Doris Brothers, Ph.D. is a cofounder and faculty member of The Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology (TRISP) in New York City. She has presented numerous original papers at annual self psychology conferences. Her publications include journal articles and chapters in books on such topics as trauma, trust, gender, uncertainty and forgiveness. 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). She is a psychologist/psychoanalyst with a private practice on the upper west side of Manhattan.

George Hagman, L.C.S.W. is a psychoanalyst in private and public practice in New York and Connecticut. He is on the faculty of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is the author of Aesthetic Experience: Beauty, Creativity and the Search for the Ideal (Rodopi, 2005), co-editor of an issue of Psychoanalytic Inquiry titled Creativity, Art and Psychoanalysis: Current Perspectives, Analytic Press 2006 and The Artist's Mind: Creativity, Modern Art and Modern Artists (Routledge, 2010). He is currently at work on a new book titled Creative Analysis: How Art Can Inform Clinical Practice. To be published by Routledge.

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.

Anne Paris, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio who has practiced psychotherapy for 25 years. She is a longtime member of IAPSP, and has attended the annual conferences for almost 20 years. She was a core member of the Cincinnati study group, facilitated by Anna Ornstein, MD, for over a decade. In the early 1990's, she founded and directed the Cincinnati Center for Self Psychology, a training and education center for mental health professionals. Her book, Standing at Water's Edge: Moving Past Fear, Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion (2008, San Francisco: New World Library) is written for a mainstream audience and is a self-help book firmly rooted in self psychology and intersubjectivity theory. She has appeared on national and local television, radio, and podcast broadcasts, and has given presentations to a wide range of audiences..

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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