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Nellie L. Thompson

Nellie L. Thompson is an historian and member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, where she is also curator of the Archives and Special Collections of the A.A. Brill Library. Thompson’s research interests include the history of psychoanalysis and the role and contributions of women to the psychoanalytic movement. She has written papers on early women psychoanalysts, including Helene Deutsch, Josephine Jackson, Edith Jacobson and Marie Bonaparte.

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Elisabeth Rozetta Geleerd

Elizabeth Rozetta Geleerd’s work on extreme psychological conditions such as amnesia and schizophrenia led to new methods for treating seriously disturbed children and adolescents. Along with opening her own private practice, Geleerd became a training analyst and a member of the educational committee of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and helped shape its child and adolescent analysis program.

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