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Works by Bill Meyer, MSW, BCD

The writings and thoughts of Bill Meyer, MSW, BCD (1950 - 2021).

Artwork - stippled portrait of Bill Meyer


The Trials, Tolls and Triumphs of Motherhood: The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression

William S. Meyer, MSW, speaks about Motherhood and Postpartum Depression in this video made for mothers and their partners, healthcare providers, and mental health professionals. Please share this video link with your friends and colleagues.


  • Meyer, W. S. “In defense of long-term treatment: On the vanishing holding environment.” In Reflections on Long-Term Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: Relational Analysis Interminable, 37–49, 2019. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429054501-5.
  • Meyer, W. S. “Long-term treatment in the rearview mirror.” In Reflections on Long-Term Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: Relational Analysis Interminable, 50–58, 2019. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429054501-6.
  • Meyer, W. S. “Part 1: The Psychoanalyst and the "Homosexual": A Long, Dark Journey Into Light.” Smith College Studies in Social Work 83, no. 1 (January 1, 2013): 18–35. https://doi.org/10.1080/00377317.2013.746920.
  • Meyer, W. S. “Part 2: Homosexuality Uncured: Reflections of a Former Analysand.” Smith College Studies in Social Work 83, no. 1 (January 1, 2013): 36–44. https://doi.org/10.1080/00377317.2013.746921.
  • Meyer, W. “Supervision With Rose: A Tribute.” Smith College Studies in Social Work 82, no. 2–3 (April 1, 2012): 244–48. https://doi.org/10.1080/00377317.2012.693028.
  • Meyer, W. S. “Bruno Bettelheim and his window to the soul.” Clinical Social Work Journal 38, no. 3 (January 1, 2010): 275–85. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-009-0218-0.
  • Meyer, William S. “David James Fisher, Bettelheim: Living and Dying.” Clinical Social Work Journal 37, no. 1 (March 2009): 89–91. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-008-0179-8.
  • Meyer, W. S. “To see and not to see: The consequences of a strengths-based perspective a commentary on victoria fitton's case study.” Psychoanalytic Social Work 15, no. 2 (December 1, 2008): 100–109. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228870802086967.
  • Meyer, W. S. “The moral imperative of universal health care: A talk presented at the annual forum of the national academies of practice.” Clinical Social Work Journal 35, no. 2 (June 1, 2007): 135–40. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-007-0084-6.
  • Meyer, W. S. “The 'Mother' returns to psychoanalysis: Sándor Ferenczi, welcome home.” Smith College Studies in Social Work 75, no. 3 (November 28, 2005): 15–31. https://doi.org/10.1300/J497v75n03_03.
  • Meyer, W.S. The Evolution of “Mr. Psychoanalysis”: A Review: Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst, by Charles B. Strozier. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001, 495 pp. Psychoanal. Soc. Work, 11(1) (2004): 71-80. https://doi.org/10.1300/J032v11n01_06
  • Meyer, W. S. “An interview with Joyce Edward: Exemplary clinician, advocate, and scholar.” Clinical Social Work Journal 30, no. 3 (December 1, 2002): 311–28. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1016001716616.
  • Meyer, W. S. “Why they don't come back: A clinical perspective on the no-show client.” Clinical Social Work Journal 29, no. 4 (December 1, 2001): 325–39. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1012211112553.
  • Meyer, W. S. “Caring for society’s “have nots”.” Psychoanalytic Social Work 7, no. 4 (January 1, 2000): 95–103. https://doi.org/10.1300/J032v07n04_04.
  • Meyer, W. S. “The psychoanalytic social worker/the social work psychoanalyst: What shall be our message?” Clinical Social Work Journal 28, no. 4 (January 1, 2000): 355–67. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005163721648.
  • Meyer, W. S. “Therapy of the conscience: Technical recommendations for working on the harsh superego of the patient.” Clinical Social Work Journal 26, no. 4 (January 1, 1998): 353–68. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1022821903579.
  • Palmer, A. B., and W. S. Meyer. “Gratification versus frustration: The legacy of the schism between Ferenczi and Freud.” Clinical Social Work Journal 23, no. 3 (September 1, 1995): 249–69. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02191750.
  • Mitchell, T. G., R. L. Sandin, B. H. Bowman, W. Meyer, and W. G. Merz. “Molecular mycology: DNA probes and applications of PCR technology.” J Med Vet Mycol 32 Suppl 1 (1994): 351–66. https://doi.org/10.1080/02681219480000961.
  • Meyer, W. S. “In defense of long-term treatment: on the vanishing holding environment.” Soc Work 38, no. 5 (September 1993): 571–78.
  • Meyer, W. S. “Integrated Ego Psychology - Polansky,Na.” Social Work 38, no. 3 (May 1, 1993): 356–57.
  • Meyer, W. S. “Integrated ego psychology norman a. polansky. new york: Aldine de gruyter, 1991.375 pp. $26.95 paperback.” Social Work (United States) 38, no. 3 (January 1, 1993): 356–57. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/38.3.356-a.
  • Meyer, W. S. “A case of restricted entitlement.” Clinical Social Work Journal 19, no. 3 (September 1, 1991): 223–35. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00754720.
  • Collins, C. J., M. Winkler, S. Knoepler, D. Hope, R. F. Ranieri, D. B. Brandt, J. Midgley, P. Tsui, W. S. Meyer, and J. Glogowski. “Private practice: Readers respond.” Social Work (United States) 35, no. 2 (January 1, 1990): 187–91. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/35.2.187.
  • Meyer, W. S. “On the mishandling of 'anger' in psychotherapy.” Clinical Social Work Journal 16, no. 4 (December 1, 1988): 406–17. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00755149.
  • Meyer, W. S. “An abused child grows up and enters treatment.” Clinical Social Work Journal 15, no. 2 (June 1, 1987): 136–47. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00752907.
  • Meyer, W. S. “The oedipus complex: A reminder of its clinical import.” Clinical Social Work Journal 13, no. 3 (September 1, 1985): 234–45. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00754649.
  • Meyer, W. S. “Easing The Transition From Hospital To Home.” Hospital and Community Psychiatry 34, no. 4 (January 1, 1983): 384–384.