M. Gerard Fromm, Ph.D., is Distinguished Faculty and former Director, Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center. Jerry has taught at, and consulted to, a number of psychoanalytic institutes across the US, and has served on the faculties of the Yale Child Study Center and Harvard Medical School. He is also President of the International Dialogue Initiative, an interdisciplinary group that studies the psychodynamics of societal conflict, and a past president of both the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems in Boston. Jerry has presented and published widely, including Lost in Transmission: Studies of Trauma across Generations; Taking the Transference, Reaching toward Dreams: Clinical Studies in the Intermediate Area; and A Spirit That Impels: Play, Creativity and Psychoanalysis.
Larry Hirschhorn, Ph.D. Principal and one of CFAR’s five founders, is a recognized expert on the psychodynamics of organizations, and has consulted to executive teams in a broad range of industries, helping them refine their group process so they can make better decisions. Trained as an economist, Larry’s consulting approach is grounded in the realities of the client’s business model, their interest in identifying avenues to profitable revenue, and the relationships between behavior, group dynamics and business success. He has developed many of the proprietary tools the firm uses to help clients develop strategy, implement change, and improve collaboration. He is a prolific writer, with four books and many articles in scholarly and consumer business publications to his credit. He is a member, founding member and former president of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.
Richard Morgan-Jones is a psychoanalytical psychotherapist and a team and organisational consultant.. Director of Work Force Health: Consulting and Research whose work is explored in consultancies, an international workshop and a book entitled: The Body of the Organisation and its Health, London: Karnac, which explores on how organisational life gets under the skin, reveals personal and team development opportunities and poses organisational strategic choices. He also has published about a psychoanalytic approach to understanding Restorative Justice, the Banking crisis and the question of the sustainability of money as a currency of exchange, the Vulnerability of the nation state and its citizens in Europe, the Celebrity cult, Social Dreaming and the Language of the group skin.
Gabrielle Rifkind is a practicing psychotherapist and group analyst, who works in conflict resolution in the Middle East. She directs the Oxford Process which started off as a programme of the NGO, Oxford Research Group, but is now a separate conflict prevention initiative which specialises in managing radical disagreement. A political entrepreneur, Rifkind has, over the last decade, created a number of quiet behind-the-scenes round-table discussions, often between groups who are not currently in dialogue in the Middle East. Her special areas of interest are Iran and the Palestine-Israel conflict. Her particular areas of expertise are the creation of suitable environments for negotiations and addressing the historical traumas and mistrust of the parties involved to avoid disruption of talks.
Arianna Rondos is a practicing psychotherapist, trainer, and consultant, specializing in refugee trauma and burnout and vicarious trauma related to frontline work in the humanitarian field. With a professional background in International Development and Human Rights Law, she worked for more than 12 years in the Middle East, Balkans and Europe for international organizations and local NGO’s. During this time she also trained as a psychotherapist in the UK whilst focusing her clinical work on refugees, GBV, trauma and psychosocial support. Since the beginning of the Migrant Crisis in 2015, she has worked with a local Austrian NGO ‘You-Are-Welcome’, in coordination with a lead psychiatrist at AKH hospital in Vienna, providing trauma therapy to asylum seekers and refugees (Iranian, Iraqi, Afghan and Syrian).
Mark Argent is an organisational consultant, retreat-giver. His retreat work includes eight years full-time work in a retreat centre, and his retreat-giving work draws heavily on experiences as an artist and composer. In the psychoanalytic sphere, study includes Lacanian approaches, with CFAR in London, and a non-aligned training with the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. His papers at ISPSO and OPUS conferences cluster round the interfaces between psychoanalysis and religion, and between psychoanalysis and politics, and his most recent publication is on Bion’s idea of O from the perspective of spiritual direction.
Dr. Ysé Coulondre is an adolescent – child psychiatrist FMH and psychoanalyst (Swiss Society), working in private practice as psychotherapist in Geneva and a clinical consultant for the department of child psychiatry, attached to the child onco-hematology unit at the Geneva University Hospital. She is also a Balint Psychodrama leader from the AIPB (Association Internationale de Psychodrame Balint), group therapist for children and teenager, and a member of ARPAG : Association Romande de Psychothérapie Analytique de Groupe).
Samia Elizabeth Dyer is a Psychologist Psychotherapist FSP-ACP expert on stress and burnout, trauma, management and prevention of conflicts, with more than 20 years of experience. In response to results carried out with company staff, studying their ‘suffering’ within their work environments, Ms. Dayer created the Walk & Talk (W&T) Approach. W&T is an innovative personal support, encouraging greater well-being and activity through the synergy between the mental activity (talk) and physical activity (walk). Over the years, her practice has increasingly integrated environmental elements into the very heart of each session (for example, a small child, a crow, a flower, etc.).
Dr. Susanna Hietbrink MPC is a social geographer & psychodynamic consultant and coach counselor. After working in Arts and Economics at the University of Amsterdam and having a career in the telecom-industry, Susanna gained more than 25 years of experience in boardroom consultancy. Since 2002 she has held various positions in the Supervisory Boards of the Housing Sector and Landcare. Her work focuses on the playing field between ratio and emotion in organizations. Recently she has been working on me too# movement issues in organizations. As former chair of the Alumni network of CCC she initiated the ERM 2017 in Amsterdam and was co-creator of the programme.
Willem de Lannoy works as psychodynamic (team)coach, consultant and communication advisor in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He graduated from the executive program ‘Coaching and Consulting in Context’ at the University Utrecht in 2014. Since autumn 2018 he is chairman of the Association of Alumni of the CCC, which organises seminars and other activities for alumni.