New York City
Daniel Shaw, LSCW
Advisory Board Member
Daniel Shaw, LSCW, received his Masters’ Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University, New York, in 1996. He was certified as a psychoanalyst in 2000, after completing the four-year training program at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) in New York City.
Dan did his undergraduate work as a Theater Major at Northwestern University, class of 1973, and went on to study for five years with Uta Hagen, one of the most highly-respected acting teachers in the field. During this period, in addition to performing as actor, director and musician, Dan helped found the Lexington Conservatory Theater in Green County, New York, which later became the Capital Rep Theater Company in Albany, NY.
Before continuing his post-graduate education in psychoanalysis, Dan was a student of yoga and meditation for more than a decade, living in India for several periods of study, and traveling extensively as an international organizer and manager of yoga education programs. It was because of these experiences that Dan developed his interest in the study of cults and charismatic leaders, which informs his work in support of those who have been harmed by undue influence in relationships and in groups.
These studies in turn led Dan to develop the concept of the “traumatizing narcissist’s relational system,” the subject of his book, Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation, published by Routledge in 2014.
Dan currently maintains his psychoanalysis and psychotherapy practices in New York City and in Nyack, NY.