Dr David Celani

Dr David Celani

David P. Celani, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who practiced for more than twenty-five years in Burlington, Vermont. In treatment, he focused on his patients’ “attachment to bad objects”, which manifested through their inability to separate from parents, friends, or marital partners who demeaned, criticized, or abused them. Celani now presents workshops throughout the United States on Object Relations theory. His books with Columbia University Press include Fairbairn’s Object Relations Theory in the Clinical Setting and The Illusion of Love: Why the Battered Woman Returns to Her Abuser.


Online Modules

Past and Current Confer Events

Breaking the Trauma-Bond Between Your Patient and Their Family
Friday 18 September 2020 - A Live Webinar


Exciting Bad-Objects?
Saturday 24 February 2018

The Seductive Allure of the Bad Object
Friday 23 February 2018




Conversion Hysteria – Adam Phillips

On Loneliness