderline personality disorder called Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP). His clinical research evaluates attachment and reflective functioning as mechanisms of change in psychodynamic and interpersonal psychotherapies, as well as the process of change in patients with personality disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. His research also evaluates deficits in effortful control, affect regulation, and social cognition in both college-age and personality disordered populations. He also maintains a private practice in psychotherapy in downtown Brooklyn.

Specialties

Personality Disorders, Trauma, Attachment, Reflective Function, Narcissism, Self-Regulation, Psychodynamic and Interpersonal Therapies, Personality Assessment.

Publications

Co-author with Cain, N. M., Clarkin, J. F., & De Panfilis, C.  "The impact of integrated object representations on rejection sensitivity." Psychoanalytic Psychology (Forthcoming)

Co-author with De Panfilis, C., Antonucci, C., Cain, N. M., Soliani, A., Marchesi, C., Clarkin, J. F., & Sambataro, F. "Facial emotion recognition and social-cognitive correlates of narcissistic features." Journal of Personality Disorders (Forthcoming)

Co-author wth Huprich, S. K., Nelson, S., Siefert, C., Haggerty, G., Sexton, J., Dauphin, V. B., Macaluso, M., Baade, L., Jackson, J. L., Zackula, R. "Introduction of the DSM-5 Levels of Personality Functioning Questionnaire (DLOPFQ)." Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment (Forthcoming)

Co-author with Clarkin, J. F., Livesley, W. J. "Clinical assessment." In Livesley, W. J. (Ed.) Handbook of Personality Disorder, 2nd Edition (New York: 2018)

Co-author with De Panfilis, C., Cain, N. M., Antonucci, C., Soliani, A., Clarkin, J. F., & Sambataro, F. "Facial emotion recognition and borderline personality pathology." Psychiatry Research (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.05.042.

Co-author with Morel, K. M., Haden, S. C. & Papouchis, N. "Adolescent female aggression: Functions and etiology."Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma (2017) DOI: 10.1080/10926771.2017.1385047

Co-author with Gershy, N., Papouchis, N., Omer, H., Sapir, I. S. "Randomized Clinical Trail of Mindfulness Skills in Parent Management Training." Child & Youth Care Forum (2017) DOI: 10.1007/s10566-017-9411-4.

Co-author with Cain, N. M., De Panfilis, C., & Clarkin, J. F. "A multi-surface interpersonal circumplex assessment of rejection sensitivity." Journal of Personality Assessment 99:1 (2017):35-45.

Co-author with Levy, K. N., Clouthier, T. L., Yeomans, F. E., Lenzenweger, M. F., Clarkin, J. F., & Kernberg, O. F. "Transference-focused psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder." In Fishman, D. B., Messer, S. B., Edwards, D. J. A., & Dattilio, F. M. (Eds.). Case Studies Within Psychotherapy Trials: Expanding the Gold Standard (New York, 2017)

 

Co-author wth Zick, E. "Parental humility." In Tuber, S. (Ed.). Parenting: Contemporary Clinical Perspectives (New York, 2016)

Co-author with De Panfilis, C., Cain, N. M., & Clarkin, J. F. "Effortful control, rejection sensitivity, and borderline personality disorder features in adulthood." Journal of Personality Disorders 30: 5 (2016): 595–612.

Co-author with Markowitz, J. C., Petkova, E., Zhao, Y., Van Meter, P. E., Neria, Y., Pessin, H., & Nazia, Y. "Treatment preferences of psychotherapy patients with chronic PTSD." Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 77: 3 (2016): 363-370.

Co-author with Lewis, K. C., Cain, N. M., & Wong, P. S. "Within the confines of character: A review of suicidal behavior and personality style." Psychoanalytic Psychology 33:1 (2016): 179-202.

Co-author with Lewis, K. C., Cain, N. M., Wong, P. S., Clemence, A. J., Stevens, J., & Tillman, J. G. "Impairments in object relations and chronicity of suicidal behavior in individuals with borderline personality disorder." Journal of Personality Disorders, 30:1 (2016): 19–34.

Co-author with Weinstein, S. R., Cain, N. M., Ripoll, L. H., Boussi, A. R., Papouchis, N., New, A. S., & Siever, L. J. "Mental state identification, borderline pathology, and the neglected role of childhood trauma." Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment 7:1 (2016): 61-71.

Co-author with Simon, S., Cain, N. M., Samstag, L. W. & Muran, J. C. "Assessing interpersonal subtypes in depression." Journal of Personality Assessment 97:4 (2015): 364-373.

Co-author with Clarkin, J. F.  & Lenzenweger, M. F. (2015). Emerging approaches to the conceptualization and treatment of personality disorder. Canadian Psychology 56:2 (2015): 155–167.

Co-author with Levy, K. N. "Personality disorders". In Luyten, P., Mayes, L., Fonagy, P., Target, M., Blatt, S. J. (Eds.). Handbook of Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychopathology (New York, 2015)

Co-author with Tuber, S. "Projective measures of personality and psychopathology."  In Cautin, R. & Lilienfeld, S. (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology (West Sussex, 2015)


Co-author with Van Buren, B. R. "Child maltreatment and vulnerable narcissism: The roles of shame and disavowed need." Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 63 (2015): 555-61.


Co-author with Clarkin, J. F. "A critical evaluation of moving toward a trait system for personality disorder assessment." In S. K. Huprich (Ed.). Personality Disorders: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Research (Washington, D.C., 2015)  

Co-author with Lewis, K. , Tillman, J., Cain, N. M., Wong, P., Clemence, A. J., & Stevens, J. "Impact of object relations and impulsivity on persistent suicidal behavior." Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 62 (2014): 485-492.

Co-author with Levy, K. N., Temes, C. M., & Detrixhe, J. "Solitude and personality disorders." In Coplan, R. J. & Bowker, J. (Eds.). A Handbook of Solitude: Psychological Perspectives on Social Isolation, Social Withdrawal, and Being Alone (West Sussex, 2014)

Co-author with Diamond, D. "Attachment and object relations in patients with narcissistic personality disorder:  Implications for therapeutic process and outcome." Journal of Clinical Psychology 69:11 (2013): 1148-59.

Co-author with Cain, N. M., De Panfilis, C. & Clarkin, J. F. "Assessing interpersonal profiles associated with varying levels of effortful control." Journal of Personality Assessment 95:6 (2013): 640-644.

Co-author with Levy, K. N. & Temes, C. M. "Attachment theory and personality disorders." In A. Danquah & K. Berry (Eds.). Attachment Theory in Adult Mental Health (London, 2013)

Co-author with De Panfilis, C., Cain, N. M., & Clarkin, J. F. "Effortful control and externalizing problems in young adults." Personality and Individual Differences 55:5 (2013): 553-58.

Co-author with De Panfilis, C., Cain, N. M., & Clarkin, J. F. "The relationship between effortful control, current psychopathology and interpersonal difficulties in young adults." Comprehensive Psychiatry 54 (2013): 454-461.

Co-author, Levy, K. N., Cain, N. M., & Ellison, W. D. "Narcissism in the DSM." In Ogrodniczuk, J. S. (Ed.). Understanding and Treating Pathological Narcissism (Washington DC: 2013)

Co-author with Rutimann, D. "Validation of a brief interview for assessing reflective function." Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 60 (2012): 577-589.

Co-author with Levy, K. N., & Clarkin, J. F. "Construct validity of a measure of affective communication in psychotherapy." Psychoanalytic Psychology 29 (2012): 145-165.

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., & Yeomans, F. E. An update and overview of the empirical evidence for transference-focused psychotherapy and other psychotherapies for borderline personality disorder. In R. Levy, J.S. Ablon, & H. Kaechele (Eds.), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence (New York: 2012)

Co-author with Levy, K. N., Temes, C. M., & Yeomans, F. E. "Attachment theory and research: Implications for psychodynamic psychotherapy." In R. Levy, J.S. Ablon, & H. Kaechele (Eds.). Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Research: Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence (New York, 2009)

Co-author with Markowitz, J. C., Kaplowitz, M., Suh, E. J., Neria, Y., Jonker, H., Rafaeli, A., & Lovell, K. "Treating patients who strain the research psychotherapy paradigm." Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 200 (2012): 594-597.

Co-author with Yeomans, F. E. & Levy, K. N. "Treatment Approaches for Borderline Personality Disorder." Psychiatric Times (April 2012): 42-46.

Co-author with Levy, K. N. & Yeomans, F. E. "Transference-focused psychotherapy reduces treatment drop-out and suicide attempters compared with community psychotherapist treatment in borderline personality disorder." Evidence-Based Mental Health 13 (2010): 119.

Co-author with Levy, K. N. "Psychodynamic theories of relationships." In Reis, H. & Sprecher, S. (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (London, 2009)

Co-author with Jurist, E. L. "Attachment, mentalization and reflective functioning." In Obegi, J. H. & Berant, E. (Eds.). Attachment Theory and Research in Clinical Work with Adults (New York, 2009)

Co-author with Drob, S. L., Waxman, S. "Clinical and conceptual problems in the attribution of malingering in forensic evaluations." Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 37 (2009): 98-106.

Co-author with Rudden, M. G., Milrod, B. & Falkenström, F. "Symptom-specific reflective functioning: Incorporating psychoanalytic measures into clinical trials." Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 57 (2009): 1473-1478.

Book Review: “Transforming Narcissism: Reflections on Empathy, Humor, and Expectations” by Frank M. Lachmann. Psychotherapy 46 (2009): 402-403.

Co-author with Levy, K. N., Reynoso, J. S., Hill, L. L., & Clarkin, J. F. "Measuring reflective function with a multi-dimensional rating scale: Comparison to scoring reflective function on the AAI." Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 57 (2009): 208-213.

Co-author with Ueng-McHale, J., Reynoso, J. S., Harris, B. H., Wolfson, V. M., Gomes, H., & Tuber, S. B. "Self-regulation and internal resources in school-aged children with ADHD symptomatology: An investigation using the Rorschach inkblot method." Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 72 (2008): 259-282.

Co-author with Levy, K. N., Kelly, K. M., Reynoso, J. S., Weber, M., Clarkin, J. F., & Kernberg, O. F. "Change in attachment patterns and reflective function in a randomized control trial of transference focused psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 74 (2006): 1027-1040.

Co-author with Harris, B. H., Reynoso, J. S., Ueng-McHale, J., & Tuber, S. B. (2006). "A child with ADHD; Convergences of Rorschach data and case material," Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy 5 (2006): 499-517.

Co-author with Tuber, S. B., Harris, B. H., Reynoso, J. S., & Ueng-McHale, J. "Rorschach configurations of children with ADHD" In Smith, S. & Handler, L. (Eds.). The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Handbook (New Jersey, 2006)

Co-author with Levy, K. N., Weber, M., Reynoso, J., & Clarkin, J. F. "Attachment patterns in borderline personality disorder: Implications for psychotherapy." Psychopathology 38 (2005): 64-74.

Co-author with Levy, K. N., Auerbach, J. S., & Blatt, S. J., "Concept of the object on the Rorschach scale."  In Bornstein, R. F. & Masling, J. M. (Eds.). Scoring the Rorschach: Seven validated systems (New Jersey, 2005)