Tara Bredesen, ASW, obtained her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in 2018. She completed her internship at UCSF’s Infant-Parent Program and currently works as a Birth-to-Five mental health clinician with A Better Way, Inc., in San Francisco. As a Scholar of the Multicultural Concerns Committee, she presented at the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology’s (Division 39) Annual Spring Meeting in 2019.
Lynne Layton, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst and Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School. She teaches and supervises at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. Dr. Layton is the author of numerous works exploring psychoanalysis, gender, and class, and is the editor of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society.
Julie Leavitt, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in San Francisco. Staff psychiatrist at Access Institute, Dr. Leavitt is Chair of Curriculum, president-elect, and faculty at PINC. Besides robots, her current areas of interest and writing include geographic palimpsests, ghosts, intuition, and rethinking fe/male sexuality.
Carla Leone, Ph.D., is the director of North Suburban Family Psychologists, in Lincolnwood, Illinois, and is on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. She is an elected member of the governing council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP), Co-Chair of IAPSP’s Membership Committee, and Chair and Co-founder of that organization’s Couples Therapy Interest Group.
Scott Lines, Ph.D., is psychoanalyst and forensic psychologist in Berkeley, graduate of PINC and Past President of NCSPP. He is on the clinical faculty at CIIS, and has previously taught at Access Institute, CPMC, The Psychotherapy Institute. Current writing includes malignant narcissism, a memoir of alcoholism in the family, and a musical theater piece on Jim Jones and Jonestown.
Era A. Loewenstein
Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D., is an adult, adolescent, and child psychoanalyst and a training and supervising analyst at SFCP. Era is on the faculty of SFCP, NCSPP, and Access Institute. Her most recent article, “Dystopian Narratives: Encounters with the Perverse Sadomasochistic Universe,” was published in The Psychoanalytic Inquiry in 2017.
Sheila Longerbeam, Psy.D., LMFT, is a psychoanalyst, licensed since 1991. She trained at The Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Group and The Couples Institute and devotes most of her practice to work with couples. Dr. Longerbeam has taught and supervised couple therapy widely in the community.
Molly Ludlam, M.A., recently retired as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with couples, individuals, and parents. She now focuses on teaching, writing, and editing Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. Other publications include Couple Attachments: Theoretical and Clinical Studies (2007), co-edited with Viveca Nyberg; and, more recently, “Failure in Couple Relationships and in Couple Psychotherapy,” in Understanding and Coping with Failure: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (2014); “Sitting with
Stephen Lugar, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist who works with adults, adolescents, and children in San Francisco. He worked for many years in community mental health at RAMS, Inc. in its outpatient, school-based, and residential programs and has also supervised and taught at both RAMS and Access Institute. Dr. Lugar is currently a candidate in psychoanalytic training at PINC.