Research and Interests
psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis
Paul Steinberg completed his medical training at the University of Toronto and his psychiatric training at the Universities of Toronto and Western Ontario. He was associate professor and undergraduate program director, Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario and assistant chief, Department of Psychiatry, St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, Ontario. Subsequently he was clinical professor and psychotherapy program director, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, and clinical coordinator, Psychiatric Day Treatment Program and director, Psychodynamic Psychiatry Program, University of Alberta Hospital. He presently is clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, where he is on the psychotherapy program committee. Dr. Steinberg is a graduate of the National Training Program in Contemporary Psychoanalysis of the National Institute of the Psychotherapies, New York City. He has published on psychodynamic aspects of consultation/liaison psychiatry, group psychotherapy, partial hospitalization, threats of violence, oral examinations and psychodynamic formulation.
Steinberg PI, Rosie JS, Joyce AS, OKelly JG, Piper WE, Lyon D, Bahrey F, & Duggal S, (2004). The Psychodynamic Psychiatry Service of University Alberta Hospital: A Thirty Year History, International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 54/4:521-538.
Steinberg, P.I. and Heilbrunn, D. “Dr. Johann Aufreiter: An Appreciation”, University of Western Ontario Medical Journal. 2004, 73/1:55-56.
Steinberg PI, The Use of Low Dose Neuroleptics in the Treatment of Patients with Severe Personality Disorder: an Adjunct to Psychotherapy, British Columbia Medical Journal, 2007, 49:6,306-310.
Steinberg PI, Duggal S and Ogrodniczuk J, Threats of Violence to Third Parties in Group, Psychotherapy, Bull Menninger Clinic 2008,72/1:1-18.
Ogrodniczuk JS, Joyce AS, Lynd LD, Piper WE, Steinberg PI and Richardson K (2008). Predictors of premature termination for personality disorders. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 77:365-371.
Stovel L and Steinberg PI (2008). Learning within Psychotherapy Supervision. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 78:2/3, 321-336.
Steinberg PI, Duggal S, Ogrodniczuk J, Bragg K, Handelsman C, MacDonald B, Sayers N, Stovel L and Hutton K, (2009). The Function and Place of Structured Groups in Psychiatric Day Treatment, Smith College Studies in Social Work, 79/1:35-49
Ogrodniczuk, J.S., Piper, W.E., Joyce, A.S., Steinberg, P.I., & Duggal, S. (2009). Interpersonal problems associated with narcissism among psychiatric outpatients. Journal of Psychiatric Research 43, 837-842.
In the Press
Steinberg PI & Ogrodniczuk J Hatred and Fear: Projective Identification in Group Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Practice