Rebecca Coleman Curtis

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Rebecca Coleman Curtis is an American psychologist and author who has written extensively on the topics of Theories of Therapeutic Action, Creativity, Unconscious Processes, the Self, Self-Defeating Behaviors, Gender and Race. Also a writer of poetry and fiction, she teaches at the Derner Institute, Adelphi University, and the W. A. White Institute, New York, NY, and maintains a practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in New York City, Garden City, and Sag Harbor, New York. A native of New Orleans, La., where she attended Benjamin Franklin Senior High School and Tulane University, Rebecca Coleman Curtis obtained a Ph.D. in social psychology in 1973 from Columbia University, and subsequently a degree in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and a certificate in psychoanalysis from the W. A. White Institute in New York City. Dr. Curtis is involved in psychology and the arts as well as the integration of psychological science and psychoanalysis.