Analysts In Training Committee
Patricia H. Bratt, Chair
Gene Guberman, Secretary
Jennifer Harper, Chair, Psychoanalytic Recognition Committee
Denise Lanes, Treasurer
Jessica Mitchell, Chair, Membership Registration Committee
Douglas F. Maxwell
Mission: The Analysts in Training (AIT) Committee gives a voice to candidates at each NAAP training institute in the national organization. The group meets once a month, working toward the longterm advancement of the psychoanalytic profession. The committee hosts workshops on how to prepare for the licensing exam and how to build a thriving professional practice, develops content for the NAAP website, and contributes public relations strategies to the organization. Through working with the committee, group members develop a network of professional connections with candidates and NAAP members as they move forward in their career paths.
Warren Holt, Chair (NPAP)
Vanessa Hannah Bright (IEA)
Jamie Katz (CMPS)
Michael H. Koch (WITPP)
Suhail Mukhtar (BGPI)
Brian Thornton (ACAP)
Sandra Van Hoecke (WSI)
Cherryetta Williams (NAAP liaison)
Priti Doshi (NIP)
Mission: Presented by the World Organization and Public Education Corporation of NAAP, the annual conference presents a major topic of psychoanalytic inquiry concerning the public and does so through a representation of the major schools of psychoanalytic thought.
Patricia Bratt, Chair
Continuing Education Committee
Mission: The Continuing Education Committee aims to provide NAAP members and members of the professional psychoanalytic community at large with seminars, workshops, and programs concerning educational, scientific, cultural, or artistic topics relevant to psychoanalysis that will advance the profession and promote the professional development of the individual. These include: 1) new theoretical and clinical perspectives as they develop in the field of psychoanalysis; 2) research findings that validate or challenge psychoanalytic theory and practice; 3) reviews, comparisons, and contrasts between classical psychoanalytic concepts and other existing or developing schools of thought; 4) artistic and cultural developments relevant to psychoanalysis.
Aryeh Maidenbaum, Co-Chair
Natalie Riccio, Co-Chair
Francis G. Slocumb
Mission: NAAP maintains a code of psychoanalytic conduct for its members and investigates any questionable behavior of an analyst to ensure that the highest standards of practice are being maintained.
Eileen T. Kaufman, Chair
Mission: The Finance Committee ensures the proper and efficient financial operation of NAAP, its expenses, and budgets.
Denise Lanes, Chair
Gradiva® Awards Committee
Membership Registration Committee
Mission: The Gradiva® Awards were inspired by Freud’s Delusions and Dreams in ‘Jensen’s Gradiva’ (1907(1905)) in which he stated, “Creative writers are valuable allies and their evidence is to be prized highly, for they are apt to know a whole host of things between heaven and earth of which our philosophy has not yet let us dream… they draw upon sources which we have not yet opened up for science.”
Recalling Freud’s words, NAAP established the Gradiva® Awards to honor our “valuable allies,” including poets, artists, producers, directors, publishers, and others, who have created works that advance psychoanalysis. Each winner receives a handsome brass plaque etched with the image of Gradiva, which is based on a Pompeiian relief similar to one that hung in Freud’s office. An additional award plus a $500 scholarship is given for the best student work that advances psychoanalysis. The awards are presented at a ceremony during NAAP’s annual fall conference in New York City.
Ronald O. Lieber, Chair
Krystyna Sanderson, Chair
Mission: The MRC admits for registration certified psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists who meet all NAAP standards. It develops and maintains the highest standards of training and experience for NAAP applicants. The committee’s review process ensures that applicants have fulfilled NAAP training requirements as part of their institute’s certification process.
Jessica Mitchell, Chair