JILL SALBERG, Ph.D., ABPP is clinical associate professor, consultant/supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, faculty/supervisor at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and member of IPTAR. She is the editor of and contributor to Good Enough Endings: Breaks, Interruptions and Terminations from Contemporary Relational Perspectives (2010). She has co-edited with Sue Grand, The Wounds of History: Repair and Resilience in the Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma, and Transgenerational Trauma and the Other: Dialogues Across History and Difference, (2017), both won the Gradiva Award (2018). Her forthcoming edited book Psychoanalytic Credos: Personal and Professional Journeys of Psychoanalysts will be published in 2021. She is in private practice in Manhattan.
Kirkland Vaughans, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City, where he specializes in the treatment of boys of Color from all social strata. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy and the co-editor of the two volumes, The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents. He is also senior adjunct professor at the Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University and the director of both the Postgraduate Program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and the Derner Hempstead Child Clinic. He further serves as a visiting faculty member and Honorary Member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), as well as holding an adjunct faculty appointment at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and is on the faculty of the Stephen Mitchell Relational Study Center. He is a retired school psychologist and the former Regional Director of the New Hope Guild Centers for Children's Mental Health of Brooklyn as well as former Chairman of the Board of the Harlem Family Institute, and a founding member of Black Psychoanalysts Speak.
Donna Harris, LCSW, CGP is the Director of Intercultural Counseling, LLC a private practice located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia where she provides psychotherapy to individuals, groups and couples. She received her MSW from Adelphi University and her Certificate in Psychoanalysis from Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. In addition, she is on faculty at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Service & Social Research, the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and recently joined the faculty at IRPP. In her spare time she conducts customized workshops in Mindful Facilitation and engaging marginalized identities. Donna serves on the Board of the Philadelphia Area Group Psychotherapy Society.
Katie Lesher, Psy.D., is a third year candidate at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia. She manages a generalist private practice in the greater Philadelphia area with specialized experience treating substance use challenges and adults recovering from childhood trauma. In addition to individual therapy, Katie is interested in utilizing relational psychoanalytic theory to enhance our understanding of systematic oppression, privilege, and conflict.
Aleisa Myles, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist who works with survivors of childhood and adult trauma. She has written and taught about childism--the oppression of young people, as a central influence
on social power structures. Her work also addresses themes of sexuality, spirituality, and social changemaking.
Sara Bressi, PhD, LSW is an Associate Professor at Bryn Mawr's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and a graduate of the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia. Dr. Bressi is in private practice in Rosemont, PA.