A historian with psychoanalytic training, Thomas Kohut, PhD, is the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Professor of History at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. From 2000 to 2006, Kohut served as Dean of the Faculty at Williams. He is the author of three books, most recently, Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past. He has also published articles on a number of historical and psychological topics, including on the German humorist Wilhelm Busch, on letters from German soldiers at the battle of Stalingrad, and on psychoanalysis and history.
Petra Vospernik is the founder and director of Vienna Psychology Praxis, a vibrant group practice with locations in Madison Square Park and the West Village of New York City. Her treatment focus is on professionals and couples. Originally from Vienna, Austria, she earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology in New York and has trained and worked in multiple international settings, including The Tavistock Clinic (London, UK), The Cassel Hospital (Richmond, UK), Goethe University (Germany) as well as Lenox Hill and Mount Sinai hospitals (New York). Before becoming a clinical psychologist, she worked as Senior Legal Counsel at the European Central Bank. Petra Vospernik holds a law degree from the University of Vienna and a graduate diploma in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
Jeanne Wolff Bernstein
Jeanne Wolff Bernstein, Ph.D. is the past president, and supervising and personal analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), San Francisco. She is on the faculty at PINC and at the NYU Post-Doctoral Program for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She was the 2008 Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna. She is a member and on the Board of the Wiener Arbeitskreis für Psychoanalyse and works now as a psychoanalyst in Vienna. She has published numerous articles on the interfaces between psychoanalysis, the visual arts and film. She is currently working on her book on Edouard Manet, Enframing The Gaze.
Eric Bettelheim trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist with the Society of Analytic Psychology in London. Eric was formerly the managing partner in London of a Wall Street law firm. He attended Oxford University and the University of Chicago and was called to the English Bar. After 20 years practicing law he established a private group of companies dedicated to the ethical and sustainable use of tropical forests. He is currently in private practice in London and a Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience at King’s College London.
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The Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, MDiv, MA, Ph.D., LCPC is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion, and former Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, at Union Theological Seminary, New York. She also serves as Assisting Priest at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. An award-winning author, she has published 10 books, including Old & Dirty Gods: Religion, Antisemitism, and the Origins of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2018); Many Voices: Pastoral Psychotherapy in Relational and Theological Perspective; and was co-editor and co-translator of Sabina Spielrein and the Beginnings of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2021). Her latest book is The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: How People Are Drawn in and How to Talk Across the Divide (Fortress Press, 2022). She was recently awarded honorary membership in the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP), New York, and is an Academic Member of the America Psychoanalytic Association; serves on the editorial Board of the Journal of Pastoral Theology; and the Steering Committee of the Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion; and is a member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She has lectured frequently in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, PhD, MDiv, MA, PhD, LCPC - Union Theological Seminary (utsnyc.edu).
Lisa A. Raskin is a psychologist and neuroscientist with a strong interest in psychoanalysis. She has been the John William Ward Professor at Amherst College, Amherst, MA for over 40 years and the former Dean of the Faculty (Vice President of Academic Affairs) and Acting President of the College at Amherst College. She taught courses in History of Psychiatry, Psychopathology, Psychology of Aging, Research publications on developmental psychobiology, and developmental psychopharmacology. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey in Psychology and Neuroscience and an M.A. of Princeton University in Psychology. Lisa Raskin is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.