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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. (2019). 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

  • Bockian, N. R.; MacDougall, M. Rodgers, M. ; Roberts, S. & Swiss, K. Countertransference to Cluster-B personality disorders: Objective findings. Poster presentation, American Psychological Association Convention, August 2020. Available online all year, due to COVID-19 and the virtual APA convention.
  • Bockian, N. R. QEEG Brain Patterns in Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders. Poster presentation, American Psychological Association Convention, August 10, 2019.
  • Tringone, R., Bockian, N. R., Dickinson, A. & Small, S. Unstable Personality Pattern: Pre-Adolescent and Parent Self-Report Measures. American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2013.
  • Using Experiential Learning to Teach Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Diversity, has been accepted by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP; Division 2) for presentation at the American Psychological Association convention in Orlando, Florida, August 2012.
  • Assessment of Mild TBI in 3 retired NFL Football Players. (Invited address). Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel, December 18, 2011.

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