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Alexandra Woods, PhD

Treasurer, Founding Member

New York, NY

Dr. Woods has been in full time private practice since 2001 in New York City, working with individual adults and couples.

She graduated from the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where she has been co-Chair of its Committee on Ethnicity, Race, Class, Culture and Language (CERCCL) since 2007. Additionally, she has taught doctoral courses in Diversity and Mental Health at the Doctoral Sub Program in Clinical Psychology, CUNY, where she has also been supervising students since 2000. She has a Certificate in the treatment of couples and families at the Family Institute of Westchester, and from 1991-2001 she was Assistant Chief Psychologist at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYC, NY.

Articles & Publications

Woods, A. (2020) The work before us: Whiteness and the Psychoanalytic Institute. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 25, 230–249. s41282-019-00155-3; published online 31 January 2020.

Woods, A. (in press)White privilege and its fissures: A personal perspective. The Trauma of Racism: Lessons from the Therapeutic Encounter. London: Routledge.

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