Gerald Alper

Gerald Alper is an internationally recognized psychotherapist who is the author of 20 books.  These include besides the celebrated Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Patient, The Paranoia Of Everyday Life, The Dark Side Of The Analytic Moon, The PuppeteersThe Elephant In The Room: The Denial of The Unconscious Mind, and more recently the just published God And Therapy: What We Believe When No One Is Watching (I Books, Alper). He's been a Fellow of The American Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis since 1985, a reviewer for The Journal of Contemporary Psychology, a contributor of articles and essays to leading professional journals, a frequent guest author appearing on public access radio programs throughout the United States and Canada.  His classic paper, A Psychoanalyist Takes the Turing Test, was included in the 2004 pioneering interdisciplinary anthology by Italian neuroscientist Franco Salzone who brought together seminal papers from both psychoanalysis and neuroscience. He lives with his wife in New York, stays in close contact with his two grown sons who remain hunkered down in Los Angeles and has been a practicing psychotherapist in Manhattan for the past 25 years.


Does God Exist?

What I Believe

Psychology • April 17th, 2016


The Black Swan

First Patient

Psychology • April 3rd, 2016


The Strangest Man

Paul Dirac

Psychology • March 6th, 2016


Is The Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?

Mind against heart

Psychology • January 24th, 2016


Why we believe what we believe

All beliefs are not equal

Psychology • January 17th, 2016


Talking to God

A blind date with eternity

Psychology • January 10th, 2016


If Heaven Exists

A Trip to Afterlife Anonymous

Psychology • January 3rd, 2016