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Committees

Executive Committee

Analysts In Training Committee

Conference 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

Farrell Silverberg

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

Rachel Laquercia

Mary Massaro

Josie Oppenheim

Margery Quackenbush

Maria Taveras

Annette Vaccaro

Continuing Education Committee

Ethics Committee

Finance 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

Michael Conforti

Brian Feldman

Dayle Kramer

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

Christine Durbak

Michael Gerson

Dorothy Kurlander

Gerald Schoenewolf

Elliott Schuman

Mission: The Finance Committee ensures the proper and efficient financial operation of NAAP, its expenses, and budgets.

Denise Lanes, Chair

Gradiva® Awards Committee

Membership 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

Dayle Kramer

Nunzio Gubitosa

Martin Gliserman

Patricia Llosa

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