Co-Founders and Co-Creators of
Catherine Baker-Pitts is currently studying the emotional repercussions of cosmetic surgery. Beyond asking why women elect surgery, she is interested in the effects of a surgical makeover on relationships, identity, and body integrity. Her upcoming book about cosmetic surgery, with a foreword by Dr. Susie Orbach, is based on years of interviewing patients and surgeons, attending parties where the main attraction is Botox, and accompanying women throughout the surgical process - from the planning and consultation to the surgery and recovery.
Carol Bloom Co-founder The Women's Therapy Centre Institute, New York. She is a member of the Teaching Faculty and Board of Directors. Carol co-author of Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994), and The Truth about Dieting.
Luise Eichenbaum Co-founded The Women's Therapy Centre, London, and The Women's Therapy Centre Institute in New York. She has written several books, including Understanding Women: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Approach, What Do Women Want: Exploding the Myth of Dependency, and Between Women: Love, Envy and Competition in Women's Friendships.
Andrea Gitter is a co-author of Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994), and The Truth about Dieting. She is a Supervisor and member of the Teaching Faculty of The WTCI's One-Year Postgraduate Training Program, and the Executive Board of The Women's Therapy Centre Institute, Inc.
Laura Kogel is a co-author of Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994). Her psychotherapy practice in New York specializes in eating and body image problems.
Leah Kramnick is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in disordered eating and body image struggles in adolescents and young women. She is also the director of Teen Talk, adolescent psychotherapy services, at The Training Institute for Mental Health.
Caren Shapiro is a visual artist and psychotherapist in private practice. Her art and her practice focus on identifying, understanding, and overcoming societal conditions that undermine our ability to live empowered lives.
Anne Wennerstrand has written for Dance Magazine, The Dance Insider, Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment & Prevention, Journal of the American Dance Therapy Association, The Mind-Body Encyclopedia, Play In Context: Meanings and Perspectives, Journal of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. She is a member of the faculty of The Women's Therapy Centre Insitute's One Year Training Program.
Lela Zaphiropoulos is the Co-Director of The Women's Therapy Centre Institute's Training Program. She is a co-author of Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994), and co-author with Jane Hirschmann of Preventing Childhood Eating Problems.