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15 April- 10 Sep 2018
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11 Sept - 5 Oct 2018
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Margaret Hainer
Margaret Hainer, LCSW, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist specializing in trauma and dissociation. She is currently a supervisor in the trauma program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and has taught and written about DID and other clinical understandings of dissociation for many years. She is trained in Level 1 and 2 EMDR and has completed a 1-year training program in sensorimotor psychotherapy. Ms. Hainer is a facilitator with the North American Branch of the Institute for the Healing of Memories located in Cape Town, South Africa, and in private practice in New York City.

Elizabeth Howell
Dr. Elizabeth Howell is on the faculty of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; faculty and supervisor for the Trauma program, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, faculty of National Institute for Psychotherapies, past Co-Director and Faculty, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Professional Training Program: Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders, New York (2001-2012), and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.

In addition to over thirty five articles on the combined topic of trauma, dissociation, attachment, and psychoanalysis, her books include The Dissociative Mind  (2005), Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach (2011), The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working with Trauma, co-edited with Sheldon Itzkowitz (2016), and Women and Mental Health, coedited with Marjorie Bayes (1982). The first three of these books received the Print Media Award from ISSTD, and The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis received the Author Recognition Award from NIP and was nominated for the 2017 Gradiva Award. Very recently, she, along with Sheldon Itzkowitz, guest edited an issue of Contemporary Psychoanalysis titled Psychopathy and Human Evil.     

Dr. Howell is the recipient, from ISSTD, of the Cornelia Wilber Award for outstanding clinical contributions in the field of dissociative disorders, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. She has lectured internationally and nationally as keynote, as well as presenter, on trauma, dissociation, and psychoanalysis. She is in private practice in New York City, where she works with clients, does consultations, and runs consultation and study groups.

Sheldon Itzkowitz
Dr. Shelly Itzkowitz is an adjunct clinical associate professor of psychology and clinical consultant, the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis; Guest Faculty, Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions Program, The William Alanson White Institute; on the teaching and supervisory faculty, the National Institute for the Psychotherapies program in psychoanalysis; and the Trauma Treatment Program, The Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, former President of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the New York State Psychological Association and a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD).  He is in full time private practice in Manhattan where he practices psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, couples therapy, and provides clinical supervision for mental health practitioners.
Dr. Itzkowitz has presented his work with extremely dissociated individuals both nationally and internationally. Most recently, he, and Elizabeth Howell guest co-edited a special issue on, “Psychopathy & Human Evil,” for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. They also co-edited The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working with Trauma. The book received the 2016 Media Award-Written from ISSTD, the Author Recognition Award from NIP and was nominated for the 2017 Gradiva Award. “A Dream as An Internal Enactment of Trauma: The Impact on the Analyst’s Self.” Appears in J. Petrucelli & S. Schoen (Eds.). Unknowable, Unspeakable, and Unsprung: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on truth, scandal, secrets, and lies, and “The Interpersonal-Relational Field, Countertrauma, and Counterresilience: The Impact of Treating Trauma and Dissociation.” Appears in R. B. Gartner (Ed.).Trauma and Countertrauma, Resilience and Counterresilience: Insights from Psychoanalysts and Trauma Experts.