R. Curtis Bristol, M.D.
Psychoanalyst and Psychiatrist

Professional Credentials

About Raymond Curtis Bristol, M.D,


Undergraduate Education:
Stanford University

Medical School:
University of Southern California

Internship:                     
University Hospital, University of Michigan Medical School

Residencies:                    
Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical School  
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine

Advanced Training:          
Fellow in Psychiatry, Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Member and Staff, Yale-Tavistock Institute for Human Relations
Residential Group Relations Conference
Certificate, Washington School of Psychiatry, Program in Social Psychiatry

Psychoanalytic Training:
Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis                    

Licensure and Board Certification:
District of Columbia, Medicine and Surgery, Specialty in Psychiatry (License # MD25534)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification

Professional Experience:
Staff, Austen Riggs Center       
Chief Psychiatrist and Senior Staff, Peace Corps
Acting Medical Director, Peace Corps
Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, Private Practice

Teaching Experience:
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown Medical School
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Advanced Studies Program in
Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, Georgetown University Medical School
Adjunct Professor, Liberal Studies Program, Georgetown University
Teaching Analyst, Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis
Teaching and Supervising Analyst, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis                   

Membership:                 
Senior Member, American Psychoanalytic Association
Founding Member, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Past Member, Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis
Senior Member, International Psychoanalytic Association
Member, Philosophic Association of Washington, D.C.

Professional Study Groups:           
Co-Chair, Love, Sex and the American Psyche, bi-annually, American Psychoanalytic Association
Co-Chair, Intersubjectivity and Transformative Moments in Psychoanalysis and Creative Works, bi-annually,
American Psychoanalytic Association
Co-Chair, Contribution to Psychoanalysis by Paul Gray bi-annually American Psychoanalytic Association
Co-Founder/Co-Chair, Woodstock Study Group, monthly Washington, D.C.
Co-Chair, Psychoanalysis and Self Psychology, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Member, Study Group on Creativity, quarterly, Bethesda, Maryland


Publications:                   
Davison, W., Bristol, R., & Pray, M. (1986) "Turning aggression on the self: a study of psychoanalytic
process”, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, LV: 273-295.

Davison, W., Pray, M., & Bristol, R.C. (1990) “ Psychoanalytic process and close process monitoring
of resistance”, Psychoanalytic Quarterly: LVIII.

Davison, W.T., Pray, M., & Bristol, R. (1990) “Mutative interpretation and close process monitoring in a
study of psychoanalytic process”, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, LIX: 599-628.

Bristol, R. (1990) “Romantic Love, Passionate Attachments and the Greater Achievements in the Case
of C.D.”, The Search, Passion and Possession of Romantic Love Conference, Washington School of
Psychiatry, recording.

Davison, W.T., Pray, M. Bristol, R.C. &  Welker,  R. (1995) “Defense Analysis and Mutative Interpretation:
A Primer”, Undoing Developmental Lag in Psychoanalytic Technique, Essays in Honor of Paul Gray on His
75 Birthday, Goldberger, M. (Editor), Private Press, N.Y.

Davison, W.T., Pray, M., Bristol, R.C., & Welker, R. (1995) "Defense Analysis and Mutative Interpretation:
A Primer," Undoing Developmental Lag in Psychoanalytic Technique, Goldberger, M., Editor, Analytic Press.

Davison, W.T., Pray, M., Bristol, R.C. (1996) “Defense Analysis and Mutative Interpretation”, Danger and
Defense, Goldberger,  M., Editor, N.J. & London: Jason Aronson Inc.

Bristol, R.C. Ed., "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Manifestation, Theory and Treatment”,
Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 21, number 3, 2001.

Bristol, R.C., The Psychoanalytic Century, David Scharff (Editor) “What Freud Taught Us about Passionate
Romantic Love”, p. 203-300, Other Press, 2000.

Bristol, R. and Pasternack, S., “Love and the American Society”, Cosmos Journal, Washington, D.C.2001

Bristol, R..C., (Leon Wurmer, Ed.), The Superego:  The History of a Childhood Neurosis and its Relation to
the Adult Superego, The Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 24: 286-306 (2004)

Bristol, R.C., “Edgar Allan Poe”, The American Psychoanalyst, September 2010
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