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Marvin Hurvich
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
University of Pennsylvania, 1960
Graduate, New York University Postdoctoral
Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 1968
Diplomate in Psychoanalysis, American Board of Psychological Examiners

Marvin Hurvich is Professor and former Chair of Psychology.  In addition to his responsibilities as part of the LIU faculty, Dr. Hurvich is on the faculty of the Postdoctoral Program at NYU, The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and the New York Freudian Society.

Research/Clinical Interests:  Psychoanalytic theory; borderline and narcissistic pathology; ego functions;
theories of anxiety and Psychopathology. Research interests include psychopathology; ego function assessment, with special emphasis on the examination and measurement of annihilation anxiety.

Recent Publications:

    Hurvich, M., & Simha-Alpern, A. (1997). Annihiliation anxiety in psychosomatic disorders. In J.S. Finell (Ed.), Mind-Body Problems: Psychotherapy with Psychosomatic Disorders (pp. 57-91). Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

    Hurvich, M. (1989). Traumatic moment, basic dangers, and annihilation anxiety. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 6(3), 309-323.

    Hurvich, M. (1991). Annihilation anxiety: an introduction. In H.B. Siegel, L. Barbanel, I. Hirsch, J. Lasky, H. Sliverman, & S. Warshaw (Eds.), Psychoanalytic Reflections on Current Issues (pp. 135-154). New York: New York University Press.

    Hurvich, M., Benveniste, P., Howard, J., & Coonerty, S. (1993). Assessment of annihilation anxiety from projective tests. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 77, 387-401.

    Hurvich, M. (1994). Aspects of malignant narcissism: Discussion of Otto Kernberg’s paper “Psychopathic, paranoid and depressive transferences.” Issues in Psychoanalytic Psychology, 16(1), 29-40.

    Hurvich, M. (1997). Classics revisited: The ego in anxiety (Max Schur, 1953) and, and addendum to Freud’s theory of anxiety (Charles Brenner, 1953). Psychoanalytic Review, 84(4), 483-521.

    Hurvich, M. (1999). A commentary on Spotnitz’s “The clinical practice of modern psychoanalysis.” Modern Psychoanalysis, 24(1), 21-31.

    Hurvich, M. (2000). Fear of being overwhelmed and psychoanalytic theories of anxiety. Psychoanalytic Review, 87(5), 615-649.

    Hurvich, M. (2003). The place of annihilation anxieties in psychoanalytic theory. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 51(2), 579-616.

    Beck, A., Hurvich, M. (1959). Psychological correlates of depression. Psychosomatic Medicine, 21(1), 50-55.

    Bellak, L., & Hurvich, M. (1969). A systematic study of ego functions. Journal of Nervous and mental disease, 148(6), 569-585.

    Levin, R., & Hurvich, M. (1995). Nightmares and annihilation anxiety. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 12(2), 247-258.

    Benveniste, P., Papouchis, N., Allen, R., & Hurvich, M. (1998). Rorschach assessment of annihilation anxiety and ego functioning. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 15(4), 536-566.



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