25-28 May 2017


marina amoreMARINA AMORE, Ph.D., Postdoctoral in Psychotherapy of Psychosomatic Disorders; Supervising and Training Analyst Member at Institute of Self Psychology and Relational Psychoanalysis (ISIPSé), Rome and Milan, Italy; Professor at ISIPSè Postdoctoral School of Psychotherapy, Milan, Italy. Director of Psychology and Psychosomatic Section of Institute of Research and Energetic Therapies (IRTE), Milan, Italy.  Since beginning her clinical practice, her attention has focused mainly on the exploration of procedural and somatic bodily configurations emerging from dyadic interactions and supporting the expansion of relational consciousness and the integration of self states.  She is Author of several scientific papers presented in National and International conferences, and of other smaller publications. Among her publications, the book Il Corpo in Psicoterapia [The Body in Psychotherapy], Rome, Italy: Luigi Pozzi, 1989; and “Clinical Scenarios of “Remembering”: Somatic States as a Process of Emerging Memory”, in The International Journal of Relational Perspectives, 22:2, 238-252, 2012.  She practices in Milan, Italy.


Alejandro Avila Espada 2008ALEJANDRO AVILA-ESPADA, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, is full Professor & Chair of Psychotherapy at Madrid Complutense University (1984-1990 / 2004-present) and University of Salamanca (1990-2004), both in Spain. He is Founder and Honorary President of IARPP-Spain chapter, and Member of the Board of Directors of IARPP. He is Honorary President and Training-Faculty Member of the Instituto de Psicoterapia Relacional (Madrid, Spain) and Editor of the e-journal Clínica e Investigación Relacional, founded in 2007. He is the author of: La tradición interpersonal. Perspectiva social y cultural del psicoanálisis (Ágora Relacional, Madrid, 2013) [The Interpersonal Tradition. A Social and Cultural Perspective of Psychoanalysis] Contact: avilaespada@psicoterapiarelacional.es More info and selected papers can be retrieved at: www.psicoterapiarelacional.es/paginaspersonales/AlejandroAvilaEspada.aspx 



marie bashir

Professor The Honourable Dame MARIE BASHIR AD CVO served as Governor of New South Wales from 1 March 2001 to 1 October 2014 and was the first woman to be appointed to the role. Bashir completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney in 1956, and subsequently taught at the Universities of Sydney and NSW, increasingly working with children’s services, psychiatry and mental health services, and Indigenous health programs. At the time of her appointment as Governor of New South Wales, she was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney; Area Director of Mental Health Services Central Sydney; and Senior Consultant to the Aboriginal Medical Service, Redfern and to the Aboriginal Medical Service, Kempsey. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1988 for her services to child and adolescent health. In 2014, she was appointed as a Dame of the Order of Australia for achievement and merit in service to the administration, public life, and people of New South Wales, to medicine, particularly as an advocate for improved mental health outcomes for the young, marginalised and disadvantaged, to international relations, through the promotion of collaborative health programs.


JessicaJESSICA BENJAMIN PhD is a practicing psychoanalyst in New York City, where she is a supervising faculty member at the Relational Track of the New York University Postdoctoral Psychology program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis as well as a founding board member and faculty of the Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. She was a co-founder of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality and on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Dialogues. She is known as a contributor to the development of relational psychoanalysis and its interrelation with feminism as well as the theory of intersubjectivity. She is the author of three books: The Bonds of Love; Like Subjects, Love Objects; Shadow of the Other. Her most frequently cited article is "Beyond Doer and Done to: an Intersubjective view of Thirdness" (Psa. Quarterly 2004). She directed The Acknowledgment Project (2004-2010), a series of dialogues between Israeli and Palestinian mental health professionals, and worked on a video film about members of Combatants for Peace (Israel-Palestine) "Moving Beyond Violence" (movingbeyondviolence.org). Her book Recognition Theory, Intersubjectivity and the Third: Beyond Doer and Done to will appear sometime this year.


Alioscia BoschiroliALIOSCIA BOSCHIROLI PhD is a post-graduate Clinical Psychologist (University of Turin) and a post-doctoral trained psychoanalyst in Isipsė (Rome), and was member and co-chair of the IARPP Candidate Committee. He works in private practice with adult patient in Pinerolo and Turin (Italy). He is training analyst and supervisor at Scuola di Psicoterapia in Psicologia Psicoanalitica del Sé e Psicoanalisi Relazionale in Milan (Italy).  His clinical passions are: Ferenczi, the clinical and theoretical concept and implications of trauma, the pheomenological and structural organization of self as multiple and situated and the concept of authenticity as a link for coherence and continuity between phenomenological level and structural level of experience. He is a Member IARPP (The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy), IAPSP The International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology), Isipsé (Rome-Milan) and Associazione STUDI RELAZIONALI-Association for Psychotherapy (Turin).


SarahSARAH CALVERT is a clinical psychologist. She gained her PHD from Waikato University in New Zealand and undertook additional training in Family therapy and psychotherapy. Sarah has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings. These have included statutory child welfare, forensic settings and child and adolescent mental health services. She has undertaken internationally recognised research into adolescent development and women’s achievement with her co researcher, Professor Jane Gilbert. Sarah is currently in private practice where her work is primary assessments for various Courts in New Zealand and overseas and supervision. She maintains a small psychotherapy practice using relational models. Sarah is a member of IARPP, NZPsS and NZAP


RosarioROSARIO CASTANO CATALA, MA in Psychology from the Universidad Complutense Madrid (1980). She currently heads up the Clinical Psychology Department and coordinates the Sexology Unit at the Palacios Institute of Women’s Health. She is vice-president of the Board of the Institute for Relational Psychotherapy, Madrid, part of the teaching team for the Master in Relational Psychotherapy, supervisor member of the Sponsored Phsycoterapeutic Attention Service and coordinator of cinema forum activities in that institution since 2008. She is president of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist’s Section in the Spanish Federation of Psychotherapy. She is a Member of the Spanish Association of Professional Sexology, and founding member of the Governing Board of the Spanish Foundation for Women and Health, Madrid. Her last publication about sexuality is published in Agora Relacional Vol. 4 2011, Madrid and is titled “Sexual Therapy, A Relational Approach.”


CynthiaCYNTHIA CHALKER, MSS, LMSW, is a licensed social worker in private practice and trained at Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis in New York City. Ms. Chalker’s area of study includes the intersection of race, ethnicity, cultural identity and psychoanalysis. Most recently she has presented papers at the International Association for relational Psychoanalysis in Chile and Toronto. She holds Masters Degrees in Social Services and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.





StavrosSTAVROS CHARALAMBIDES founded and directed the Institute for Cognitive Analytic Therapy in Greece during 2006-2016. He has been Founder and Director of the Institute for Relational and Group Psychotherapy since 2016. He is on the faculty of the Yalom Institute, USA. Stavros has been accredited as Group Psychotherapist and Supervisor for Groups by Yalom Institute and certified as Group Psychotherapist with International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapy. He is a 4th year Psychoanalytic Candidate with Tampa Bay Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, USA. He has been trained in CBT, Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Classical Analysis. He was lecturer in Psychoanalysis and Group Psychotherapy at the University of Wales, UK. He holds an MSc in Counselling Studies from Hull University, UK, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision from Derby University, UK. He supervises intensely regarding groups and individuals. Currently he attempts to conceptualize the notion of individual therapy as group therapy of two persons.


GinnaGINNA CLARK is a psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a post-seminar candidate at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, CA. She is director of the Human Sexuality program at Southwestern College where she teaches and supervises master’s level counselors and art therapists. Ginna is adjunct faculty at Northern New Mexico College and Santa Fe University of Art and Design in the undergraduate psychology and interdisciplinary studies programs. She is currently finishing a dissertation on the queer phenomenological aspects of psychoanalytic theory and practice.




FrancescaFRANCESCA COLZANI studied Psychology in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and completed post-graduate studies at the Chilean Psychoanalytic Association Institute, associated to IPA. She belongs to the group that constituted the IARPP Chilean Chapter, in 2010. Accredited Clinical Psychologyst and Supervisor, she has been in clinical practice, and worked as clinical supervisor and teacher since 1979. She is currently a staff member at Universidad Católica’s Psychology School’s Post Graduate “Magister in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis” program. She is also a visual artist.



RobertoROBERTO D’ANGELO is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. He is currently the president of the Australian Chapter of IARPP and also on the Board of Directors of IARPP. He is an instructor with, and on the Board of Directors of, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy. Prior to completing analytic training at ICPLA, he trained in the Conversational Model with Russell Meares in Sydney. His current interest is in the notion of agency, and how problems of agency are central to many of the difficulties we work with in the consulting room.



Victor DonasVICTOR DOÑAS is a Medical Doctor and Psychiatrist, Universidad de Chile. He gained his certification in the speciality of Liaison Psychiatry, Metropolitan Health Service 2008. He is a psychoanalyst with the Asociación Psicoanalítica de Chile (APCH). He was Founder and Director of the Liaison Psychiatry and Women´s Mental Health Unit, Instituto Psiquiátrico/Hospital San José from 2002-2009 and has been in private practice since 2001 in Santiago, Chile. He is a teacher and supervisor in Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in various medical educational institutions in Santiago, Chile. Victor is an active member of IARPP Chilean Chapter, member of the clinical study group “Challenging Moments in Psychotherapy” and promoter of studies in psychoanalytical contributions in collective and political issues. He is also a musician.


Gill EagleProfessor GILL EAGLE is Professor of Psychology in the School of Human and Community Development (SHCD) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience as trainer, supervisor, therapist and consultant. She is involved in the training of Clinical Psychologists and coordinates the Doctoral Programme in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Practice. Professor Eagle has a sustained interest in psychodynamic theory, especially relational theory, and in aspects of clinical practice, training and supervision. Professor Eagle’s research interests are framed by a focus on the inter-relationship between the socio-political and intra-individual domains of human experience. Her primary research work has been in the field of traumatic stress, with a focus on trauma of human origin, including gender related, sexual, criminal, and politically motivated forms of violence. She has published extensively in this area and in 2010 co-authored the book “Traumatic Stress in South Africa” together with Debra Kaminer. Her work engages with issues related to social asymmetries and how these play out in South Africa and elsewhere both inside and outside of the consulting room.


ShlomitSHLOMIT YADLIN-GADOT, PhD, is a practicing clinical psychologist, member of the Tel Aviv Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She teaches at the Bar-Ilan University doctoral program "Psychoanalysis and Hermeneutics" and the school of Psychotherapy, Sackler school of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University. Her doctoral research developed ideas of multiple truths in philosophy and their relation to multiple selves. She writes and lectures on the interface between philosophy and psychoanalysis, focusing on issues of truth, authority and ethics. Her book, "Truth Matters: Theory and Practice in Psychoanalysis" published by Brill has come out May 2016. She lives and practices in Ramat-Hasharon, Israel.



Katie GentileKATIE GENTILE, Ph.D. is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Director of the Gender Studies Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York). She is the author of Creating bodies: Eating disorders as self-destructive survival and The Business of being made: The temporalities of reproductive technologies, in psychoanalysis and cultures, both from Routledge. She the editor of the Routledge book series Genders & Sexualities in Minds & Culture and a co-editor of the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on eating disorders, sexual and racial/cultural violence, restorative and community-based justice and sexual misconduct in colleges and institutes, intimate partner violence, participatory action research, and the cultural and psychic production of temporalities around reproduction and fetal personhood. She is on the faculty of New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and in private practice in New York City.


UriURI HADAR is professor of psychology in Tel Aviv University and the Rupin Academic College. He studied for BA and MA in Tel Aviv University and for PhD in the University of London. His fields of research include psychoanalysis, nonverbal communication and the cerebral representation of natural language. In these fields, he engaged deeply in both empirical and theoretical research. He has published numerous papers about these issues. His three books discuss psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the vantage point of integrating Lacanian and Relational approaches. Uri Hadar believes that psychoanalysis may offer a valid perspective for understanding social issues that may lay the basis for political involvement. He is a member of an Israeli organization (“Psychoactive: Mental Health Professionals for Human Rights”) that investigates, promotes and practices this view, with special interest in Israeli-Palestinian relations and the need for justice for Palestinians.



CatherineCATHERINE HICKS PhD is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice at Wycombe Clinic in Sydney, Australia. She is a founder member and past president of the Australian Chapter of IARPP, and co-chair of the 2017 IARPP Annual Conference, to be held in Sydney.





huang hsuanyingHSUAN-YING HUANG joined the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as Assistant Professor at the end of 2015, following a post-doctoral fellowship at the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University. First trained as a psychiatrist in Taiwan, he received his Ph.D. in medical anthropology from Harvard University. His research focuses on the rise of Western-style psychotherapy in urban China—a trend that he coins as “psycho-boom.” Seeing this boom as a unique constellation in which state interests, middle-class aspirations, and market developments intertwine, he is interested in how its participants grapple with the imported knowledge to explore their subjectivities, and how they work together to construct a new mental health profession.


MargaritaMARGARITA KAHN has a degree in Psychology from Buenos Aires, Argentina where she was born. She is specialized in Systemic-Relational Psychotherapy, and she is a member, professor and supervisor at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and Relational Psychoanalysis, ISIPSè. She has worked in Rome since 1985 as a psychoanalyst in private practice with families, adults and migrants.She has presented papers about the specific problems regarding different types of migration at Psychoanalytical Congresses.



BrendanBRENDAN KERIN is a proud Aboriginal man whose cultural connections and two tribes are the Arrernte in Alice Springs Northern Territory and Barkindji which covers the area from Lake Mungo all the way along the Murray River to Wilcannia. His skin name is Japangardi. He is a talented artist, musician, storyteller and dancer. As an artist, he again brings to life Dreamtime stories through the style of iconography or dot art. Brendan is passionate and advocates for the environment and is a promoter of cross-cultural understanding. He uses his traditional knowledge of the bush and Aboriginal culture to educate other Australians and international visitors alike. Brendan was one of the original Discovery Rangers teaching culture, traditional bush medicines and bush food when conducting tours around greater Sydney region and on Sydney harbour.  Not only is Brendan a talented artist but a accomplished Yidaki player performing for over twenty years both in educational settings and festivals. He passionately trains/coaches Aboriginal youth in culture and performance. As a yidaki (didgeridoo) player Brendan brings to life Dreamtime stories and native animals. He gives a full interpretation of the yidaki, songs and the complexity of playing. Brendan is a recognised and respected yidaki player amongst both non Aboriginal and Aboriginal communities. He has performed with both local artists James Morrison and Tommy Emmanuel and international artists such as The Fugees, Lauryn Hill. Yidaki Didj & Dance and Descendance are just a few dance troupes that Brendan has performed with here and around the world. Every day Brendan lives and breathes his traditions and culture.


LamaLAMA Z. KHOURI is the Executive Director and founder of the Circle Of Arab Students In Schools (Circle OASIS) -- a not-for-profit program geared to helping newly arrived Arab children and adolescents adjust to school and life in the United States. Lama has extensive experience in international relations and conflict resolution: she comes to the field of psychoanalysis following a 14-year career at the United Nations, most of which she spent at the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, where she was a Political Affairs and Desk Officer. 





Steve KnoblauchDr. STEVEN KNOBLAUCH is an internationally recognized clinician, teacher and lecturer on psychoanalysis and psychotherapy serving as faculty/clinical supervisor at The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity and several other training programs in New York City and abroad. He is the author of The Musical Edge of Therapeutic Dialogue (The Analytic Press, 2000; paperback edition, Routledge, 2015) available in English and Japanese, and co-author with Beebe, Rustin and Sorter, of Forms of Intersubjectivity in Infant Research and Adult Treatment, (Other Press, 2005). He is on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Psychoanalytic Perspectives and The International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychology. Dr. Knoblauch integrates his experence as a performer of jazz saxophone and Brazilian percussion into his teaching and practice.


ShyamSHYAMSUNDAR KOTAGAL, M.B.A., Psy. D. is a clinical psychologist and is currently the Dean of Training (Academic & Clinical) at the Antarnad Foundation, Ahmedabad (India) – an institution focused on training students in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He received his doctoral degree and clinical training in San Francisco (USA), where he also managed a community mental health program before relocating to India last year. He is passionate about enhancing access to quality clinical training and supervision in India and creating space for relational psychoanalytic thinking in the Indian milieu. Shyam speaks multiple Indian languages and is also an Indian classical music aficionado and an amateur vocalist.



Steve KuchuckSTEVEN KUCHUCK, LCSW is the Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Associate Editor of Routledge's Relational Perspectives Book Series, on the Board of IARPP, Board Member, supervisor, faculty and Co-Director of Curriculum for the training program in adult psychoanalysis at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), and faculty/supervisor at the NIP National Training Program, the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, and other institutes. His writing focuses primarily on the analyst's subjectivity and appears in numerous psychoanalytic journals, books, and the New York Times Couch Series. Most recently, he is a contributor to and editor of Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst's Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional (Routledge, 2014), The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From Ghost to Ancestor (co-edited with Adrienne Harris, Routledge, 2015), and an upcoming volume of analysts writing about the professional impact of their own analysis (Routledge, in press). He is in private practice in New York City, where he also leads study, supervision, and writing groups.


RinaRINA LAZAR Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist. She is a lecturer and supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. She is a board member of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). She works in a private practice in Tel-Aviv. Rina is the co-editor (with prof. Shlomo Biderman) in "Hakibutz Hameuchad" Publishing House of two books "Desire" and "The Blind Spot". She published papers in various psychoanalytic journals on topics such as: "Psychoanalysis versus Psychotherapy", "The Familiar and the Strange: The Dynamics of Change", "Repetition Compulsion", "Subject, Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity, "Presentness", "Knowing Hatred", "In the Beginning there was Love?'", "The Dead Mother", "Intimate Strangers in "The Other Room", "Infinite Conversation" : The Work of the Unconscious, "The Shadow of Memory: Mourning and Melancholy Revisited from Multiple Perspectives.


HollyHOLLY LEVENKRON LICSW received her advanced training in psychoanalysis at ICP, the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in NYC where she was a faculty member and supervisor and where she later became co-director of the analytic training program. Among other subjects, she had been teaching relational theory, with special interest in enactment and dissociation, for 15 years in NYC, and since 2004 at MIP, the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. She has taught Contemporary theories of Affect for the BIP, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, and has an interest in Comparative Field Theory which she taught in both a Skype course for the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia as well as part of a mid-year mini-course selection at MIP. She has a speciality in working with Couples and also works with Adult Asperger's Syndrome (Autism), which she incorporates in a segment of her work with couples. Holly has long standing involvements with art, landscape architecture and comparative theories of self-actualization. She has published in Psychoanalytic Inquiry and Contemporary Psychoanalysis and has presented at numerous conferences and venues both nationally and internationally. She maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA where she sees adult and couples.


George LianosDr GEORGE LIANOS is a consultant psychiatrist psychotherapist for more than 30 years whose core training was in the treatment of those with severe personality disorders. He was a founding member of ANZAP and has been on the teaching faculty for both the ANZAP and the Sydney University Masters of Medicine/Science Psychotherapy training programmes for a similar period. He has lectured and supervised widely across Australia and New Zealand. He is a passionate advocate of The Conversational Model of Psychotherapy (TCMP) Australia's own home-grown relational, developmental, trauma model. His interests are centred around the micro-analytic exploration of the affective and linguistic elements of the therapeutic interactions recorded in taped clinical material. This allows for a more precise observation of the manifest subjectivities in the analytic exchange and a better understanding of the relational elements of the therapeutic exchange.


oliver lytteltonOLIVER LYTTELTON completed his PhD in Brain Imaging at McGill University during which he studied patterns of individual difference in cortical morphology. He has since done his psychoanalytic training at the Quebec English Branch of the Canadian Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is a member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association, the Montreal Intersubjectivity Study Group and the Montreal Study Group for Trauma and Dissociation, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He currently works in private practice in Montreal, Quebec.



CarolCAROL MAYHEW, Ph.D., Psy.D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Los Angeles, California. She received her psychoanalytic training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, where she is Past President of the Institute, as well as a training and supervising analyst and faculty member. Dr. Mayhew is a member of the Council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and the West Coast Editor of the IAPSP E-Forum. Dr. Mayhew has presented numerous papers, classes and workshops on the topics of trauma and dissociation locally, nationally and internationally.





RussellRUSSELL MEARES is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney. He held the foundation chair of psychiatry at Westmead Hospital, Sydney University, 1981-2003 and was the founding president of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP). Russell Meares trained in medicine at Melbourne University, and in psychiatry at the Royal Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals (1963-8), where he formed an enduring friendship with the late Robert Hobson, with whom he collaborated to develop the Conversational Model of psychotherapy, devised to treat people who could not be treated by other means and who would now be called “borderline.” His aim has been to develop an understanding of this and related conditions based not only on clinical and experiential observation but also on developmental and neurophysiological data. To this end, his research publications have been in three main streams: psychodynamic; developmental; and neurophysiological, psychosomatic. He has about 250 publications including contributions to Nature, The Lancet, Archives of General Psychiatry and American Journal of Psychiatry. His most recent books are Intimacy and Alienation: Memory, Trauma and Personal Being; The Metaphor of Play: Origin and Breakdown of Personal Being; A Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder; co-author of Borderline Personality Disorder and the Conversational Model: A Clinician's Manual and in 2016, The Poet's Voice in the Making of Mind.



PAMELA NATHAN is a clinical and forensic psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in independent private practice in Kew, Melbourne. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She was previously a sociologist working as an academic and researcher for over a decade. She has completed research in Aboriginal health in Victoria and the Northern Territory and published three books- A Home Away From Home, Health Business and Settle Down Country with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. She has worked in the public sector in clinical and forensic settings, in senior positions, including Forensicare and the Royal Melbourne Hospital for fifteen years. She is currently Director of the Aboriginal Australian Relations Program, Creating A Safe and Supportive Environment (CASSE) and is working with violence and trauma in Central Australia. She continues to practice, teach, workshop, supervise and publish, in journals, booklets and papers, in the psychological and psychoanalytic arena.


DonnaDONNA ORANGE Educated in philosophy, clinical psychology and psychoanalysis, Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD teaches at NYU Postdoc (New York); IPSS (Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York); and in private study groups. She also offers clinical consultation/supervision in these institutes and beyond. Recent books are Thinking for Clinicians: Philosophical Resources for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Humanistic Psychotherapies (2010), and The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice (2011), Nourishing the Inner Life of Clinicians and Humanitarians: The Ethical Turn in Psychoanalysis (2016), and Climate Crisis, Psychoanalysis, and Radical Ethics (2016). She now lives, studies, and bicycles in an intentional community devoted to peace, social justice, eco-justice, and care for each other while aging in Claremont, CA.


TahirTAHIR ÖZAKKAŞ, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist, teacher, supervisor, and Founding president of the Psychotherapy Institute, Turkey. He has been teaching the three-year post-doctoral training program on Integrative Psychotherapy since 2005. A pioneer in bridging the gap between Turkey and the international arena, he has had significant works of psychotherapy literature translated into Turkish. He has hosted workshops with prominent theorists in a wide range of areas from psychodynamic psychotherapy to emotion-focused therapy, cognitive hypnotherapy, systemic family therapy, developmental neurobiology, self psychology, intersubjectivity, and relational psychoanalysis. And he has developed regular training and supervision programmes through cooperation with international organizations such as Personality Disorders Institute, Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic, Masterson Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Levenson Institute for Training. He teaches at workshops for mental health professionals, public & private employees, and general public. He presents extensively in national and international conferences on psychotherapy integration, hypnotherapy, personality disorders, and anxiety disorders. He has many articles and several books on these subjects, including Integrative Psychotherapy (7th edition), and Hypnosis (two volumes). He is in the editorial board of the Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science, and Azerbaijan Psychiatry.


Ilene PhilipsonILENE PHILIPSON holds doctorates in sociology, clinical psychology, and psychoanalysis. She is a training and supervising analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, and is in the private practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Oakland, California. In addition to On The Shoulders of Women: The Feminization of Psychotherapy, her books include Married to The Job; Ethel Rosenberg:Beyond the Myths; and Women, Class, and the Feminist Imagination (ed). She has taught at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and NYU.




Barbara Pizer photoBARBARA PIZER, Ed.D., ABPP is Faculty, Personal and Supervising Analyst, and former Board Member, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology (part time), Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Faculty and Supervising Analyst, Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia; Visiting Faculty and Member, Advisory Board, Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Honorary Member and Faculty, Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles; Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues; and former Board Member, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She has taught in Toronto, the UK, Rome, Milan, Athens, via Skype in Australia, and throughout the US; and she has supervised in Greece and Australia. Her numerous articles develop the themes of the analyst’s disciplined and creative use of self, the embodied basis of experience, the impact of trauma and abuse, ethical judgment, and relational (k)nots; and she has been recognized for her introduction of a uniquely lyrical style in clinical writing. She maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA.


StuartSTUART A. PIZER, Ph.D., ABPP is a Founding Board Member, Faculty, Supervising and Personal Analyst, and former President, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Assistant Professor of Psychology (part time), Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Faculty, Supervising and Personal Analyst, Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia; Visiting Faculty and Member of the Advisory Board, Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis; and Honorary Faculty, Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. He is an Associate Editor of both Psychoanalytic Dialogues and The Psychoanalytic Quarterly. He is a Past-President of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He has taught and presented in Canada, the UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, Australia and New Zealand, as well as across the US; and he supervises in the UK, Canada, Greece, and Australia. His writing has been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, and Hebrew. His book, Building Bridges: The Negotiation of Paradox in Psychoanalysis, was published by The Analytic Press in 1998. He is in private practice in Cambridge, MA.


PhilPHILIP RINGSTROM, Ph.D., Psy.D. is a Senior Training and Supervising Analyst and Faculty Member at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, in Los Angeles, California, where he is also in full time private practice. He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, International Journal on Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and Psychoanalytic Perspectives. He is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and a member of the International Council of Self-Psychologists. He has published over 60 articles, chapters and reviews and has presented at conferences all over the world. His book A Relational Psychoanalytic Approach to Conjoint Therapy (Routledge 2014) won the Goethe Award for best book in psychoanalysis for 2014. He is currently working on a new book on Three-Dimensional Field Theory in Relational Psychoanalysis a topic that is the culmination of over 40 years of thinking and research.


Eyal 1EYAL ROZMARIN, Ph.D., is Co-Editor of the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Associate Editor of the Routledge book series Relational Perspectives in Psychoanalysis, and a member of the scientific committee of the Freud Foundation at the Freud Museum in Vienna. He has published numerous articles in psychoanalytic Journals, including Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Studies in Gender and Sexuality, as well as book chapters, and presented in conferences around the world. His research takes place in the intersection of psychoanalysis and social theory, and explores the relations between subjectivity, collective forces, mythology and history. He is in private practice in New York.


DaudDAUD SAEED (MBBS, FRANZCP, Faculty of Psychotherapy) is interested in integrating an appreciation of the social context with psychodynamic perspectives. He views imagination as central to the therapeutic process and questions reductive paradigms. With forebears who suffered losses at Changi and in the partition of the Indian Subcontinent, Daud is a passionate advocate against war and genocide.




AlbertoALBERTO SAMPERISI is a doctor and psychiatry specialist, and psychoanalyst. A member of the IARPP, he is President of Puntana Association of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of the Province of San Luis, Argentina. He is also a psychodramatist. Formerly he was Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalysis in the BA training in Psychology at the National University of San Luis, and was a former Director of Research at the University. He has directed numerous graduate courses at the university, in both psychoanalysis and psychodrama. He has also directed numerous conferences related to clinical psychoanalysis from a relational approach. During his career as a teacher, he produced many publications as well as book chapters.


CraigCRAIG SAN ROQUE PhD is a psychotherapist who trained in London within a psychoanalytic Jungian framework. He practiced in London and then Sydney from 1986. He became involved in Central Australia in 1992, where he has continued to work in indigenous areas mental health, applying a psychodynamic attitude but substantially revising methodologies in the light of indigenous relationships, mentality and circumstances on the ground.  He has a range of publications, cultural performance events and graphic works made in collaboration with Aboriginal co workers and traditional healers, including the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation ( WYDAC), Yuendumu Central Australia. This photo is from the WYDAC Men's Meeting, Mt Theo.


Lynne SegalLYNNE SEGAL is Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, in the department of Psychosocial Studies. She has written many books on feminism, gender and politics, including: Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism; Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men; Straight Sex: The Politics of Pleasure; Why Feminism? Gender, Psychology & Politics; Making Trouble: Life & Politics. Her latest book is Out of Time: The Pleasures & Perils of Ageing. She is currently writing on moments of collective joy, addressing what remains after the commodification of happiness and wellbeing.



EstelleESTELLE SHANE is a Founding Member, Board Member, Faculty Member, and Training and Supervising analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and a Faculty Member and Training and Supervising Analyst at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, both in Los Angeles.She is on the clinical faculty of UCLA Department of Psychiatry, Founding Board Member and Past President of the International Association of Self Psychology, Advisory Board of the International Association of Relational Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts, and on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalysis, Self and Context (heretofore IJPSP) and Psychoanalytic Inquiry. She has published numerous articles in psychoanalytic journals and has co-authored one book in 1997: Intimate Attachments: A Developmental Systems Self Psychology.



Jon SletvoldJON SLETVOLD PhD is a licensed specialist in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. He was founding Board Director of the Norwegian Character Analytic Institute and is currently Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst at the Character Analytic Institute. He is former chair of the Psychotherapy Specialty Board of the Norwegian Psychological Association. He has published articles particularly on the role of the body in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in national and international journals and is co-editor of two books. He is the author of The Embodied Analyst: From Freud and Reich to Relationality, published by Routledge Taylor and Francis in the Relational Perspectives Book Series, 2014, winner of the Gradiva Award, 2015.


Joyce headshot 1JOYCE SLOCHOWER Ph.D., APBB, is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Hunter College & the Graduate Center, CUNY. Joyce is faculty and supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, the Steven Mitchell Center, the National Training Program of NIP (all in New York), Philadelphia Center for Relational Studies in Philadelphia and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California in San Francisco. She is on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Ricerca Psicoanalitica and Perspectives in Psychoanalysis and is on the Board of the IARPP. Joyce has published over 80 articles on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory and technique. Second Editions of her two books, Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective (1996) and Psychoanalytic Collisions (2006), were released in 2014 by Routledge. She is co-Editor, with Lew Aron and Sue Grand, of the forthcoming books “De-idealizing relational theory: a Critique from within” and “Decentering Relational Theory: a Comparative Critique". She is in private practice in New York City where she sees individuals and couples.

Garth Stevens IARPPGARTH STEVENS is a clinical psychologist and full professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Human and Community Development, at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Employing a blend of psychoanalytic thought and critical social theory, his scholarly interests are in the terrain of psychosocial understandings of subjectivity, and applying psychosocial analyses to our personal and social worlds. The thrust of his specific research is however in critical psychology, including foci on race, racism and related social asymmetries; critical violence studies; and historical/collective trauma and memory. He has published widely in these areas, both nationally and internationally, and is also the co-lead researcher on The Apartheid Archive Project – an international project aimed at analyzing the everyday experiences of apartheid and their continued effects on subjectivity and social relations today. Currently, he also serves as Assistant Dean for Research in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, and is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

Gill StrakerGILL STRAKER is a clinical professor in Psychology, University of Sydney and a visiting research professor University Witwatersrand South Africa. She is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice; is the director of Centre for Applied Studies in Psychotherapy and Counselling and is involved in training programmes.  She has broad experience in the area of post-traumatic and continuing traumatic stress. She has worked with UNHCR on programmes for refugees and survivors of torture and detention. She was involved in Detainees Counselling Services in South Africa and was a founding member of the Sanctuaries Counselling Team providing services to individuals on the run from the Apartheid State.  She has numerous publications in the fields of post-traumatic stress, psychotherapy, peace studies and spirituality. She has published a book called Faces in the Revolution.  She enjoys the company of family and friends, sea kayaking, movies, novels and much else.


PaoloPAOLO STRAMBA-BADIALE PhD graduated in Philosophy and specialized in Clinical Psychology at the University of Milan, Italy. He obtained a PhD in Experimental Psychology. He did his psychoanalytic training in two Italian Institutes - the first within a post-Kleinian approach and the second in Self Psychology and Relational Psychoanalysis at ISIPSé (Institute of Specialization in Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and Relational Psychoanalysis, Rome and Milan, Italy). He coordinates the Institute of Specialization in Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and Relational Psychoanalysis (ISIPSé), in Milan, Italy, where he is Faculty and Training Analyst.He is a member of the Council of IAPSP (International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology), member of IARPP (International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy), and has more than fifty papers published, in Italian and international reviews. He is in private practice in psychoanalysis in Milan, Italy.


Anne MarieANNE-MARIE SWAN  B.Med (Newcastle) FRANZCP is a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who works in private practice in Glebe, Sydney. She also works in the public sector as a supervisor of psychiatry registrars at the Prince of Wales and Concord hospitals in Sydney.  Anne-Marie has a background in education in teaching, consultancy and curriculum development and is currently involved in psychotherapy education to psychiatrists and psychiatric registrars.  She is the Immediate Past President of the New South Wales Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and on the NSWIPP Executive as well as being Curriculum Co-ordinator of the Psychotherapies Education Association which provides Advanced Psychotherapy Training for RANZCP trainees in NSW and across Australia.  Anne-Marie has over 25 years’ experience in treating patients in psychotherapy at the severe end of the spectrum.


KoichiKOICHI TOGASHI Ph.D., L.P., a certified clinical psychologist in Japan and a licensed psychoanalyst in the State of New York, USA, is a faculty member and training & supervising analyst at the Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology Foundation (TRISP), and a professor and clinical supervisor at Konan University, Kobe, Japan. He has a private practice in Hiroshima & Kobe, Japan. He is an international editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, and a member of the Council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. He is a member of the editorial board of the Japan Psycho-Analytical Association. He has published numerous books and articles on Relational Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Self Psychology in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan; and has translated into Japanese numerous papers and books. Co-authored book with Amanda Kottler, “Kohut’s Twinship across Cultures: The Psychology of Being Human” was published by Routledge in 2015.



Graham ToomeyGRAHAM TOOMEY is a proud Aboriginal man belonging to the Wiradjuri and the Wongaibon Aboriginal nations of Western NSW.  He is a practicing artist and designer in Sydney, whose artworks can be seen all over the world. He also works for Gunawirra in Sydney as a Senior Cultural Manager. Graham’s role at Gunawirra is to provide knowledge and advice about his culture and deliver that to Gunawirra’s programs. One of Graham’s passions is to guide and connect Aboriginal children to their heritage and culture with learning and observing. He recently designed a children’s cultural learning kit. These kits provide a doorway for Aboriginal children to walk through, to connect to their heritage and culture. These cultural kits also provide valuable knowledge for educators in schools, who don’t have any cultural knowledge. This cultural knowledge then can be used to guide and teach all Australian children whether they are Indigenous or not, about Australia’s ancient Aboriginal Culture.


ChanaCHANA ULLMAN, Ph.D, is a Clinical Psychologist, a Training Psychoanalyst and faculty at the Tel Aviv institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis . She lives and practices in Rehovot, Israel.  Dr. Ullman is faculty and supervisor at the relational track of the school of Psychotherapy, Sackler school of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, and a supervisor at the school of psychotherapy at Bar -Ilan University. She is the former chair of the Tel-Aviv Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Dr. Ullman is currently the president of IARPP. She is the author of the book "The transformed self: The psychology of religious conversion" (Plenum press, 1989) and of numerous publications regarding witnessing, political context and the psychoanalytic process.



GerardGERARD WEBSTER Psy D is a psychoanalyst and a Counselling and Forensic Psychologist who has worked intensively with both survivors and perpetrators of child sexual abuse for over thirty years. Throughout this period, Gerard has lectured in child protection and abuse prevention and has published articles, training packages, and practice guidelines for Church and government organisations. Gerard has been awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of Australian Catholic University and is past president of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse. Gerard holds a Doctorate in Psychoanalysis and is continuing his studies at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles as a Ph.D. candidate, researching the application of Psychoanalytic Complexity Theory to child sexual offending. Gerard is the winner of the 2015 International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Candidate Essay Award, and the 2016 Stephen Mitchell Award of Division 39, American Psychological Association.


Peter YoungPETER YOUNG, FRANZCP is a psychiatrist currently working in private and medicolegal practice in Sydney. He has held clinical and administrative positions in public mental health services in Sydney and rural NSW since 1997 and from 2011 to 2014 was the Medical Director of Mental Health Services for immigration detention facilities across Australia, and in Nauru and Manus Island. Dr Young has given evidence to the 2014 Australian Human Rights Commission Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention and Australian Senate Committee Hearings on the administration of Off-Shore Detention and Regional Processing Centres funded by Australia, has presented results from mental health screenings of detaining asylum seekers at conferences, published several papers, and has contributed to discussion on this issue in public forums and in the media.


Sharon ZBSHARON ZIV-BEIMAN PhD is a member of the Faculty and Head of "Mifrasim Institute for Psychotherapy Research and Teaching" in the School of Behavioral Sciences in The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo. She is also a board member of IARPP, former chair of the Israeli Forum for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, co-manager of "Siach Group - an Institute for Relational Psychotherapy" Tel Aviv, and in private practice in Tel Aviv.


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