Katherine Williams, PhD

Katherine Williams, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago  where she treats adults, children and couples. She completed her analytic training at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and is a relational self psychologist. Dr. Williams has a clinical specialty in the treatment of psychotic patients and patients dealing with serious mental illness. In addition, she actively works to make psychoanalysis an accessible treatment option for patients.  Dr. Williams is a member of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) where she provides psychoanalytic treatment for advanced psychotherapy students.

Dr. Williams is a faculty member at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis (AIP) in New York City where she teaches both local and international candidates. She teaches the self psychology and research classes at AIP.  Dr. Williams is also an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago where she teachers undergraduate and graduate students teaching in the areas of human development and psychopathology. She is a qualitative researcher with a research focus on clinical outcomes specifically focusing on patient’s experience of psychoanalysis. In addition, Dr Williams research evidence based pedagogical practices as it applies to the clinical education of students and candidates in psychoanalytic institutes. In recent years her research has particularly focused on distance education with the goal of promoting the creation of collaborative and inclusive learning spaces for students and candidates both for in-person learning and for students engaged in virtual learning environments. She is a member of International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) where she is a member of the Distance Education Study Group. Dr.  Williams regularly attends and presents at national and international conferences.