Daniel Stern (In Memoriam)

Daniel Stern, a Trustee of The Robbins Rights Trust and a director of The Jerome Robbins Foundation, was a long standing friend of Jerome Robbins. Robbins was best man at his wedding and a large part of his family life. Having received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and completing is MD at Albert Einstein Medical College, he later decided to specialize in psychiatric care and completed his residency at Columbia University. Dr. Stern was a world-renowned author and lecturer and for more than forty years worked in research and practice as well as in developmental psychology and psychodynamic psychotherapy. In his research he dedicated his time to the observation of infants and to clinical reconstruction of early experiences and his efforts in such contribute to currently existing developmental theories.

Dr. Stern was Professeur Honoraire in the Faculté de Psychologie, Université de Genève, Switzerland; Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical School - New York Hospital; and Lecturer at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalysis. He is the author of six books, most of which have been translated into more than ten languages: The First Relationship: Infant and Mother (Harvard University Press, 1977); The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology (Basic Books, 1985); The Journal of a Baby (Basic Books, 1990); The Motherhood Constellation: A Unifying View of Parent-Infant Psychotherapies (Basic Books, 1995); The Birth of a Mother (written with Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern, Basic Books, 1997) and The Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life (W.W. Norton and Odile Jacob, 2003). He is the author of several hundred journal articles and chapters. Dr. Stern has been awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) at: The Universities of Copenhagen, Denmark; Padua, Italy; Mons Hinault, Belgium; Palermo, Italy; Aalborg, Denmark; and Stockholm University.

Dr. Stern was born August 16, 1934 in New York City and passed away November 12, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.



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