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Advisory Board

Marshall W. Alcorn Jr., Professor, English, George Washington University; author of books and articles; recipientof Ross Winterowd Award; faculty, Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.

Mark Bracher, Professor, English, Director, Center for Literature and Psychoanalysis, Kent State University; author of numerous books, including The Writing Cure and Social Symptoms of Identity Needs

Alice Flaherty, M.D., Ph.D., Dir., Movement Disorders Fellowship, Mass. General Hospital; , Asst. Professor, Dept.of Neurology, Harvard Medical School;, Consultant, McLean Hospital; Author, The Midnight Disease

Jay R. Greenberg, Ph.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, William Alanson White Institute

Joanne Greenberg, Author, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Brian Koehler, Ph.D., President, ISPS-US--International Society for the Study of the Schizophrenias and Other Psychoses

Peter J. Loewenberg , Ph.D., Training and Supervising Analyst and Dean Emeritus of the New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles; Chair, IPA China Committee; Editor, IPA Centenary History Volume (1910-2010); Professor of History and Political Psychology, UCLA.

Afaf M. Mahfouz, Ph.D., Chair, Committee on the United Nations, International Psychoanalytical Association; Chair, Discussion Group on Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Prejudice, American Psychoanalytic Association; Co-editor, The Future of Prejudice: Psychoanalysis and the Prevention of Prejudice

Kevin Carson Moore, Psy.D., Director of Integrative Medicine, AIDS Care Group

Lois Oppenheim, Ph.D. , Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, Montclair State University; New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Executive Board, The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination

Elyn Saks, Ph.D., Law Professor, USC Gould School of Law; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Univ. of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; Author, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

Mark Solms, Ph.D., Director, Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuro-Psychoanalysis, New York Psychoanalytic Institute; Professor of Neuro-psychology, University of Cape Town; Director, International Neuro-Psychoanalysis Centre, London

Stephen Sonnenberg, M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute; Supervising Analyst, National Training Program in Contemporary Psychoanalysis of National Institute for the Psychotherapies; co-author, “Psychodynamic Psychotherapy;”
journal editor

Carlo Strenger, Ph.D, Faculty member, Tel Aviv University; member, Institute of Existential Psychoanalysis, Zurich; Member, Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism of the World Federation of Scientists; Op-ed contributor, Ha'aretz and The Guardian

Pamela K. Taylor, Writer; Co-Founder, Muslims for Progressive Values

Vamik D. Volkan, M.D., DLFAPA, FACPsa, President, American College of Psychoanalysts; Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Virginia; Senior Erik Erikson Scholar, Erikson Institute for Education and Reasearch of the Austen Riggs Center; Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus, Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Washington, DC.

Heward Wilkinson B.A., M.A., M.Sc., UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist; Philosopher; Hon. Fellow, UKCP; Author, “The Muse as Therapist: A New Poetic Paradigm for Psychotherapy”; Senior Editor, International Journal of Psychotherapy from 1994-2004; Chair, Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy Section, UKCP.