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Meet the Presenters

 Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, MD is Adult and Child Psychiatrist and a PhD   Psychologist trained in Paris, an   Adult and Child Psychoanalyst, member at the Société   Psychanalytique de Paris. She moved from Paris to New   York on 2000. She has a   private practice as an adult and child psychoanalyst. She also consults with parents and   babies. She is faculty at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research   where she is the   director  of the Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Training Program, and Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at   the Columbia University. She is member at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and she chairs the discussion group on Parent-Infant Programs at Psychoanalytic Institutes at the American Psychoanalytic Association meetings.She published books in French, on Play in Child Psychotherapy and on Psychoanalytic Interventions with Parents and Babies, and chapters on the Process of Representation in Early Childhood, on Capacity to Dream and Night Terrors in Children and Attacks on Linking in Parents of Young Disturbed Children. She co-edited with Vaia Tsolas A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Today’s Psychoanalysis. 

 Dr. Ruth Baer Maetzener PhD is an advanced candidate in Child-, Adolescent- and Adult   Psychoanalysis at the   Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.   She is a graduate of the Parent Infant   Psychotherapy Program also at Columbia University.   She is a supervisor of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program   of the City College of New   York. Having grown up in Zurich, she did her clinical training in Adult and Child Psychology   at   the University of Zurich, where she obtained her Ph.D. for her work on "Eating and Feeding -   The Significance of   Food in Western Culture”, while getting her license in clinical psychology   in New York State. Before that, she   published a follow up study of non - admitted child and   adolescent patients of the day hospital in Zurich. Prior to that   she was the Director of a day care center in Zurich for children who survived the Balkan wars. She currently is in solo  private practice in New York City.

 Anita K. Bryce, Ph.D. received her undergraduate degree in psychology from   Vanderbilt University and her   MSW and Ph.D from the   University of Pittsburgh. She   is a graduate of the Adult and Child Psychoanalytic   Training  Programs of the   Baltimore Washington   Psychoanalytic Institute. She has been the director of a   childrens partial program and an adolescent day hospital program and for the last   30+  years she has been in   private practice in McLean, Virginia and Washington DC.   Dr.  Bryce is a Supervising and Training  Analyst at the   Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis ( WBCP) and a past director of the Child and Adolescent Training Program at the WBCP. She is a past president of the Baltimore Washington Psychoanalytic Society and the current president of the WBCP. Dr. Bryce has been on a number of university faculties throughout the years and has published in the areas and partial hospitalization for children, mental health worker burnout, and mental health law.

Cheryl Collins, MD earned her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Behavioral Sciences. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University, her child and adolescent fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC and her adult and child psychoanalytic training at the Washington-Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. Earlier, she earned her Master of Social Work at the University of Kansas. She practiced psychiatric social work for ten years in Kansas and Colorado. Dr. Collins was in private practice in Washington DC for fifteen years before relocating to Jackson, WY. She has since established a private practice in Jackson, and is currently arranging and introductory psychodynamic psychotherapy course for local therapists. She is one of three analysts in the state of Wyoming. While in Washington, Dr. Collins taught and supervised psychiatric residents for ten years as a volunteer clinical faculty at the George Washington University . She was granted the residents education award for outstanding teaching for her five month course entitled An Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She also taught and supervised candidates at the Washington-Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis.

Carla Elliott-Neely, PhD is a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst, faculty member of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, past ACP President, Secretary, and Councilor and has published in the area of pre-latency analysis, developmental object, therapeutic action, creativity, the works of Hansi Kennedy, and adoption. 

Dr. Karen Gilmore is a Training and Supervising Analyst at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She served as Director of the Child Division at Columbia for 15 years.  She is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia. She has co-authored two books on normal development, one on play therapy, and the Chapter on Normal Development for APPI’s Textbook of Psychiatry with Pamela Meersand.  She has and wrote the chapter on Childhood Experience in the Adult World for APPI’s Textbook of Psychoanalysis. She has published papers on development, play, ADHD, and emerging adulthood.

Ruth K. Karush, M.D. is retired from full time practice of child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Training and supervising and child supervising analyst at New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Chair of the Child Analysis Committee and then Associate Dean for Child Analysis from2004 to 2010 at NYPSI. Medical Diector of the Treatment Center 1993-99. On the teaching Faculty at NYPSI teaching Case Development and the Child/Adolescent Continuous Case Conference. Winner of The Charles Brenner Award for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Education in 2006. American Psychoanalytic Association: A member of COCAA and then Chair of Committee on Child and Adolescent Analysis (COCAA) from 1999-2005 and again from 2007 to 2010. President of the ACP from 2004-2006.  Served as Councilor.  Have been on the Newsletter Committee, Program Committee and Liaison Committees.  Served as  Co-Chair of the Program Committee. Marianne Kris Lecturer in May 2013 with “Postscripts: Reflections on the Post-Termination Phase. Has written on Dreams and on Aggression in Child Analysis.

Daniel Kietz, MD is a Clinician Educator (Faculty) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program. He is on the Faculty, Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center (PPC), enrolled in Adult Psychoanalytic Training 2003 – 2010 PPC and in process of becoming a training analyst at PPC. He is a candidate at the Southeastern Consortium of Child Psychoanalysis since 2011 and in private practice seeing children, adolescents and adults in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with a special interest in physical – emotional connections in health and illness.

 Claudia Lament, PhD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at The Psychoanalytic Association of   New York, an affiliate     of The New York University Langone School of Medicine; the Editor-in-   Chief of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child;   and the President of The Anna Freud   Foundation.

 Dr. Christian Maetzener, MD is an adult, child and adolescent analyst who trained at the   New York Psychoanalytic   Institute. Prior to that he did his adult and child & adolescent   psychiatry training at the Albert Einstein College of   Medicine. He is originally from Zurich,   Switzerland, where he went to medical school and obtained a doctoral   degree  in   Neurology with work on speech evoked EEG potentials. He is a Training and Supervising   Analyst at the   New York Psychoanalytic Institute where, as Associate Dean of Education   for Child Psychoanalysis, he is head of   the Child Analysis Program. He is Assistant Clinical   Professor at Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai   School of Medicine. He edited the ACP Newsletter and was Treasurer and Councilor for the ACP.

Rex McGehee MD is Training Supervising Analyst for children and adults at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is also geographic supervisor for the Minneapolis and San Diego institutes.  Rex is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado and in the private practice of psychoanalysis with children, adolescents and adults.

 Pamela Meersand, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of   Psychiatry, Columbia   University, and Chair of the Child Division at Columbia's Center for   Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She   maintains a private practice and has   authored  numerous articles and books about the development and   treatment of   children and adolescents.

Kerry Kelly Novick is a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst on the faculties of numerous psychoanalytic institutes around the United States. A founder of Allen Creek Preschool, she is past President of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis, a Councilor-at-Large for the American Psychoanalytic Association, and past Chair of the IPA Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis. Author of many papers and book chapters, she has also written five books with Jack Novick - the latest is “Freedom To Choose: Two Systems of Self-Regulation.” They have been translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Finnish, Chinese, and Hungarian. The “Parent Work Casebook,” an edited volume, has just been published.

Felecia Powell-Williams, Ed.D., LPC-S is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychoanalyst at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, Texas.  She currently holds the position as President of Board of Directors, and faculty member in the Child and Adult Training Programs.  Felecia provides clinical supervision for the State of Texas licensing board.  Along with maintaining a private practice, Felecia teaches on a collegiate level, and provides clinical consultation and professional training with many preschools and state and local agencies on recognizing the need of mental health services for children, adults, and families.  


 Timothy Rice, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at   Mount Sinai. He is   Director for Medical Student   Education in Psychiatry at the Mount   Sinai St. Luke's/West Site, and Chief of the   Child and Child and Adolescent Inpatient   Psychiatry Units for   the Mount Sinai Health System.


 Susan P. Sherkow, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Berkshire   Psychoanalytic Institute.  She is also a Supervising Analyst and Instructor in the Child and   Adolescent Division of The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and on the voluntary   faculties of the Mount Sinai and Albert Einstein Colleges of Medicine. Dr. Sherkow has   published in JAPA, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, and Psychoanalytic Inquiry,   among others, on the topics of autism spectrum disorder, primal scene, intergenerational eating disorders, the diagnosis of sexual abuse in young children, watched play, and working in analysis with children under five. She is co-author of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience (2014). Her most recent writings include chapter contributions: “Managing arrogance in child analysis" in Arrogance: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms, and “Back to Freud’s beginning: Looking at Neuroscience through a Contemporary Psychoanalytic Lens" in Psychoanalytic Trends in Theory and Practice, The Second Century of The Talking Cure. Dr. Sherkow received the Ritvo prize in child psychoanalysis from the Yale Child Study Center in 2010. In 2012, she founded The Sherkow Center for Child Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder, a not-for-profit organization created to provide support for training, treatment, and research in the area of developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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