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I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, clinician and author. In my clinical work, I see children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My recent writing has been in the area of racial, social class, and cultural differences and similarities as they play out in interpersonal interactions. I have studied such interactions intensively in the relationships between therapists and patients; I am interested in extending the understanding I have gained to interactions in other contexts. These include community-based clinical work, as well as interactions in multi-national and cross-cultural businesses and NGO’s (not for profits). I offer courses on a variety of topics for which social workers may obtain continuing education credit.


Presentations: 90 national and international presentations on various topics.

Publications: 58 publications (books, book chapters, and articles in peer reviewed journals), including: The Analyst in the Inner City: Race, Class, and Culture through a

Psychoanalytic Lens.  Second Edition, published by Routledge, 2009 and Psychoanalysis in Times of Accelerating Cultural Change: Spiritual Globalization, published by Routledge in 2015.



I offer a variety of courses for taking which social workers may obtain continuing education credits.

Editorial Positions

  • Co-Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues: The International Journal of Relational Perspectives (1999-2009)

  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy (1997-2009)

  • Editor Emeritus, Psychoanalytic Dialogues (2009-Present)

  • Editorial Board Member, The International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies; Psychoanalytic Perspectives; Ricerca Psicoanalitica

Selected Employment and Teaching Appointments

  • Psychologist, then Associate Chief Psychologist, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center (1980-1991)

  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (1986-2012) (Full Professor position preceded by Assistant and Associate Professor positions)

  • Faculty, William Alanson White Institute (1995-Present)

Selected Directorships

  • Member, Board of Directors, Bronx Teen Pregnancy Network (1984 – 1991)

  • Member, Council of Representative, American Psychological Association (2000-2006)

  • Member, Board of Directors, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Stephen Mitchell Scholarship Fund (2001-2009)

  • Board Member, The Fostering Connection (2004-Present)

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