Brief Bio

Head, Department of Psychoanalytic Education (DPE)

  • American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)

Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Emory University School of Medicine

Training and Supervising Analyst, Associate Co-Director, and Past Progression Committee Chair

  • Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute

Distinguished Fellow

  • American Psychiatric Association

Recipient 2009 International Children's Champion's Award

  • Africa’s Children’s Fund
  • Past recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mr. Arthur Blank, Mrs. Marian Wright-Edelman, Dr. David Satcher, Mr. Mark O’Connell, Mr. Tom Warth and Mr. Danny Glover

Medical School

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • AOA, Psychiatry Graduation Prize


  • New York Hospital-Cornell, Payne Whitney Clinic
  • Faculty Council Teaching Award

Analytic Training

  • Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis

  • American Board of Psychoanalysis
American Board of Psychoanalysis Board Certified

Past Member

  • Skyland Trail Professional Advisory Board

Past Examiner in Psychiatry

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Past Member, Scientific Program Committee

  • American Psychiatric Association

Past President, Secretary, and Program Chair

  • Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society

Past Co-Chair, DPE Institute Advisory and Consultation Section (IACS)

  • American Psychoanalytic Association

Past Co-Chair, Scientific Paper Prize Committee

  • American Psychoanalytic Association

Modern psychiatry integrated with contemporary psychoanalysis offers an enormously powerful body of knowledge for the relief of human suffering.