Rhonda J Factor, PhD Founder & coordinator

Rhonda J. Factor is a supervising psychologist in Student Health Services at the New School.  They are currently a Candidate at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and maintain a private practice in Manhattan.  They have written on gender, sexuality, and embodiment in LGBTQ populations and presented at national conferences including the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) and Div 39 (Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology).  Dr. Factor served as adjunct clinical supervisor at Pace University and adjunct faculty at San Francisco State University’s Summer Institute on Sexuality

Advisory Committee

 

Joanne Clark, LCSW

Joanne Clark, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in NYC.  She graduated from The Women's Therapy Centre Institute (WTCI) and is affiliated with the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) - The Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality (PCGS). Joanne volunteered for more than 10 years at Identity House an LGBTQ peer counseling center in NYC.

Leilani Salvo Crane, psyD, MBA

Leilani (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Manhattan and Philadelphia. She identifies as hapa, mixed-race Asian and white American. Leilani’s clinical work and writing focuses on mixed-race identity, Asian/Asian American identity and culture, bicultural and (im)migrant struggles, and resisting racism. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Renfrew Center and has expertise in the treatment of eating disorders. Leilani is past co-chair of the Committee on Multicultural Concerns of Division 39. She has served as a representative from Division 39 to APA Council and as a delegate to APA Council from the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), of which she is a member. Leilani currently serves as co-chair of Division 39’s 2020 Spring Meeting in NYC.

Dennis Debiak, PsyD

Dennis Debiak, Psy.D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Philadelphia and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.  He is a founding board member and the first graduate of the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia (IRPP) and is President of the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalytic Education (PCPE).  He is Past Secretary and immediate Past President of APA’s Division 39: The Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology. He is an adjunct faculty member at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. 

Martin devine, psyd

Martin Devine, Psy.D. is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York, New York.  He completed his analytic training at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  He is an adjunct professor at New York University and a clinical supervisor at Pace University.  He also supervises at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies.  He is one of the founding members of the Sexualities and Gender Identities Committee at NYU Postdoc and currently serves as the co-chair for APA’s Division 39: Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology’s Committee on Sexualities and Gender Identities.

SUE GRAND, PHD

Sue Grand, PhD is on faculty at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Trauma Program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), the Center for the Treatment of Adult Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). Dr. Grand is also a supervisor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Center for the Treatment of Adult Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse, at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is the author of The Reproduction of Evil: A Clinical and Cultural Perspective (2000), The Hero in the Mirror: From Fear to Fortitude (2010) She is a co-editor, with Jill Salberg, of Trans-Generational Trauma and the Other: Dialogues Across History and Difference (2017), winner of a Gradiva award, and co-editor with Jill Salberg of Wounds of History: Repair and Resiliance in the Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma (2016). She is editor, with Lew Aron and Joyce Slochower, of De-Idealizing Relational Theory: A Critique from Within (2018) and co-editor, also with Lew Aron and Joyce Slochower, of Decentering Relational Theory: A Comparative Critique (2018). She is the author of numerous articles in psychoanalytic journals and maintains a private practice in Greenwich Village and Teaneck, NJ.

Adrienne Harris, PhD

Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. is Faculty and Supervisor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is on the faculty and is a supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She is the author of Gender as Soft Assembly (2008).  In 2009, she, Lewis Aron, and Jeremy Safron established the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School University. Dr. Harris is an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Studies in Gender and Sexuality.  She has written and spoken extensively on gender and development, analytic subjectivity, ghosts, and the analysts writing around time of the First World War. 

Anton Hart, PhD

Anton H. Hart, PhD, FABP, is a Training and Supervising Analyst, former Fellow, and on the Faculty of the William Alanson White Institute where he teaches and supervises in several training programs. He supervises at Teachers College, Columbia University and at the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. He teaches at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, at Mt. Sinai Hospital, at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, and at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is a Co-Founder of the White Institute’s monthly Study Group on Race and Psychoanalysis, which welcomes interested psychoanalysts and psychotherapists from both within and without the White Institute community. He serves as Chair of the Diversities Section of the Department of Education of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is in full-time private practice of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, supervisory consultation, and organizational consultation in New York City.

Lynne Layton, Phd

Lynne Layton is the recipient of the 2019 Leadership Award from Division 39 (Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). She is currently Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and adjunct faculty in the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology PhD Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr. Layton supervises at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. In addition, she is the author of Who’s That Girl, Who’s That Boy: Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory (2004). She is a co-editor, with Susan Fairfield and Carolyn Stack, of Bringing the Plague. Toward a Postmodern Psychoanalysis (2002), and co-editor, with Nancy Caro Hollander and Susan Gutwill of Psychoanalysis, Class, and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting (2006). She is a co-editor of the journal, Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society and associate editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She is past-president of Section IX (Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility) and during that time led an effort to craft an apology to native peoples for harm done by psychology. She has spoken and written extensively on race, culture, and psychoanalysis.

Tracy D. Morgan, LCSW-R, MPhil

Tracy D. Morgan is a psychoanalyst in private practice working with individuals, couples and groups.  She is the founding editor of the award-winning webcast, New Books in Psychoanalysis, a founding member of Das Unbehagen, and on the faculty at The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in NYC. She was deeply involved with ACT UP/NY in the late 1980s and has published journalistically and academically on the history of homosexuality, AIDS and reproductive rights activism, and the psychoanalytic treatment of psychosis.

Nadine obeid, PhD

Nadine Obeid, PhD is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC. She is a clinical supervisor at the Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at William Alanson White Institute and at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is an active member of Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility (Section IX, of Division 39 at APA) and is an editor for their newsletter The Psychoanalytic Activist.

Scott Pytluk, phd, abpp

Jack Pula, MD

Jack Pula, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and a psychiatrist in full-time private practice, offering psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and psychotropic medication to a diverse array of New Yorkers, including LGBTQ adults. Dr. Pula is the first out transgender psychoanalytic candidate to complete training at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and to train clinically at an American Psychoanalytic Association (APSaA)- affiliated institute. He had the unique and challenging experience of going through a gender transition while in training and establishing his private practice.  Dr. Pula has promoted education on LGBT issues in psychoanalysis and psychiatry, published articles on transgender mental health, and spoken at local, national and international conferences.

Romy Reading, PHD

Dr. Romy Reading, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice.  She has worked in the Mt. Sinai Health System at the Beth Israel Medical Center and the Addiction Institute.  Her clinical work has focused on individuals struggling with addiction and personality disorders. She also has expertise in working with people living with HIV/AIDS. Currently, Dr. Reading is in training at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Dr. Reading has co-authored chapters and manuscripts on the topics of mindfulness, therapist reflective functioning, and group psychotherapy for LGBT asylum seekers.

Avgi Saketopoulou, PsyD

Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou completed her training at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is on the faculty at the NYU Postodoctoral Program, the William Allanson White Institute, the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, the Stephen Mitchell Relational Center and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in NYC, where she teaches courses on gender and sexuality. She serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic DialoguesJournal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She has received several prizes including annual JAPA essay prize, the Ruth Stein prize, the Ralph Roughton award, and the Symonds essay prize from SGS. She writes about sexuality, normative and variant genders, the relationship between psychic representation and the social, and the enigmatics of consent.

Shara Sand, PsYD

Dr. Sand is the 2019 winner of the Diversity Award from Division 39 (Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). She is Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at the CUNY Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She is also the Director of Counseling at the Manhattan School of Music. She has taught, written, and spoken extensively on gender, sexuality, music, and social justice. Dr. Sand maintains a private practice in Manhattan specializing in gender and sexual identity.

lara Sheehi, PsYD

Lara (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical psychologist, scholar and activist on faculty at the George Washington University. Her work is on decolonial struggles as well as power, race, class and gender constructs and dynamics within Psychoanalysis. Her most recent chapter, "The Islamophobic Normative Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Considerations"  can be found in Islamophobia and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment (Springer, 2019). She is currently co-authoring a book, Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Theory and Practice in Palestine (Routledge)Lara is on the advisory board of the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network, is the Secretary of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (APA Div. 39), and is the Chair of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Teachers Academy.