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This web site presents a wide variety of content that we believe will be of interest to the mental health professional community, academia, and the wider public. It provides a platform for announcements of public and professional interest, film, theater and book reviews, op ed and other opinion pieces, as well as links to meeting and conference web casts. We see it as both a platform and a clearing house for psychoanalytic events and works in progress.

This is an independent web site, spearheaded by Arnold D. Richards. Whilst we support all the organisations listed under our People section, we have no official connection with these entities apart from our professional membership.

What’s What, and Where?

The following are brief bios of the editors and commentators on the International Psychoanalysic blog site.

Editor-In-Chief: Arnold Richards, MD was Editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA) from 1994 to 2003 and before that he was an editor of TAP. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.   He is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and received its Distinguished Contributor award in 2004. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 39, Section 10, the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, the New York Freudian Society, the Psychoanalytic Association of New York the Western New York Psychoanalytic Society, the Lake Oscawana Psychoanalytic Society and Honorary Member of the American Institute of Psychoanalysis/Karen Horney Clinic and the New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society.

Executive Editor: Ahron Friedberg, M.D.  is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan.  He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he served as an Associate Director of the Division of Psychotherapy.  His current work there focuses on translational research in mood and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Friedberg is a former National President of the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians.  He served as the first Managing Editor of International Psychoanalysis and Co-Director of the Psychoanalytic Symposium.  He is currently Managing Editor of IPBooks.  His publications for popular audiences include Between Us: A Father and Son Speak, which he co-authored with his father, Love’s Way, and most recently Flashing Seven:  The Essential Skills for Living and Leading (at press).  Some of his recent papers have been accepted in The Psychoanalytic Review, The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, and Psychodynamic Psychiatry.

Dr. Friedberg has appeared as a cultural expert on CNN and Fox 5 and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal.     

Topic Editors

Business, Finance, and Psychoanalysis:  Steven S. Rolfe M.D. is a child, adolescent, adult psychiatrist , and psychoanalyst(Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia) practicing in Bryn Mawr, Pa. As a Principal of the Boswell Group Dr. Rolfe consults to CEO’s , Sr. business leaders, and family businesses on the psychology of management and leadership. He is co-chair of the American Psychoanalytic Associations’s Committee on Corporate and Organizational Consultation. He is a member of the Family Firm  Institute, ISPSO, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia. He spoke most recently at the 7th Annual Family Office Symposium on “Optimizing Intergenerational Communication.”

Child Development: Nathan Szajnberg, M.D. is the Sigmund Freud Professor of Psychoanalysis at the Hebrew University and Wallerstein Research Fellow in Psychoanalysis. He studied at the University of Chicago and completed his analytic training at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. He  has completed three books: Educating the Emotions: Bruno Bettelheim and  Psychoanalysis; Lives Across Time (30-year follow-up of Brody’s infants); Reluctant Warriors: Israelis Suspended between Rome and Jerusalem.

Cultural Commentator: Harvey Roy Greenberg, M.D. is clinical professor of psychiatry, at the Albert EInstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York. Dr. Greenberg has published widely on cinema, media, and popular culture, in journals such as Psychoanalytic Review, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Film Quarterly, New York Times Sunday Arts and Leisure Section, TIKKUN, Cineaste, Journal of Popular Film and Television, et cetera. Other publications can be found at Send all correspondence to HrgSmes@AOL.COM

Book Review Editor, Jeffrey H. Golland, PhD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,Icahn School of Medicine,Mount Sinai Health System, and on the faculty of the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.  A past president of Section 1 (Practitioners) of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association (APA), he is a Fellow of APA and IPA, and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  A former training and supervising analyst at the New York Freudian Society where he earned his certificate in psychoanalysis, he was a professor of education at the City University of New York and has published 35 articles and 33 book reviews. His private practice is in New York City.


Book Review Editor: Douglas J.Van der Heide, MD is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice. He graduated from Columbia Medical School, He completed psychoanalytic training at New York Psychoanalytic Institute and is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He teaches at both NYPSI and Institute for Psychoanalytic Education which he joined in 2009. He has written book reviews for International Psychoanalysis and The Psychoanalytic Quarterly.

Food Editor: Barbara Kafka’s most recent book, Vegetable Love, with 750 imaginative yet easy vegetable dishes, was honored as a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection and the 2006 IACP award for Best Single Subject Cookbook. Her previous book, Soup A Way Of Life was on the Los Angeles Times best seller list. Her Roasting A Simple Art, won the Julia Child Cookbook Award and was a Book-of-the-Month-Club main selection as was her preceding book Party Food.

Other books include The New York Times best seller, Microwave Gourmet and Microwave Gourmet Healthstyle Cookbook. Both were Book-of-the-Month-Club main selections and sold out in mass paperback in America and England. Both were also winners of The Tastemaker Award (IACP).

Ms. Kafka has written on a regular basis for The New York Times. She has also written a monthly column, The Opinionated Palate” for Gourmet and others for Family Circle and Vogue. In television, she has made appearances on Today, Good Morning America, Rachel Ray and Martha Stewart, and the Food Channel on which she had a regular stint.

In the past, Ms. Kafka was active as a consultant to restaurants, industry and as a product designer. For many years she taught with James Beard as well as around the country on her own. The winner of many awards, including the James Beard Foundation lifetime achievement award, Ms. Kafka has served on the boards of culinary organizations and educational boards. Current projects including writing and developing recipes for several magazines and websites, including,, and

Spanish Language Editor: Luis Alejandro Nagy is Training analyst at the Psychoanalytic Society of Mexico (SPM) , member of the International Psychoanalytical Association and psychology professor at the Public Image Consultants School in Mexico City. He has a degree in Computer Systems from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) and is the Director of the Youth Helpline for the Alliance for Online Safety (ASI) in Mexico.  Member of the Publications Committee in charge of the social media networks and virtual communities development for the Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies of Latin America (FEPAL). He has given conferences at mayor international events in Mexico regarding family online safety, prevention, detection and treatment of youths who have developed pathological use of the Internet such as cyber bullying, compulsive online video gaming, virtual exhibitionism, etc. His is an active explorer and promoter for the research of the psychological impact of the information and communication technologies on human behavior, cognition and emotions.

Movies Editor:  Justin Richards.

Chinese Language Editor:  Zhang Jie, female,Psychiatrist in Wuhan Mental Health Center. In 2007 as double degree of Bachelor graduated from Tongji Medical college ,Huazhong Technical University with the main major“Clinial Medicine“ and the vice major“Psychology“ from the Central Normal University. From 10.2008 to 03.2009 was further educated in Saarland Institut of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy e.V. in Saarbruecken in Germany, from 04.2009 to 08.2009 had a practical training in the Clinic of Psychosomatic und Psychotherapeutical Medicine,Ostalb‐Clinic in Aalen in Germany. The Publication: The coping on the psychological trauma of death in the matrilineal culture: a view from a Mosuo funeral。

Theatre: Alma H. Bond, Ph.D. retired from a highly successful Manhattan practice as a psychoanalyst in 1991 to write full time. She belongs to the International Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychological Association, and is a fellow and former faculty member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She also is a member of the Dramatists Guild, American Society of Journalists and Authors, and Florida Freelance Writers Association.Since her “retirement” Dr. Bond has had thirteen books published, including Camille Claudel, a Novel, Tales of Psychology: Stories to Make You Wise, Old Age is a Terminal Illness, The Autobiography of Maria Callas, a Novel, Who Killed Virginia Woolf?, On Becoming a Grandparent, and is senior author of “Dream Portrait: A Study of 19 Sequential Dreams as Indicators of Pretemination,” with Arlene Richards and Daisy Franco. Her fourteenth book, a biography of Dr. Margaret Mahler, is presently in publication with McFarland Publishers. Dr. Bond serves as dramaturge of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her play “Maria” (about Maria Callas) was presented off-off Broadway a few years ago and was touted by the television program, Entertainment E! Her play in progress, “Bella!”, about the life and career of Bella Abzug, recently received a reading at Hunter College. Dr. Bond is the widow of the late stage, screen, and TV actor, and author, Rudy Bond.

OP ED: Jane S. Hall, L.C.S.W., F.I.P.A, a founder of the New York School for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and past president of the New York Freudian Society, is a member of the IPA, ApsaA, American Association for Psychoanalysis on Clinical Social Work/NMCOP, and Division 39. A training and supervising analyst who has taught, lectured, and consulted on how to deepen psychoanalytic work for the past twenty-five years, she is the author of two books on the subject (“Deepening the Treatment” and “Roadblocks on the Journey of Psychotherapy“). Currently on the faculties of NYFS, NYSSP, and the Metropolitan Institute. A graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work, the Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy, and the New York Freudian Society, Jane Hall is in private practice in New York City.

Film: Anita Katz, Ph.D., Faculty of NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; faculty of the Object Relations Institute and the Metropolitan Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and member of IPTAR and fellow of IPA. Published on Masochism, Fathers and Daughters and many movie reviews, including: The Vanishing, A Woman Under the Influence, Proof, American Beauty and Utz. Pending publication: chapter in Psychoanalytic Inquiry issue on psychosomatic problems. Pending publication: “Rupture and Repair.” Various committee work, including the colloquium committee and the Admissions Committee at NYU Post Doc.

Art: Danielle Knafo, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Long Island University’s C.W.Post Campus. She is Associate Clinical Professor at New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Faculty and Supervisor at Derner’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis. Dr. Knafo is the author of Egon Schiele: A Self in Creation, co-author of Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World, and editor of Living with Terror, Working with Trauma: A Clinician’s Handbook. Soon to be published is By Herself: Women’s Self-Representation in Art. She has written and lectured extensively on the topic of psychoanalysis and creativity. Dr. Knafo maintains a private practice in Great Neck, NY.

Music: Julie Jaffee Nagel holds a MSW, MA (psychology) and Ph.D. (psychology and social work) from The University of Michigan. She earned her BM and MS in piano performance at The Juilliard School. She has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of performance anxiety and music as a point of entry into affect and unconscious processes. She is on the Editorial Boards of The American Psychoanalyst, American Imago, and Medical Problems of Performing Artists. She is a faculty member at The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, and The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Nagel has a private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Books: Joseph Reppen PhD., ABPP is the editor of Psychoanalytic Psychology, the formed editor of Psychoanalytic Books: A Quarterly Journal of Reviews and the former Book Review Editor of The Psychoanalytic Review. He is the editor or co-editor of nine books including Beyond Freud and Analysts at Work. He serves on the editorial board of several journals and is on the faculty of the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute, NYU Medical Center.

Group Psychology: Bennett Roth received his PhD from NYU . He completed training both in Psychoanalysis and in group therapy . he is a faculty member and fellow at IPtAR , an ABEEP in Division 39 Psychoanalysis and formerly a Fellow of American Group Psychotherapy Association . He has Served on three editorial Boards in Group therapy and group relations . He is a member of the IPA and will be sitting for his ABEEP in Group therapy. He has presented demonstrations group nationally and internationally. Authored more than 12 articles in juried journals on Group therapy including Group analysis and film , Schindler’s List , Second Thoughts at Ground Zero , ( Psychoanalytic Review) and is Senior Author of , The Difficult Patient in Group, AGPA Mongraph.

Film: Herbert H. Stein, MD is a graduate and faculty member of the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute at NYU Medical Center. He has been the Editor of the PANY Bulletin for over ten years and writes a column on Psychoanalysis and Film for each issue. He has published a compilation of some of those film essays, Double Feature: Discovering our Hidden Fantasies in Film. Dr. Stein has published film review essays as well in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychology and Projections and has given audio-visual presentations on films at several venues. He has also written and spoken about combat trauma. Dr. Stein lives and practices in New York.

Film:  Selma Duckler was the first lay person to be appointed  co/chair and chair of a committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She  co chaired with Mark Smaller, the Committee of Foundations for several years and when that committee was sunsetted she received at the January 2008 meeting, the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Distinguished Service Award. She chaired the American Psychoanalytic Foundation from April 2002 to June 2011 and still serves on that board. She was a founding member of the APF (American Psychoanalytic Foundation). She is a guest author in the book 100 Questions & answers About Anxiety by Khleber Chapman Attwell, MD, MPH..which is published in English and Spanish. (Jones & Bartlett). She was  President of the then Oregon Psychoanalytic Foundation from 1995 to 2001 and fulfilled a commitment to having an Institute in Portland (now OPC..Oregon Psychoanalytic Center).

Ms. Duckler always been involved in Portland Civic life, usually through the arts. She was appointed by the Mayor to be on the Metropolitan Arts Council . .  . the funding organ here for the arts. She was very active in theater for many years mostly as an actress, but also tv commercials,  voice over for some film, and produced plays for  teaching and for forums on mental health issues. After she left active theater, she taught creative dramatics for years in talented and gifted programs, and was an artist in residence for the Oregon Arts Commission (at various schools With her husband, she had a theatre in the Hilton Hotel, and produced shows there for our company, Rosaria Repertory. She was President of the Institute for Judaic Studies, and presently is on the board of directors of American Jewish Committee and Melton (Adult Jewish Education) and Oregon Psychoanalytic Center.

Religion and Mythology: Alan Miller, Rabbi Emeritus, PhD, psychoanalyst (New York Freudian Society, 1985) in private practice, educated Peter Symonds’ Winchester, Balliol College, Oxford and Jews’ College, London. Served as Chaplain to HM Forces in Egypt and the United Kingdom (1951-54) and also congregations on both sides of the Atlantic. Clinical Associate Professor of Theology in Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College (1992-95). Author of “God of Daniel S.: In Search of the American Jew” (University Press of America, 1986); “Claude Levi Strauss and Genesis 37 – Exodus 20” (Ktav, 1977) and sundry articles.

Poetry: Irene Willis is the author of four collections of poetry: They Tell Me You Danced (University Press of Florida); At the Fortune Café, (winner, Violet Reed Haas Award, and National Book Award nominee, Snake Nation Press); Those Flames (finalist for the Philip Levine Prize at CaliforniaState, Fresno, and released by Bay Oak Publishers, Ltd.) and Reminder (forthcoming from Word Press).  Three times nominated for Pushcart Prizes, her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies.  Awards for her poetry include a Distinguished Artist fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Berkshire/Taconic Foundation, and a residency fellowship from the Millay Colony for the Arts.  She has also co-authored a number of textbooks, children’s books and books for young adults.  A longtime educator who has “retired” three times, she has taught at a number of secondary schools and colleges, most recently and simultaneously at Westfield State University and American Internationa lCollege in Massachusetts.   She holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from New England College and M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University.

Letters to the Editor: Leon Hoffman, Director of the Pacella Parent Child Center and Training and Supervising Analyst and Supervisor in Child/Adolescent Psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He has written for the general public, including dozens of letters to the Editor, and developed “Ask an Analyst” on

Editor for Psychoanalytic Research: Joseph Schachter, MD, PhD, in midcareer engaged in neurophysiologicl/developmental studies of offspring of schizophrenic mothers. Later he was training and supervising analyst at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute. He has published numerous papers and two books. Currently retired in New York City, he is a faculty member of the Clumbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research, and an honorary member of the William Alanson White Society.

Editor for  New Philosophical and Clinical Horizons: Robert D. Stolorow is a psychoanalytic author with doctorates in both psychology and philosophy who, with collaborators, has been seeking for more that three decades to rethink psychoanalysis as a form of existential-phenomenological inquiry. He is the author of Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections (Routledge, 2007) and coauthor of Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical and Clinical Dimensions in Psychoanalysis (Basic Books, 2002) and seven other psychoanalytic books

Photography Editor:  Joel Seligmann has been taking and printing photographs since he was in his teens in the early 1960s. In every place he has lived from then on, he has managed to set up a darkroom. In 1977, Joel started a one-photographer photography business called The Shadow Box. He photographed weddings, bar mitzvahs, camps, schools and the like over many a weekend.  Although he does less of that kind of work now, Joel will still shoot an event here and there, and he continues to take and make photographs for his art. His photography can be seen at the website Through A Glass Darkly.

Joel’s main occupation, his other calling, was high school English teacher. Since 1971, he taught the 11th and 12th-grades at Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck, NY. Over the years, he was also the district’s in-house photographer, computer coordinator, and resident amateur astronomer. In addition, he taught electives in science, computer applications, music and, of course, photography and the darkroom. Joel retired from teaching in 2007, after forty years at it.


Regional Editors:

Argentina: Samuel Arbiser Médico, egresado de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Buenos Aires; Miembro titular con función didáctica de la Asociación Psicoanalítica de Buenos Aires (Apdeba); Miembro de la Comisión de Admisión y Promoción de Socios (CAPS) de la Apdeba; Profesor titular del Instituto Universitario de Salud Mental de Apdeba (IUSAM); Profesor invitado para los cursos de Mediación del Colegio Público de Abogados; Miembro de la Comisión de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Historia del Psicoanálisis; Miembro de la Comisión de Historia del Psicoanálisis de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Internacional (API).Artículos publicados en las revistas de la Asociación Psicoanalítica de Buenos Aires, de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina, de la Asociación Chilena, de la Uruguaya, de la de Madrid, de la Escuela de Psicoterapia para Graduados, de Psychoanalysis International, de International Jour. of Psychoanal., de la American Psychoanal. Association. Capítulos en varios libros.

Australia: Ron Spielman, Training and Supervising Analyst of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society, living in Sydney. He has been Secretary of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society and, recently, Chair of the Sydney Institute for Psychoanalysis. His on the Editorial Board of “Psychoanalysis Downunder“, the eJournal of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society.

Brazil: Leopold Nosek is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society of Sao Paulo and a Past Editor of International Psychoanalysis the Newsletter of the International Psychoanalytical Society.

Puerto Allegre: Mauro Gus Psychiatrist; . Psychoanalyst; IPA Full Member and Training Analyst of Porto Alegre Psychoanalysis Society and of Brazilian Psychoanalysis
Association; Member of the Committe of the Libro Anual de Psicoanálisis, Latin America; Former Editor of Revista Latinoamericana de Psicanálise, Revista de P sicanálise da Sociedade Psicanalítica de Porto Alegre and Member of many Latin-American Reviews in Latin America and former FEPAL Director of Publications; Member of IPA ING Committee ( New Groups).

Canada: Cyril Levitt, Ph.D. is a Professor in and former Chair of the Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, Canada having earned a doctorate in anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin. He trained as a psychoanalyst at the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis and is a member of the Canadian and Toronto Psychoanalytic Societies. He is an Editorial Reader for and contributor to the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis, a member of the IPA’s Committee on Racism and Antisemitism, and has published numerous books and articles in the areas of social movements and collective behavior, race and ethnicity, and social theory and is currently working on aspects of the history of psychoanalytic thought. Professor Levitt also maintains a private practice in Toronto.

China: Co-editor: Elise Snyder, MD is a graduate of the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, member of APM, Councillor-at Large of APSAA, President of the American College of Psychoanalysts and President of the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. This latter group provides psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and supervisions for Chinese mental health professionals and is in the process of arranging for 2 year psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at a variety of Chinese universities, hospitals and clinics using “virtual classrooms.”

China: Co-editor: Siyi Zhang was born in Hunan province in China. She received a medical degree and psychology masters degree in China. She is currently studying psychoanalysis in a four-year program in Toronto.

China: Co-editor: Zhang Jie, female, Psychiatrist in Wuhan Mental Health Center. In 2007 as double degree of Bachelor graduated from Tongji Medical college, Huazhong Technical University with the main major“Clinial Medicine“ and the vice major “Psychology“ from the Central Normal University. From 10.2008 to 03.2009 was further educated in Saarland Institut of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy e.V. in Saarbruecken in Germany, from 04.2009 to 08.2009 had a practical training in the Clinic of Psychosomatic und Psychotherapeutical Medicine,Ostalb‐Clinic in Aalen in Germany. The Publication: The coping on the psychological trauma of death in the matrilineal culture: a view from a Mosuo funeral。

Denmark: Bent Rosenbaum is a Specialist in Psychiatry, MDsci., Associate Clinical Research Professor, Copenhagen University. Positions in the Danish Psychoanalytic Society: Teacher in the theoretical courses for candidates since 1999; chairman of the research committee 2001-2006; member of the executive board since 2001; treasurer 2002-2004; training analyst since 2003; president of the society since 2004. Member of the EPF working party on “conceptual research” (2000-2005) and the EPF working group on “trauma” (2000-).

France: Paul Denis is a member of the Paris Psychoanalytic Society and a past editor of Revue Française De Psychanalyse.

Germany: Werner Bohleber is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Frankfurt/Main . He is a member of the German Psychoanalytic Society (DPV). Since 1988 he has been the editor of PSYCHE. His areas of interest include adolescent identity, the psychoanalytic study of the National Socialist past, Stranger hate and Antisemitism; research on trauma. He the author of Anti-Semitism (with John Kafka); Adolesence and Identity.

Greece: Ioanna Panagiotopoulou, Psychiatrist; Member of the Hellenic Psychoanalytical Society; Psychoanalytic Society website manager.

Holland: Bien Filet, Training and Supervising Analyst at Netherlands Psychoanalytic Group, Member of the European Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

Holland: H.C. Halberstadt-Freud, Psychogist and psychoanalyst for children, adolescents and adults.Trained by the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society, member since 1970.  Child training by co-workers of Anna Freud coming to Leyden in the sisxties. Training analyst and supervisor for the Dutch psychoanalytic Society and Association. Child Psychiatry  department university of Amsterdam 1965-70, Adolescent Clinic Univ of Amsterdam, 1987-88, only private practive and teaching since.  Publications: Electra: the drama of the mother-daughter relationship in print by Routledge to appear in the fall.

India: Madhu Sarin is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Delhi. Formerly she taught philosophy at the graduate faculty, University of Delhi, New York University and was a visiting scholar at Columbia University. She also has a degree in clinical social work from New York University and is a member of the Indian Psychoanalytic Association and IPTAR, New York where she did her training. She has done clinical work with political refugees and torture victims from neighbouring countries. She conducts and co-ordinates trainings in mental health for the Health Department,Tibetan Government in Exile, Dharamsala. She has written in academic journals, newspapers, magazines – articles on psychoanalysis, philosophy, psychology, feminism, film and travel.

Israel: Emanuel Berman, Training and supervising analyst, Israel Psychoanalytic Society; Professor of Psychology, University of Haifa; member, IPTAR; chief international
editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues; author, “Impossible Training” (Analytic Press, 2004).

Italy: Riccardo Lombardi, MD, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association and Training and Supervising Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. He published papers on the body-mind relation, time, psychosis and other severe thought disorders in international peer-reviewed journals as International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, etc. He is co-author of the book: ‘Emotion as infinite experience’ (Milan, Angeli, 2007). He is in full-time private practice in Rome.

Japan: Osamu Kitayama, M.D., Secretary and Training and Supervising Analyst of Japan Psychoanalytic Society, and President of Japan Psycho-Analytical Association. He has been Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology, Kyushu University, and author of more than 100 articles, including publications in International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, and about 15 books on Psychoanalysis and Culture.

Mexico: Raquel Berman, M.A. in clinical Psychology, Ph.D. in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, degree in criminology, exprofessor in master and doctor programs of clinical psychology at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma, Mexico City, visiting professor in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Universidad Anahuac. A founding member of the first lay psychoanalytic society in Mexico (Asociacion Mexicana de Psicoterapia Psicoanalitica) that offered since 1965 psychoanalytic training to psychologists and allied professions. Expresident (2) and exdirector(2) of Institute Sigmund Freud (Mexico City) Since l992, member of IPTAR, New York, fellow of IPTAR, training analyst of IPA. Pioneered the affiliation process of Asociacion Mexicana de Psicoterapia Psicoanalitica as a Provisional Society of IPA (1999-2007) now called Mexican Association for Psychoanalytic Practice, Training and Research (MAPPTR). Liaison person MAPPTR-IPA. Teacher, supervisor, and training analyst of Sigmund Freud Institute. Member of CIPS, FEPAL. Founder and member of Study Groups (MAPPTR): Couple Rupture and its Effects on Children; The Father-daughter relation(s);Psychoanalytic dynamics of Organizations. Author of articles and chapters in books: On machismo and unconscious female complicity, Women analysts treating Women Patients, Women in Ciudad Juarez, Ethics on the Couch, Women leaders in psychoanalytic organizations, Power Struggles in psychoanalytic organizations headed by women, Sexual addiction in men, Cooperation and Rivalry in Organizations, The Favorite, The Orphaned Mother and her Daughter, The Psychopathic Ingredient in the Individual and Group, A Castle can be a Concentration Camp, etc.

Norway: Sverre Varvin, M.D., Dr. Philos, Training and supervising analyst, Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society Psychiatrist. Psychoanalyst in Private practice. Senior researcher at Norwegian center for studies on violence and traumatic stress, affiliated to the University of Oslo. Former president of Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society, former Vice president IPA, former Member of the Board IPA. Member of several committees of IPA and EPF.

Panama, the Caribbean and Central America: Alfredo Suescum, M.D. George Wash. Med. School; Res Psych. and Adolescent and Psychiatry 5 yrs. McLean Hospital and M.G.H;. Post Doc fellow Adolescent Psych. M.I.T. 2yrs.; Graduate Boston Psychoanalytic Institute; Assoc. Psychiatrist McLean Hosp. Psych. in chief Psychosocial unit, McLean Hosp.; Founder and past President Austin- San Antonio Psyanalytic Society. Member Boston Psichoanalytic Soc. and Ins.; ApsaA; IPA; Life member American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psych.; Distinguished Life Fellow APA.

Peru: Augusto Escribens, Ph. D. Linguist: MA Cornell University, Ph. D. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos de Lima. Psychoanalyst, Full Member and Training Analyst, former Director of the Library, Scientific Secretary, Vice President and Director of the Institute, Perú Psychoanalytic Society. Poet, awarded FEPAL Cyro Martins Prize for Literary work of Latin American Psychoanalysts, 2000. Former Profesor Principal at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos de Lima. Has given the course on Epistemological Foundations of Psychoanalysis in the Masters program on Theoretical Studies on Psychoanalysis at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Spain: Cecilio Paniagua, M.D., Sc.D. by Madrid Medical School. Psychiatric Residency at T. Jefferson Medical College. Trained in Psychoanalysis at the Baltimore-Washington Institute. Honorary Professor Dept. Psychiatry Madrid University.

Sweden: Imre Szecsödy, MD, PhD. Training and supervising analyst, Swedish Psychoanalytic Society; Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Psychiatrist in private practice. Attached to Karolinska Institute’s Medical Schoool, IPA Research Advisory Board; EPF Working Party on Education. Former president of Swedish Psychoanalytic Society, former Vice president EPF. Has published significant research on psychoanalytic supervision and education.

United Kingsdom: Andrea Sabbadini, C. Psychol. is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and the current Honorary Secretary of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He works as a psychoanalyst and supervisor in London, and is a Senior Lecturer at UCL and at Regent’s College. He is the founding Editor of Psychoanalysis and History and the Book Review Editor of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. He has published extensively in the major psychoanalytic journals, and edited Time in sychoanalysis (1979), Even Paranoids Have Enemies (1998), The Couch and the Silver Screen (2003) and Projected Shadows: Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Representation of Loss in European Cinema (2007). He is also the chairman of the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival and of a programme of films and discussions at the ICA.

Uruguay: Dr. Ricardo Bernardi, Member of the Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association. Psychiatrist, Ex-Head of the Department of Medical Psychology of the School of Medicine, National University of Uruguay. Ex Vicepresident of the IPA. Chair of the New Orleans Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association Member of the Latin American Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

Venezuela: Rómulo Lander, MD, is a Full time Psychoanalyst dedicated to teaching and private practice. Full member of the Caracas Psychoanalytic Society and activeTraining Analyst in their Institute. Full member of IPA and FEPAL. Ex-President of the Caracas Psychoanalytic Society, two terms. Founder and present contributor of T®OPICOS, the official Psychoanalytic Journal of the Caracas Psychoanalytic Society. Active participant in FEPAL and IPA administrative mandates for many years. Author of many journal papers and three books en Spanish and one in English.

Organizations, Societies, and Institutes:

Liaison to American Institute of Pyschoanalysis: Arthur A. Lynch, D.S.W., is a senior faculty member, training and supervising analyst at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis and on faculty at the National Institute for Psychotherapies. He holds the rank of Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work where he has taught for the past 25 years. He has co-authored numerous articles on comparative and historical psychoanalysis including “Merton Gill: A View of His Place in the Freudian Firmament,” and “From Ego Psychology to Contemporary Conflict Theory: An Historical Overview.” He is in private practice in New York City.

Liaison to National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis: Elizabeth Ronis, LCSW, BCD, Faculty, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Training and Supervising Analyst, NPAP.

Liaison to the American Psychoanalytic Association: Alexandra K. Rolde, M.D. Born in Czechoslovakia, graduate of McGill University Medical School in Canada, Instructor in child and adult psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center), on faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East, and in full time private practice in psychoanalysis and adult and child psychiatry. Also a past councilor on the Executive Council of APsaA and current member of the Committe on Continuing Education at APsaA.

Liaison to Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Javier Glavez, after earning M.D. degree (1965) and Psychiatric training (1966 – 1969) in Lima, Peru had further training in United States in Child Psychiatry and then Psychoanalysis (graduated 1989). Private practice in Cleveland began in 1977 through the present. In addition; supervision of med. students and psych. residents since 1976. Current member of Cleve. PsA Center since 1990.

Liaison to the British Psychoanalytical Society: Ron Baker has now retired from Psychoanalytic practice.  He is a Training and Supervising Analyst for the British Psychoanalytical Society and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  He has served on a wide range of Committees for the British Society, was a former Secretary of the European Psychoanalytic Federation and also served on the IPA New Groups Committee and Budget and Finance Committees.

Liaison to NAAP: Margery C. Quackenbush, PhD is the Executive Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She is a graduate of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, and the recipient of the Miriam Berkman Spotnitz Award for Scholarly Excellence in 1992. She is the author of Recent Research on Memory by Dr. Eric Kandel, Recent Brain Experiments on Memory, and Recent Research on Dreams and Memory: a final project presented to the Directors of International University for Graduate Studies. She maintains a private practice in New York City.

Liaison to William Alanson White Institute:  Jenny Kaufmann, Ph.D., is a Supervising Analyst and a faculty member at the William Alanson White Institute.   She has taught numerous classes on mourning and complicated bereavement, and also teaches a class on  Impasses in the one-year Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program.  Dr. Kaufmann is very interested in helping clinicians learn to work with patients who have experienced early parental loss and/or traumatic loss.  She has a particular interest in helping people deal with the aftermath of suicide, and helped to found a resource center for people who have lost someone to suicide called Suicide Bereavement Services of New York.