We believe that NYSPP provides a nourishing and challenging environment in which to learn and mature as a professional. To that end, our faculty and supervisors are a group of highly trained professionals active in the broad psychotherapy and psychoanalytic community. Let us introduce you to our current faculty:

Esther Amini, LCSW, BCD
Graduate of NYSPP. Former staff of Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, (Madeleine Borg Counseling Center); former mental health consultant to Park East Day School; former board member of NYSPP Consultation and Referral Service; chairperson of “Educational Programs” for The Society of NYSPP; also an active and accomplished artist exhibiting paintings in galleries in both the West and East Coast; private practice: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Supervision.

Nancy Cromer-Grayson, LCSW, FIPA
Certificate in Psychoanalysis, NY Freudian Society. Awarded Plumsock Prize New York Freudian Society. Faculty and Supervisor; Psychotherapy Program NY Freudian Society. Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NYSPP. Faculty; NYSPP. Faculty and Supervisor; Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Faculty: American Institute for Psychoanalysis. Member: Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Fellow; Academy of Eating Disorders. Vice-President and board member; American Anorexia Bulimia Association.

Edward Eisenberg, LCSW, FIPA
Graduate of the NY Freudian Society; Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association; treasurer and board member of NYSPP; training analyst of the NY Freudian Society; faculty and supervisor at NYSPP, NY Freudian Society, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, New York Counseling Center; private practice: psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and supervision.

Edwin Fancher, MA, FIPA
NYS Licensed Psychologist; graduate of AIPP; founding board member of NYSPP; faculty and training/supervising analyst, NYSPP and NY Freudian Society; member divisions of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association; member IPA, APsaA; former president of Council of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; private practice: psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and supervision.
A Training Analysis for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists” The Psychoanalytic Review, 77:41-57, 1990.
A Symposium: Psychoanalytic Education” Discussion of papers by Jacob Arlow and Martin Bergmann, Psychoanalytic Review, 80: 217-220. 1993.
-Book Reviews:
Psychoanalytic Review, Psychoanalytic Books, Psychologist-Psychoanalyst and Contemporary Psychology.

Jane Hall, LCSW
Certificates in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, ISP; founding board member of NYSPP; member, faculty, training and supervising analyst, NY Freudian Society and NYSPP; member, American Psychoanalytic Association; member, International Psychoanalytical Association; private practice.
“Deepening the Treatment” 1998, Jason Aronson, Inc.
“Roadblocks on the Journey of Psychotherapy.” 2004 - Jason Aronson, Inc.

Miriam Pierce, LCSW, FIPA
Founding Board Member and Vice-President of NYSPP; graduate of ISP; member of IPTAR, NYFS, APsaA, IPA; past president of the Council of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists; graduate, faculty and supervisor Parent and Infant Program, NYFS-IPTAR; private practice in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis adult, couples and parent/infant psychotherapy.
“Fear of the Devil Within - Freud’s Significance in the 21st Century”
in Essays in honor of
Freud at 150.
“The Bond of Not Knowing. The Importance of Early Anxiety in Self and Mutual Regulation”
Journal of Infant Observation.
“Severe Post Partum Depression after Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks”
Journal of Infant, Child
and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

Myrna Ram, LCSW, BCD
Graduate NYSPP; faculty and member-at-large Board of Directors NYSPP; past president, Society Board of NYSPP; co-chair, Clinical Services; candidate NYSPP Psychoanalytic Program; former director of Clinical Services at Behavioral Consultants; private practice in New York City, adults and adolescents.

Maryam N. Razavi, LCSW, Ph.D.
Graduate with a Ph.D. from Columbia University; graduate of NYSPP Psychotherapy Program; graduate of NYSPP Psychoanalytic program; member of Society for Clinical Social Work; member AAPCSW; past assistant director and supervisor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, Elmhurst; faculty and supervisor at NYSPP; Presented a paper at the
2007 meeting of AAPCSW which was subsequently published in Psychoanalytic Social Work; private practice in Manhattan and Westchester with adults.
“First Love” in the newsletter of “Single Mothers by Choice”.

Iris Sugarman LCSW, FIPA
Graduate ISP; member training analyst, supervisor, faculty, NYSPP and the NY Freudian Society; Director of Admissions, NYSPP; member IPTAR; presents at various conferences including a paper on supervision at the 2008 Winter Meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association; a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association.
“The Woman who Could Not Grieve: A Contemporary Look at the Journey Toward Mourning”
Clinical Work Journal, Vol. 34, No 2 pp. 201-214, Summer 2006

Carol S. Thea, LCSW, BCD
Graduate of NYSPP, faculty and member-at-large board of directors NYSPP; past president society board of director of NYSPP; member of AAPCSW and Fellow Society of Clinical Social Work; past Chair of Operations for NMCOP National Meeting; co-chair of volunteers and hospitality AAPCSW national meetings; panel participant NMCOP (now AAPCSW) "Therapist Through Life Stages;" discussant and moderator for various papers for NMCOP national meetings; private practice in Manhattan.

Toni Thompson, LCSW, BCD, FIPA
Graduate ISP. Certificates in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Society ISP president 1977-1980; graduate, member training and supervising analyst, NY Freudian Society and International Psychoanalytic Association; faculty and supervisor NYSPP; instructor NY Freudian Society; presenter and/or discussant at scientific conferences sponsored by NMCOP and Society of NYSPP 1989, 1990, 1997, 2004; presenter, workshops on separation-individuation and supervision, winter meetings the American Psychoanalytic Association 1980, 2007; Private practice psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, parenting therapy, couple therapy.
“Trauma Transference and Healing” Essays in honor of Jean Sanville, Analytic Press, 1999
“The Place of Ego Building in Psychotherapy with Children” Child and Adolescent Social
Work, Vol 8 #15, October 1991
“Resistance and Pre-Oedipal Object Relations” Child Social Work Journal, vol. 15 #4, 198

Patsy Turrini, MSW
Graduate and former faculty, ISP; supervisor NYSPP; former faculty, Smith College School of Social Work, Masters and Doctorate Program; elected: National Academy of Practice, Initiator and Consultant, National Association of Mothers Centers; private practice.
Co-author: “Separation-Individuation Theory and Application”, Garner Press 1991,
2nd Edition.
‘The Inner World of the Mother”
Editors, Dale Mendell and Patsy Turrini.

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Naomi Schlesinger, LCSW, BCD
Graduate NYSPP; faculty/supervisor NYSPP; Education Chair, LI Steering Committee; published paper in Psychoanalytic SocialWork; private practice psychotherapy and supervision, adults and couples.

Carlene R. Tockman, LCSW, BCD
Former student of Jacob Arlow, MD and Harold Blum, MD; graduate Adelphi University School of SocialWork; graduate, faculty/supervisor NYSPP; member of NASW; member of AAPCSW; private practice in ego psychology and unconscious functioning with children and adults; staff consultant CAPT Center as part of Family Service League of CAPT of FLS of
Suffolk; private practice and supervision in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Stephanie Zemon, LCSW
Past chair SNYSPP Steering Committee, Long Island Division, includes PPSC (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center) faculty and supervisor; past chair Program Committee; graduate ISP; faculty/supervisor NYSPP and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center.



Lucille Spira, LCSW, Ph.D.
Board member NYSPP; graduate ISP; member Society of NYSPP; co-chair APsaADiscussion Group Towards an Understanding of Loneliness and Aloneness; facilitator of NYSPP Psychoanalytic Literary Group; publications in various psychoanalytic and social work journals on topics of divorce, loneliness, psychoanalysis and literature, supervision; presenter at professional meeyings for NYSPP, APA, APsaA, etc.; taught post-master and doctoral social work students at Hunter and NYU; private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults and couples.

Florence Williams, MA
Member and faculty Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR).

Beverly Winston, Ph.D., LCSW
Graduate ISP; faculty and supervisor NYSPP; lecturer NYU School of SocialWork; research associate Beth Israel Medical Center; Diplomate SCSWP.


Joan Furedi, LCSW
Graduate and member; NYSPP; fellow, NYSSCSW; member AAPCSW; faculty, Child and Adolescent Program NYSPP; private practice, Brooklyn, NY

Eleanor Haray, LCSW
Graduate NYSPP; instructor in the CAP Program of NYSPP; private practice in Long Island and Manhattan.

Kate H. Gorman, MS, DSW, LCSW
Graduate Columbia University School of SocialWork; certificates from NYSPP in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy; MS degree, Bank Street College; BAEnglish literature, Oberlin College; consultant,Washington Market School; former consultant/supervisor, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.

Rose Latino, LCSW
Co-director of the Child and Adolescent Program NYSPP; graduate NYSPP in 1996; Doctoral fellow at Smith College School of SocialWork researching the subject of trauma bereavemant; published two papers regarding adolescents; private peractice in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Barbara A. Lewis, MS
Graduate of NYSPP; instructor in the CAP Program NYSPP; graduate St. John's University in counseling and psychotherapy.
"I Belong;" Psychoanalytic Social Work, Spring, 2008

Miriam Pierce, LCSW, FIPA
Founding board member of NYSPP; graduate of ISP; member, IPTAR, NYFS, APsaA, IPA; past president of the Council of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists; graduate, faculty and supervisor of Parent Infant Program NYFS and IPTAR; private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis adult, couples and parent-infant psychotherapy.

Diane Siskind, LCSW, BCD
Graduate ISP in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis; faculty Smith College School of Social Work. Author of “The Child Patient and the Therapeutic Process” 1992, “Working with Parents: Establishing the Essential Alliance in Child Psychotherapy” 1997 and “A Primer for Child Psychotherapists” 1999; Distinguished Practitioner, NAP; private practice, children and adults.

Yvonne Young LCSW, BCD
Co-director, Child and Adolescent Program of NYSPP; graduate of NYSPP Psychanalytic Psychotherapy program and NYSPP Psychoanalytic program; private practice in Manhattan.



Joyce Edward, LCSW, BCD
Certificate Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy ISP, June 1976; certificate in pstchoanalysis, ISP, June 1980; part-time instructor Adelphi University School of Social Work; faculty supervisor NYSPP; affiliated with the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, board certified Diplomate; member, Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Social Work Therapists; member AAPCSW. Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice; National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers. First Annual Joyce Edward Consumer Advocacy Award; Lifetime Achievement Award, NMCOP; Day-Garrett Award, Smith College School of Social Work; NASW Social Work Pioneer Roster for distinguished Services.

Kerstin Kupferman, MA, DES
Certificates in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Sweden; member, IPTAR, International
Psychoanalytical Association, Association for Child Psychoanalysis; faculty and supervisor,
NYSPP; assistant clinical professor at SUNY, Stony Brook; supervisor and teacher, City
College, Post-Graduate Center, and Schneider Children’s Hospital.
"The Development and Treatment of a Psychotic Boy."
in "Separation Individuation" Essays
in Honor of Dr. Margaret S. Mahler. Editors: Dr. John McDevitt, MD. & Dr. Calvin F. Settlage, MD.
International University Press: New York, 1971 pp. 441- 470.
"Empty Womb = Full Cradle; The Achievement of the Fullness of the Experience of
Motherhood of the Adoptive Mother."
in “Inner World of The Mother." Editors: Dale
Mendell, & Patsy Turrini. Psychosocial Press, an affiliate of International University Press,
December 2000, New York, NY.
“Bloody Feet” i
n Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy. The Analytic
Press, Hillsdale, New Jersey. Editor: Dr. Kirkland C. Vaughans, Ph.D. Vol. 4/1, 2005. pp 98-118.
"The Power of Fantasy - Where Our Daydreams Come From and How They Can Help or
Harm Us”
Freeman, L., and Kupfermann, K.

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