Deborah L. Cabaniss, MD
Associate Director of Residency Training, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators
Director of Psychotherapy Training, Department of Psychiatry
As the Associate Director of Residency Training and Director of Psychotherapy Training in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Cabaniss teaches and supervises residents, coordinates the curriculum in the residency, and teaches psychodynamics to medical students. She is also the Director of the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is a Training and Supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Training and Research.
Dr. Cabaniss' research interests primarily involve psychoanalytic and psychiatric education and she has authored many articles on this topic. She has been the recipient of many teaching awards, including a 2014 Presidential Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching from Columbia University. She is a two time Teichner Scholar of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, and is the lead author of "Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual" and "Psychodynamic Formulation" which have become core reading in psychiatry residencies across the country and Canada and which are being translated into Mandarin, Korean, and Farsi. With Lloyd Sederer, she teaches a department-wide seminar on writing for the lay public. She has a private practice in Manhattan, focusing on psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Herbert Pardes Building of the New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
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Dr. Cabaniss' primary research interest has been in the area of psychiatric and psychoanalytic education.