Psychiatrist & Psychoanalyst (retired)

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Toronto, ON
M4V 1K3

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New York Psychoanalytic Institute
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Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto, (Emeritus)

Former Director of Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis and Book Editor of the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis


  Born Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  M.D., 1961 Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  F.R.C.P.(C), 1966, Psychiatry; F.A.P.A., 1970, Psychiatry (USA)

Additional Biographical Information


(I) Book publications:

Musings Behind the Couch - A Therapist's Memoir D.H.Frayn M.D.,
Ash Publications 2010
ISBN 978-0-9688340-2-7 $29.95
To order: Caversham Booksellers

Understanding Your Dreams - a Guide to Self-Awareness D.H.Frayn M.D.,
Ash Publications
ISBN 0-9688340-1-9 $22.95
To order: Caversham Booksellers
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  Psychoanalysis in Toronto - Historical Perspectives. Toronto: Ash Publications/Coach House Press. 2000. (ISBN 0-9688340-0-0)    Book Launch Page
  The Clarke and Its Founders: A Retrospective Look at the Impossible Dream. Toronto: Coach House Press/Clarke Institute. 1996.

  Psychotherapy - What's that? (Booklet), J. Thornton, & D.H.Frayn M.D.,
Wm. Merrell/Dow Inc.
July 1987.

  Contribution of Infant Studies to Understanding Borderline Personality Disorders.
in: "Handbook of Borderline Disorders", Eds. D. Silver & M. Rosenbluth. Int. Univ. Press Inc. Klaus Minde M.D. & D.H. Frayn M.D., Chptr.4, 87-108, 1992.

  Premature termination issues involving psychoanalytic therapy
in: "Terminating Psychotherapy - A Clinicians Guide", Eds. Wm O'Donohue & M. Cucciare Routledge New York, N.Y. 2008. D.H. Frayn M.D., Chptr.3, 33-52, 1992.

(II) Refereed Publications: (Educational/Clinical publications in refereed journals*)

  A Relationship between Rated Ability and Personality Traits in Psychotherapists. Am. J. Psychiatry, 124:9, 1232-1237. 1968.

  Survey of Psychiatric Training Programs in Canada. Hunter, R. & Frayn, DH. Can. Psychiat. Assoc. J., 13:417 - 425, 1968.

  Multifactorial Approach to the treatment & Ward Management of a Self-Mutilating Patient. Robach, H. & Frayn, D. Behavioural Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, Vol 3: 189 - 193, 1972.

  Considerations in the teaching and learning of psychotherapy. Perspectives in Psychiatry, 2, 1-8. 1983.

  Erotic Transference. Can. J. Psychiatry, Vol.31; 323-327, May 1986.
(abstract and summary)

  Recent Shifts in Psychotherapeutic Strategies. Psychiat. J. University of Ottawa, Vol. 11, No.2, 77 - 81, June 1986.

  An Analyst's Regressive Reverie. Int. Journal of Psycho-anal., 68; 271-277, 1987. (abstract and summary)

  Regressive Transferences - a Manifestation of Primitive Personality Organization. Am. J. Psychotherapy, 44; No.1, 50-60. Jan., 1990. (abstract and summary)

  Intersubjective Processes in Psychotherapy. Can. J. Psychiatry, June, Vol.35; 5: 434-438, 1990.

  Supervising the Supervisors - the Evolution of a Psychotherapy Supervisors' Group. Am. J. Psychotherapy, 45; No.1, 34-42. Jan., 1991. (abstract and summary)

  The Incidence and Significance of Perceptual Qualities Noted in the Reported Dreams of Anorexia Nervosa Patients. Can. J. Psychiatry, Sept.,36; 517-520, 1991.
(abstract and summary)

  Assessment Factors Associated with Premature Psychotherapy Termination. Am. J. Psychotherapy, 46; No. 2, 250-261, April 1992.(abstract and summary)

  Contemporary Considerations Influencing Psychoanalytic Interventions. Can. J. Psychoanalysis, 1; No. 1, 7-25, May 1993. (abstract and summary)

  Influence of Dyadic Factors on Enactments. Can. J. Psychoanalysis, 1; No. 2, 61-83, Nov., 1993.(abstract and summary)

  Premature Termination Issues involving Psychoanalytic Control Cases. Can. J. Psychoanalysis, 3; No. 1, 17-41, May 1995. (abstract and summary)

  Enactments: An Evolving Dyadic Concept of Acting Out. Am. J. Psychotherapy, 50, No. 2, 194-207, 1996.(abstract and summary)

  What Is Effective Self-Analysis - Is It Necessary Or Even Possible? Can. J. Psychoanal., Vol.4: No.2: 291-307, 1996.(abstract and summary)

  The Nature and Function of Unconsious Communication in the Analytic Process Can. Psychoanal. Soc., June 6, 1997.(abstract and summary)

  Unconscious Communication and its Relational Manifestations in the Analytic Process Can.J.Psychoanal., Vol. 6, No. 2, 1998.(abstract and summary)

  Charismatic Leadership, Boundary Issues, and Collusion Dorian, B., Dunbar, C., Frayn, D.H., Garfinkel, P. Am. J. Psychother., 54: 216-225, 2000 (summary)

  Internet Discussion Review: "Sketch for a Metapsychology of Affect". Original paper by Irene Matthis (Int. J. Psychoanal. 81: 841-848, 2000) and discussion edited by Douglas H. Frayn (IJPA Internet Guest Editor) (abstract and summary)

  Discussion of Fairbairn and Chaos Theory: A New Paradigm for Psychoanalysis. Can J. Psychoanal. Vol 8, No 4: 197-206, 2000 (abstract and summary)

(III) Other Publications

*A Number of Refereed Book Reviews and Letters to Editor (on request):
American Journal of Psychiatry, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry,
American Journal of Psychotherapy. (Psychotherapy & Addiction Reviews)

(IV) Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis - Former Book Review Editor

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