Friday, July 01, 2005


My name is Deborah Serani, Psy.D. and I am a psychologist who specializes in depression and trauma. I also enjoy writing and serving as a resource for psychologically related issues in magazines, newspapers, radio and television. . . anything that can bring psychology and psychoanalysis to a wider audience. I can be contacted via email at drsera - at- optonline - dot- net

The information provided in this blog is to be used for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care, diagnosis or treatment of any psychological disorders.

Current Academic Position

Adelphi University, New York
Graduate Program School Psychology: Adjunct Professor

Academic Journals

Serani, D. (submission status). Mental illness stigma in television: The good, the bad and the ugly.

Serani, D. (2008). If it bleeds, it leads: The clinical implications of fear-based programming in news media. Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, 24(4): 240-250. DOI: 10.3200/PSYC.24.4.240-250.

Serani, D. (2004). Expanding the frame: Psychoanalysis after September 11. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 68(1): 1-8. PMID: 15113030

Serani, D. (2002). The analyst in the pharmacy. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 32(2/3): 229-241. DOI: 10.1023/A:1020501227827

Serani, D. (2001). Yours, mine and ours: Analysis with a deaf patient and a hearing analyst. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 37: 655-671.

Serani, D. (2000). Silence in the analytic space, resistance or reverie: A perspective from Loewald's theory of primordial unity. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 36: 505-519.

Print Interviews

ABC News
All You Magazine
American Psychological Association
Associated Press
All Things Medical Blog
Baby Talk Magazine
Campus Life Magazine
Canvas Magazine
Chicago Sun-Times
Forbes Magazine
Glamour Magazine
Genetics & Health Blog
Hudson Valley Parent Magazine
Long Island Exchange
Naked Medicine
Parenting New Hampshire
Psychology Today
Sandusky Register
Scarsdale Magazine
The Free Press - Miami
The Journal Press
Women's Health & Fitness Magazine


NBC - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Technical Advisor


WHYY Radio: Voices in the Family
"Mental Illness Stigma in Television Media"
"My Depression"

"The Tenth Session"
A psychological suspense fiction novel

This blogpost will be updated as needed