Responding to an unsettling and turbulent political reality, Room: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action is devoted to maintaining connections to ourselves and to our community through writing, art, music, and activism – disciplines that share with psychoanalysis a capacity to uncover the ‘hard to reach’ corners of our humanity. We invite contributions from mental health professionals, writers, artists, photographers, and musicians working all around the world. The editors have a hand in bringing forth new meaning in each iteration of ROOM by identifying the central themes which emerge within each submission cycle. In this way ROOM parallels the psychoanalytic process; it is co-constructed and organic to itself.

“… The individual… a cog in the gigantic machine… feels bewildered in his orientation, and inhibited in his powers and activities. I believe that he will welcome any indication, however slight, which will make it easier for him to find his bearings within himself at least.”
(1) Freud, S. (1915). Thoughts For The Times On War And Death. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIV (1914-1916).

Editorial Room

Hattie Myers Ph.D.
Editor in Chief | Email: hmyers@analytic-room.com

Supervising and Training Analyst at IPTAR.Supervising and Training Analyst at IPTAR.

Mafe Izaguirre
Art Director & Graphic Designer

New York-based Visual Artist. Website: www.mafeizaguirre.com

Managing Editors:

Gila Ashtor Ph.D.
Email: gashtor@analytic-room.com

Candidate in IPTAR’s Child and Adult Psychoanalytic Programs. She holds a doctorate in literature and philosophy.

Sonal Soni LCSW
Email: ssoni@analytic-room.com

Advanced Analytic Candidate in IPTAR’s Adult Psychoanalytic Program.

Leon Anisfeld DSW

IPTAR Member emeritus

Phyllis Beren Ph.D.

Supervising and Training Analyst at IPTAR and Director of the Child Psychotherapy Program (CAP).

Elizabeth Cutter Evert LCSW

IPTAR Member and Director of the IPTAR Clinical Center (ICC) .

Janet Fisher Ph.D.

Supervising and Training Analyst at IPTAR and Co-facilitator of the ROOM Roundtable.

Richard Grose Ph.D.

Advanced Candidate in IPTAR’s Adult Psychoanalytic Program and Co-facilitator and Moderator of the ROOM Roundtable.

Aneta Stojnić Ph.D. 

Candidate in IPTAR’s Respecialization Program and theoretician, curator, artist and professor of performance and media theory. She has published three books and numerous essays and academic papers.

Gretchen Stelter
Copy Editor

Consultants

Karen Berntsen
Design consultant

Carnegie Mellon University; School of Human Computer Interaction; Professor of Design.

Eugene Mahon M.D.
Poetry consultant

Training and Supervising Analyst at Columbia Psychoanalytic; poet, writer, and practicing psychoanalyst.

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