Milena Edwards, Psy.D., grew interested in film as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley where she majored in Rhetoric and Film Studies. Her interest continued throughout graduate school, choosing Michael Haneke’s film The Piano Teacher to explore the use of perverse defenses within narcissistic object relationships in her dissertation.
Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D., is an associate professor of pediatrics at UCSF and a developmental and clinical psychologist with a private practice in Oakland. She is Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center and attending psychologist at at Benioff Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ehrensaft has served on the faculty of UCSF, UC Berkeley, the Wright Institute, PINC, and Access Institute. She has authored seven books, including the forthcoming The Gender Creative Child.
Esther Ehrensaft, Ph.D., is in private practice in San Francisco and has particular expertise in the area of adoption and interfaith and transracial couples therapy. She has taught and presented on the psychology of adoption locally and abroad and created the mandatory adoption preparation workshops for local and international organizations.
Dianne Elise, Ph.D., is a personal and supervising analyst and on the faculty of PINC. She is an Associate Editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality and past editorial board member of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Elise has published numerous psychoanalytic papers on gender and sexuality and is in private practice in Oakland.
Eric P. Essman
Eric Essman, MA, is Co-Chair of the NCSPP Intensive Study Group Committee, a board member of PINC, and has frequently contributed film and book reviews to fort da.
Mary J. Ewert, DMH, is a member and faculty at SFCP and on the clinical faculty at UCSF. She practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy with adults in San Francisco and Walnut Creek.