Doris Brothers, Ph.D. is a cofounder and faculty member of The Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology Foundation (TRISP) in New York City. She is co-editor with Roger Frie of Psychoanalysis, Self and Context. She serves on the executive and advisory boards of IAPSP. Her presentations at many IAPSP conference include numerous original papers, discussions, pre-conference workshops and two plenary sessions. Her publications include journal articles and chapters in books on such topics as trauma, trust, gender, uncertainty and political activism. She has written three books: The Shattered Self: A Psychoanalytic Study of Trauma (1988, The Analytic Press), which was co-authored with Richard Ulman; Falling Backwards: An Exploration of Trust and Self Experience (1995, Norton); and, most recently, Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis (2008, The Analytic Press). Her latest writing project is with Koichi Togashion on a book tentatively titled, Psychoanalytic Narratives for a Traumatized World. She is a psychologist/psychoanalyst with a private practice on the upper west side of Manhattan

Denise Davis, L.C.S.W. is in private practice in Highland Park, IL where she treats children, adolescents, adults and couples, supervises clinicians and holds a study group. She is an instructor in The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration's Professional Development Program and Advanced Psychodynamic Fellowship in Clinical Practice and also presented at the Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work. She is a member of the Midwest Self Psychology Study Group, the co-chair of International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology's (IAPSP) Child and Adolescent Initiative, a member of IAPSP's Advisory Board and the IAPSP Council. She has presented at IAPSP Conferences on brief psychotherapy, trauma and boundaries. She has been a discussant and moderator for IAPSP online journal clubs and writes for IAPSP's eForum. She is the author of Moments of Meeting: A Self Psychological Approach published in the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology 2015, the author of a chapter in Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis: Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter (Routledge Relational Perspective Series 2017) and Bounded Openness: A Secure Base for Expansion and Creativity to be published in Psychoanalysis, Self and Context in 2018.

Carol Mayhew, Ph.D., Psy.D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in the Brentwood area of 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.

Harry Paul Ph.D. is a co-founder and faculty member of the Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology Foundation in New York City. He has presented numerous papers at the annual self psychology meetings and published numerous articles on self psychology, intersubjectivity and addiction. He co-authored with Richard Ulman, The Self Psychology of Addiction and Its Treatment: Narcissus in Wonderland, ( 2006, Routledge) and is currently at work on a new book, co-edited with Peter Zimmermann and George Hagman on ISP, Intersubjective Self Psychology, to be published by Routledge. He is a psychologist/psychoanalyst in private practice New York City and Chappaqua New York.

Annette Richard, M.Ps., is a psychologist who offers psychotherapy and supervision in private practice in Montreal, Canada. She was a lecturer on Self Psychology at the Université de Montréal graduate studies in Psychology for many years. She is a co-founder and chair of the first French speaking formally organized group of psychotherapists interested in Intersubjectivity Theory and Self Psychology, the "Groupe d'Étude sur l'Intersubjectivité" (GEI).



The IAPSP eForum is the online forum of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. Edited by Doris Brothers, Ph.D.


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