Patricia Bratt, PhD is a psychoanalyst with practices in Livingston, NJ and New York City. She is a Director of the Academy of Clinical & Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP), ACAP’s Applied Division, sponsoring programs for professionals and the community on topics relevant to clinical practice, everyday life challenges, workplace and school functioning. She is Director of ACAP’s Trauma and Resilience Studies programs, has been a consultant for hostage negotiation and Critical Incident Stress Management teams, developed ACAP’s CISM team that served more than 3,000 victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Dr. Bratt is faculty and training supervisor at ACAP. She is the author of articles on group dynamics, stress in relationships, resilience, and working with memory impaired trauma victims.
Demetria DeLia, Ph.D.,LCSW – Dr. DeLia holds a master’s degree in education, an MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work; she is a certified psychoanalyst and has received post-doctoral certification in EMDR; she is a published author and has been approved by NASW-NJ as a ceu presenter since 2009 (including the Clinical Case Seminar approved in 2009); she is certified as a NASW-NJ Supervisor; she also presented a workshop at the 2016 NASW Conference. She serves as Dean of Research at ACAP and is a faculty member for the MA in Mental Health Counseling offered at ACAP through the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.
Nancy Gerber, Ph.D., MAP, received her doctorate in English from Rutgers University. From 2000 to 2008 she taught undergraduate courses in the English and Women’s Studies departments at Rutgers-Newark. She is the author of Losing a Life: A Daughter’s Memoir of Caregiving, which she wrote to chronicle the shock her family experienced after her father suffered a massive stroke. The book was described by PsycCritiques as a work “that merits consideration in a wide array of disciplines, including gerontology, literature, psychology, and family studies.” Her second book, Fire and Ice, was published in 2014 and was nominated for a Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She has facilitated writing workshops at Rutgers, the Holocaust Council of Metrowest, and public libraries, and is currently facilitating a Write to Heal on-going group at the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP). Dr. Gerber earned a Masters in Psychoanalysis from Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis-New Jersey (BGSP-NJ), in 2016, and is an advanced clinical candidate at ACAP.
George Grant started working-life as an electrical engineer in telecom. During the telecom bust of the early 2000s, he turned crisis into greater meaning by becoming a high school physics teacher. In an effort for this recovering engineer to better understand his students, he started taking a class each semester in the evening at ACAP in Livingston, NJ in 2007. Today Mr. Grant has an MA in Mental Health Counseling from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, is an advanced candidate in the psychoanalytic certificate program at ACAP, has retired from teaching, works part time at the JCNV, has a growing clinical practice, and has been one of the founding members of i-Strive, a program for young adults on the spectrum who have aged-out of other programs. Mr. Grant also holds a BSEE and an MBA in addition to holding endorsements in teaching mathematics and physical science at the secondary level from the state of NJ.
Lillesol Kane, PhD, NCPsyA is a psychoanalyst with a private practice in Morristown, NJ. She has degrees from Johns Hopkins, Brown and the University of Sydney, Australia and is completing a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from BGSP-NJ in Livingston, NJ. She has a special interest in the emotional conflicts that money and financial matters elicit in both patients and therapists alike.
Judy Lapides holds a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counselling from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis New Jersey and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Montclair State University. She received a certificate in Psychoanalysis from The Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis in Livingston, NJ. She is a NJ Certified Psychoanalyst. Ms Lapides has spent many years working with adolescent girls. She taught to adolescent girls at Kent Pace School fin Summit, NJ for 17 years. During those years she applied modern psychoanalytic techniques to her teaching. Ms. Lapides has been treating adolescent and young adult women for the past nine years- (both during her modern psychoanalytic training and now in her private practice). She is currently a fellow and teaching assistant at The Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis. Ms Lapides has a private practice in Morristown, NJ where she treats adolescents, adults and couples.
Rosemary S. McGee, D.M.H.,MAMHC, LAC is a Humanities scholar and Medical Humanities faculty member at Morristown Medical Center, teaching Medical Humanities to Internal Medicine residents and facilitating Literature and Medicine sessions with medical staff. She is a member of the MMC Bioethics Committee. In addition, Dr. McGee is an adjunct professor at Drew University in Madison, NJ, and owns and operates Arseya, a custom book publishing company. She serves as President Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Mrs. Wilson’s House, in Morristown, NJ, is a trustee emeritus for St. Peter’s Prep School in Jersey City, and teaches poetry and writing to community groups. Dr. McGee’s first book, Spilling My Guts, was published in 2007. She holds a doctorate in Medical Humanities from Drew University, and a masters in Mental Health Counseling from Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis-New Jersey (BGSP-NJ). Currently, she is an advanced clinical candidate in the certificate program at the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP).
Vicki Semel, PsyD is a psychoanalyst, psychologist, and political scientist with 30 years experience working clinically with issues involving countertransference and vicarious trauma. She is the President of ACAP, has published widely about treatment issues with the elderly, countertransference, and conflicts in treatment
Eva Silver, MSW, a graduate of Simmons School of Social Work and Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, has been working in the mental health field for more than 35 years. Her work in numerous psychiatric hospitals and out-patient clinics provided extensive experience with the full range of psychological disorders. She has taught at psychoanalytic institutes in Boston and Seattle, and is currently on the faculty at ACAP. Mrs. Silver is in private practice in Livingston, N.J., where she sees individuals and families, and provides supervision to clinicians.
Ms. Thomas received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Corcoran School of Art. She went on to receiving an MS in Art therapy at College of New Rochelle. Her interest in the unconscious lead her to become a modern psychoanalyst, receiving a certificate from the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis in 2015. She then received a MA in Mental Health Counseling at Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. For 17 years Lisa has worked at Essex County Hospital Center as an art therapist serving severe and persistent mentally ill adults. She facilitates mainly on group therapy, both verbal and art therapy. She has provided supervision for art therapy and modern psychoanalytic students since 2005. Lisa has been in private practice for 10 years, working with a variety of populations in Livingston, NJ.
Dr. Thomas Tufaro has advanced training in modern psychoanalysis, organizational and educational psychology and leadership theory. He is a 20-year educator and educational leader who has trained hundreds of parents, educators, mental health professionals and organizational leaders on best practices and other related topics. He has worked as a teacher, department supervisor and district-level leader, is the founder and CEO of Tufaro Educational Consulting, LLC and is an adjunct professor at Centenary University. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from William Paterson College, an M.A.Ed. in Educational Administration from St. Peter’s College and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth.
Annette Vaccaro, Ed.D., LCSW, SCP, ATR-BC, ACS is a psychoanalyst with a general practice in Livingston, NJ. She is Director of Curriculum and a grant writer supporting community mental health education for workers who serve vulnerable populations at The Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP). She has a specialty in clinical supervision within psychoanalysis, counseling, social work and art therapy. She received a doctorate from Argosy University.