Nat Kuhn has been practicing EDT since 1996, when he joined Leigh McCullough’s Psychotherapy Research Program at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He worked closely with Dr. McCullough for a decade, serving as Assistant Director of the program, collaborating on the design and validation of the ATOS scale for psychotherapy coding, and serving as second author of Treating Affect Phobia: A Manual for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. An IEDTA Certified teacher and supervisor in Dr. McCullough’s Affect Phobia Therapy (APT) model, he has taught in the US and Europe and presented at the 2007 IEDTA Conference in Aarhus, Denmark.
Since 2008, Dr. Kuhn has practiced Davanloo’s ISTDP (Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy), which he has studied with Allan Abbass and Jon Frederickson. He is an IEDTA Certified teacher of ISTDP, and has particular interested in training and dissemination of EDTs. His book, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: A Reference (2014) has been widely hailed in the ISTDP community.
In 2013, Dr. Kuhn joined the IEDTA Board of Directors and became co-chair of its Information Technology Committee, spearheading the redesign and revitalization of the IEDTA website. He served as the fifth President of the IEDTA from May of 2018 until October 2019, and was the lead organizer of the IEDTA’s 9th international conference, set in Boston.
A Lecturer (Part-Time) in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, he teaches Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy to the PGY-4 psychiatry residents in the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency training program and is promoting other ISTDP training activities in the Boston area. He has a private practice in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Before becoming a psychiatrist, Dr. Kuhn was a research mathematician; he has published work on psychotherapy, mathematics, and computational chemistry.