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About Dr. Judith Mitrani

For nearly four decades, I was a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst and a Member of The Psychoanalytic Center of California in Los Angeles, and I was honored with Emeritus Status after my retirement from clinical practice in 2015. A Fellow of the International Psycho-Analytical Association, my work has been published in at least nine languages. I have been the recipient of The James Gooch Essay Prize, The Windholtz Prize for psychoanalytic writing and The Rozsica Parker Prize. I am known as the author of many theoretical and clinical papers published in both American and international peer-reviewed journals. I am the author of the books Framework for the Imaginary: Clinical Explorations in Primitive States of Being (first published in 1996, and re-issued by Karnac in 2008), Ordinary People and Extra-Ordinary Protections: a post-Kleinian Approach to the Treatment of Primitive Mental States (New Library of Psychoanalysis, Routledge, 2000), and Taking The Transference: Essays on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (Karnac, 2014). I also co-edited the anthologies Encounters with Autistic States: A Memorial Tribute to Frances Tustin (Jason Aronson, 1997) and Frances Tustin Today (New Library of Psychoanalysis, Routledge, 2015) with my analyst/husband Dr. Theodore Mitrani. I was the founding Chair of the Frances Tustin Memorial Trust from 1995 until 2018 and continue to serve on the Board of Trustees and we have traveled the world speaking and teaching. Since 2016, I have resided with my husband and our cat in Paris, France.

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