Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Nielsen III, Arthur C.

  • William M. PinsofEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1115


Nielsen III, Arthur C.


Arthur C. Nielsen, III, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and couple therapist, practicing in Chicago, Illinois. He is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and serves on the faculties of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and The Family Institute at Northwestern University. He is best known for his work in marriage education and integrative couple therapy.


Arthur C. Nielsen, III, MD, was born and raised in Winnetka, Illinois, where he was captain of the New Trier High School state championship tennis team. Dr. Nielsen earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard College, the Department of Social Studies. His summa cum laude honors thesis is entitled “The Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s.” He received his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1972 and completed his internship at the Los Angeles...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pinsof Family Systems, LLCChicagoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
    • 1
  • Adam Fisher
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Human Development and Family StudiesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Brigham Young UniversityProvoUSA