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Otto Kernberg is Past-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He is also Training and Supervising Analyst of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. In the past, Dr. Kernberg served as Director of the C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Supervising and Training Analyst of the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, and Director of the Psychotherapy Research Project of the Menninger Foundation. Later, he was Director of the General Clinical Service of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. From 1976 to 1995 he was Associate Chairman and Medical Director of The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division. Dr. Kernberg was the Book Editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association from 1977-1993. He has received numerous awards for his excellence in Psychiatry. He is also the author of 12 books and co-author of 11 others
Alan Sugarman, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in La Jolla. Dr. Sugarman is a Training and Supervising Analyst in child, adolescent, and adult analysis at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center where he is a past Director of Education. He is Director of Psychoanalytic Education of the American Psychoanalytic Association, as well as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to coming to San Diego Dr. Sugarman was a postdoctoral fellow at the Menninger Foundation and a faculty member of the Yale University Department of Psychiatry. He is certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association and is a Diplomate in Assessment Psychology of the American Board of Assessment Psychology. Dr. Sugarman has over 70 professional publications and is a frequently invited speaker and teacher at local, national, and international psychoanalytic institutes, organizations, and conferences. He also serves on many professional editorial boards. He has been in private practice for 30 years in La Jolla.
J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D. is a forensic psychologist who also holds a Master of Divinity degree. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSD and is a consultant to the Behavioral Analysis Units of the FBI, Quantico. Dr. Meloy has authored or co-authored over 220 papers published in peer-reviewed psychiatric and psychological journals, and has authored, co-authored, or edited eleven books. He has been conducting research and writing on personality disorder, psychopathy, stalking, narcissism, criminality, mental disorder, and targeted violence for over 25 years.