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Robert M. Young

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John Keller

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Michael Eigen

New York City, USA


James S. Grotstein

Los Angeles, USA


R.D. Hinshelwood

London, UK


Jeanne Magagna

London, UK


Clara Nemas

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Desy Safán-Gerard

Venice, California


Paulo Cesar Sandler

Sao Paulo, Brazil


Angela Sheppard

London, Ontario, Canada


Ross Skelton

Dublin, Eire


Alex Tarnopolsky

Toronto, Canada


Otto Weininger

Toronto, Canada


Enid Young

Berkeley and San Francisco, USA





DONALD L. CARVETH is a Training and Supervising Analyst in the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis and a Member of the Canadian and Toronto Psychoanalytic Societies.  He teaches Sociology and Social & Political Thought at York University, Glendon College, in Toronto.  He is Assistant Editor of the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis / Revue Canadienne de Psychanalyse, Editor of Kleinian Studies, and a member of the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalysis & Contemporary Thought and Free Associations.  Many of his published papers are available on his website:


MICHAEL EIGEN is a Training and Supervising Analyst in the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis  He is Associate Clinical Professor of  Psychology and Supervisor,  New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  He is the author of hundreds of  papers; "Toward Bion's Starting Point: Between Catastrophe and Faith" (1985) was recognized as distinguished paper of the year in the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis.  His books include: The Psychotic Core (1986); Coming Through the Whirlwind (1992); The Electrified Tightrope (1993); Reshaping the Self (1995); Psychic Deadness (1996); The Psychoanalytic Mystic (1998); Toxic Nourishment (1999); and Damaged Bonds(2001, in press).


JAMES S. GROTSTEIN is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society/Institute and the Psychoanalytic Center of California.  He is also a North American Vice-President of the IPA.  He is the author, editor, or co-editor of seven books and 267 publications. His latest book, Who Is the Dreamer Who Dreams the Dream?: A Study of Psychic Presences  has just been issued by the Analytic Press.  Dr. Grotstein is in private practice in West Los Angeles.


R. D. HINSHELWOOD is Professor of Psychoanalysis, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK.  He is a Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  From 1993-1997 he was Clinical Director of the Cassel Hospital.  He is the author of Dictionary of Kleinian Thought (1989)and Clinical Klein (1993); also of What Happens in Groups (1987) and Therapy or Coercion: Does Psychoanalysis Differ from Brainwashing? (1997).


JOHN KELLER is a Member of the Toronto Society for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is in private practice. He has a special interest in the treatment and understanding of schizoid and borderline disorders and in the relationship between literature and psychoanalysis. He is the author of several papers on the work of Samuel Beckett.


JEANNE MAGAGNA is the Head of Psychotherapy Services in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, England.  She has trained as a child and adolescent psychotherapist, a family therapist and an adult therapist at the Tavistock Clinic in London. Her special areas of interest are infant observation, work with psychotic children and children suffering from chronic fatigue and pervasive refusal disorder who don't speak.


CLARA NEMAS is a Training  and Supervising Analyst in the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association. She qualified in medicine at the University of Buenos Aires and trained at the Maudsley Hospital.  She is in full-time private psychoanalytic practice and involved in teaching Kleinian and neo-Kleinian theory in various psychoanalytic institutes in Argentina.  She runs a seminar on Infant Observation in APdeBA.  She is the author of papers on adolescence, psychoanalytic theory, technique and ethics.


DESY SAFAN-GERARD is a senior faculty member of the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC) in Los Angeles. She has published papers on envy, guilt, narcissism and group processes. Herself a painter, she has a long-standing interest in creativity and its vicissitudes. She has a psychoanalytic practice in Venice, California, that includes groups.  Many of her papers and photographs of her paintings are available on her website:


PAULO CESAR SANDLER is a Training Analyst at the Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanalise de Sao Paulo where he conducts courses and seminars on the work of Freud, Klein and Bion. He has translated many of Bion's books into Portuguese, including the first foreign version of A Memoir of the Future, as well as works by Meltzer, Milner, Winnicott and others.  His published books encompass a 10-volume series, A Apreensão da Realidade Psíquica ("The Apprehension of Psychic Reality"), a clinical study dealing with the origins of psychoanalysis and its scientific status.  He has published many papers in Brazilian journals and some in the IJPA, as well as chapters in books published in Europe, all of them dealing with clinical extensions of Bion's contributions dealing with psychotic phenomena as they appear in everyday life.


ANGELA SHEPPARD is a Training and Supervising Analyst in the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis and a Member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society.  She serves on the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis/Revue Canadienne de Psychanalyse and is in private practice in London, Ontario.


ROSS M. SKELTON is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Logic at Trinity College, Dublin.  He is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.  As well as setting up an MSc in Clinical Psychotherapy and an M.Phil. in Psychoanalytic Studies at Trinity College, he has published  articles on logic, psychoanalysis, Bion, Matte Blanco, Klein and Lacan. He is currently Editor in Chief of the  Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis due to appear in 2002.


ALEX TARNOPOLSKY is a Member of the British and Canadian Psychoanalytic Societies.  He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and Head of the Psychological Trauma Programme, Mount Sinai Hospital and Whitby Mental Health Centre, Toronto.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis/Revue Canadienne de Psychanalyse.


OTTO WEININGER is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He was Professor and Head of the Child-Clinical Psychoanalytic Psychology  at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He is the founding  Editor of the Journal of Melanie Klein & Object Relations. Among his many books and published articles are Melanie Klein: From Theory to Reality (1992) and Being and Not Being: Clinical Applications of the Death Instinct (1996).  His research is within the areas of play, attachment and personality theory, methods of clinical diagnosis, and separation, loss and mourning.


ENID B. YOUNG is a graduate of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She is on the teaching and supervising faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, the UCSG-Mount Zion program and the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. She was on the editorial board of the Journal of Melanie Klein and Object Relations. Her writings include papers on addiction, the Oedipus Complex, and envy. Dr. Young has specific psychoanalytic training in Klein, Bion, and post-Kleinian theory and technique and developed a program entitled "The Kleinian Development" to teach these ideas in the Bay area. She has a private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco and is particularly interested in the analysis of psychotic processes.


ROBERT M. YOUNG is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Studies at the Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield and Honoured  Professor at the Bulgarian Institute of Human Relations, New Bulgarian University, Sofia. He is the founder of Free Association Books, Editor of the quarterly journal Free Associations  and Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Studies and the ejournal Kleinian Studies. He is the author of Mind, Brain and Adaptation; Darwin's Metaphor; Mental Space; The Culture of British Psychoanalysis; Whatever Happened to Human Nature? and many other writings on human nature, psychoanalysis, science studies and related matters. He also moderates various email forums and egroups. Most of his writings are available at:



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