Emil Gutheil

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Emil Arthur Gutheil (January 21, 1889 – July 7, 1959) was a Polish-American psychiatrist specializing in human sexuality, music therapy, and psychoanalysis.[1] He was a founder of the Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy and editor of the American Journal of Psychotherapy.

Life and career[edit]

Gutheil was born in Poland and educated at the University of Vienna. He was neuro-psychiatrist at the University Clinic and served as personal assistant to Wilhelm Stekel. He co-founded the Active-analytic Clinic in Vienna, but emigrated with his wife to the United States in the late 1930s, fearing Nazi persecution. He served at the psychiatric clinic of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Gutheil edited Stekel's autobiography.[2][3]

Gutheil died in New York City following a heart attack. The Gutheil Library at Baruch College and the Gutheil Memorial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy are named in his honor.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Gutheil EA (1930). An analysis of a case of transvestism. In Stekel, Sexual Aberrations; the Phenomenon of Fetishism in Relation to Sex. Liveright, pp. 345–351.
  • Gutheil EA (1934). Analysis of a Case of Migraine. Psychoanalytic Review, 21:272-299
  • Gutheil EA (1939). The Language of the Dream. M.D. New York - The Macmillan Company.
  • Gutheil EA (1944). Psychoanalysis and brief psychotherapy. J. Clin. Psychopath. & Psychotherapy, vol. VI, pp. 207–230.
  • Gutheil EA (1947). Occupational neurosis in a musician. Am J Psychother. 1947 Oct;1(4):448-67. PMID 20270197
  • Gutheil EA (1947). A rare case of sadomasochism. Am J Psychother. 1947 Jan;1(1):87-92. PMID 20290166
  • Gutheil EA (1948). Dream and suicide. Am J Psychother. 1999 Spring;53(2):246-57. PMID 10415994
  • Gutheil EA (1948). Training in psychotherapy. Am J Psychother. 1948 Oct;2(4):676-89. PMID 18103766
  • Gutheil EA (1949). On the margin. Am J Psychother. 1949 Jul;3(3):430-3. PMID 18136697
  • Gutheil EA (1951). The handbook of dream analysis. Liveright. 1970 reprint ISBN 978-0-87140-219-6
  • Stekel W, Gutheil EA, eds. (1952). Patterns of psychosexual infantilism. Liveright, ISBN 978-0-87140-840-2
  • Gutheil EA (1952). Music and your emotions. Liveright. 1970 reprint ISBN 978-0-87140-232-5
  • Gutheil EA (1952). Does psychotherapy dormant psychoses? Am J Psychother. 1952 Oct;6(4):673-6. PMID 13007854
  • Gutheil EA (1954). Music as adjunct to psychotherapy. Am J Psychother. 1954 Jan;8(1):94-109. PMID 13124590
  • Gutheil EA (1954). The psychologic background of transsexualism and transvestism. Am J Psychother. 1954 Apr;8(2):231-9. PMID 13148377
  • Gutheil EA (1955). Current trends in psychotherapy. J Med Soc N J. 1955 Nov;52(11):580-5. PMID 13271957
  • Gutheil EA (1955). Pseudoneurotic forms of depressive psychosis. Am J Psychother. 1955 Oct;9(4):719-36. PMID 1325888
  • Gutheil EA (1958). Public education in preventive psychiatry. Am J Psychother. 1958 Oct;12(4):826-30. PMID 13583272
  • Gutheil EA (1958). Dreams as an aid in evaluating ego strength. Am J Psychother. 1958 Apr;12(2):338-57. PMID 13521056
  • Gutheil EA (1959). Reactive depressions. Reactive depressions. In S. Arieti (Ed.), American handbook of psychiatry, Vol. 1. New York: Basic Books, 1959.
  • Gutheil EA (1959). Problems of therapy in obsessive-compulsive neurosis. Am J Psychother. 1959 Oct;13:793-808. PMID 13830448
  • Stekel W, Gutheil EA, Wertham F, van Teslaar JS (1961). Auto-erotism: a psychiatric study of masturbation and neurosis. Grove Press
  • Gutheil EA (1962). The exhibitionism of Jean Jacques Rousseau. An abstract of Stekel's analysis. Am J Psychother. 1962 Apr;16:266-77. PMID 13903148


  1. ^ Staff report (1959). In memoriam: Emil A. Gutheil, M.D., 1899 - 1959. American Journal of Psychoanalysis 13:4
  2. ^ Gutheil EA (ed.) (1950). The Autobiography of Wilhelm Stekel: The Life Story of a Pioneer Psychoanalyst. Liveright, ASIN B000OKRJY6
  3. ^ Wertham, Frederic (June 11, 1950). He Worked With Freud. New York Times

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