Arthur C. Nielsen, MD is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University, faculty of Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, The Family Institute at Northwestern University and Chicago Center for Family Health of the University of Chicago. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

He is a member of American Psychiatric Association, American Family Therapy Academy, Chinese American Psychoanalytic Association and American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA). He is on the Editorial Boards of Family Process, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Dr. Nielsen specializes in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with couples and families, and supervises psychoanalytic candidates and trainees and also lectures on Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy, Psychoanalytic Research, Psychoanalytic Psychopathology and Object Relations.

He has presented on various topics such as relationships, marriage, intimacy and conflicts. He has also published papers in Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Family Process, The American Psychoanalyst and Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.


His publications are:

Nielsen, A. C. (2019). Couples in the digital age: An integrative systemic-psychodynamic-behavioral model of couple therapy. In P. Pitta & C. Datchi (Eds.) Integrative Couple and Family Therapies: Treatment Models for Complex Clinical Issues. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Nielsen, A. C. (2019, in press). Projective identification in couples. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Nielsen, A. C. (2017). Psychodynamic couple therapy: A practical synthesis. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 43, 685-699. [One of the “most downloaded” articles from that journal for 2017-2018.]

Nielsen, A. C. (2017).  From Couple Therapy 1.0 to a comprehensive model: A roadmap for sequencing and integrating systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral approaches. Family Process, 56, 540-557. [One of the top ten downloaded articles from this journal in 2017-2018.]