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Dr Ricardo Bernardi is the author of "The need for true controversies in psychoanalysis: the debates on Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan in the Rio de la Plata," which was published in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis in 2002. In numerous publications and in well designed protocols, he has dealt with important conceptual and clinical issues, such as the shifting nature of the content of interpretations given to patients over an extended number of years, signaling the influence over time of different theoretical orientations in a psychoanalyst’s clinical work.
Dr. Bernardi is a member of the Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association. He is a psychiatrist, ex-Head of the Department of Medical Psychology of the School of Medicine, National University of Uruguay and ex-Vice-president of the IPA. He was chair of the New Orleans Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association and is a member of the Latin American Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. He has served as part of the national committee that designed the national program for mental health in Uruguay.
Dr Deborah Luepnitz is the author of "Thinking in the Space Between Winnicott and Lacan," published in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis in 2009. For the past 20 years, Dr. Luepnitz has worked to foster a dialogue between the Anglo-American and Lacanian traditions. She is a contributing author to the Cambridge Companion to Lacan. She is the author of Schopenhauer's Porcupines, a book that explores the talking cure for a general audience. It has been translated into 6 languages.
Dr. Luepnitz is on the Clinical Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She maintains a psychoanalytic practice in Philadelphia. In 2005 she launched I.F.A. (Insight For All) a pro bono project that connects psychoanalysts with formerly homeless adults and families.
Dr George Hogenson is the author of Jung's Struggle with Freud. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University and an M.A. in clinical social work from the University of Chicago. He also received the Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago where he works primarily with adults dealing with life transitions, dream work, and trauma. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology.
Dr. Hogenson was a member of the faculty at the Yale School of Management, where he taught the practice of management and political analysis for management. He was also a member of Yale’s Institute for Social and Policy Studies, where he chaired the faculty research seminar on national security policy. George’s work has touched on public, private and academic sectors, representing a wide variety of industries. He has led significant projects for the Department of Defense, IBM, Norwegian Marshall Fund, United Nations Law of the Sea Conference, the Max Planck Institute and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s programs on international peace, the global environment and population, among others.
Dr Werner Prall originally did an MA in German Literature at Freie Universität Berlin. He wrote his PhD thesis on the question of clinical understanding from a mainly hermeneutic perspective. He is now a Senior Lecturer in Psychoanalysis at Middlesex University, London. As well as maintaining a private psychoanalytic practice he has been teaching for many years at a number of training institutes which understand their ethos to be either pluralistic or integrative. The question of the interrelationship between different schools/approaches and the degree of their commensurability has been an interest of his for some time, and he has published a number of articles in this area.
He is also currently a member of the Board of Governors of the College of Psychoanalysts and of the Training Committee of The Guild of Psychotherapists, London.