Room: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action promotes the dialogue between contributors and readers. Room’s first issue was conceived in the immediate wake of the 2016 US election to be an agent of community-building and transformation. Positioned at the interface between the public and private spheres, Room sheds new light on the effect political reality has on our inner world and the effect psychic reality has on our politics.
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  • C. Jama Adams, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of Africana studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). His most recent book, Africana Peoples in China: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Migration Experiences, Identity, and Precarious Employment, was published by Routledge in 2018.
  • Rocío Barcellona, PsyD, works in a maximum-security prison. As a clinician, she seeks to make space, to encourage autonomy, and to facilitate self-discovery, believing that the more we know ourselves, the less damage we do to ourselves and others. She doesn’t go to work to “fix,” change, or judge anyone. She doesn’t know what is best for people and cannot keep anyone safe or alive. She can only listen and promise not to run away.
  • Marcia Black, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice for over twenty-five years in Massachusetts. She has been active as a volunteer at the intersection of domestic violence, the criminal justice system, and social change for many decades. Currently, she provides pro bono affidavits for asylum-seekers who are fleeing situations of extreme abuse or torture, through Health Right International.
  • Fang Duan, PhD, LMSW, is a Chinese-Canadian living in the United States, and a psychoanalyst in training at IPTAR. Working with a diverse population from various social-cultural backgrounds, she is interested in exploring, both clinically and theoretically, the implications of psychoanalytic thinking for individual and societal development.
  • Linda Emanuel, MD, is an academic physician focused on palliative and end-of-life care. More than a decade ago, she began training as a psychoanalyst. She is now professor emerita at Northwestern and in private practice as a psychoanalyst, still with a focus on people and those with family members facing life-shortening illness. She is a faculty member of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and a member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute.
  • Richard Grose, PhD, is an associate member of IPTAR, where he serves as secretary on the board of directors and teaches in the respecialization program. He is a member of ROOM’s editorial board and a co-chair of the Room Roundtable. He has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Manhattan.
  • Gabriel Heller is a candidate in the adult program in psychoanalysis at IPTAR and teaches writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His stories and essays have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Crazyhorse, The Sun, War Literature & the Arts, Witness, and other literary publications.
  • Mohamad Kebbewar was born and raised in Aleppo. Immigrating to Canada at age nineteen, Kebbewar earned a degree in history from Concordia University before becoming a graphic designer. He recently published a chapbook with Phafours press entitled Evacuate. He is putting the final touches on his novel The Bones of Aleppo.
  • Omer Leshem is a clinical psychology PhD student at the New School for Social Research. His research examines the role of emotion, empathy, and interpersonal interaction in shaping musical experience.
  • Joshua Maserow is a clinical psychology PhD student at the New School for Social Research. His scholarly interests include comparative psychoanalysis and psychotherapy research.
  • Dinah Mendes, PhD, is a member of IPTAR and a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC. Her article “Psychological Transformation: Convergent Themes in Jewish and Psychoanalytic Thinking” will be published in the December 2020 issue of Psychoanalytic Review.
  • Maryam Omidi is a clinical psychology PhD student at the New School for Social Research. Her research looks at the intersections of race, ethnicity, social justice, and mental health. She is the author of Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums.
  • Lara Sheehi, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and faculty member at the George Washington University. She is currently co-authoring a book with Stephen Sheehi, Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Practicing Resistance in Palestine (Routledge). Lara is on the advisory board to the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network and to Psychoanalysis for Pride.
  • Shreya Varma, MPhil, is a clinical psychologist in New Delhi and a professional life member of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists. She has an interest in studying the relationship between works of literature and perversions. She works with adults in her private practice.
  • Caroline Volel, MD, MPH, is a second-year psychoanalytic candidate at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Harlem Family Psychoanalytic Institute. She is trained in pediatrics and preventive medicine and is on the faculty of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Population & Family Health.

Poets

  • Aremu Adams Adebisi is a North-Central Nigerian writer and economist. In 2019, he was nominated for Best of the Net, a Pushcart Prize, and the 2019 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. His work of poetry, “Force Mechanism,” was adapted into Lucent Dreaming’s first theatrical performance in Wales. He has works published in Newfound Magazine, Lucky Jefferson, and elsewhere. He served as a mentor for SprinNG Fellowship and a panelist for the Gloria Anzaldua Prize. He edits poetry for ARTmosterrific, facilitates Transcendence Poetry Masterclass, and curates the newsletter Poetry Weekly on Substack.
  • Daisy Bassen is a poet and practicing psychiatrist who graduated from Princeton University’s creative writing program and completed her medical training at the University of Rochester and Brown. Her work has been published in Oberon, McSweeney’s, The Sow’s Ear, and [PANK] as well as multiple other journals. She was the winner of the So to Speak 2019 Poetry Contest, the 2019 ILDS White Mice Contest, and the 2020 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize. She was doubly nominated for the 2019 Best of the Net anthology and for a 2019 Pushcart Prize. She lives in Rhode Island with her family.
  • Paula Coomer spent most of her childhood in the industrial Ohio River town of New Albany, Indiana. The daughter of more than two hundred years of Kentucky Appalachian farmers, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1978. She has been a migrant farm laborer, a waitress, a bean sorter in a cannery, a cosmetics saleswoman, a federal officer, a nurse, and a university writing instructor. Her essays, short fiction, and poetry have appeared in Gargoyle, Ascent, and The Raven Chronicles, among others. Books include the novels Jagged Edge of the Sky, Dove Creek, Summer of Government Cheese, the Blue Moon health and wellness series, and two poetry collections, Nurses Who Love English and Devil at the Crossroads. Ms. Coomer was nominated for the Pulitzer, the Pushcart, and other awards. Her newest book, a collection of short fiction, Somebody Should Have Scolded the Girl, is a BuzzFeed-recommended title. She lives in eastern Washington State, where she teaches and promotes writing in the community.
  • Margarita Serafimova is the winner of the 2020 Tony Quagliano International Poetry Award and a 2020 Pushcart nominee. She has four collections in Bulgarian and a chapbook, A Surgery of A Star (Staring Problem Press). Her chapbook, En Tîm (Wilderness) (San Francisco University Poetry Center), and a full-length collection, A White Boat and Foam (Interstellar Flight Press), are forthcoming. Her work appears widely, including in the Nashville Review, LIT, Agenda Poetry, Poetry South, Botticelli, London Grip, Steam Ticket Literary Journal, Waxwing, A-Minor, Trafika Europe, Noble/ Gas Qtrly, Obra/Artifact, great weather for Media, Origins, and Nixes Mate Review.

Artists

  • Eric Chasalow, PhD, is the dean of the Graduate School, Irving G. Fine Professor of Music, and director of BEAMS, the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio at Brandeis University, where he has taught since 1990. He is especially well known for works that combine instruments with electronic sound but has collaborated with other musicians and artists to create a wide range of projects. The Eric Chasalow collection in the Library of Congress was established in 2009.
  • Daniel Derderian is a French fine artist, born in 1962 in Marseille to parents of Armenian origin. He is the third generation after the genocide. A former dancer at the National Ballet of Marseille directed by Roland Petit and the Het Nationale Ballet in Amsterdam, he now teaches classical dance in the conservatories of Paris. He began his work as a fine artist in 2008. His early works were X-ray collages – a clinical material that objectively shows the interior of a body and with which he explores his origins, cultural and social influences, and education. He exhibited them in 2008 and 2009 at the VIP Marseille Gallery. In 2013 he switched to paper and canvas. This work is mainly figurative, most often portraits of subjects that are lost on a solid background. He projects on them his loneliness and his fantasies. To date, he has made around a thousand drawings and canvases, which he is beginning to share and to exhibit.
  • Julia-Flore Alibert, MD, is a child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst member of Société psychanalytique de Paris, working in private practice in Paris and in an institute for deaf children.

  • Daniela Andronache, PhD, is a candidate at the Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis.

  • Giuseppina Antinucci is a fellow of the BPAS, where she teaches. She has a private practice in Milan and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

  • Lee Ascherman is an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and is a training and supervising analyst and child supervising analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.

  • Stefania Baresic is an RP (qualifying) member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapists, and IARPP, as well as a graduate of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto.

  • Lesley Caldwell is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Association and honorary professor in the  psychoanalysis unit at University College London.

  • Joseph A. Cancelmo, PsyD, FIPA, is past president, training/supervising analyst, and co-chair of the Gould Center at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR).

  • Bernard Chervet, MD, is a training/supervising analyst in the Paris Society, past president SPP, representative IPA Board, and director French Speaking Psychoanalysts Congress (CPLF).

  • Viviane Chetrit-Vatine, PhD, is a training/supervising analyst at the Israel Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Tel Aviv University Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. Past president of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society, she has a private practice in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. She is the author of The Ethical Seduction of the Analytic Situation: The Feminine Maternal Origins of Responsibility for the Other (Routledge, 2014).

  • Tiffany Chu is a medical student at USC Keck School of Medicine. She is interested in mental health and narrative.

  • William F. Cornell, MA, TSTA (P), maintains an independent private practice of psychotherapy and consultation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is the editor of the Routledge book series Innovations in Transactional Analysis.

  • Carmen Cuenca Zavala, PhD, is a member of the Association of Psychoanalysis in Guadalajara, member of IPA,
    and member of the dissemination committee of the FEPAL Virtual Library of Psychoanalysis.

  • Ronald Davies, PhD, is a candidate at the South African Psychoanalytical Association (SAPA), Cape Town.

  • Miriam DeRiso, PhD, has a private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is affiliated with Keeping Our Work Alive: Relational Psychoanalytic Training Group.

  • Michael Diamond, PhD, is an honorary member of IPTAR, where he is on faculty, and is a steering committee member of the Gould Center. In 2019, Michael received the award of Distinguished Member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO).

  • Simonetta Diena, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Societa Psychoanalitica Italiana (SPI) and the IPA. She lives and works in Milan.

  • Cristina Escudero, PhD, is a supervising psychoanalyst at the Madrid Psychoanalytical Association, has a master’s in family psychotherapy, and holds an expertise in group dynamics.

  • Yehuda Fraenkel, MD, is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, member of the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society and IPA, and on the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

  • Elizabeth Goren, PhD, is on the faculty of New York University’s postdoctoral program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis.

  • Joachim Kuchenhoff is a member of the IPA and of the Swiss and German psychoanalytic societies. He is editor-in-chief of the Swiss Archives of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and president of the supervisory board and visiting professor at International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin.

  • Dinah Mendes, PhD, is a member of IPTAR and a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in NY.

  • Kate Muldowny is a child and adolescent therapist in private practice in Manhattan. She is the director of the IPTAR Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program.

  • Rosemarie Nassif is a candidate at the Lebanese Association for the Development of Psychoanalysis (ALDeP) (Association libanaise pour le développement de la psychanalyse www.aldep.org)

  • Marc Nemiroff, MD, is a member of the Washington Baltimore Center of Psychoanalysis and former chair of the Infant & Young Child certificate program at the Washington School of Psychiatry.

  • Justyna Pawłowska, MA, is a psychologist and psychoanalytical psychotherapist at Polish Psychoanalytical Society.

  • Gianpiero Petriglieri, MD, is an associate professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD.

  • Juan Pinetta is a member of Asociación Psicoanalítica, Argentina.

  • Adriana Prengler, FIPA, is a training analyst at NPSI (Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute), SPC (Caracas Psychoanalytic Society) and vice-president elect of the IPA.

  • Bartosz Puk, MD, is member of the IPA, GroupOne, and the Polish Psychoanalytical Society (PTPa), where he is president of the PTPa Revisory Commission.

  • Laura Ribeiro Ferreira, PhD, is a specialist in psychoanalysis from the Institute of Psychiatry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), holds a master’s degree in public health by ENSP/Fiocruz, and is a candidate of the Psychoanalytic Society of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • David Rosenfeld is a training analyst at the Buenos Aires Society, consulting professor of psychiatry at Buenos Aires University, and past vice president of the IPA.

  • Julia Roy-Stäblein is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice who works at the Centre de psychanalyse et de Evelyne and Jean Kesternberg Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Center at the Mental Health Association of the 13th arrondissement of Paris (ASM 13).

  • Cosimo Schinaia, MD, is a training and supervising analyst of SPI and full member of IPA.

  • Gertraud Schlesinger-Kipp is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and training analyst of the German Psychoanalytical Association (DPV, IPA), former president of DPV, former member of IPA Board, and member of COWAP and Migration and refugees committee.

  • Harvey Schwartz, MD, is a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY) and at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia (PCOP). He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia. He currently serves as the Chair of the IPA in Health Committee.

  • Irina Sizikova, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at the children’s and teenage narcological department of Clinical Hospital in Moscow, a member of the Moscow Group of Psychoanalysts, and a member of the IPA.

  • Alice Lowe Shaw, PhD, is a member of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) in San Francisco.
  • Drew Tillotson, PsyD, FIPA, is vice president of North American Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC), member of the IPA Psychoanalytic Education Committee, and past president of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC).
  • Manuela Tosti, PsyD, lives in Bolzano, Italy, studied psychology at the Leopold Franzens Universitàt Innsbruck (Austria), works as a psychotherapist in private practice, and is currently being trained as a psychoanalyst at the Training Institute of Self Psychology and Relational Psychoanalysis (ISIPSé) in Milano.

  • Elizabeth Trawick, MD, is a psychoanalyst practicing in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Brian Wu is a MD/PhD graduate from Keck School of Medicine of USC and is a current psychiatry resident at LAC+USC Medical Center.

  • Ümit Eren Yurtsever  is a psychoanalyst at the Istanbul Psychoanalytical Training, Research and Development Association (Psike Istanbul).

Poets

  • Kate Angus’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, Indiana Review, Court Green, Gulf Coast, The Atlantic´s online Object Lessons series, The Washington Post, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day feature. She is the recipient of an A Room of Her Own Foundation Orlando award and an Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Sozopol Seminar fellowship, as well as residencies from the BAU Institute, the Betsy Hotel’s Writer’s Room and Interlochen Arts Academy (writer in residence). Angus is the author of So Late to the Party (Negative Capability Books) and the founding editor of Augury Books. Born and raised in Michigan, she currently lives in New York.
  • Nan Cohen is the author of two books of poetry, Rope Bridge and Unfinished City. The recipient of a Stegner Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and an NEA Literature Fellowship, she lives in Los Angeles and codirects the poetry programs of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.
  • Eugene Mahon, MD, is a training and supervising psychoanalyst at Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. He has published three books—A Psychoanalytic Odyssey, Rensal the Redbit, and Boneshop of the Heart—and numerous articles on psychoanalysis. He practices in New York City.
  • Marc Alan Di Martino is a Pushcart-nominated poet and author of the collection Unburial (Kelsay Books, 2019). His work appears in Rattle, Baltimore Review, Palette Poetry, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Rust + Moth, Matador Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, and many other journals and anthologies. New work is forthcoming in Tinderbox, Free Inquiry, and First Things. His second collection, Still Life with City, will be published by Pski’s Porch in 2020. He lives in Italy.
  • Amy Miller’s full-length poetry collection The Trouble with New England Girls won the Louis Award from Concrete Wolf Press. Her writing has appeared in Barrow Street, Gulf Coast, Tupelo Quarterly, Willow Springs, and ZYZZYVA. She lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she works for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is the poetry editor of the NPR listeners’ guide Jefferson Journal.
  • Galit Hasan-Rokem is professor emerita of Hebrew literature and folklore research at the Hebrew University. In addition to many scholarly books and articles, she has published three poetry volumes in Hebrew and several poetry translations of major Swedish poets into Hebrew. She is also co-editor of The Defiant Muse: Hebrew Feminist Poems from Antiquity to the Present and cultural editor at the Palestine-Israel Journal.
  • Jeneva Stone is the author of Monster, a mixed genre collection. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell and Millay Colonies. Her poetry and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Waxwing, Scoundrel Time, and APR, with work forthcoming in New England Review.
  • Jeffrey Thomson’s  most recent book is Half/Life: New and Selected Poems from Alice James Books. He is professor of creative writing at University of Maine, Farmington.

Artists

  • Enrique Enriquez is a New York-based Venezuelan poet. His work with the Marseilles Tarot breaks new ground intellectually and artistically.
  • Linda Louis, BA, MFA is an artist whose work has been handled by a number of New York City and Greater-Metro art galleries.  Presently, as in the past, Ms. Louis has occupied positions on the boards of directors of art organizations. 
    Ms. Louis is an art consultant, an art competition juror, and an art curator.  Ms. Louis’s artwork has been shown in the New York Times and other publications. She taught entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on art, at Hofstra University, worked as an art instructor for the YMCAs of New York and New Jersey, and has taught Asian children and adults for the YMCAs through an interpreter. She was honored by Nassau County, New York, as a “Groundbreaking Woman” for her body of work and her contribution to the field of art. 
    Ms. Louis is also well known as an abstract land-sea-sky-scape painter.  One of her nine suites of work centered on the face, eighty-seven bas-relief sculptures called “Earthkins,” inspired by the faces of children she encountered in her childhood due to her long involvement with challenged youngsters, won her special recognition by the National Endowment for the Arts as featured artist for their fiftieth anniversary.  Her “Famly of Humans” series is the latest to receive special recognition.
  • Susan Luss (b. El Paso, TX) is an inter-disciplinary artist living in New York City, maintaining a studio in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Luss received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and her BFA in Studio Arts Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Luss has exhibited her work at various venues in the New York area and beyond, including Lowe Mill A&E in Huntsville, AL, the Museum of Art and Culture, New York, Chashama in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, the Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, and Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn, the Hole in NYC, Haverstraw RiverArts in Haverstraw, NY, Garner Arts Center in Garner, NY, Westbeth Gallery and the Painting Center in NYC, among others. Luss has curated exhibitions at Pratt Institute, Westbeth Gallery, and Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York. She serves as an advisory member of ArtShape Mammoth, a nonprofit organization with the mission to cultivate arts research, education, and dialogue by supporting the development of artists and connecting them with new communities. Luss’s work is held in public and private collections including Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and La Table des Artistes, France, among others.
  • Rafael Silveira is an internationally renowned Brazilian fine artist with a strong background in the graphic arts. Silveira graduated in fine arts at Federal University of Parana, Brazil, and received a degree in advertising from Centro Universitario Curitiba in 2002. His works have been exhibited in prominent Brazilian galleries and are included in numerous collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in Rio De Janeiro. Silveira is a three-time winner of the Max Feffer Design Award. The majority of his works consists of oil and acrylic paintings that mix a classical atmosphere with contemporary techniques and subjects, especially cartoon imagery.
  • Sheldon Bach, PhD, is an adjunct clinical professor of psychology at the New York University postdoctoral program for psychoanalysis, a training and supervising analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and a fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He is the author of several books on psychoanalysis and of many papers, some of which have been collected in Chimeras and Other Writings: Selected Papers of Sheldon Bach (IPBooks, 2016). He is in private practice and teaches in New York City.

  • Chris Bell, PhD, is a visiting assistant professor of psychology at Saint Anselm College. His research considers personal experiences of change in psychoanalysis/psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His most recent publication is a chapter titled “Critical Perspectives on Personality and Subjectivity” in A Critical Introduction to Psychology (Nova Science Publishing, 2019).

  • Daniel Benveniste, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in the Seattle area in Washington State and a visiting professor of clinical psychology at the Wuhan Mental Health Center, in the People’s Republic of China. He is the author of The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna, and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis (IPBooks, 2015) and is an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Website: benvenistephd.com

  • Ofra Bloch, PhD, is a documentary filmmaker, psychoanalyst, and supervisor in private practice in New York City. Her interests focus on psychoanalysis and social action, transgenerational trauma, and the immigrant experience.

  • Kate Daniels is the Edwin Mims Professor of English and director of creative writing at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of six collections of poetry, including In the Months of My Son’s Recovery (May 2019). A graduate of the New Directions program at the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, she has been a member of the writing faculty there for a decade. She lives in Nashville. Website: www.katedanielspoetryandprose.com

  • Michael Diamond, PhD, is professor emeritus of public affairs and organization studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Since 2016, he has been a resident of New York City and an organizational consultant, political theorist, and political psychologist. He is the author of Discovering Organizational Identity (2017) as well as the author/coauthor of other books and scholarly articles and is currently a faculty and steering committee member of the Gould Center for Psychoanalytic Organizational Study and Consultation at IPTAR, where he is an honorary member. In 2019, Michael received the award of Distinguished Member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO). He is a previous recipient of the Levinson Award for Excellence in Consulting from the American Psychological Association.

  • Daniel José Gaztambide, PsyD, is a visiting assistant professor at the New School for Social Research, a clinical psychologist in private practice, and an analytic candidate at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is the author of the book A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology (Lexington Books, 2019). He was also featured in the documentary Psychoanalysis in el Barrio (Winograd & Christian, 2015).

  • William W. Harris, PhD, is a child advocate who works with policy makers on efforts to increase the government’s investment in low-income young children and families. He is chairman of Children’s Research and Education Institute and an adjunct professor at UCSF Medical School, in the Department of Psychiatry.

  • Michael McAndrew, MA, LPCC, is a Lacanian psychoanalyst in formation from Denver, Colorado. He is a poet and a veteran of the United States Navy. Michael is a member of the Denver Veterans Writing Workshop, where he writes primarily about war neuroses and psychoanalysis. Michael is also a member of the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, as well as a member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (IF-SPFLF). 

  • Elizabeth Herman McKamy, MSW, presents and consults nationally about retirement, particularly as it impacts careers characterized by long-term mutual engagement with clients. Recent publications include  “Closed for business: Reflections on a psychoanalytic psychotherapist’s voluntary retirement” published in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 51/4,727–746 (2015), and “Retirement from psychotherapy practice: A mutually generative rite of passage,” published in Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis edited by Susan Lord, PhD, 248–263, Routledge, NY. (2018) “For Crying Out Loud” is McKamy’s first published piece of fiction.

  • Zak Mucha, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice and an analytic candidate at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. He spent seven years working as the supervisor of an assertive community treatment (ACT) program, providing 24/7 services to persons suffering from severe psychosis, substance abuse issues, and homelessness. He is the author of Emotional Abuse: A manual for self-defense and the recent poetry collection Shadow Box

  • Daniel Rosengart, PsyD, teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and maintains a private practice in New York City. He won the JAPA New Author Prize and is an editor of an upcoming translation and commentary of Alfred Lorenzer’s “In-Depth Hermeneutical Cultural Analysis.” He writes about psychoanalysis, race, and theology.

  • Jared Russell, PhD, is an analyst in private practice with offices in New York City and Wilton, Connecticut. He is a member of IPTAR and NPAP. He is the author of Nietzsche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Metaphysics (Routledge, 2017) and Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction: Freud’s Psychic Apparatus (Routledge, 2019).

  • Gary Senecal, PhD, is an assistant professor of human services and rehabilitation studies at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. His research is on the social psychology of violence and with a specialized focus on contact sport athletes and military veterans. He is a member of the Army Reserve. 

  • Aneta Stojnić, PhD, is a candidate at IPTAR (adult psychoanalysis and CAP Programs) and a theoretician, curator, artist, and professor of performance and media theory. She has published three books and numerous essays and academic papers. Her latest book is Shifting Corporealities in Contemporary Performance: Danger, Im/mobility and Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

  • Juan Pablo Valdivieso Blanco, is a Venezuelan visual communicator, who graduated from Prodiseño (2002), and received a Bachelor of Philosophy— from the Catholic University Andrés Bello (2019). He is currently pursuing postgraduate studies at Simón Bolívar University. His visual inquiries began during design career— and continue in later years, as a broadcasting designer in motion graphics for Sony Entertainment Television. In 2009, a desire to reunite with his body and, simultaneously, with a spiritual life, he decided to make a professional move away from design to devote himself to yoga. He is currently a yoga teacher.

  • Daniel S. Benveniste, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in the Seattle area in Washington State and a visiting professor of clinical psychology at the Wuhan Mental Health Center, in the People’s Republic of China. He is the author of The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna, and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis (2015) and is an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. https://benvenistephd.com/

  • Elizabeth Cutter Evert, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is on the clinical faculty of IPTAR and is a director of their Clinical Center. She is interested in questions of female development and in the overlap between secular and religious experience.

  • Michael Diamond PhD, is professor emeritus of public affairs and organization studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Since 2016, he has been a resident of NYC, an organizational consultant and author of Discovering Organizational Identity (2017), among other books and scholarly articles, and is currently a faculty and steering committee member of the Gould Center for Psychoanalytic Organizational Study and Consultation at IPTAR, where he is an honorary member. In 2019, Michael received the award of Distinguished Member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO).

  • Scott Graybow, PhD, LCSW, completed the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program at the New York Contemporary Freudian Society. He will begin the training program in adult psychoanalysis there in January 2020. He is a member of the International Erich Fromm Society and on the advisory board of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. He is editor of Progressive Psychoanalysis as a Social Justice Movement (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017) and the author of articles about the political economy of mental health.

  • William W. Harris, PhD, is a child advocate who works with policy makers on efforts to increase the government’s investment in low-income young children and families. He is chairman of Children’s Research and Education Institute and an adjunct professor at UCSF Medical School, in the Department of Psychiatry.

  • Jane Lazarre’s most recent book is The Communist and the Communist’s Daughter, a memoir. Her first memoir, The Mother Knot, was recently published in Spain as El Nudo Materno. Other works include Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons, and the novels Inheritance and Worlds Beyond My Control. She has just completed a collection of poems, Breaking Light. www.janelazarre.com

  • Joshua Maserow is completing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research. His intellectual interests include relational psychoanalysis, mentalization, facilitative interpersonal skills, and the intersection of literary thinking and psychotherapy practice. He is an editor for PublicSeminar.org and he co-edited a volume of short fiction entitled Amagama Enkululeko! Words for Freedom: Writing Life Under Apartheid. A fragment of Toothache appeared in Gaztambide, D. J. & Maserow, J. (2019). Becoming trainees, becoming therapists: A poetic call and response between supervisor and supervisee. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 54(1), 30-37.

  • Charles A. Rizzuto, LICSW, currently maintains a practice in clinical supervision in Amherst, MA. He was an adjunct assistant professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work and adjunct faculty member at the Smith College School for Social Work for eleven years. He earned his analytic certification at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in New York City.

  • Sophie Sandberg is a gender justice activist, artist, and founder of the popular chalk art initiative against street harassment, Catcalls of NYC. She is involved in local efforts to combat gender-based violence through public art, education, and events. She also leads Chalk Back, an international youth-led movement, consisting of 150 “Catcalls of” sites around the world. www.chalkback.org

  • Reverend Jacob A. Smith is the rector of Calvary-Saint George’s Episcopal Church near Union Square in Manhattan. He is also the cohost of a weekly podcast entitled Same Old Song. https://thesameoldsong.fireside.fm/rss

  • Isaac Tylim, PsyD, FIPA, is an IPTAR Fellow, IPA training and supervising analyst, member of the Argentina Psychoanalytic Association, and a clinical professor, training analyst, and consultant at NYU’s postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, where he cofounded the Trauma and Disaster Specialization Program. For the last five years, he has been involved in the theatrical dramatization of Freud and Ferenczi’s thirty-year correspondence, which is being presented internationally. He is a co-editor of Reconsidering the Moveable Frame in Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2018) and maintains a multilingual private practice in New York City.

  • Abraham Velazquez Jr. is a youth worker at the Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), an organization in Harlem that provides comprehensive, holistic, and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. He is also a cofounder of the Hip-Hop and poetry collective the Peace Poets, sharing art which responds to social and political crisis in over forty countries. Abraham earned his master of arts in educational theatre at New York University, where he studied theatre of the oppressed with Julian Boal, Barbara Santos, and Sanjoy Ganguly. In 2015, Abraham released his first solo album, A South Bronx Tale, engineered by Grammy Award recipient Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce.

  • Patrick Webb is a painter. His paintings since 1990 have depicted a singular version of the Italian clown Punchinello in contemporary narratives. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a grantee from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, Art Matters, the NEA, and the PRATT Institute Faculty Development Program, where he is a professor. Webb is represented by the Ray Wiggs Gallery in Provincetown and will be exhibiting work at Jadite Gallery (November 19–30) and Leslie Lohman Project Space (February 14–16, 2020), both in Manhattan. His work is also on view at patrick-webb.com.

  • Polly Weissman is a mostly nonfiction writer who takes facts more seriously than is currently fashionable. She has published books for children and contributed to many textbooks. She is currently working on a novel about someone who keeps getting it wrong.

  • Sheldon Bach, PhD, is an adjunct clinical professor of psychology at the New York University postdoctoral program for psychoanalysis, a training and supervising analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and a fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He is the author of several books on psychoanalysis and of many papers, some of which have been collected in Chimeras and Other Writings: Selected Papers of Sheldon Bach. He is in private practice and teaches in New York City.

  • Catherine Baker-Pitts, PhD, grew up living feminism with her three sisters and activist parents. In private practice for twenty years, she is a graduate of New York University  Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; lecturer at NYU School of Social Work; guest faculty at New Directions Writing Program; and co-director and faculty of a feminist relational therapy training program. Her work focuses on gender creativity, racial justice, and radical body acceptance.

  • Raquel Berman, PhD, is a founding member of MAPPTR and past president and training director of its Freud Institute. She is a foreign member of IPTAR. In 2016, in collaboration with INMUJERES (Government Agency for Women), she established a yearly prize in honoring “Women facing Adversity with Resilience.” In 2019 the International Psychoanalytic Association awarded her psychoanalytic community interventions with groups of  female adolescents living in violent contexts with a prize from its IPA community committee on violence.

  • Rachel Brown is an educator and interdisciplinary media artist. She is currently an adjunct professor at NYU and works for Mouse, a youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. Since 2014, Rachel has been a member of The Illuminator, a political projection collective based in NYC. She has an MFA in integrated media arts from Hunter College (CUNY), and is an avid cyclist, yogi, and wanderer. Instagram: @oikofugicrchl | Email: info@wanderingarrow.com

  • Molly S. Castelloe, PhD, earned her doctorate in performance studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and is a candidate at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. She has a blog for psychologytoday.com on group psychology called “The Me in We” and garnered the Gradiva Award for her documentary film Vamik’s Room, on the life and work of Vamik Volkan, www.vamiksroom.org

  • Elizabeth Cutter Evert, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is on the clinical faculty of IPTAR and is a director of their Clinical Center. She is interested in questions of female development and in the overlap between secular and religious experience.

  • Karim G. Dajani, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice with a specialization in treating bicultural individuals. His research and writing include publications on psychological resilience and culture. More specifically, his work examines the role culture plays in determining an individual’s role within a collective and on the experience of cultural dislocation.

  • Kate Daniels is the Edwin Mims Professor of English and director of creative writing at Vanderbilt University.  She is the author of six collections of poetry, including In the Months of My Son’s Recovery (May 2019). A graduate of the New Directions program at the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, she has been a member of the writing faculty there for a decade. She lives in Nashville. Website: www.katedanielspoetryandprose.com

  • Daniel Esparza,  MA, is a Paul H. Klingenstein Fellow in the religion department at Columbia University, where he is developing his research on forgiveness as a PhD candidate.

  • Gala Garrido (Caracas, Venezuela, 1987) is a Venezuelan photographer. The central axes of her work are power and eroticism from the feminine. Garrido has exhibited her work at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia (MACZUL); Sala Mendoza; Museo de Arte de Acarigua-Araure; Sala de Exposiciones Centro de Arte El Hatillo; Panorámica Arte emergente en Venezuela 2000-2012, Sala TAC Trasnocho Cultural; Espacio Mad Los Galpones; No Lugar Arte Contemporáneo (Quito, Ecuador); and Féroces International Photography Festival (Lyon, France), among others. | Website: http://www.laong.org

  • Jill Gentile, PhD, is a faculty member at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, sits on several psychoanalytic journal editorial boards, and has published many scholarly essays, including “What Is Special about Speech?” which was awarded the 2017 Gradiva Award. She is the author, with Michael Macrone, of Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire (Karnac Books, 2016) which explores the mutual resonances between psychoanalysis and democracy, through the lenses of free speech and the feminine. She maintains a clinical practice and leads study groups in New York City. Website: http://jillgentile.com/abstracts.html

  • Joan Golden-Alexis, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst practicing in New York. She is the former curriculum coordinator, as well as training analyst, supervisor, and faculty member at the New York Jungian Psychoanalytic Associations and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. Her last two publications are “Amelia: Images of Mystery: The transformation of Shadow in Women” and “When Politics Invade the Personal: A New Mandate for Psychoanalysis in the Trump Era.”

  • Richard Grose, PhD, is an associate member of IPTAR, where he serves as secretary on the board of directors and teaches in the respecialization program. He is a member of ROOM’s editorial board and a co-chair of the Room Roundtable. He has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Manhattan.

  • Jeri Isaacson, PhD, is a member and clinical supervisor at IPTAR. She is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist practicing in Montclair, New Jersey.

  • Frank W. Putnam, MD,  is a professor psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in the psychological and biological effects of maltreatment on child development. He is the author of over 200 research papers and three books on the lifelong effects of child maltreatment. His most recent book, The Way We Are: How States of Mind Influence our Identities, Personality and Potential for Change, New York, IP Books, investigates the biological and psychological processes shared by radically disparate mental states ranging from meditation to catatonia.

  • Mireya Lozada, PhD, is the coordinator of the Political Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Institute of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). For the last twenty years, she has worked in peace-building programs and promoted psychosocial accompaniment programs with different sectors of the population affected by the impact of polarization and sociopolitical conflict.

  • Ellen Marakowitz, PhD, LP, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City.  She is a training analyst and fellow at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and is also a faculty member of the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University.

  • Francesca Schwartz, PhD merges psychoanalysis with her background in the performing and fine arts. She is on faculty at IPTAR and has private practice in New York where she specializes in treating emerging artists. Pieces from her Series I appeared in the CLIO Art Fair, NYC, March 2018.

  • Aneta Stojnić, PhD, is a candidate in IPTAR’s Respecialization and CAP Programs and a theoretician, curator, artist, and professor of performance and media theory. She has published three books and numerous essays and academic papers. Her latest book is Shifting Corporealities in Contemporary Performance: Danger, Im/mobility and Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

  • Sara Mansfield Taber is the author of Born Under an Assumed Name: The Memoir of a Cold War Spy’s Daughter, the writer’s guide Chance Particulars: A Writer’s Field Notebook, and two books of literary journalism. Her poetry, essays, travel, and opinion pieces have appeared in literary magazines such as The American Scholar and newspapers such as the Washington Post. A psychologist and social worker, she has taught creative nonfiction writing for twenty years. More about her at: www.sarataber.com | www.sarataberwritingservices.com

  • José Vivenes, is a Venezuela-based painter. He graduated from the Armando Reverón University Institute of Advanced Plastic Arts Studies (Caracas, Venezuela). Vivenes earned honorable mention recognition in the 12+1 Edition of the prestigious Eugenio Mendoza Awards (Venezuela) for his series Enough of False Heroes (2015). Among the acknowledgments Vivenes has received are the Francisco de Miranda Stock Exchange, I Exxon-Mobil Art Salon of Venezuela, Sacred Museum of Caracas, Eladio Alemán Sucre Award, 63rd Arturo Michelena Art Biennial, Mario Abreu XXVII and XXXIII Prize, Aragua National Art Salon, Museum of Contemporary Art of Maracay Mario Abreu. He currently resides and works in Caracas, Venezuela. https://vivenescollages.blogspot.comhttp://vivenespintura.blogspot.com

  • Coline Covington, PhD, is a training analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation and former chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council. She is a fellow of the International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), a think tank created to apply psychoanalytic concepts to understanding political conflict. She has written extensively on psychoanalysis and society, most recently Everyday Evils: A Psychoanalytic View of Evil and Morality (Routledge, 2016). She is in private practice in London. Her new book, For Goodness Sake: Bravery, Patriotism and Identity, will be published by Phoenix Publishing House in 2020.

  • Carolyn S. Ellman, PhD, is a fellow at IPTAR and co-editor of several books: The Modern Freudians: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Technique (Jason Aronson,1998); Omnipotent Fantasies and the Vulnerable Self: A New Freudian Synthesis (Jason Aronson, 1997); and A New Freudian Synthesis: Clinical Process in the Next Generation (Karnac, 2011). She has also written extensively on envy, particularly among women.

  • Elizabeth Cutter Evert, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is on the clinical faculty of IPTAR and is a director of their Clinical Center. She is interested in questions of female development and in the overlap between secular and religious experience.

  • Michelle Fine, PhD, is distinguished professor of critical psychology and gender/women’s studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY; a founding member of the Public Science Project at the Graduate Center; and author of recent book JUST Research in Contentious Times (Teachers College Press, 2018).

  • Richard Grose, PhD, is an associate member of IPTAR, where he serves as secretary on the board of directors and teaches in the respecialization program. He is a member of ROOM’s editorial board and a co-chair of the Room Roundtable. He has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Manhattan.

  • Yitzi Katz, LCSW, maintains a private practice in Jerusalem, Israel, and treats survivors and perpetrators of sexual abuse at an agency in Israel. Prior to relocating to Israel, Yitzi had cofounded the Chicago Trauma Collective and worked extensively with survivors of trauma in the child welfare system in Chicago. Yitzi is a lecturer in the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) and a graduate of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP) program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

  • Mohamad Kebbewar was born and raised in Aleppo. Immigrating to Canada at age 19, Kebbewar earned a degree in history from Concordia University before becoming a graphic designer. He recently published a chapbook with JackPine Press entitled The Soap
    of Aleppo
    . He is putting the final touches on his novel The Bones of Aleppo. His chapbook is available for purchase at jackpinepress.com.

  • Bandy X. Lee, MD, MDiv, is a forensic psychiatrist at Yale School of Medicine. She has consulted globally and nationally on violence prevention and prison reform. She has an extensive publication record, including opinion-editorials, peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and fifteen edited books including the New York Times bestseller The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President (Macmillan, 2017). She has most recently authored the textbook Violence (Wiley-Blackwell, 2019) and does clinical work in correctional and public-sector settings.

  • Eugene Mahon, MD, is a training and supervising psychoanalyst at Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. He has published three books—A Psychoanalytic Odyssey, Rensal the Redbit, and Boneshop of the Heart—and numerous articles on psychoanalysis. He practices in New York City.

  • Brent Matheny is a student at Kenyon College and will be graduating in the spring of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He recently presented a research project on the possibility of and obligation for communication across the American political divide at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Currently, he is working on a thesis that expands this idea, thinking about it in the context of a Davidsonian theory of communication through the lens of a feminist ethic of care.

  • Natasha Kurchanova, PhD, is a candidate at IPTAR.Her doctorate is in art history. Apart from studying psychoanalysis and working as a clinician, she contributes reviews and interviews with artists for such publications as Studio International, The Candidate Journal, The Burlington Magazine, CAA Reviews, Bomb Magazine, Art Journal, and other publications. She is on the editorial board of The Candidate Journal.

  • Kerry Malawista, PhD, a training and supervising analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society, with essays in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Zone 3, Washingtonian Magazine, Intima, Huffington Post, and Account Magazine. She is co-author of Wearing My Tutu to Analysis, The Therapist in Mourning, and Who’s Behind the Couch?  She co-chairs the Washington Psychoanalytic Program, New Directions in Writing.

  • Dana Sinopoli, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic candidate in private practice in Philadelphia. She has been an outspoken critic of the current administration. She authored a letter in response to the zero- tolerance policy which, on behalf of the mental health community, was signed by over 21,000 people and 200 organizations and was delivered to the highest officials in all three branches of the US government.

  • Simon Western, PhD, is president of ISPSO, adjunct professor at University College Dublin, and CEO of Analytic-Network Coaching. His Advanced Coach Training program has a global footprint, using contemporary psychoanalytic methods to develop leaders and help them adapt to the digital age. He is the author of Leadership: A Critical Text (3rd ed., Sage, 2019), Global Leadership Perspectives (Sage, 2018), and Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text (Sage, 2017).

  • Polly Weissman is a mostly nonfiction writer who takes facts more seriously than is currently fashionable. She has published books for children and contributed to many textbooks. She is currently working on a novel about someone who keeps getting it wrong.

  • C. Jama Adams, PhD, is associate professor in the department of Africana studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). His most recent book, Africana Peoples in China: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Migration Experiences, Identity, and Precarious Employment, was published by Routledge in 2018.
  • Delia Battin, LCSW, is a training and supervising analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS), a fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association (FIPA), a member of IPTAR and of the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine, and on the faculty of IPTAR and the CFS. She practices in New York City. She has previously published articles on screen memories, play, the golden section, grief, and clinical psychoanalysis.
  • Joseph A. Cancelmo, PsyD, FIPA, is former president, training and supervising analyst and faculty of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), and a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). He currently serves as co-chair of the Gould Center for Psychoanalytic Organizational Study and Consultation. He is a co-author of Child Care for Love or Money?, co-editor of Terrorism and the Psychoanalytic Space and The Selected Papers of Allan Frosch (in press), and has published articles on application of Winnicott’s and Bion’s ideas to clinical process. He maintains a private practice in New York City with adolescents, adults, couples, and psychoanalytic consultation to executives and organizations.
  • Coline Covington, Ph.D., is a training analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation and former chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council. She is a fellow of International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), a think tank created to apply psychoanalytic concepts to understanding political conflict. She has written extensively on psychoanalysis and society, most recently Everyday Evils: A Psychoanalytic View of Evil and Morality (Routledge, 2016). She is in private practice in London. Her new book, For Goodness Sake: Bravery, Patriotism and Identity, will be published by Phoenix Publishing House in 2020.
  • Michael Diamond, PhD, is professor emeritus of public affairs and organization studies, University of Missouri, Columbia. He is an organizational consultant and author of Discovering Organizational Identity (University of Missouri Press, 2017) and is currently a faculty and steering committee member of The Gould Center for Psychoanalytic Organizational Study and Consultation at IPTAR.
  • Carolyn S. Ellman, Ph.D., is a fellow at IPTAR and co-editor of several books: The Modern Freudians: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Technique (Jason Aronson,1998); Omnipotent Fantasies and the Vulnerable Self: A New Freudian Synthesis (Jason Aronson, 1997); A New Freudian Synthesis: Clinical Process in the Next Generation (Karnac, 2011). She has also written extensively on envy, particularly among women.
  • Lama Z. Khouri, LCSW, is executive director and founder of Circle OASIS, a not-for-profit serving Arab immigrant and refugee school-aged children and their families. She is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor at the Arab American Family Support Center and has a private practice in New York City. Prior to psychoanalysis, Khouri maintained a fourteen-year career at the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, where she was a political affairs officer. http://www.lamakhouri.com/publications/
  • Eugene Mahon, MD, is training and supervising psychoanalyst at Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. He has published three books—A Psychoanalytic Odyssey, Rensal the Redbit, and Boneshop of the Heart—and numerous articles on psychoanalysis. He practices in New York City.
  • Rachel Neve-Midbar, MFA, is the author (under the name Heimowitz) of the chapbook  What the Light Reveals (Tebot Bach Press, 2014). Her work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Spillway, Prairie Schooner, and Georgia Review. She was recently a finalist for the COR Richard Peterson Prize, winner of the Passenger Prize, and she has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Rachel completed her MFA at Pacific University in 2015 and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California.
  • Aneta Stojnić, PhD, is a candidate in IPTAR’s Respecialization and CAP Programs and a theoretician, curator, artist, and professor of performance and media theory. She has published three books and numerous essays and academic papers. Her latest book is Shifting Corporealities in Contemporary Performance: Danger, Im/mobility and Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, December 2018).
  • Elizabeth Trawick, MD, is a psychoanalyst practicing in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Isaac Tylim, PsyD, FIPA, is an IPTAR Fellow, IPA training and supervising analyst, member of the Argentina Psychoanalytic Association, and a clinical professor, training analyst and consultant at NYU’s postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, where he co-founded the Trauma and Disaster Specialization Program. For the last five years, he has been involved in the theatrical dramatization of Freud and Ferenczi’s thirty-year correspondence, which is being presented internationally. He is a co-editor of Reconsidering the Moveable Frame in Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2018) and maintains a multilingual private practice in New York City.
  • Kaja Weeks is a poet and essayist who often writes of music and healing. In addition to being a graduate of New Directions: Writing with a Psychoanalytic Edge, Weeks maintains a career as a clinic-based developmental music educator, which integrates the work of Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder. When young children’s ability to engage and grasp verbal language is compromised, she harnesses the power of vocalizations and relational rhythms to elicit communicative interaction.
  • Sheldon Bach, PhD, is an adjunct clinical professor of psychology at the NYU postdoctoral program for psychoanalysis, a training and supervising analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and a fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He is the author of several books on psychoanalysis and of many papers, some of which have been collected in Chimeras and Other Writings: Selected Papers of Sheldon Bach. He is in private practice and teaches in New York City.
  • Phyllis Beren, PhD, is a past president of IPTAR, a fellow and faculty member and director of the IPTAR Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program. She is editor of the book Narcissistic Disorders in Children and Adolescents and has written papers about child, adolescent, and adult treatment. She is currently writing a memoir.
  • Lorenzo Figallo Calzadilla, PhD, is a sociologist and teacher with a clinical background in the fields of Alzheimer’s, neuro-cognitive rehabilitation, and geriatrics. Calzadilla participates and speaks at community and corporate social responsibility programs. As an artist, Lorenzo works in clay. Known as “Raical” and “Sernelo,” Lorenzo and his mother, Rhaiza Calzadilla, have created “Los Caminos del Barro” (The Paths of Mud).
  • Dorothea (Thea) Crites, MDiv, LMFT, has practiced as a pastoral psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist for thirty-five years, in private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for the past twenty. She’s an ordained United Methodist minister and recent graduate of New Directions writing program.
  • Roberto Echeto teaches at the Institute of Creativity and Communication (ICREA) and at the Andrés Bello Catholic University. Echeto has published three books of stories (Liquid Tales, Galante Breviary, and The Classic Machine), a novel (There Will be No End), and two essays, 70 Years of Humor in Venezuela and Elementary Maneuver, which won the Transgender Contest of the Foundation for the Urban Culture in 2015 (Venezuela). He has produced radio shows and collaborated in magazines and newspapers. He publishes essays and short stories in his blog (Spanish): http://robertoecheto.blogspot.com/
  • Federico Parra is a photojournalist who studied photography at Roberto Mata’s Photography School and at the Nelson Garrido Organization Photography School. Parra covers breaking news, politics, and sports for the Agence France Presse based in Caracas. His photographs have been published by Time, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Le Monde, and the Guardian.
  • Sylvia Flescher is a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Her paper “Googling for Ghosts” grew out of her long-standing participation in New Directions and was published in the Psychoanalytic Review. In it, she describes the powerful effect on her of her mother, Anna, being honored at Yad Vashem as a Righteous Among the Nations.
  • William W. Harris, PhD, is chairman of Children’s Research and Education Institute.He is a child advocate who works with policy makers on efforts to increase the government’s investments in low-income young children and families.
  • Gabriel Heller’s writing has appeared in many literary publications, including The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Electric Literature, the Gettysburg Review, and the Sun. He is the recipient of the Fourteenth Annual Inkwell Short Story Award and a Special Mention in the 2018 Pushcart Prize Anthology. He teaches writing at NYU and is a respecialization candidate in psychoanalysis at IPTAR.
  • Leah Lipton, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst and collage artist in New York City. She is a supervisor at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) and a faculty member at ICP and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC).
  • Juan Mariño is an emerging artist born in Valencia-Venezuela in 1987. Marino attended the Arturo Michelena Art Center located in Caracas. Now, Mariño lives and works in Valencia, where he continues his exploration in painting and ceramics.
  • Laureen Park, PhD, is an associate professor at City Tech, CUNY. Her research applies phenomenological approaches to analyzing empirical problems such as conflict, interdisciplinarity, and narcissism. Her essay “Self Respect in the Light of Narcissism,” in Identity and Self-Respect, edited by Istvan Bujalos (Debrecen: University of Debrecen Publishers, 2013) was the inspiration for Shapira’s “Chunhyung.”
  • Ittai Shapira is a soloist, composer, and curator who has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and China, at venues ranging from the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Louvre Auditorium to the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He is the founder and artistic director of Sound Potential, an organization dedicated to medical, educational, and societal healing through music and a consultant for Weill Cornell’s Music and Medicine Program. Websites: www.ittaishapira.com | www.soundpotential.org
  • Special thanks to Carlos Padrón, PhD, for his contribution introducing Cuatro Por Venezuela non-profit. Website: www.cuatroporvenezuela.org

  • Natalie Korytnyk Forrester, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC. She is an alumni at Washington Psychoanalytic Program New Directions in Writing and Psychoanalysis and is affiliated with the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine. Website: www.DrNatalieK.com

  • Margaret Fulton, PhD, ABPP, LP is a member of the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (MPSI) and the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC). She is on the faculty of MPSI and Past-President of the Society. Margaret also served on the Minnesota Board of Psychology for five years and she has a private practice in psychoanalysis in Minneapolis, MN.

  • Richard B. Grose has a PhD in Russian Studies from University of Chicago. He is an advanced candidate at IPTAR, an editor on ROOM’s editorial board and co-chair of the ROOM Roundtable. He has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Manhattan.

  • Stefanie Hofer is an Assistant Professor of German in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech. She has published on contemporary German literature and cinematic depictions of Germany’s struggle to come to term with Nazi atrocities and left-wing terrorism. Her current research focuses on the role of autobiographical narratives in post-traumatic healing.

  • Ann E. Kaplan, MA is an economist and writer. She is a vice president at the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), a New York City based nonprofit that measures education outcomes. She has studied charitable giving for 25 years.

  • Young-Ran Kim, PhD is a Korean Candidate at IPTAR in the Adult Psychoanalytic Program and the Child Adolescent Psychotherapy Program (CAP). She received an MA in philosophy from Ewha Woman’s University, and a MA in clinical psychology from the Catholic University of Korea. She holds a doctorate in psychology from the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul and has lectured and researched on abnormal psychology, DSM-5 revisions, dimensional and categorical diagnostic system, and classification of personality disorders.

  • Betty Teng, MFA, LMSW is a trauma therapist who is in psychoanalytic training and practices at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) in Manhattan. She is a contributor to the recent book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump and a screenwriter and editor whose credits include films by Ang Lee, Robert Altman and Mike Nichols.

  • Sara Mansfield Taber is the author of Born Under an Assumed Name: The Memoir of a Cold War Spy’s Daughter, as well as essays, social commentary, and literary journalism. A psychologist and social worker, she has taught creative nonfiction writing for twenty years. Chance Particulars: A Writers Field Notebook for Travelers, Bloggers, Essayists,Memoirists,Novelists,Journalists, Adventurers, Naturalists, Sketchers, and other Notetakers and Recorders of Life will be published May 2018. More about her at: www.sarataber.comwww.sarataberwritingservices.com

  • Diane Seuss’s most recent collection, Four-Legged Girl, was published in 2015 by Graywolf Press and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open (2010) won the Juniper Prize and was published in 2010. Her fourth collection, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in May 2018. Recent poems have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, and The New Yorker. Seuss was raised in rural southwest Michigan. ‘Still Life With Dictator’ originally appeared in Crab Creek Review.

  • Francesca Schwartz, PhD merges psychoanalysis with her background in the performing and fine arts. She is on faculty at IPTAR and has private practice in New York where she specializes in treating emerging artists. Pieces from her Series 1 will appear in the CLIO Art Fair, NYC, March 2018.

     

  • Coline Covington Ph.D., is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation and former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council. She is a Fellow of International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), a think tank formed by Prof. Vamik Volkan, Lord Alderdice and Dr. Robi Friedman to apply psychoanalytic concepts in understanding political conflict. She has written extensively on psychoanalysis and society, most recently Everyday Evils: A Psychoanalytic View of Evil and Morality (Routledge, 2016). She is in private practice in London.

  • Enrique Enriquez is a New York-based Venezuelan poet and artist. His work with the Marseilles Tarot breaks new ground intellectually and artistically.

  • Jeri Isaacson, Ph.D., is an Associate Member of IPTAR. She is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist practicing in Montclair, New Jersey.

  • Joanna Goodman Ph.D., is an artist, photographer and a Training and Supervising

    Psychoanalyst at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society where she on the faculty. She treats adults and children in private practice in Seattle.

  • Brian Kloppenberg FIPA, teaches at IPTAR, NPAP and SVA. At IPTAR, he chairs the Faculty  and Curriculum Committee and IPTAR-Q. His essays appear in JAPA, Psychoanalytic Psychology and The Undecidable Unconscious.

  • Eugene Mahon M.D., is a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst at Columbia Psychoanalytic. His articles have been published widely in major psychoanalytic journals. His books include A Psychoanalytic Odyssey: Painted Guinea Pigs, Dreams, and Other Realities (Karnac, 2014), Rensel the Redbit: A Psychoanalytic Fairy Tale (Karnac,2015) and a volume of poetry, Bone Shop of the Heart (IPBooks, 2017).

  • Ellen Marakowitz, Ph.D., is a Member of IPTAR. She is on faculty at IPTAR and at Columbia University where she is director of the MA Program in Anthropology. She is in private practice in New York.

  • Jared Russell Ph.D., is an analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a member, clinical supervisor, and on faculty at IPTAR and NPAP. He is Managing Editor of The Undecidable Unconscious: A Journal of Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis (U. of Nebraska Press). He is the author of Nietszche and the Clinic: Psychoanalysis , Philosophy, Metaphysics. (Karnac, 2016).

  • Diana Schmertz is an artist and educator. She has received grants and awards from organizations such as the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Aljira Emerge Fellowship program, and the Drawing Center and has participated in residencies in Russia, Europe and the U.S. Her work has been shown at Garis & Hahn and Columbia University in New York City, the International Museum of Women, San Francisco and Galería Nacional, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In addition, Schmertz has made public art supported by grants. Currently, she is in a two-person exhibition, Soma, at Muriel  Guépin Gallery LES, NYC and in a group show at Center for Book Arts, Chelsea NYC.

  • Diane Seuss is a poet whose most recent collection, Four-Legged Girl (Graywolf Press, 2015) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her second book, Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, (U. of Ma. Press, 2010) won the Juniper Prize. Her fourth collection, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in May 2018. She has published widely in literary magazines including Poetry, The Iowa Review, and The New Yorker. Diane lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

  • Sarah Valeri is an art therapist working with children with visual impairments and diverse developmental experiences, as well child survivors of trauma. She is a Candidate in the IPTAR’s Child Analytic Program (CAP). Sarah is an internationally exhibiting artist.

  • C. Jama Adams is Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY. He is currently working on a book about the psychological adjustment strategies of Africana workers in China.

  • Sheldon Bach is a Training and Supervising Analyst and on faculty at IPTAR, He has written five books on psychoanalysis, most recently “Chimeras and Other Writings: Selected Papers of Sheldon Bach” (IP Books, 2016).

  • Violette Bule uses photographic and mix-media projects to highlight complex social problems as a means for social change. She has exhibited in contemporary art museums and fairs in Tokyo, Caracas, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Miami, NYC, and Basel. In 2014 she was awarded the Cisneros Foundation grant. Bule won first place in the 18th edition of Jóvenes Con Fia 2015, Caracas, Venezuela.

  • Ani Buk is a Training Analyst and on Faculty at the Contemporary Freudian Society and 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.

  • Richard Grose i s an advanced candidate at IPTAR. He has private practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in New York City and was editor of the Round Robin (2013-2017).

  • Susan Katz is a photographer, writer, and psychotherapist in private practice in NYC, NY.

  • Joan V. Liebermann is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Washington, DC and a clinical faculty member at the GeorgeWashington University School of Medicine.

  • Carlos Padrón is a licensed psychoanalyst and an advanced candidate at IPTAR’S adul t psychoanalytic program. He has written on the intersections between philosophy, psychoanalysis and literature. He hails f rom Venezuela.

  • Arlene Richards is a training and supervising analyst at IPTAR and poet. Her most recent book is Myths of Mighty Women. (Karnac 2015).

  • Jared Russell is a psychoanalyst and on faculty at IPTAR. His most recent book is Nietzsche and the Clinic (Karnac 2016).

  • Audrey Siegel is an analyst emeritus at IPTAR, a photographer, and was the first co-director IPTAR’s Clinical Center from 1992-2000.

  • Rona Silverton is a psychoanalyst, a member of IPTAR and a watercolor artist.

  • Gila Ashtor is a Candidate in IPTAR’s child and adult psychoanalytic programs. She holds a doctorate in literature and philosophy.

  • Joseph Cancelmo i s a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst and Chair, The L.J. Gould Center for Systems-Psychoanalytic Studies at IPTAR.

  • Elizabeth Evert is the Co-Director of IPTAR’s Clinical Center and on faculty at IPTAR.

  • Janet Fisher is a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst and on faculty at IPTAR.

  • Jane Lazarre is the author of Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of B lack Sons. Her for thcoming memoir The Communist and the Communist’s Daughter is in press at Duke U. Press. She is on the guest faculty at IPTAR.

  • Eugene Mahon is a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst at Columbia Psychoanalytic. His for thcoming volume of poet r y BONE SHOP OF THE HEART is in press with IPBooks.

  • Otto-Werner Mueller (1926-2016). Professor of conducting at the Curtis Institute of Music, Julliard School of Music, and Yale School of Music. Music director of the Yale Philharmonic.

  • Hattie Myers is a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst at IPTAR.

  • ROOM 2.17 would also like to acknowledge the editorial guidance of Sonal Soni, Odile Hullot-Kantor, Karen Berntsen and the support of the IPTAR Board of Directors.

  • Mafe Izaguirre is a New York-based Venezuelan visual artist, a graphic designer with twenty years of experience developing brand platforms, and an educator whose research focusses on the conceptual image of the mind in new media. For the last seven years she has led the strategic advisory firm, Simple7 Design Lab, managing marketing and outreach for brands. In 2016, Izaguirre moved to New York to pursue her research developing “machines that can feel” and to explore the creation of artifacts that mimic human senses and consciousness. She is currently an artist member of Fat Cat Fab Lab, the Long Island City Artist Association (LICA), a tech mentor at Mouse Inc, and the Bronx based non-profit DreamYard Project. In 2017, in collaboration with members of the IPTAR community, Izaguirre created ROOM. Website: www.mafeizaguirre.com