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Dionne R. Powell, M.D.

Founding Member

New York, NY

Dr. Powell is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and The Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY) (NYU affiliated. She is also the current vice president of the American Association for Psychoanalytic Education and is in full time private practice. Dr. Powell graduated from The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed her psychiatry residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Payne Whitney Clinic (where she is presently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), completing a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in consultation liaison psychiatry, prior to psychoanalytic training at Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training. Dr. Powell has spoken and written extensively about race, racism, and gender issues.

Dionne Powell is the 2022 recipient of the American Psychiatric Association Solomon Carter Fuller Award, lecture presented on May 23rd, 2022 from 1:30-3 PM CST. April 28th, 2022 Psychoanalysts on American Slavery: Privileges and Pleasures: Volney Gay in conversation with Dionne Powell. Dr. Powell is the 2022 inaugural recipient of the Margaret Morgan Lawrence Lecture, sponsored by the Association of Psychoanalytic Medicine, (APM) at Columbia University and was the 2021 recipient of the Candidate’s Council of the American Psychoanalytic Association, APsaA, Master Teacher of the Year Award.

Articles & Publications

Powell, D. R. (2022). Chapter contributor and Section editor on racial and ethnic diversity for the 2nd edition of Glen Gabbard’s Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments.

Powell, D. R. (2020). From the Sunken Place to the Shitty Place: The Film Get Out, Psychic Emancipation and Modern Race Relations from a Psychodynamic Clinical Perspective, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly.

Powell, D.R. (2019). Elizabeth: Appropriated Ambition…A Narrative. In Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Their Experience of Desire, Ambition and Leadership, Routledge Press. S. Brody and F. Arnold editors.

Powell, D.R. (2018). Race, African Americans and Psychoanalysis: Collective Silence in the Therapeutic Situation, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

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