Practice-Based Psychodynamic Learning Center (PPLC)

About Our Faculty

All of our courses
are taught by NPAP’s faculty
with extensive experience
as instructors, practitioners and supervisors.


John Bliss, LCSW

Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, Member, NPAP. Co-founder of an outpatient licensed substance abuse clinic thirty-two years ago where he continues to work.

Edgard Francisco Danielsen-Morales, Ph.D., LP

Psychoanalyst in private practice. Visiting Professor, Psychology and Religion Program, Union Theological Seminary, New York City. Former Full Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, University of Puerto Rico.

Neil Herlands, LCSW

Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist in private practice. Member and Faculty, NPAP. Author of clinical articles on psychoanalytic technique. Musician.

Susana Martinez, Ph.D.

A training analyst, supervisor, and faculty at different institutes in New York City, including the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP), the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP), and the Harlem Family Institute (HFI). Her areas of study and interest range from the history of psychoanalysis and Freud’s early writings to Self Psychology and infant research, with an emphasis on clinical applications. She has a private practice in New York City and works with individual adults and couples.

Sue Mitchell, MSW

Sue Mitchell is a Senior member, board member since 2011 and Dean of Training at NPAP since 2014. She has taught Psychodynamic Listening Skills through PPLC at NPAP since 2017 and Introduction Psychoanalytic Technique at NPAP’s psychanalytic program since 2015. She has an M.A. in Childhood Education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University and a B.A. also from Columbia. She is a member of NAAP and IAPSP. She practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy with adults in Manhattan.

Art Pomponio, Ph.D., LP

Psychoanalyst in private practice. Senior member, training analyst, supervisor, and faculty member at NPAP. Former president of the Training Institute and former Dean of Faculty and Curriculum at NPAP. Current Director of the Practice-based Psychodynamic Learning Center (PPLC).

Ruth Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

Psychoanalyst in private practice. Instructor, Supervisor, NPAP. Editorial Board, The Psychoanalytic Review. Adjunct Professor, graduate clinical psychology department, Columbia University. Certified biofeedback therapist. Many publications and lectures on integration of psychoanalysis with concepts from Buddhism, quantum physics, studies in psi phenomena , neuroscience, and spirituality.

Claire Steinberger, Ph.D.

Senior Member and Faculty, NPAP, Adjunct Associate Professor Long Island University, NYS Family Mediator, Clinical Supervisor, AAMFT; Specializations include psychoanalysis and family/couple systems, intergenerational and relational trauma, and human development. Research emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, intrapsychic, interpersonal and cultural interface

PPLC is a Program of
The Training Institute of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis

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