Gail Bach, Ph.D., maintains a long-term psychoanalytic/psychodynamic private practice with an adult population using individual and group modalities of treatment. She earned a Master of Social Work with a specialization in individual, family, and group practice and Ph.D. in social work with a specialization in mental health from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work. She continues to study at various psychoanalytic institutes in New York City, specializing in clinical issues, including group process, trauma, sexuality, social justice, HIV, and various other issues.

Bach has provided numerous professional training opportunities for co-occurring disorders, LGBT, addiction, mental health, crisis, and trauma, mentally ill populations, ethical challenges case management, and diversity training with various populations as well as clinical modalities of intervention at the Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute. From 2006 to 2009, she provided master’s level instruction in social work at Adelphi University.  

Bach has extensive expertise working with a diverse adult population at the individual, couple, and group population and modalities. Areas and specialization include life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship, LGBT issues, loss, aging, caretaking, co-dependency, teaching and supervision. She concurrently had a private practice throughout a 32-year span and worked in public mental health at a psychiatric center. She recently provided clinical expertise as senior clinician within a mobile crisis team in Brooklyn.

She has extensive clinical training in a psychoanalytic framework, privately and at various psychoanalytic institutes and practices in a psychodynamic framework. She is a long-term member of several clinical communities such as the Center for Group Studies as well as multiple clinical communities including NASW, WMHC, NYSCSSW, AAPSCW, EGPS, and APGS. Bach continuously engages in professional development, including group process, provides and receives ongoing extensive clinical supervision, and works to advance state-of-the art specialization in clinical practice and teaching.


“Correlates of Re-institutionalization for SPMI Adults Mandated to Assisted Outpatient Treatment” (December 1, 2004)

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • ICBS 302: Facilitating Intergroup Relations: Understanding Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination