Avi Berman, Ph. D. is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, training analyst and a group analyst. He is a member in Tel- Aviv Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and The Israeli Institute of Group Analysis. He is the initiator and co-founder of the Israeli Institute of Group Analysis and its first chairperson. He is the head of group psychotherapy track in Tel Aviv University's psychotherapy program. He is a co-author of "Victimhood, Vengefulness, and the culture of Forgiveness" (Together with Ivan Urlic and Miriam Berger). He is a co-editor of "Sibling Relations and the Horizontal Axis in Theory and Practice". (Routledge, 2022) together with Smadar Ashuach and co-editor of “Tolerance – a concept in crisis” (Routledge, in print) together with Gila Ofer.
Medical doctor, child neuropsychiatrist, past president of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI), psychoanalyst with training functions of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI/IPA), expert psychoanalyst of children and adolescents, psychotherapist of couples and families. In the course of her training and activity, including research, she founded many Societies and Associations in the field of psychotherapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She has promoted the establishment of study and research groups and the creation of journals. She has coordinated and organized many congresses, conferences and seminars. 1987 Founding member of the Italian Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Childhood, Adolescence and the Couple (SIPsIA). 2000 Founding member of the Italian Society for Couple and Family Psychoanalysis (PCF), of which he was president from the date of its foundation to 2022. She participated co-founding the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis (IACFP), of which she is currently president. She is the scientific director of the journal Interazioni (Franco Angeli Ed.) and was the first director of the International Review of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis of the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis (IACFP/AIPCF). Member of the Committee of the Forum for the Psychoanalysis of Adolescents (of which she was Chair from 2005/2011) of the European Psychoanalytical Federation/Fédération Européenne de Psychanalyse (EPF/FEP). -Member of the IPA Clinical Observation 3LM Committee. -Member of the Société Européenne pour la Psychanalyse de l’Enfant et de l’Adolescent (SEPEA). -Member of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP), where he also collaborated in the creation of the IV Couple-Family Section. -Honorary member of Laboratorio Italiano di Psicoanalisi Multifamiliare (LIPSIM). -Supervisor Reverie Community for young psychotics.
Prof Catalina Bronstein, MD, is a Fellow and Training analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Visiting Professor at the Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London’. Former President of the British Psychoanalytical Society.
She trained as a medical doctor and specialist in psychiatry in Buenos Aires. She is a child psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London and then became a psychoanalyst at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. She is a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst Catalina Bronstein works at the Brent Adolescent Centre in London and in private practice with adults and adolescents. She has written and published many book chapters and papers. She also has edited a number of books : ‘ Kleinian Theory. A contemporary perspective’ which has been translated into many languages . She has co-edited with Edna O'Shaughnessy ‘Attacks on linking revisited’ . She also co-edited ‘The New Klein-Lacan Dialogues’ and ‘On Freud’s The Uncanny’ and in 2023,with Sara Flanders the book: Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis in a Changing World . Another book is in the pipeline : 'Neurosis and Psychosis Revisited' . She was former London Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and now sits on the Board and on the Executive of IJP.
Katarzyna Skrzypek is a psychologist, training psychotherapist and supervisor of the Polish Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (PTPP) in private practice in Warsaw. She is a former president of the Society, former EFPP Delegate. She leads seminars for Candidates of the Society at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PSP) in Warsaw. She is co-editor of “Siblings: Coexistence and Concern, Rivalry and Envy”, a book which brought together some of the papers from the EFPP conference that was held under this title in 2011.