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Jeffrey Binder





  • Ph.D. University of Michgian, 1971
  • B.A. University of Michigan, 1965


Dr. Binder received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1971. Before joining the faculty of the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in 1991, he had been Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, and Research Associate Professor of Psychology and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Vanderbilt University. In these faculty positions, Dr. Binder taught psychiatry residents and psychology interns inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy with adults and adolescents. For a decade, he was a senior researcher at the Vanderbilt Center for Psychotherapy Research. Dr. Binder also directed an outpatient community mental health clinic, as well as adolescent and adult inpatient programs at a private psychiatric hospital. Before returning to a full-time faculty teaching position, he was Dean of GSPP for two years and directed the Clinical Psychology Program for 7 years. Dr. Binder teaches courses on brief psychotherapy, therapy process and consultation/supervision.For the past thirty years, Dr. Binder's research interests have focused on learning processes associated with developing psychotherapy skills, the development of structured psychotherapy training modules, the assessment of psychotherapy training, and the intensive study of psychotherapy process through mixed-method single case analyses. He has given over 60 presentations and workshops world-wide and has over 40 publications, including two books on short-term psychotherapy that have received wide acclaim. A third book on this topic has recently been published. He has held office in regional and national professional organizations. Dr. Binder's contributions to the field of psychology have been recognized by election to Fellow status of the American Psychological Association, the Georgia Psychological Association, and the Academy of Clinical Psychology.


  • Psychotherapy Practice
  • Psychotherapy training
  • Psychotherapy research
  • Short-term psychotherapy

Selected Publications

  • Binder, J.L. & Betan, E.J. (2012). Core Competencies in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy. Becoming a Highly Effective and Competent Brief Dynamic Psychotherapist. New York: Routledge.
  • Binder, J.L., & Henry, W.P. (2011). The Vanderbilt Studies. In J.D. Muran & J.P. Barber (Eds.). The Therapeutic Alliance: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice and Training. New York: The Guilford Press (pp. 285-303).
  • Binder, J.L. & Wechsler, F. (2010). The intervention competency. In M.B. Kenkel and R.L. Peterson (Eds.), Competency-Based Education for Professional Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association (pp. 105-123).
  • Binder, J.L. (2010). Short-term psychotherapy. In I.B. Weiner & W.E. Craighead (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Fourth Edition, Vol. 4, R-Z. New York: John Wiley & Sons (pp.1589-1591).
  • Binder, J.L. (2007) Mind or brain? Where does therapeutic change originate? A reaction to “The reunion process. A new focus in Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44, 137-141.
  • Nolan, S.A., Strassle, C.G., Roback, H.B., & Binder, J.L. (2004). Negative treatment effects in dyadic psychotherapy: A focus on prevention and intervention strategies. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 34, 311-330.
  • Binder, J. L. (2004). Key Competencies in Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy: Clinical Practice Beyond the Manual. New York: The Guildford Press.
  • Miller, S. J., & Binder, J. L. (2002). The effects of manual-based training on treatment fidelity and outcome: A review of the literature on adult individual psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 39, 184-198.
  • Travis, L. A., Binder J. L., Bliwise, N. G., & Horne-Moyer, H. L. (2001). Changes in clients’ attachment styles over the course of time-limited dynamic psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 38, 149-159.
  • Binder, J. L., & Strupp, H. H. (1997). “Negative Process:” A recurrently discovered and underestimated facet of therapeutic process and outcome in the individual psychotherapy of adults. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 4, 121-139.


  • American Psychological Association, Fellow
  • Georgia Psychological Association, Fellow
  • Academy of Clinical Psychology, Fellow
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research
  • Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration


  • Invited presenter, “AVATAR: A new supervision technology for psychotherapy training. Symposium: Teaching and Supervisiong Psychotherapies in the 21st Century. Pressing Needs, Impressing Possibilities. American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Washington, DC. August, 2011.
  • Moderator, A Tribute to Hans Strupp: His SPR Research and Personal Legacies. Panel at the Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual Meeting, 2007. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Facilitator, “Intervention competency” workgroups. National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Annual Conference, 2005. Coronado, California.
  • “Year in review: psychotherapy research.” Georgia Psychological Association Annual Meeting, 2004, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
  • “What do we know about psychotherapy training?” Panel, National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Annual Meeting, 2003, Scottsdale, AZ.

Selected Lectures

  • "A Review of the Theoretical and Empirical Literatures on Psychotherapy Supervision and a Proposal for Improving the Conceptual Framework and Methods for Supervision." Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader. Conference on Training, Research, and Practice in Time-Limited Psychotherapy. Current and Evolving Models, Dilemmas, and Managed Care. Sponsored by the New Jersey Psychological Association in collaboration with Fairleigh Dickinson University, Seaton Hall University, and Rutgers University. Teaneck, New Jersey, 1995.
  • "The Mental Functioning and Training of Psychodynamic Psychotherapists." Presentation for Conference on the Training of Psychotherapists' Information Processing in the Future. Grindelwald, Switzerland. Sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation, 1997. "Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy." (Hans H. Strupp & Jeffrey L. Binder). Presentation for Conference on the Training of Psychotherapist' Information Processing in the Future. Grindelwald, Switzerland. Sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation, 1997.
  • "Implications of cognitive science for the development of methods to train students in the practice of psychotherapy." Presentation for the Panel on Preparing Students to Practice in the 21st Century. What Faculty Advisors and Students Need to Know. Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts, 1998.
  • "Transference, the therapeutic alliance, and the effect on group treatment outcome," Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • "What do we know about psychotherapy training." Keynote Speaker, Eighteenth World Congress of Psychotherapy, Trondheim, Norway, August.