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Martin S. Bergmann
Martin S. Bergmann is clinical professor of psychology of the New York University post-doctoral program, where he teaches the course on the history of psychoanalysis. He is a trainer and supervisor of psychoanalysts at the New York Freudian Society; a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association; and an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is the recipient of the Sigourny Honorary for Outstanding Contributions to Psychoanalysis (1997), and the recipient of the Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educator Award by the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (1998).
Morris Eagle is a prominent psychoanalyst and professor of Psychology at Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University. He has been the President of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Pyschological Association and is the author of many books and scores of articles on psycholanaltyic theory and practice. Eagle has strong opinions about the father of psychoanalysis and maintains a lively interest in the man and his work.
Sophie Freud, granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, was born in Vienna, Austria, and emigrated via France and Casablanca to the United States in 1942, at the age of 18. She attended Radcliffe/Harvard, and then Simmons College School of Social Work. She practiced as a social worker mostly in the field of child welfare and child (parent) guidance, and received her Ph.D. from the Florence Heller School for Social Welfare in 1970. She then spent the next thirty years as a social work educator, chairing the Human Behavior Sequence at the Simmons College School of Social Work and taking an active part in their doctoral program. She continues to give talks through the United States, Canada and Europe.
A prolific author, distinguished professor, and one of the world's most respected scholars Peter Gay is the Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and was appointed Director of The New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers in 1997. An author of more than twenty books, he has written extensively on the subjects of the Enlightenment, the Weimar Republic, Sigmund Freud, and bourgeois culture. Born in Berlin, Germany, Gay emigrated to the United States in 1941.
Ethel Specter Person
A well-known clinician and psychoanalytic educator, Dr. Person is Professor Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytical Training and Research, where she was Director from 1981 until 1991. A major contributor in the psychiatric and psychoanalytic literature, she is the author or editor of a dozen books and over a hundred articles. Dr. Person received the American Psychoanalytic Association's National Woman Psychoanalytic Scholar Award in 2002.
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, PhD.
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, author of two award-winning biographies, Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World (1982) and Anna Freud: A Biography (1988), is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. Her seminars in the history of psychoanalysis have been offered at the Graduate Faculty's Program in Psychoanalytic Studies, the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She is now on the faculty at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research