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, CSW
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; President of 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, L.C.S.W.
Certificate in Psychoanalysis, New York Freudian Society. Awarded Plumsock Prize New York Freudian Society. Faculty and Supervisor: Psychotherapy Program New York Freudian Society. Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Faculty, New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. 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 NY Freudian Society; member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association; treasurer and Board Member of NYSPP; training Analyst of NY Freudian Society;  faculty and Supervisor at NYSPP, NY Freudian Society, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, New York Counseling Center; Private Practice in Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Supervision.

Edwin Fancher, MA, FIPA
NYS Licensed Psychologist; graduate 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 APsaA; Former president of CPP; 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, Psychologies-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 of NYSPP; graduate of ISP; member of IPTAR, NYFS, APSA, IPA; Past President of the Council of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists; 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 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, L.C.S.W., M.A., 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, PhD.
Graduated with a PhD from Columbia University; graduate of NYSE Psychotherapy program; graduate of NYSE 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.  Private practice in Manhattan and Westchester with adults.  Presented a paper at the 2007 meeting of AAPCSW which was subsequently published in Psychoanalytic Social Work.
"First Love" in the newsletter of “Single Mothers by Choice”.

Iris Sugarman LCSW, FIPA
Graduate ISP, member,  training analyst, supervisor, faculty, NYSPP and the New York 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 Psychoanalytical Association IPA).
Sugarman, Iris (2006) The Woman Who Could not Grieve: A Contemporary Look At The Journey Toward Mourning. Clinical Social Work Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2 Summer, pp. 201-214.

Carol S. Thea, LCSW, BCD
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; past President of the Society of NYSPP and Board of Trustees of NYSPP.

Toni Thompson, LCSW, BCD, FIPA
Graduate ISP Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Society ISP President 1977-1980; graduate, member training and supervising analyst, N.Y. Freudian Society and International Psychoanalytic Association; faculty and supervisor, NYSPP; instructor, N.Y. 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 Hillsdate, N.J. 1999;
“The Place of Ego Building in Psychotherapy with Children” Child and Adolescent Social Work, Vol. 8 #5, October 1991;
“Resistance and Pre-Oedipal Object Relations” Clinical Social Work Journal, Vol. 15, #4, 1987.


Naomi Schlesinger, LCSW, BCD
Graduate NYSPP, faculty/supervisor  NYSPP; Education Chair, LI Steering Committee;  published paper in Psychoanalytic Social Work; 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 Social Work; graduate, faculty/supervisor NYSPP; member of NASW; member of APPSCSW; 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 FSL 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. NYSPP Board of Directors; Graduate of ISP

Co-Chair APsaA Discussion Group Towards an Understanding of Loneliness and Aloneness; Private Practice, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adults and Couples. Supervision. Facilitator, NYSPP Psychoanalytic Literary Group. Publications in various psychoanalytic and social work journals on topics: Divorce; Loneliness; Psychoanalysis and Literature. Presented at professional meetings for NYSPP; APA; APsaA. Taught Post-Masters and Doctoral Social Work students at Hunter and NYU.

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

Beverly Winston, CSW
Graduate ISP, faculty and supervisor NYSPP, lecturer New York University School of Social Work, Research Associate Beth Israel Medical Center, Diplomate SCSWP.

Joan Furedi, LCSW
Graduate and member, New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis;
Fellow, NYSSCSW; Member, AAPCSW; Faculty, Child and Adolescent Program, NY School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Private Practice, Brooklyn, NY.

Eleanor Haray, LCSW
A graduate of NYSPP, Instructor in the CAP Program of NYSPP,  former Clinical Supervisor at Montefiore Hospital on Riker's Island, former Clinical Supervisor of August Aichhorn Center for Adolescents, currently in private practice in Long Island and Manhattan.

Kate H. Gorman, MS, DSW, CSW
Graduate, Columbia University School of Social Work; certificates from NY School for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; MS degree, Bank Street College; BA English 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 & Adolescent Program at the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; graduated from NYSPP in 1996 and is a doctoral fellow at Smith College School for Social Work researching the subject of traumatic bereavement; published two papers regarding adolescents; private practice in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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

Yvonne Young LCSW, BCD
Co-Director, Child & Adolescent Program of NYSPP; private practice in Manhattan.
Featured Review:
The (Dynamic) World of Adoption, Understanding Adoption;” “Clinical Work with Adults, Children, and Parents". Edited by Kathleen Hushion, Susan B. Sherman, and Diana Siskind reviewed by Yvonne Young in Psychoanalytic Social Work Volume 4 Number 2 2007. Published by Haworth Press. Inc., Binghamton, N.Y.
"How We Know What To Do - A Primer for Child Psychotherapists", written by Diana Siskind reviewed by Yvonne Young in Psychoanalytic Social Work, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2002. Published by Haworth Press Inc.  Binghamton, N.Y.


Joyce Edward, LCSW, BCD
Certificate Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy, June 1976; certificate in psychoanalysis, Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy, June, 1980; part-time instructor Adelphi University School of Social Work , faculty supervisor, NY School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; affiliated to the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, board certified Diplomate; a member, Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers; diplomate, The NY State Society of Clinical Social Work Therapists; member of the National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in clinical social work.
Distinguished Practioner, National Academies of Practice; National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers. First Annual Joyce Edward Consumer Advocacy Award; Lifetime Achievement Award, National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work; Day-Garrett Award, Smith College School of Social Work; NASW Social Work Pioneer Roster for distinguished services.
"Separation-Individuation: Theory and Application" (1991) Edward, J., Ruskin, N. Turrini, P.
"Fostering Healing and Growth, A Psychoanalytic Social Work Approach" (1996), Eds/Edward, J. & Sanville, J. - National Study Group on Psychoanalysis and Social Work;
"The Social Work Psychoanalysts Casebook: Clinical Voices in Honor of Jean Sanville"

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.
Articles Published:
Kupfermann, K. (1971) "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, pp. 441- 470.
Kupfermann, Kerstin (1999) "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.
Kupfermann, Kerstin (2004) “Driven by my Urge to Dance: Understanding the Healing Power of the Patient's Spontaneous Reenactments of his Past via Body Language.” In: Issues in Psychoanalytic Psychology. Editor: Edward Hoberman. M.A. Vol. 26. No 1, pp 75 - 95.
Kupfermann, Kerstin (2005) “Bloody Feet.” In: 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.

Freeman, L., and Kupfermann, K. (1988) "The Power of Fantasy - Where Our Daydreams Come From and How They Can Help or Harm Us.” Crossroad/Ungar/Continuum, New York. A book pp. 1- 210. Translations: Spanish, German.

Patsy Turrini, MSW
Graduate and former faculty, ISP; supervisor NYSPP; former faculty, Smith College School of Social Work Master's 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.