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Jeffrey Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW, is an associate professor of social work at Rutgers University. He holds graduate degrees in anthropology and social work (Smith College School for Social Work). He did his postgraduate training in child development and psychoanalysis and adult psychoanalysis at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center (Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center, accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association (Psychoanalytic Association) and the Hanna Perkins Center. He is a clinical social worker, applied anthropologist, and psychoanalyst, whose research focuses on mental health practice, mental health case management, psychiatric medication, and the roles that stigma and shame play in the social and psychological dynamics of practitioner. He specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

He has three recent books: Columbia University Press (2010): On Having and Being a Case Manager: A Relational Method for Recovery; Oxford University Press (2013), Qualitative Methods for Practice, Palgrave MacMillan (2015), A to Z for Psychodynamic Practice. He has served as the associate editor for the Society for Applied Anthropology journal, Human Organization, and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and as editor of the American Anthropological Association journal, Culture and Agriculture.