Leon Hoffman, MD, is certified in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Certified in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychoanalysis by the American Board of Psychoanalysis. He is Training and Supervising Analyst, Supervisor in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis, and Co-Director of the Pacella Research Center at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Faculty, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai; and Chief Psychiatrist/Psychoanalyst West End Day School.
For two decades he has familiarized himself with the linguistic measures developed by Wilma Bucci and Bernard Maskit and colleagues. He has been an active co-investigator in the application of these measures to a variety of narratives. In his contributions to the literature, his clinical perspective and experience allow for a fuller integration among clinical and empirical approaches. His participation in the development of an ongoing Clinician-Researcher Seminar at NYPSI is an important activity where the group tries to integrate empirical and clinical findings. He is the senior author (along with Timothy Rice and Tracy Prout) of Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children with Externalizing Behaviors (RFP-C): A Psychodynamic Approach. An RCT is underway at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in New York, with Tracy Prout as PI (https://www.rfp-c.com, Clinical Trial Registry: https://bit.ly/2GxxO41). Findings from the pilot study have been published in the American Journal of Psychotherapy in 2019.