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Chicago | Professor, Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

Neil Bockian, Ph.D.



I am most interested in personality disorders, behavioral medicine, and the brain-behavior relationship. I’m happy to be here at Adler because of our social justice mission and incredible research opportunities, not to mention the privilege of teaching fantastic students.

Please email or call me 312.662.4339 if you have questions or would like more information about me.



  • Ph.D., University of Miami


  • Clinical Psychologist (Illinois)
Select Publications

Select Publications

  • Bockian, N. R. (in press). Personality Disorders. In D. L. Segal (Ed.), Diagnostic interviewing. (5th ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Bockian N. R. (2018) The Neuroscience of Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Psychology & Brain Studies Vol.2 No.2:8.
  • Bockian, N.R., Smith, J.C. & Jongsma, A.E. (2016) The Personality Disorders Treatment Planner (2e).  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
  • Bockian, N. R. (2006). Personality-guided therapy for depression. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.
  • Bockian, N. R. with Porr, V. & Villagran, N. (2002). New hope for people with borderline personality disorder. Roseville, CA: Prima.
  • Bockian, N. R., & Jongsma, A. E. (2001). The personality disorders treatment planner. New York: Wiley.
Select Presentations

Select Presentations

  • Assessment of Mild TBI in Three Retired NFL Football Players, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 2010
  • Preliminary Development of the Bockian Transtheoretical Countertransference Inventory (BTCI), American Psychological Association Annual Convention, August 2010
  • Introduction to QEEG and Neurotherapy, The Family Institute, April 2007
  • Using Poetry and the Arts to Convey Psychopathology and Resilience, American Psychological Association Convention, August 2005

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