Kenneth Isaacs is a retired Psychoanalytic-psychologist, theorist, researcher, and writer who had been active in the mental health field over several decades. He studied at the University of Minnesota, University of Iowa, University of Chicago, and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. During his professional career Isaacs participated in many activities and work situations. He was active in founding several national and Chicago area professional organizations and served as an officer and board member.
Isaacs was a member of the steering committees that organized the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychoanalysis, its Section of Practitioners, and the Chicago area chapter of that Division. As a founder of the Chicago area psychoanalytic training center he was its founding president. Isaacs was a member of the board of trustees of the American Board of Professional Psychology (that oversees board certification for the several fields of psychology). He was a founder and chairman of the American Board of Psychoanalysis in Psychology. He was the first chief of psychology services of State of Illinois’ system of clinics that operated local clinics throughout that state. A member of the faculty of the University of Illinois Medical School, he taught diagnosis and treatment as well as theory of mental health and illness. His private practice was in the Chicago area.
Isaacs published articles in professional journals in the United States and Europe. Weekly newspaper columns of essays in psychology were syndicated. He is currently preparing new books planned to be published over the next few years.
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