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William Steven Meyer

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Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Campus Mail: 3053 Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-6840
Email: william.meyer@duke.edu

William S. Meyer, MSW, is the Director of Training for the Department of Social Work and is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Ob/Gyn at Duke University Medical Center.  Bill has been a supervisor and team leader of 3rd year psychiatry residents for over 25 years. 

 

He is a past-president of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work and is a former Secretary of the National Academies of Practice.  He is on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas and he holds faculty appointments at The University of North Carolina and Smith College schools of social work.  He has lectured and written extensively on mental health related topics and he is on the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Social Work.

 

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including, in 1999, “The Heart of Social Work Award” received at the Council On Social Work Education, and, in 2005, the Edith Sabshin Award for teaching, from the American Psychoanalytic Association.  He is the 2010 recipient of the Day-Garrett Award from Smith College and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. In 2010, he was a recipient of Duke’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award for exceptional leadership and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion within the Duke community.

 His interests are in clinical social work, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, pregnancy and post-partum mood disorders, and the history of the relationship between the mental health professions and the LGBT community.

Education and Training

  • M.S.W., University of Illinois, 1977

Publications

Meyer, WS. "Why they don't come back: A clinical perspective on the no-show client." Clinical Social Work Journal 29, no. 4 (2001): 325-339.

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Meyer, WS. "The psychoanalytic social worker/the social work psychoanalyst: What shall be our message?." Clinical Social Work Journal 28, no. 4 (2000): 355-367.

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Meyer, WS. "Therapy of the conscience: Technical recommendations for working on the harsh superego of the patient." Clinical Social Work Journal 26, no. 4 (1998): 353-368.

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Palmer, AB, and Meyer, WS. "Gratification versus frustration: The legacy of the schism between Ferenczi and Freud." Clinical Social Work Journal 23, no. 3 (1995): 249-269.

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Mitchell, TG, Sandin, RL, Bowman, BH, Meyer, W, and Merz, WG. "Molecular mycology: DNA probes and applications of PCR technology." J Med Vet Mycol 32 Suppl 1 (1994): 351-366. (Review)

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Meyer, WS. "In defense of long-term treatment: on the vanishing holding environment." Soc Work 38, no. 5 (September 1993): 571-578.

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MEYER, WS. "INTEGRATED EGO PSYCHOLOGY - POLANSKY,NA." SOCIAL WORK 38, no. 3 (May 1993): 356-357.

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Meyer, WS. "Integrated ego psychology norman a. polansky. new york: Aldine de gruyter, 1991.375 pp. $26.95 paperback." Social Work (United States) 38, no. 3 (January 1, 1993): 356-357.

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Meyer, WS. "A case of restricted entitlement." Clinical Social Work Journal 19, no. 3 (1991): 223-235.

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"Private Practice: Readers Respond." Social Work (March 1, 1990).

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