Michele Scheinkman, L.C.S.W., is a faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is in private practice in Manhattan where she offers individual, couple, and family therapy in English and Portuguese.
She has taught couples and family therapy for over 30 years in the United States, Latin America and Europe. During her years in Chicago she was Director of Couples Therapy Training at the Chicago Center for Family Health, taught family therapy at the School of Social Service and Administration, and was a faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. She was also a staff psychotherapist and supervisor at the Student Mental Health Clinic at the University of Chicago and consultant at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute. Between 2000 and 2005 she consulted at the multicultural Roberto Clemente Center in the East Village, in New York. She has written extensively about couples therapy on the topics of impasses, infidelity, intimacy and jealousy. Her publications include:
"Breaking the Mold: Sculpting Impasses in Couples' Therapy," with Peggy Papp and Jean Malpas, Family Process Vol 52, 2013.
"Disarming Jealousy in Couples Relationships: A Multidimensional Approach," with Denise Werneck, Family Process Vol 49, 2010. [pdf]
"The Multi-level Approach: A Road Map for Couples Therapy," Family Process, Vol. 47, pp. 197-213, 2008. [pdf]
"Beyond the Trauma of Betrayal: Reconsidering Affairs in Couples Therapy," Family Process, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2005. [pdf]
"The Vulnerability Cycle: Working With Impasses in Couple Therapy," with Mona Fishbane, Family Process, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2004. [pdf]
"Graduate Student Marriages: An Organizational/Interactional View," Family Process, Vol. 27, 1988. [pdf]