Vaia Tsolas is a training and supervising psychoanalyst at Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, where she teaches Freud and Lacan. She is the co-founder/director of Rose Hill Psychological, a mental health center in NYC and the Bronx since 2006. She received her Ph.D. from the Derner Institute and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She was the 2007 winner of the IPA’s Sacerdoti Prize. In addition, Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research honored Dr. Tsolas with the 2013 Klar award for teaching excellence. Dr. Tsolas has devoted herself for fifteen years to the transmission of psychoanalytic thought and practice, training young clinicians at Rose Hill Psychological, NY. Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research granted the 2010 Lionel Ovesey award to Dr. Tsolas for her entrepreneurial work at Rose Hill Psychological Services and her innovative idea of bringing psychoanalytic therapy to patients from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Dr. Tsolas is the co-editor with Dr Anzieu-Premmereur of two books, “The Psychoanalytic Exploration of Today’s World” (Routledge, 2017) and “a Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Contemporary Search for Pleasure” (Routledge upcoming). She in private practice with adults in New York City.
Christine Anzieu-Premmereur received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Paris University in and graduated as Adult and Child Psychiatrist at Paris Medical School. She trained at the Société Psychanalytique de Paris where she is member, and she moved to New York in August 2000 where she has a private practice as an adult and child psychoanalyst. She is on the faculty of the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research; she is Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University and the chair of the IPA Committee for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis.
She published two books in French, on Play in Child Psychotherapy in 1999, and on Psychoanalytic Interventions with Parents and Babies in 2003, and papers in English on Child psychoanalysis, motherhood, the Symbolization Process and Psychosomatics, and chapters on “The Process of Representation in Early Childhood”, on “Capacity to Dream and Night Terrors in Children”, on “Attacks on Linking in Parents of Young Disturbed Children”.
She co-edited with Vaia Tsolas the 2017 book “A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Today’s World: On the Body” and recently “A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Contemporary Search for Pleasure” (Routledge upcoming).