Daniel José Gaztambide, PsyD, is the assistant director of clinical training in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research, where he is also the director of the Frantz Fanon Center for Intersectional Psychology. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is a practitioner in private practice and a psychoanalytic candidate at the NYU-Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is the author of the book A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology, and was featured in the documentary Psychoanalysis in el Barrio.
Dr. Gaztambide’s scholarship centers on psychoanalysis and Liberation Psychology, race, class and culture in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Puerto Rican racial identity and colonialism, comparative approaches to psychoanalysis, psychotherapy integration, and the psychology of religion. He is also a spoken word artist and performer in the Nuyorican poetry movement, and an active member of the Puerto Rican poetry troupe, The Títere Poets.
Dr. Gaztambide teaches courses on psychoanalytic theory and technique, ethnicity in clinical practice, and critical theory in clinical work.
More information on his research through the Fanon Center can be found here.
PsyD, Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, 2015.
MA, Union Theological Seminar in the City of New York, 2009.
BA, Rutgers University, 2006.
Division of Psychoanalysis (39), APA
Division for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (29), APA
Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society
American Psychological Association
Gaztambide, D. (2020). From Freud to Fanon to Freire: Psychoanalysis as Liberation Method. In L. Comas-Diaz & E. Torres-Rivera (eds) Liberation Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Gaztambide, D. (2019a). A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Gaztambide, D. (2019b). Re-considering culture, attachment, and inequality in the treatment of a Puerto Rican migrant: Toward structural competence in psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, Online First Publication, September 11th, 2019, p. 1-12.
Stumblingbear-Riddle, G., Burlew, A., Gaztambide, D., Madore, M., Neville, H., & Joseph, G. (2019c). Standing with our American Indian and Alaska Native Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People: Exploring the Impact of and Resources for Survivors of Human Trafficking. Journal of Indigenous Research.
Gaztambide, D. (2019d). Lines of Advance in Treating People of Color with Borderline Personality Disorder: Alloying the “gold” of Vocational Rehabilitation with the “copper” of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 26, p. 50-68.
Gaztambide, D. (2018a). Treating Borderline Personality Disorder in El Barrio: Integrating race and culture into Transference-Focused Psychotherapy. In P. Gherovici & C. Christian (eds) Psychoanalysis in the Barrios (p. 203-220). Routledge Publishers.
Gaztambide, D. (2018b). “Our hands are not clean”: Review essay of Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35, p. 468-472.
Gaztambide, D. (2017). A “psychoanalysis for liberation”: Reading Freire as an act of love. Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society, 22, 193-211.
Gaztambide, D. (2015). A preferential option for the repressed: Psychoanalysis through the eyes of Liberation Theology. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 25, 700-713.
Gaztambide, D. (2014a). Melancolia bajo un palo de mango: A review and critique of Psychoanalysis in el Barrio. Division/Review, 11, 33-36.
Gaztambide, D. (2014b). I’m not white, I’m not black, what am I?: The illusion of the color line. Journal of Psychoanalysis, Culture, & Society, 19, 89-97.
Gaztambide, D. (2012a). Addressing cultural impasses with rupture resolution strategies: A proposal and recommendations. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 43, 183-189.
Gaztambide, D. (2012b). “A psychotherapy for the people”: Freud, Ferenczi, and psychoanalytic work with the underprivileged. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 48, 141-165.
Psychoanalysis, post-colonial theory, Liberation Psychology, Puerto Rican racial identity, Afropessimism, Fanon studies, queer theory, psychotherapy research, intersectionality, Lacan, Freud, cultural humility, psychology of religion
Awards And Honors
Recipient of the 2018 Teacher of the Year Award of the Mt. Sinai-St. Luke’s Department of Psychiatry. June 2018.
Recipient of a Division of Psychoanalysis Scholar Award: Multicultural Scholar of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association. January 2014.
Recipient of the inaugural Multiculturalism & Psychoanalysis Award of the NYU Post-Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy. March 2014.
Recipient of a Minority Fellowship of the Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association. March 2011-May 2014.