Faculty

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  • Lynne Layton

    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

    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

    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.

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    Scott Lines

    Scott Lines, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst and forensic psychologist in Berkeley, graduate of PINC, past president of NCSPP, and clinical faculty at CIIS, Access Institute, CPMC, TPI. 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. 

  • Molly Ludlam

    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

    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.