Prof. Nita LutwakNita Lutwak

Phone: (646) 312-3821

Location: VC 8-275


Dr. Lutwak is a licensed psychologist, and an Associate Professor of psychology at Baruch College.  She received her PhD from Fordham University, and completed her postdoctoral analytic training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at NYU.  She is the Director of the Masters in Mental Health Counseling program at Baruch College where she teaches and supervises graduate students.  She is on the training faculty for the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies where she teaches and trains candidates in character analysis and has a private practice in NYC.


Bruno, S., Lutwak N., & Agin, M., (2009). Conceptualizations of guilt and the corresponding relationships to emotional ambivalence, self-disclosure, loneliness and alienation. Personality and Individual Differences, 47 (5), 487-491.

Lutwak, N., & Ferrari, J. (2007). Shame-related social anxiety: Replicating a link with various social interaction measures. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 10 (4), 335- 340.

Lutwak, N. & Panish, J.P., & Ferrari, J.R. (2003).  Shame and guilt: Characterlogical vs. behavioral self-blame and their relationship to fear of intimacy.  Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 909-916.

Lutwak, N. & Panish, J.P., Ferrari, J.R. & Razzino, B.E. (2001). Shame and guilt and their relationship to positive expectations and anger expressiveness.  Adolescence, 36 (144), 641-653.  Libra Publishers, Inc.

Lutwak, N., (1998). Women, shame and group psychotherapy.  Group. 22 (3)129-143.  Human Sciences Press, Inc.  (Subsidiary of: Plenum Publishing Corp).

Lutwak, N. & Ferrari, J. R. & Cheek, J. M. (1998).  Shame, guilt and identity in men and women:  the role of identity orientation and processing style in moral affects.  Personality and Individual Differences. 25, 1027-1036.  Pergamon.

Lutwak, N., Rassino, B. & Ferrari J.R. (1998).  Self-perceptions and moral affect. An exploratory analysis of subcultural diversity in guilt and shame emotions.  Journal of Social and Behavioral and Personality, 13, (2), 333-348.  Select Press.

 Lutwak, N., & Ferrari, J. R. (1998).  Understanding shame in adults: Retrospective perceptions of parental-bonding during childhood.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, l85 (10), 595-598. Williams and Wilkins.

Lutwak, N. , & Ferrari, J R. (1997).  Shame related social anxiety: Replicating a link with various social science interaction measures.  Anxiety Stress and Coping l0, 335-346. Harwood Academic: International Publishers Distributor.

Lutwak, N. & Ferrari, J. R, (1997).  Moral affect and cognitive processes. Diffferentiating shame and guilt among men and women.  Personality and Individual Differences, 21, 891-896.  Pergamon.

Lutwak, N.  (1993-94).Conceptual Level and therapeutic responsiveness among counselor trainnees. Current Psychology, 12 (4), 353-363. Transaction Publishers.

Lutwak, N. & Scheffler, L. (1991). Supervised fieldwork and the development of counseling skills.  Journal of Research in Education, 11, (1), 57-62.  University of Georgia, College of Education.


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