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K. Mark Sossin

Associate Chair

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology - NYC

  • @New York City
    41 Park Row Rm 1309


Dr. Sossin is a clinical psychologist, researcher, and psychoanalyst with particular interests in infancy, psychotherapeutic methods, psychopathology, autism, family-systems, trauma-and-its-transmission, and movement/nonverbal behavior.


Adult Psychoanalysis , New York Freudian Society, NYC, NY, 1995

Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis , New York Freudian Society, 1991

PhD, Yeshiva University, New York, 1983
Clinical Psychology

MA, Yeshiva University, New York, 1981

BA, Emory Univeristy, 1974


  • International Psychoanalytical Association, - Psychoanalyst
  • New York State, - Licensed Psychologist (NYS)


Sandler-Saban, G. (2017). Age, circumstance, and outcome in child survivors of the Holocaust.. . In E. Fogelman, S. Kangisser Cohen, and D. Ofer (Eds). Understanding the Judith Kestenberg Child Survivor Testimony Collection: Historical, linguistic, and psychological approaches. Brooklyn, NY, USA: Bergham Books.


Sossin, K. (2016, June 25). staff and trainees at Youth Consultation Service (YCS), Infant and Preschool Mental Health Programs.. The Infant-Parent Interchange: Sequential Movement Patterns and Embodied Intentionality:From Research to Practice. YCS / Infant Mental Health Section, East Orange, NJ.

Sharkey, J. M., , K. M. & Mowder, B. (2016, June 2). Biannual International Congress of World Association for Infant Mental Health . Emotional availability, parent-role, maternal personality, and infant temperament: Factors influencing the mother-infant dyad. WAIMH, Prague, Czech Republic.

Sharkey, J. M., , . M. & Mowder, B. (2016, June 2). World Association for Infant Mental Health Congress. Emotional availability, parent-role, maternal personality, and infant temperament: Factors influencing the mother-infant dyad. WAIMH, Prague, Czech Republic.

Bromberg, Y., Herbst-Paparne, R., Sossin, K., Beebe, B. & Ward, A. (2016, June 2). World Association for Infant Mental Health Congress. Sequential Analysis of Shape-Flow Patterns Among 12-Month Olds Correspondent to Maternal Dependency and Self-Criticism:A Microanalytic KMP Application. WAIMH, Prague, Czech Republic.

Beebe, B., Hoven, C., Sossin, K., Cohen, P. & et al., . (2016, May 26). International Conference on Infant Studies ICIS. Risk & Resilience in 9/11 Pregnant Widows and Their Infants at 4 Months: Urgent Repair.. International Association for Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.


Ongoing research on infant-parent interaction, transmission of stress, autism, nonverbal/movement behavior, early childhood affective development.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Practicum in Advanced Movement Studies
Sossin, K. & , . August 2016 - June 2017. Joint effort of Drexel University and Pace University $0.00. Funded. Dr. Sossin oversees training of Creative Arts PhD Candidate from Drexel University in Movement Docing methodologies> The Mind, Movement, Interaction and Development Research Group (MMID-RG), established by K. Mark Sossin, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Pace University in New York, is a research laboratory that primarily focuses on the study nonverbal behavior, emotional development, parent-infant/toddler and child interaction, and developmental processes related to intersubjectivity, social-cognition, and mentalization.


holocaustchildren.org/ [Internet]

http://www.kestenbergmovementprofile.org/ [Internet]

Slate.com [Internet], December 12 2011
My Little Haggler Episode 9 of Slate's Negotiation Academy on negotiating with children. By Jill Barshay and Seth Stevenson http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/negotiation/2011/12/slate_s_negotiation_academy_episode_9_negotiating_with_kids.html

USA Today [Newspaper], August 7 2011
• After 9/11, USA was more resilient than experts expected. By Sharon Jayson

Parents Magazine [Magazine], August 2010
“How to Decode Your Kid's Body Language.” By Robin Westen. Also reprinted in Parents.com


American Dance/Movement Therapy Association (Associate)

American Psychological Association

Association of Early Childhood & Infant Psychologists[Former President]

Child Development Research[Board of Directors]

ContemporaryFreudian Society[Training Analyst/Faculty]

International Psychoanalytical Association

World Association for Infant Mental Health

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