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Kristin Whiteside

Alliant Faculty Member

Dr. Whiteside is a clinical psychologist and graduate in Adult Psychoanalysis from the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. In her private practice she provides psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adolescents and adults. She has been involved in the field of psychoanalysis through committee and programming work at the international, national, and local levels. Dr. She is Assistant Professor in the Clinical PsyD Program at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, is a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, and is a Voluntary Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. 

Professional Interests

Whiteside’s research interests include neurodevelopmental disorders, psychoanalytic perspectives on clinical topics, the therapeutic relationship, and individual attachment and its relationship with personality and relationship experiences. 

Education and Certifications
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, CSPP, San Diego
  • Theories of Personality, Pathology, And Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytic
  • Clinical Elective Psychodynamic
  • Clinical Elective: Attachment Seminar
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • Whiteside, K. (2019). "Technical Challenges Posed by ADHD in the Opening Phase of Analysis: A Candidate’s Reflections." The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 72(1), 107–117.