Dr. Anne Thompson earned her B.A. from Colgate University, her M.A. in Psychology from New York University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York University. Throughout her doctoral program she received clinical training at New York University's Psychology Clinic, with an emphasis on adult individual psychotherapy, couples and family therapy. In addition, she held a Staff Psychologist position at EDRC, an outpatient psychotherapy center in New York City specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, where she worked with Dr. Judith Brisman for nine years.

Dr. Thompson is in private practice in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Thompson's clinical approach, though drawn primarily from contemporary psychoanalytic theory, is also largely influenced by attachment theory, and mindfulness based interventions. When necessary, Dr. Thompson incorporates cognitive and dialectical behavioral techniques (DBT). Dr. Thompson recently completed an intensive training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. Dr. Thompson also has just completed her first year as a candidate in psychoanalysis at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP).

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Education
Ph.D. New York University, Clinical Psychology
M.A. New York University, Psychology
B.A. Colgate University, Psychology Major, Cum Laude
Clinical Training and Experience
Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, Los Angeles, CA
Eating Disorder Resource Center, New York, NY Staff Psychologist and pre-doctoral psychotherapist
North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, NY, Pre-doctoral intern Rotations: Adult inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry and substance abuse.
New York University, Psychology Clinic Individual, couples and family therapy practicum
Post-Graduate Training and Certification
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Professional education and training with John Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli
Institute in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Candidate for training in psychoanalysis
Institute in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Supervisory Experience
Maple Counseling Center, Off-Site Supervisor
Stress and coping in couples facing a stressful event, New York University Doctoral Dissertation
Dual Diagnosis: Mental illness and substance abuse Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
Alcohol Rehab and Detox Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
Thompson, A. & Bolger, N. (1999) Emotional transmission in couples under stress.Journal of Marriage and the Family, 61,38-48.
American Psychological Association Division 39: Psychoanalysis, Division 50: Addictions
California Psychological Association
Los Angeles County Psychological Association
AED, Academy of Eating Disorders
IAEDP, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
IARPP, International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy