About Jerry Katz

I have a wide-ranging background in the field of helping people, including varied work experiences and professional training.

Highlights of my training and experience:

Licenses and certifications:

  • Certified Social Worker (NY State), 1988. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NY State), 2004.
  • Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, 1995.
  • Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, 2005.

Professional activities:

  • Consultant, member of Board, and group leader for community groups: Identity House (1979-2003); Institute for Human Identity (1983-85); GMHC (1987-2000), and for Mental Health Research Association (1997-2000).
  • Invited to lecture on Personality Disorders in Istanbul, Athens, Johannesburg (2007-present). Many such presentations to groups and conferences in New York City.


  • Poison object/poison self: contamination fears and schizoid personality disorder. Society of the Masterson Institute Newsletter, XVII:1, 1-3 (2001).
  • The schizoid personality disorder. In J.F. Masterson, & A.R. Lieberman (Eds.), A Therapist’s Guide to the Personality Disorders: The Masterson Approach. Phoenix: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen. (2004).
  • Notes on therapeutic neutrality.  Society of the Masterson Institute Newsletter, XX:1, 1-3. (2004).
  • Therapeutic neutrality under challenge.  In J.F. Masterson (Ed.), The Personality Disorders: Integrating Attachment and Object Relations Theories with Neurobiological Development of the Self. (2005).
  • “Reconsidering Therapeutic Neutrality.” Clincal Social Work Journal. 38, 306-15.