Meet Our Faculty

Aiese, Fred - 49 West 24th Street, 10 fl., New York, NY 10010. (212) 255-8550. LCSW. MSW, Fordham University, 1998; Psychoanalytic Program, PPSC, 2012; Field Instructor, NYU, Fordham; Adjunct Faculty, PPSC; Certified EMDR Therapist.

Alperin, Richard - 170 West 73rd Street,  New York, NY 10023, (212) 877-1088;175 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ, NY (212) 877-1088.  DSW, Columbia University; Postdoctoral Diploma in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University.  

Amsel, Beverly - 165 West End Avenue, #1E, New York, NY10023, (212) 362-5903.  Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, NAAP certified psychoanalyst.  Former Faculty affiliations:  Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Adelphi University.

Bandini, Christopher - 113 University Place, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10003, (212) 614-3100,  MSW, New York University; Certificate in Psychoanalysis Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis; Faculty and Supervisory affiliations: ICP, PPSC; Adjunct Faculty: NYU Silver School of Social Work.   

Barneson, Jeff - LCSW-R. 119C Washington Place, New York, NY 10014. (917) 912-3131. Certificate in Psychoanalysis, PPSC; MSW, NYU School of Social Work. Faculty and supervisory affiliations:  PPSC.  

Beck, Bonnie - 330 West 58th Street, Suite #200, New York, NY 10019, (212) 246-0209.   Graduate, NIP, 1984; Supervisory affiliations: NIP and PPSC.  Faculty and Co-Director One-Year Evening Program: NIP.

Becker, Darcy

Berman, Bruce - 140 Riverside Drive, Suite 1C, New York, NY 10024, (212) 874-3852.  Ph.D., Postdoctoral Diploma in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Adelphi University (1993); Clinical Psychology, Adelphi University (1983). Current Affiliations: Psychotherapy Supervisor, Metropolitan Center for Health; Clinical Supervisor, Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center; Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Pace and Yeshiva Universities; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, Columbia University and The City University of New York.  

Brady, Joan - 26 Court Street, #2112, Brooklyn, NY 11242, (718) 596-4451; 153 Waverly Place, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10011.  M.S.W., Hunter School of Social Work; Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy.  Faculty and Supervisory affiliations: New York Counseling and Guidance Service, PPSC.  Former Faculty affiliations: ICP, Washington Square Institute, NYU, Hunter and Columbia Schools of Social Work.

Cardell, Leslie - 150 West 95th Street, #1B, New York, NY 10025 (212) 252-5345;  MSW, New York University School of Social Work; Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center; American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy NY State Society for Clinical Social Work.

Cokuslu, Cenk - MBA, LP, is a psychoanalyst with private practice in New York, NY, USA. Executive Director, Faculty, Training Analyst and Supervisor, Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA). Faculty, Training Analyst and Supervisor, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA). Faculty, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC); National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP); The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the New York Counseling and Guidance Service (NYCGS). Papers published in IFPE's online journal, Other/Wise. Author of Book Chapter in "Counterdreamers" (London: Karnac, 2018) edited by Meg Harris Williams and Miriam Botbol. 

Crespi, Lee (Emeritus) - 153 Waverly Place, 10th Flr., New York, NY 10014, (212) 675-6540.  MSW, State University of New York at Stonybrook; Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, NAAP certified psychoanalyst. NCPsya. Supervisory affiliations: ICP, PPSC; Former Faculty and Supervisory affiliations:  Postgraduate Center for Mental Health Counseling Training Program.

Damron, Emily - 508 1/2 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Ph: (718) 768-0265. LCSW, Yeshiva University; Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. PPSC's Executive Committee; Founding Chair, COPAT; PPSC Faculty, Supervisor.

Daniele, Richard (Emeritus) - 250 W. 90th St., #61, New York, NY10024, (212) 595-6818.  Ph.D., CUNY; Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Training Institute for Mental Health Practitioners; Certificate in the Supervision of Psychoanalysis and Certificate in Analytic Group Therapy, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.  Faculty and Supervisory affiliations:  NYU Medical Center, NYU, PPSC.

Deasy, Paul - 817 Broadway, 9th Fl, New York, N.Y. 10003, (212) 675-2025. LCSW; MSW, Fordham University; Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP). Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor at Mental Health Providers of Western Queens.

Director, Lisa – 53 West 86th Street, GF, New York, NY 10024, (212) 362-0705. Ph.D, Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology from City College, CUNY; Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, NYU Postdoctoral Program. Faculty affiliations: PPSC, ICAFS – Institute for Child, Adolescent and Family Studies. Supervisory affiliations: Adjunct Clinical Associate at City College CUNY, Adjunct Clinical Professor at Adelphi University.

Dobrich, Johanna - 330 West 58th Street, Suite 411. Rutgers University, MA Political Science, NYU, MSW, Psychoanalytic Certificate, ICP graduate. Faculty and Supervisory Affiliations: PPSC and ICP. Member of the Training Committee for the 4 yr Psychoanalytic Program at ICP. Orientation: Relational/Object Relational. Specializations: trauma, dissociation, borderline states, and complicated grief. 

Dooley, Anne Marie (Emeritus) – 321 West 78 St., #1E, New York, NY 10024 (212)- 724-5466) & 209 South Broadway Nyack, New York 10960 (845) 353-1028. M.S.W., Fordham School of Social Services; The Psychoanalytic Institute for Clinical Social Work. Former Faculty affiliations: Fordham and NYU Schools of Social Work, The Psychoanalytic Institute for Clinical Social Work.

Frankfeldt, Valerie - 60 East 12th St, #2F, New York, NY, 10003, (212)253-2625. PhD, LCSW, Columbia University SSW, Psychoanalytic Certificate, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, Certified Imago Relationship Therapist.

Geltner, Paul (Emeritus) - 24 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003, (212) 229-0692.  CSW, MSW, NYU, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.  Faculty affiliations:  NYU School of Social Work, adjunct lecturer; Mid Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis and Group Therapy.

Ginsberg, Lauren -

Glazer, Deborah F. - 425 West 23rd Street, #1A, New York, NY 10011, (212) 627-0270.
Graduate of Psychoanalytic Training Program and Supervisory Program at Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.  Co-Editor Gay and Lesbian Parenting.  

Grosvenor, Lucie - 199 Saint John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 and 80 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10011. (718) 783-6942. MSW, New York University School of Social Work. Graduate of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.  NAAP certified psychoanalyst. NCPsya. Faculty and Supervisor: PPSC. Executive Director of PPSC.

Gubman, Nancy - 49 W. 24th St., #609, New York, NY 10010, (212) 675- 7992.   Certificate in Psychoanalysis, PPSC. MSW, NYU; MLS, Columbia.  Faculty and Supervisor at PPSC and ICP.

Harrington, Rebecca - 49 W. 24th St., Suite 1001, New York, NY 10010, 212-675-9041, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, PPSC; MSW and Field Instruction Certificate, Silver School of Social Work, NYU. LCSW, NCPsyA. Faculty, Supervisor, Training Analyst: PPSC.

Jenkins, Michael - Michael Jenkins is a psychoanalyst and graduate of PPSC.  He is eclectically trained and uses a critical, integrationist approach to learning, teaching, and practice.  Along with theories along the Freudian lineage, he incorporates a Jungian and contemporary understanding to analytic work.  Michael is on faculty, as well as a
supervisor and "training" analyst.  He is also an artist. Along with teaching at PPSC and other training institutes, he lectures on dreams and incorporates art and diversity of culture into his understanding of the psyche and the collective. He believes that analytic training is meant to be creative, challenging, curious, and exciting.

Kim, Benedict - PhD, LP. 5E. 444th Street, #5B, New York, NY 10017. 592 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, NY 11023. (917) 270-9369, PhD, Hattie Rosenthal College of Psychoanalysis. Doctor of Ministry, Hebrew Union College. NYU Postdoc Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Graduate, Object Relations Institute. Founder, Institute for Clinical Psychoanalysis (ICP). Faculty, Training Analyst, Supervisor, Fordham University. 

Kirschner, Steve - 20 West 86 Street, 1B, New York, NY 10024. (212) 886-4524. MSW, New York University School of Social Work, LCSW, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. Faculty and Supervisory affiliations: Manhattan Institute, PPSC and NIP.  

Krugovoy, Claudia - LCSW-R. 18 East 16th Street, Ste. 503, New York, NY 10003. (212) 460-1817. MSW, Bryn Mawr Graduate School for Social Work & Social Research. Certificate in Psychoanalysis, PPSC.

La Barre, Frances - 98 Riverside Drive, #11D (at 83rd Street), New York, NY 10024, (212) 595-3639.  Ph.D., Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; Faculty and Supervisory affiliation at ICP and PPSC.  On Moving and Being Moved, Non-Verbal Behavior in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Analytic Press, 2000.

La Monica, Marilyn (Emeritus) - 153 Waverly Place, 10th Flr., New York, NY10014; 135 Waverly, 10th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 645-2850; 450-45th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, (718) 633-0686. M.P.S., Pratt Institute; Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Faculty affiliations: Art Therapy Italiana. Supervisory Affiliations: Art Therapy Italiana; Director, Art Therapy Italiana Summer Institute. Former supervisory affiliations: Pratt Institute, Graduate Creative Arts Therapy Department.

Lessem, Peter (Emeritus) – 137 West 85th Street, NYC, (212) 724-8741.  Ph.D., Graduate of NYU Clinical Psychology Program.  Analytical Training at Institute of Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS).  Author of Introduction to Self Psychology.
Levitz, Judy - 80 Fifth Avenue, #903, New York, N.Y. 10011, (212) 741-1085.  Ph.D., New York University; Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis; NAAP certified psychoanalyst, Founding Director, PPSC.

Lindenman, Catherine (Emeritus) - 175 West 73rd Street #1D, New York, NY 10023, (212) 721-2971.  Graduate degrees in French Literature; MSW, Hunter College; Certificate in Psychoanalysis from Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.

Lipton, Leah - 211 West 56th Street, Suite 6K, New York, NY 10019. (212) 678-4311. LCSW. MSW, SIFI Certification, Columbia University School of Social Work; Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, ICP; Former Director of the Psychoanalytic Training Program at ICP; Faculty and Supervisory Affiliations: ICP and PPSC.

Mandelbaum, Ed -

Mendes, Dinah - 20 W. 86th St., #1-D, New York, NY 10024. (212) 873-9310. Certification in Psychoanalysis, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; PhD (Clinical Psychology), Ferkauf Graduate School, Yeshiva University.

Millner, Robert - 49 West 24th Street, Suite 900, New York, NY 10010, (646) 486-1352. Certificate in Psychoanalysis, PPSC; MSW, NYU School of Social Work, LMSW. Faculty affiliations: ICP, PPSC.

Mruk, Karen - 303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 602, New York, NY 10016, (917) 531-7297. LCSW, Certificate in Psychoanalysis (PPSC). Former Chair of Supervision for the New Clinicians Program at PPSC. Faculty and supervisor: PPSC. Former Executive Director of PPSC.

O'Connor, Karen -  LCSW-R. 18 East 16th Street, Suite 503, New York, NY 10003. Graduate MSW NYU Silver School of Social Work; Graduate PPSC 4-year Psychoanalytic Program. Certificate in Psychoanalysis PPSC; NCPsyA NAAP; Faculty PPSC; NYU SifiCertified Supervisor

O’Donnell, Joan - 250 W 90thH St. #6I,  New York, NY 10024.  (212) 595-6962 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Adelphi University and training in psychoanalysis and supervision of the psychoanalytic process from Postgraduate Center. Certified by the APA in the treatment of addictions. Faculty and Supervisory affiliations: Object Relations Institute, PPSC.

Obstfeld, Renée - Ph.D., LP, LCAT is a licensed psychoanalyst and art therapist. She has worked extensively with people struggling with self-harm, substance and process addictions, and co-occurring challenges. She has applied art therapy to work with Female Veterans, suicide survivors and survivors of attempted suicide, and at Bellevue Hospital’s World Trade Center Clinic and Program for Survivors of Torture. Currently in private practice, her focus is on early developmental stressors and the ways they carry into adulthood. Often, they do so in the form of addictions and other manifestations of shame and affect dysregulation. Her approach to treatment emphasizes the therapeutic relationship as a containing backdrop against which internal splits can be mended, and early losses grieved.

Pauley, David - 401 Pacific Street, Suite B, Brooklyn NY 11217; tel. 212-420-8873. Training Psychoanalyst, Supervisor, Faculty at PPSC; Faculty, William Alanson White Institute Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy Program. Published in Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychoanalytic DialoguesJournal of Gay and Lesbian PsychotherapyJournal of College Student PsychotherapyAnnals of Modern Psychoanalysis. Graduate of PPSC, MMI and NYU.

Perna, Gerard – 211 West 56th Street, #10K, New York, NY 10019, (212) 765-6164.  Trained originally in Ego Psychology then pursued training in Self Psychology and Relational work.  Analytic therapy training originally completed in 1984-special interest with working with gay and lesbian clients. 

Powell, Gordon - 150 West 26th Street, Suite 601, New York, NY10001, (212) 929-3715.  LCSW.  Psychoanalytic training, TRISP (Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology); Faculty, supervisory, and training analyst affiliations:  ICP (Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy) and TRISP.  MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work.

Rosenthal, David - 50 West 97th Street, Suite1B, NY 10025. (212) 932-8607. LCSW; Licensed Psychoanalyst; Ph.D. - Union Institute & University.Current affiliations: PPSC; Columbia University School of Social Work Previous faculty affiliations:: Riverdale Ctr for Modern PsyA; N.J. Ctr for Modern PsyA; ACAP; Mid-Manhattan Inst. for PsyA; NYU, Adelphi & Hunter Schools of SW.

Rustin, Judith (Emeritus) - 79 West 12th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10011, (212) 620-3077.  MSW, 1965; Psychotherapy Training IPTAR; Psychoanalytic Certificate 1993, Institute for Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity. Previously - Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work.  Faculty affiliations: IPSS, PPSC. 1997.  Publications: Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1977, Vol. 7 #1 Infancy, Agency, Intersubjectivity: A View of Therapeutic Action Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Vol. 14, #1 A Dance of Love: Treatment of a Perversion From an Intersubjective Perspective.

Sayder, Suzan - 226 W 26th St, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001. (917) 751- 0307. M. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Tavistock Institute (UK), NYS Licensed Psychoanalyst. Faculty and Supervisory Affiliations: PPSC and IPTAR.

Schaffer, Amy - 140 West 79th Street, #2A. New York, NY 10024, (212) 873-2517.  Ph.D., NYU. Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, ICP; Director, Two-Year Training Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, ICP.  Faculty and Supervisory affiliations: ICP and PPSC.

Sherman, Susan - 1623 3rd Ave., Ste. 201, New York, NY 10128. (212) 860-7102. M.S.S., Bryn Mawr School of Social Work; D.S.W., Adelphi University School of Social Work; PPSC: Dean of Faculty, instructor, supervisor; Smith College School of Social Work: supervisor in doctoral program; AaPsa Teacher’s Academy: mentor.

Shubin, Michelle- 80 East 11th Street. Suite 210, New York, NY 10003, (212) 673-0243.  CSW, BCD. Graduate of ICP. Prior to that, worked at Hazelden Outpatient Rehab in New York City. Supervisor for interns, NYU School of Social Work. 
Shumsky, Ellen - 119C Washington Place, New York, NY 10014, (212) 242-5883.  MSW, SUNY at Stonybrook, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center.  Faculty affiliations: TRISP, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, PPSC.

Siebold, Cathy – 145 East 92nd St 1D, New York, NY 10128. Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis: Supervision and Teaching Affiliations PPSC, MIP, China American Psychoanalytic Alliance: Supervisor, NYU School of Social Work.  Past Affiliations Associate Professor, USM, Portland, Maine; Adjunct faculty, NYU Silver School of Social Work, Rutgers DSW Program, and Smith School of Social Work Doctoral Program.  Past President AAPCSW.

Silver, Deborah – 25 East 10th Street, 1F, New York, NY 10003, (212) 982-1664. LCSW, NYU School of Social Work; Certified Psychoanalyst, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, 1993. Current Faculty affiliations: PPSC, NYU School of Social Work, Alcoholism Council of New York, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.

Silverman, Sandra - 153 Waverly Place, 10th Flr., New York, NY 10014, (212) 691-3420.  MSW; Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Previous faculty: NYU School of Social Work.

Skolnick, Elena (Emeritus) - 41 Fifth Avenue, Suite 11A, New York, NY 10003, (212) 475-8535.Ph.D., Adelphi University; Certificate in Psychoanalysis, William Alanson White Institute.  Advanced training in Couple and Family therapy, Family Studies Institute with Salvador Minuchin MD. Faculty: Adelphi University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Adelphi University Postdoctoral Program in Family and Couple Therapy.  Psychotherapy Supervisor: William Alanson White Institute.  Adjunct Professor: Pace University, Supervisor in predoctoral internship.

Sloane, Laurie (Emeritus) - 330 W. 58th Street, #604, New York, NY 10019 and/or 125 Mineola Avenue, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577, (212)586-4335.  Former Executive Director, PPSC.

Snider, Rachel Dress - LCSW-R. 26 West 9th Street, #6B. (646) 207-0233. MSW, NYU School of Social Work: Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University. Faculty affiliations: PPSC, School of Visual Arts. Supervisory affiliations: PPSC. 

Tidwell, Patricia - 49 West 24th ST #602, New York, NY 10010, (212) 463-9778.  LCSW, PPSC graduate.  Faculty affiliations: PPSC and ICP. 

Topalian, Shaké - 12 West 9th Street, #1B, New York, NY 10011, (212) 529-9096.  M.A., R.N.,C.S., M.A. Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing, New York University. Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.  Faculty and Supervisory affiliations: PPSC and ICP.

Wald, Michael (Emeritus) - 36 West 11th Street, NY, NY 10011, (212) 979-6977; 1875 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538 (914) 834-2545.  Ph.D., St. Johns University; Certificate in Family Therapy, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health; Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Derner Institute of Adelphi University.  Supervisory affiliations: Adelphi University, Yeshiva University, Columbia Teachers College.

Warner, Ashley - 85 Fifth Avenue #934, New York, NY 10003, (212) 561-1729. MSW, University of Southern California; Certification in psychoanalysis, New York Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.

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Wyatt, Ruth - LCSW, MA. 18 East 16th Street, 503, New York, NY 10003. MSW, NYU School of Social Work. Certificate in Psychoanalysis, PPSC. Faculty affiliations:  PPSC and The New York Counseling and Guidance Service.