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Phyllis Beck, MS, NCPsyA

is a graduate of Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. She has a license to practice psychoanalysis from the State of New York. She came to the practice of psychoanalysis - by way reading specialist School Psychologist and very importantly, a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She has studied with many of the founders of CMPS, including of being an elementary school teacher for Dr. Hyman Spotnitz, the founder of Modern Psychoanalysis. Practicing as a psychoanalyst for over 30 years has been an important part of her "being".


email: leenphyl@aol.com

tel: +1 (516) 603-6474

Robert Brill, MDiv, MSW, NCPsyA

practices psychoanalysis in Louisville, Kentucky. He works with individuals, couples, children, and groups. He has expertise with adult children of alcoholics (family of origin work) and addictions. He served as a chaplain in the United States Army Reserves for over 30 years. Robert has interests in the history of psychoanalysis and the lives of the founding psychoanalysts. He is also interested in how spirituality and dream work inform our personhood/individuation as part of the therapeutic process.


email: brillrs@gmail.com

tel: +1 (502) 583-9526

Helene Stilman, PsyD

is a supervisor and training analyst on the faculty and board of CCMPS and has been in private practice since 1983 treating children, adults, couples, families and groups. She received her certification in psychoanalysis from the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. She enjoys using her psychoanalytic training to understand and influence wider social systems, and consults to school systems and private organizations to resolve impediments to organizational growth and functioning. With this interest in mind she also serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Association for Psychoanalysis and as President of the New Mexico Psychoanalytic Society. She is a founding member of the Southwest Behavioral Health Independent Practice Association (SWBHIPA) and served as president of its board.


email: hstilman@pipeline.com

tel: +1 (505) 296-5861

13528 Terragon Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112


Kathy MacLeay, PhD, NCPsyA

is interested in many areas of psychoanalysis. She is writing a book in conjunction with offering a C.E. approved course on the treatment of eating disorders. Dr. MacLeay is researching novel techniques for the residential treatment of troubled children and adolescent. Seminars with parents using modern psychoanalytic methods for helping-603-6474 their children mature are a specialty of hers. She is also a pioneer in the use of animal therapy with this population. Kathy is a training and analyst at CCMPS.


e-mail: seldomrestfarm@ca.rr.com

tel: +1(818) 825-3908

132 Harding St., Sylmar, CA 91342

Travis K. Svensson, MD, PhD

holds a PhD in Healthcare and Philosophy in Bioethics (University of Wales) and an MD (George Washington University), an ALM in Digital Media Design (Harvard), an MPH in Administrative Medicine (George Washington University), an MSc in Nursing Education (Western Governors' University). He has graduate certificates in Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Univ of Wales College of Medicine) and Learning Design and Technology (Harvard). He has post-doctoral certificates in Family Nursing Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice (University of San Francisco). Travis has been involved in education throughout his 25 year career as a primary care provider, psychiatrist, addiction medicine and pain medicine specialist. He has taught at the community college, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. Most recently he has been teaching bioethics, psychopharmacology, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for advanced practice nurses. He has been a full-time online instructor at the University of the People as an expert in: Health Psychology, Biostatistics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Community Public Health.


email: tksvensson@aol.com

Anthony Molino, PhD, NCPsyA

is a practicing psychoanalyst, anthropologist and literary translator. A member of NAAP, APA's Division 39, the SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (London), and the Italian Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, he presently lives and works in Italy. Best known for the works Freely Associated: Encounters in Psychoanalysis and The Couch and the Tree: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Dr. Molino has also compiled the two-volume Squiggles & Spaces: Revisiting the Work of Winnicott and edited Where ld Was: Challenging Normalization in Psychoanalysis. His most recent works include Culture, Subject, Psyche: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Anthropology and In Freud's Tracks: Conversations from the Journal of European Psychoanalysis An interview with Dr. Molino, exploring his many interests, was published in the journal Modern Psychoanalysis.


email: tonymolino@hotmail.it

tel: +39 0873-60386
(call no later than 10:00pm GMT/5:00pm EST time)


Susan Nimmanheminda, PhD LCsW, NCPsyA, CAC II

practices and teaches in Boulder, CO and over the telephone, and is a faculty member at Naropa University. Susan has presented and published on the convergence of Buddhism and psychotherapy and she is a contributing co-editor of Brilliant Sanity, Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy. Her interests in mindfulness, Buddhism and psychoanalysis have also led her to research and write about the therapeutic processes of language. Susan works with adolescents and adults in individual, group and couples therapy. Her training in psychoanalysis is complimented by other therapeutic approaches. She is a Certified Addictions Counselor and treats people with process and substance addictions utilizing harm reduction, systems theory, EMDR, motivational interviewing, as well as psychoanalysis. Susan is a training and supervising analyst at CCMPS.


email: niman@niman.cnc.net

tel: +1 (303) 449-3942 

2305 Canyon Blvd. Suite 205, Boulder, CO 80302

Amier Carmel, LCSW, Psya.D

is a CMPS and BGSP graduate and has over 17 years of experience in clinical treatment, diagnosis, and assessment. He has led thousands of psychoanalytic oriented groups focused on a diverse population of clients including serious and persistently mentally ill populations. His interests in psychotherapy and education came together when he realized that authentic relating and trust are crucial elements of any learning and treatment process. So as one of the founding team members of Democracy Prep Charter School in 2006, he began supervising social workers at the original school in West Harlem. In 2015, he became the director of Crisis Management of Democracy Prep Public Schools. This is where he oversaw escalated crises for 23 schools, provided direct crisis management supervision for 40 social workers and 45 behavioral coaches, and guided the mental health services of the school network with a philosophy geared towards removing the maturational blocks to student learning. Dr. Carmel is a psychoanalyst and supervisor in private practice in NYC.


email: amierc@gmail.com

tel: +1 (646) 660-1981 

Wallace Fletcher, D Min, NCPsyA

Dr. Fletcher has extensive training and experience as a therapist, consultant, educator and non-profit executive. He is a Certified Psychoanalyst and Clinical Supervisor in the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and a certified Clinical Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He teaches courses in Organizational & Strategic Leadership and in Pastoral Counseling at Neumann University and courses in the history and evolution of psychoanalysis at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. He serves on the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health’s Faith and Spiritual Affairs Advisory Board. He is also on the mental health faculty of CREDO, an intensive wellness program for clergy administered by the Pension Boards of the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches US.


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Lisa Correale, MSW, NCPsyA

is a Certified Psychoanalyst and Clinical Supervisor in the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She received her degree from Rutgers University, and certification from the Institute for Modern Psychoanalysis, New York, NY. She is currently a faculty member of PSP, facilitating the Case Presentation Seminar series. She has been a member of PSP’s Board of Directors since 2012. Lisa Correale is Executive Director, and a Supervising and Training Analyst of PSP.


email: info@psptraining.com


Ioanis Papavassiliu, PsyaD, LMHC

is a graduate of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. He is a clinical supervisor and has a private practice in New York City. For over thirty years as a clinician he has worked in a variety of settings with diverse  populations including people diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, adolescents facing substance abuse problems, and perpetrators of domestic violence. In his private practice he works with a wide range of people with the aim of creating an environment of openness and emotional safety which makes self-acceptance and growth possible. His ongoing engagement with psychoanalytic theories from different schools of thought inform his clinical approach. He is an active member of the New York Adoption, Research and Psychotherapy group, and has served as a Fellow at the Referral Service at CMPS and was a member of the Planning Committee at the Brooklyn Seminars In Modern Psychoanalysis.


email: papavassiliudr@icloud.com

347 5th Avenue, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10016

Lynn Irwin, PsyaD

Dr. Irwin has been a life-long educator, having taught everything from physical education to kindergartners to college-level macroeconomics. His career has moved over time in the direction of greater interpersonal involvement with the people he works with, and he is now a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst.

He has studied at the University of Vermont, Plymouth State College, Dartmouth College, The Cyril Z Meadow Institute, and the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.  He volunteers at the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation on the Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners.
He and his wife, Dr. Bonnie Irwin, own and operate Vermont Talk Therapy in Bradford, Vermont.


You can visit their website: www.vermonttalktherapy.com

Policies and Procedures in Hiring of Faculty

We encourage students and faculty to suggest potential teachers to our Board. The administration also recruits faculty based on reputation as teachers and/or researchers. The Board evaluates teaching candidates based on credentials, including required NAAP registration and current license to practice. New faculty will teach a course and based on student feedback the board will decide whether to add that person to the permanent faculty. The Training Committee will review student evaluations of faculty at each biannual meeting. If there should be a problem, the Board will be informed and will take the issue up at the next meeting. Steps to be taken with the faculty member are exploration of the issue, support and counseling if needed to improve the person's performance.


The board meets at least twice a year, informal consultations can happen anytime.