George Atwood, Ph.D. is a Founding Faculty member of The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Strudy of Subjectivity. His major interests include personality theory, psychotherapy, and the psychology of knowledge. He has focused in recent years on the study of psychotic states, on the analysis of the psychological sources of philosophical systems, and on exploring the complex relationships between madness and creative genius. Two books that are representative of these interests are: Faces in a Cloud: Intersubjectivity in Personality Theory (1993, coauthored by Robert Stolorow) and Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Clinical and Philosophical Dimensions in Psychoanalysis (2002, coauthored by Robert Stolorow and Donna Orange.) His book The Abyss of Madness was published in 2012 (Routledge). www.georgeatwood.com
Beatrice Beebe Ph.D. is Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University; Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute. She directs a basic research lab on mother-infant communication. She is faculty at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center, the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, and the N.Y.U. Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is co-author with Jaffe, Feldstein et al. of Rhythms of Dialogue in Infancy (2001); author with Lachmann of Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Co-Constructing Interactions (2002); author with Knoblauch, Rustin and Sorter of Forms of Intersubjectivity in Infant Research and Adult Treatment (2005); author with Jaffe, Markese, et al. of The origins of 12-month attachment: A microanalysis of 4-month mother-infant interaction ( 2010); and author with Lachmann of The Origins of Attachment: Infant Research and Adult Treatment (Routledge). Currently she directs a primary prevention Project for mothers who were pregnant and widowed on 9-11. The project therapists have written a book, edited by Beebe, B., Cohen, P., Sossin, K. M. & Markese, S. (Eds.) (2012). Mothers, infants and young children of September 11, 2001: A primary prevention project (Routledge).
Bernard Brandchaft, M.D. (1916-2013) was a Founding Faculty member of the Institute for the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, NYC, and a training and supervising analyst at the Los Angles Psychoanalytic Institute. He was faculty emeritus of Clinical Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Brandchaft authored numerous articles and books, co-authoring (with George Atwood and Robert Stolorow) Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach (Analytic Press, 1987) and The Intersubjective Perspective (Jason Aronson, 1994) His book Towards an Emancipatory Psychoanalysis: Brandchaft’s Intersubjective Vision (co-authored by Shelley Doctors, and Dorienne Sorter) was published in 2010 (Routledge).
The loss of Dr. Brandchaft in 2013 was deeply felt by all who knew him. The faculty of IPSS is dedicated to passing on his theoretical ideas to future generations of psychoanalysts.
Frank M. Lachmann, Ph.D. is a member of the Founding Faculty of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York and Clinical Assistant Professor, in the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis., and of NPAP. He is author or co-author of more than 150 publications on topics ranging from self psychology, narcissism, music and creativity to aggression and serial killers. He is co-author with Joseph Lichtenberg and James Fosshage of four books, including, Psychoanalysis and Motivation: A New Look (Francis and Taylor, 2010). He is co-author of two books with Beatrice Beebe, Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Co-Constructing Interactions (Analytic Press, 2002) and their recently published joint work The Origins of Attachment, (Routledge 2013). He is sole author of Transforming Aggression: Psychotherapy with the Difficult-to-Treat Patient (Aronson, 2000) and Transforming Narcissism: Reflections on Empathy, Humor, and Expectations (Analytic Press, 2008). He is a member of the Council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and an honorary member of the Vienna Circle for Self Psychology (Austria), The William A. White Society, and the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D. is a Founding Faculty Member at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity , New York City and at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. He is the author of World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2011) and Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections (Routledge, 2007) and coauthor of eight other books. He received the Distinguished Scientific Award from the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association in 1995, the Haskell Norman Prize for Excellence in Psychoanalysis from the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis in 2011, and the Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award from the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education in 2012.