The program's Advisory Board is comprised of scholars from a variety of disciplines who serve as consultants to the program. The Board includes those who have made distinguished contributions to psychotherapy integration, are widely recognized for their expertise in particular non-analytic modalities, and who have specific expertise in other relevant disciplines. Instructors and consultants are selected from both the advisory board and the greater community.
Co-Director: Jill Bresler, PhD, is a past Postdoctoral Fellow of the Institute for Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy and a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, where she is now on the faculty. Her area of interest is the integration of psychoanalysis, CBT, and the mindfulness-based behavior therapies. She is an editor of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Integration: An Emerging Synthesis (Routledge, 2015). Dr. Bresler teaches, practices, and supervises in New York City.
Co-Director: Kenneth A. Frank, PhD, is Co-Founder and Director of Training of NIP and a former Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is on the teaching and supervisory faculties of the Mitchell Center and CPPNJ, among others, and on the Professional Advisory Board of IARPP. He is also the Senior Consulting Editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Dr. Frank has published over 60 articles, chapters, and books, many in the areas of personality change and his specialty, psychotherapy integration, a topic on which he has lectured nationally and internationally. He practices in Englewood, New Jersey, and New York City.
Assistant Director: Anja Behm, LCSW, holds a certificate in Psychoanalysis and Comprehensive Psychotherapy from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. She is also an Associate in Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University where her responsibilities include leading groups in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, general psychotherapy, Cognitive Remediation, and Social Cognition Interaction Training. She works in part-time private practice in Manhattan, offering individual and group treatment in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and psychoanalysis. She practices both in English and in German.
Jerold Gold, PhD, ABPP (Clinical), is Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University, where he is also a faculty member and supervisor in the Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and in Couples Therapy. He was the editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and is the author of Key Concepts in Psychotherapy Integration (Plenum, 1996), and co-editor, with George Stricker, of the Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration (Plenum, 1993), and of the Casebook of Psychotherapy Integration(APA, 2006). He has written extensively about integrative approaches, particularly the model known as Assimilative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University. He is a diplomate in clinical psychology and recipient of numerous awards from the American Psychological Association, and awards from the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT) and the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). He is Past President of SPR, founder of the journal In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice and author of numerous articles and books. Dr. Goldfried is cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and founder of AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Family (www.sunysb.edu/affirm).
Henry Grayson, PhD, is the Originator, Co-Founder, and Chairman Emeritus of NIP; former associate professor at the City University of New York; radio host of the Mindful Living Show; author of Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind; Mindful Loving; The New Physics of Love; Short Term Approaches to the Psychotherapies; Changing Approaches to the Psychotherapies; and Three Psychotherapies (with CA & G Loew). Having studied, practiced and taught most of the major psychotherapies, he teaches training seminars on his Synergetic Therapy widely across the US and abroad.
Lisa S. Lyons, PhD is on the faculties of the Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, ICP, and CPPNJ. She holds a certificate in Psychoanalysis from the NYU Post -doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She also has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and was founder and for six years Director of the adult DBT program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Lyons is known for her writing and teaching on the integration of Relational Psychoanalysis and DBT and also teaches and has written on Relational Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalysis and Culture, Trauma, and Dreams. She practices in New York City and Teaneck, New Jersey.
Stanley Messer, PhD, is Dean of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He is interested in the application of psychodynamic theory and research to the brief and integrative therapies and has contributed to the debate on evidence-based practice. The author or editor of many books, articles, and book chapters on these topics, Dr. Messer is Associate Editor of the online journal Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy. He maintains a psychotherapy practice in Highland Park, New Jersey.
Jeremy D. Safran, PhD, is chair and professor of psychology and former director of clinical training at the New School for Social Research. He is also co-founder and co-chair of the New School Ferenczi Center. He is on faculty at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and is a past president of IARPP. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which is Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Therapies.
Sandra Shapiro, PhD, is the Director of NIP's Integrative Trauma Program, a member of NIP's Board of Directors, and an Associate Professor Emeritus of the Psychology Department at Queens College, CUNY. She has a special interest in the broad scope of traumatic experience and the evolving approaches to trauma treatment and their integration into a psychoanalytic / psychodynamic and neuroscientific framework. She is an EMDR Institute Facilitator, an EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) approved Consultant, and has studied Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Coherence therapy, and other trauma-sensitive modalities. Her practice is located in Manhattan.
George Stricker, PhD, received his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rochester in 1960 and an honorary PsyD from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Meadows Campus, in 1997. He is Professor of Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC campus. Prior to that, he was Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology in the Derner Institute, Adelphi University, where he had served as Dean of the Derner Institute for a decade. His most recent books are Psychotherapy Integration, and A Case Book of Psychotherapy Integration, with Jerry Gold, as well as a DVD, Psychotherapy Integration Over Time.
Paul L. Wachtel, PhD, is CUNY Distinguished Professor in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at City College and the CUNY Graduate Center and a faculty member of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and the Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. He was a cofounder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and was the winner of the 2010 Hans H. Strupp Award for Psychoanalytic Writing, Teaching, and Research, the 2012 Distinguished Psychologist Award by Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of APA and the 2013 Scientific Award by Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of APA.