Sydney Pulver, MD

Sydney Pulver, MD

Psychiatry Philadelphia, PA

General Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis

Office Address

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  • 255 South 17th Street
    Suite 1504
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone: (215) 545-7717

Dr. Pulver's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Psychiatry: General Psychiatry
  • Clinical Interests: Psychotherapy

Dr. Pulver's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical ProfessorUniversity of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
    Associate (1960-1966); Assistant Professor (1963-1973); Associate Professor (1973-1982)
  • Chief of SectionPhiladelphia General Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA
    Research Fellow (1956-1957); Assistant Chief of Psychiatry (1957-1962)
  • Senior Attending StaffInstitute of Pennsylvania Hospital
    Director of Somatic Therapy (1956-1957); Staff Psychiatrist, Department of Research (1957-1964); Director, Course on Medical Hypnosis (1959-1975); Director, Physician Education project (1964-1981); Medical Director (1981-1983)

Dr. Pulver's Education & Medical Training

  • Institute of Pennsylvania HospitalInstitute of Pennsylvania HospitalResidency, Psychiatry
  • Philadelphia General HospitalPhiladelphia General HospitalInternship, Transitional Year
  • U Penn Med SchoolPerelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaMedical School
  • Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvania State UniversityOther Training, BS

Dr. Pulver's Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1954 - 2014
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry, 1959

Dr. Pulver's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Herman Belmont, MD Faculty Award, Hahnemann Psychiatry1991
  • University of PennsylvaniaDean's AwardUniversity of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, 1981Excellence in Teaching AwardInstitute of Pennsylvania Hospital, 1981, 1984
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Dr. Pulver's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • The Fallacy of Understanding: An Inquiry into the Changing Structure of Psychoanalysis.Levenson, Edgar A, Contemporary Psychology
  • Splitting: A Case of Female Masculinity.Stoller, Robert J, Contemporary Psychology
  • The Psychoanalysis of Young Adults.Escoll, Philip J.; with Pulver, Sydney E.; Rosen, Joel E.; Skolnikoff, Alan Z, Psychoanalytic Inquiry
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit.Chapter: Termination and Separation-Individuation
    Pulver, Sydney
    Editors: Salman Akhtar and Henri Parens.Jason Aronson, New York
  • When the Body Speaks.Chapter: Gestures, Emblems, and Body Language: What Does it All Mean?
    Pulver, Sydney E
    Editors: Kramer, S. and Akhtar, S.Jason Aronson, New Jersey
  • Psychoanalysis: The Major Concepts.Chapter: The Psychoanalytic Process and Mechanism of Therapeutic Change
    Pulver, Sydney E
    Editors: Moore, B.E., Fine, B.D.Yale University Press, New Haven
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  • Psychoanalytic Technique: Some Personal Reflections.Pulver, Sydney E, Analysts at Work, New Jersey


  • Multiple Models in Clinical Practice: A Bane or a Blessing?American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Freud in the Wider World: 150 Years of Creative Clinical and Intellectual Influence.Psychoanalytic Association of New York
  • The Wolf Man Paints!Slought Foundation

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