Dr. Sheldon Roth was in the private practice of psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Newton, MA for over forty years. He is a retired Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Emeritus Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst of The Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East. Instrumental in the development of psychoanalysis in Russia, he was a Supervising Psychoanalyst for the Eastern European Psychoanalytic Institute, Moscow, Russia. From 1982–2010 he was a member of The Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, Princeton, N.J.
Dr. Roth received his B.A. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brooklyn College (1960) and received his M.D. Alpha Omega Alpha from New York University School of Medicine (1965). He was a resident and Chief Resident in Psychiatry at The Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA. As a Clinical Associate at NIMH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD, he was a member of the Family Studies Divisions and chief administrator of the NIMH Adolescent Residential Treatment Center. From 1971–1974 he was Assistant Clinical Director of The Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School.
A popular teacher and lecturer at Harvard Medical School, particularly on therapeutic process and dreams, Dr. Roth has published widely on clinical topics as well as the Holocaust, romantic love, American short stories, and cinema. He is the author of Psychotherapy: The Art of Wooing Nature.
Dr. Roth currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife of fifty-nine years, Cora, near the burgeoning families of their three sons.