Donna Bassin, MPS, PhD, is an art therapist, clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, filmmaker and exhibiting fine-art photographer. She is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and Faculty at The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies in New York. She has a private psychoanalytic practice in New York City. She has published books, book reviews, and journal articles in the areas of gender, motherhood, community activism, traumatic loss, mourning and memorials, exhibited her fine art photography in museums and galleries, and screened her award-winning full-length documentary, Leave No Soldier, at many professional conferences and international film festivals. She was a consultant for the New York City’s Department of Mental Health following September 11th.
Ani Buk, MFA, MA, LP, LCAT, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Permanent Faculty Member of the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society. She is also a Faculty Member of the Graduate Art Therapy Program of New York University, as well as the Kint Institute, a post-graduate program focused on the use of the creative arts therapies to treat traumatized populations.
Franco De Masi is a Training Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and former President of the Centro Milanese di Psicoanalisi and Secretary of the Training Institute of Milan. He is a medical doctor and a psychiatrist who has worked for many years in psychiatric hospitals. In the last 35 years he has been working as a full time psychoanalyst in Milan. He has published several papers in The International Journal of Psychoanalysis and in the Rivista Italiana di Psicoanalisi and other international Journal. His main interests have been focused on the theoretical and technical psychoanalytical issues related to severely ill or psychotic patients. In the past years he has published books, that have been translated into English, Spanish, French, German, and Polish.
Carolyn Ellman, PhD, Adjunct Clinical Professor and Supervisor NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Fellow (Training and Supervising Analyst) and Faculty, Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Training and Supervising Analyst Contemporary Freudian Society; Member of IPA and CIPS; Senior Editor of The Modern Freudians: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Technique by Jason Aronson 2000 and Omnipotent Fantasies and the Vulnerable Self Jason Aronson l997; Co-Editor A New Freudian Synthesis: Clinical Process in a new generation Karnac Books 2011 (with Andrew Druck, Bert Freedman and Aaron Thaler). Written several articles on Envy including (2000) The Empty Mother: Women’s Fear of Their Destructive Envy. Psychoanalytic Quarterly. Private Practice in New York.
Paula L. Ellman, PhD, ABPP, is a training and supervising analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society, Washington DC (CFS) and the IPA, is Vice President of the CFS Board, a Member of the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the IPA (COWAP) and a Board Member of the North America Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC) representing CFS. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the George Washington University School of P-0rofessional Psychology and a Visiting Professor at the Sino-American Continuing Training Project for Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy, Wuhan China. Recent publications include: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (with N. Goodman, Routledge, 2017) and The Courage to Fight Violence against Women (with N. Goodman, Karnac, 2017). Other recent work includes: Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism (with Basseches & Goodman, Karnac, 2013). She has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in North Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, DC.
Judith Felton, LCSW, is a training and supervising analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society and currently serves as its president. Her involvement at CFS has been primarily focused on psychoanalytic education. She is in private practice in New York City.
Susan Finkelstein, LCSW, is a member of the faculty of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and the Contemporary Freudian Society where she is also a Training and Supervising Analyst. She is in private practice in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and couple therapy in New York City where she also directs a study group of 8 years, 'Understanding Primitive Mental States' dedicated to teaching Freud, Klein, and Bionian technique and is clinical application. Areas of specialty include ongoing seminars in “The Internal World and Its Objects' 'Schizoid Phenomena, Borderline and Narcissistic Pathology” and The Claustro-Agoraphobic Dilemma and Psychic Spaces.
Nancy R. Goodman, PhD, is a training and supervising analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society, Washington DC, and the IPA. Recent publications extend her work in unconscious fantasy and trauma and violence in the mind: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (with Ellman, Routledge, 2017) and The Courage to Fight Violence against Women (with Ellman, Karnac, 2017). Other recent work includes: The Power of Witnessing: Reflections, Reverberations, and Traces of the Holocaust (with Meyers, Routledge, 2012), Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism (with Basseches & Ellman, Karnac, 2013). She is Director of the online Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum, (IPBooks) www.thevirtualpsychoanalyticmuseum.org and maintains a psychoanalytic practice in Bethesda, Maryland.
Richard B. Gartner, PhD, is Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty, and Founding Director of the Sexual Abuse Service at the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the author of Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men (1999, 2001) and Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse (2005), and edited Trauma and Countertrauma, Resilience and Counterresilience: Insights from Psychoanalysts and Trauma Experts (2017) and Memories of Sexual Betrayal: Truth, Fantasy, Repression, and Dissociation (1997), as well as the forthcoming volumes Boys and Men Betrayed: Understanding the Trauma of Sexual Abuse and Healing Sexually Betrayed Men and Boys:Treatment for Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Trauma. A pioneer in treating sexually abused men, he is quoted widely in the media on the subject.
Eva Kantor, PhD, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City for 40 years. She is also a Training and Supervising analyst at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, the Contemporary Freudian Society and the IPA. Additionally she is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Dr. Kantor has served on a panel for “Unzere Kinder” at The Center for Jewish History which dealt with survivor children after the war in Poland. She has also written a short memoir on “Growing Up as a Child of Holocaust Survivors.
Richard Lasky, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst, in private practice in New York City for 45 years. He is also Clinical Professor of Psychology and Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York University Postdoctoral Program, as well as at IPTAR and the IPA. He is the author of “Dynamics of Development and the Therapeutic Process”, “Criminal Evaluation and Multiple Personality: a Psychoanalytic Perspective”, the editor of “Symbolization and De-Symbolization: Essays in Honor of Norbert Freedman”, and has authored numerous journal articles. He is a clinical consultant for the Human Rights Clinic of HealhRight International (formerly known as Doctors of the World).
Vivian B. Pender, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College and a Training Psychoanalyst at Columbia University. At the UN she represents the International Psychoanalytical Association and the American Psychiatric Association. Until 2011, she chaired the NGO Committee on the Status of Women and now chairs the NGO Committee on Mental Health. She is a volunteer Asylum Evaluator for Physicians for Human Rights. She produced four documentaries of conferences at the United Nations on mental health, human rights, human trafficking and violence. In 2016 her edited book The Status of Women: Violence, Identity and Activism was published.
Kirkland C. Vaughans, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy and co-editor of the two-volume book, The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents. He is a senior adjunct professor of psychology at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University and a faculty member of their Postgraduate Program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, a clinical supervisor at the National Institute for Psychotherapies, and visiting faculty member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). He is also an Honorary Member of IPTAR. He is a school psychologist at Hempstead High School and the former Regional Director of the now defunct New Hope Guild Centers of Brooklyn. He has published articles on the intergenerational transmission of trauma among African Americans and presented widely on topics effecting Black male youth. He is an active member of the Research Council of the New York City Young men’s Initiative and the chairman of the Board for The Harlem Family Institute: a multicultural psychoanalytic training institute.
Prof. Heinz Weiss is the head of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine of the Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus, Stuttgart, and one of the Directors of the Sigmund-Freud-Institute, Frankfurt, Germany. He was a visting scientist at the Adult department of the Tavistock Clinic, London, is Chair of the Education Section of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and is teaching at the University of Tübingen. In his publications and books he has dealt extensively with the concepts of contemporary Kleinian analysts, especially with pathological organizations of the personality, the concepts of time and space in borderline pathology, projective identification and countertransference and the resulting technical problems. His new book, “Trauma, Guilt and Reparation” will be released in September 2017.
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