For Compassionate Relief

For Compassionate Relief

Minding Emotions

Tzu Chi Center  |  April 21, 2023
Dr. Elliot Jurist
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Talk Description

Psychological disorders are often viewed as a trouble with emotions. Whether that be managing them, confronting them, or, at the most basic level, identifying them. 

In this installment of C.A.F.E. 229, we are honored to welcome Dr. Elliot Jurist, a psychologist whose theories on emotions and emotional regulation in psychotherapy have forever altered the field. 

Join us as Dr. Jurist shares his research and we explore its potential to revolutionize the way we talk about our emotions, creating a healthier, happier world. 

About our guest

Elliot Jurist, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the City College of New York (CCNY), and serves on the doctoral faculty of the clinical psychology program at CCNY and the doctoral faculty of philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. From 2004-2013, he served as the Director of the clinical psychology doctoral program. From 2007-2017, he was Editor of Psychoanalytic Psychology, the journal of Division 39 of the APA. 

He is currently editor of a new book series, Psychoanalysis and Psychological Science from Guilford Publications. His latest book, Minding Emotions: Cultivating Mentalization in Psychotherapy, was published in 2018 (and has been translated into Italian and Chinese). He is also the co-author of Affect Regulation, Mentalization and the Development of the Self (Other Press, 2002), which has been translated into five languages and won two book prizes. He is co-editor of Mind to Mind: Infant Research, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis (Other Press, 2008), which has been translated into Italian. His first book, Beyond Hegel and Nietzsche: Philosophy, Culture and Agency, was published in 2000. His current research interests are in mentalization theory and the role of emotions and emotion regulation in psychotherapy. For more information, see his website:

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