Steven Cooper, Ph.D.

Phone: 617 818 8606

Steven Cooper is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance. He served as Joint Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues from 2007-2012 and is now Joint Chief Editor Emeritus.

Steven is the author of four books in psychoanalysis. The first book, "Objects of Hope: Exploring Possibility and Limit in Psychoanalysis" was published by The Analytic Press in 2000. His second book, "A Disturbance in the Field: Essays in Transference-Countertransference" was published by Routledge Press in 2010. His third book, "The Melancholic Errand of Psychoanalysis: Exploring the Analyst's Relationship to the Depressive Position" was published in 2016 by Routledge Press and is now translated into Italian by Routledge. His new book, "Playing and Becoming in Psychoanalysis" will be published by Routledge in early 2022.

Steven has long been interested in intersections between the Relational and Independent traditions, most recently in his work on play. For the last twenty-five years, he has been an occasional film and culture commentator on WBUR in Boston, a National Public Radio affiliate.