Dr. Edward Steen (1995)

1995 Dr SteenSaint John, New Brunswick;
Doctoral Studies in Clinical Psychology, New York University.

Dr. Edward Steen is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. A lot of his work has to do with the treatment of addictions. Over the many years that he has been practicing he found himself drawn to certain strains of thought about the mind, about human functioning, systems theory, the “ecology” of the human mind, or fundamental interconnectedness, and about evolutionary aspects of how the mind was “designed” to function. These are all fairly hot topics these days but in his work, he has have found a way to weave disparate ideas, some from others and some his own, into an interesting framework, since quite a few of his clients have strongly urged him to start writing a book or something about his general framework and how he works in therapy. He put this aside for a while, but the suggestions to start writing have kept coming.

Just a couple of weeks ago, he started gathering some of the thoughts that have struck a chord with his clients, and, since he is quite busy with work and life, he suggests it might be slow going, but he certainly feels it would be nice to try to re-enter a more intellectual persona after a long time away from that.

In addition to his private practice, he has worked and trained at a number of hospitals and clinics. He has taught and supervised graduate and medical students, and until recently, was the program coordinator of an outpatient addictions clinic in the Bronx.

Edward (Ted) said he enjoys hearing about O’Brien Foundation news, and all these years later “I still consider it a real honor to have been recognized by the foundation”. He has an office located on Park Avenue in New York City.