ABAPsa Board of Directors

Ronald C. Naso, PhD, ABPP

President, MOC Reviewer

Ronald C. Naso, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who has been in independent practice for more than thirty years.  He received his B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from New York University. After completing postdoctoral training at the Westchester division of New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, he served for many years as a clinical instructor and supervisor in the Doctoral Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship training programs at the Child Guidance Center of Southern CT. 

In addition to his duties as President of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa), Dr. Naso continues to coordinate the newly mandated Maintenance of Certification now required of all board certified specialists.  He has authored numerous papers on psychoanalytic topics and currently holds positions as associate editor of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies, contributing editor of Division/Review and Journal of Psychology and Clinical Psychiatry, and was a member of the workgroup for the child section of the second edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2). His book entitled Hypocrisy Unmasked: Dissociation, Shame, and the Ethics of Inauthenticity was published by Aronson in 2010. In 2016, he co-edited two books with Dr. Jon Mills: Ethics of Evil: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Karnac) and Humanizing Evil: Psychoanalytic, Philosophical, & Clinical Perspectives (Routledge). His new book, Progress in Psychoanalysis: Envisioning the Future of the Profession, co-edited with Drs. Axelrod and Rosenberg, will be published in 2018.


John Watkins, PhD, ABPP

President Elect, Practice Sample Coordinator

Dr. John M. Watkins has specialized in clinical psychology and psychoanalysis for over 20 years.  After serving as a faculty member and Director of pediatric psychology and neuropsychology programs at UCLA, Stanford, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Watkins currently maintains a private practice in Santa Monica and serves on the faculty and as a member of the Board of Directors at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.  He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and completed his internship and postdoctoral research and training in child clinical psychology and neuropsychology in the Department of Psychology and the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. He has written scholarly papers, research articles and reviews on topics that include ADHD, learning disorders, pediatric HIV, traumatic brain injury, and adolescent development.  Dr. Watkins serves as the Practice Sample Coordinator and President-elect for the ABAPsa.  


Stanton Marlan, PhD, ABPP, LP

Past President, BOT Representative 

Stanton Marlan, PhD, ABPP, LP, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Marlan holds doctorates in both Clinical Psychology and Philosophy,  and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University and senior supervisor at its psychology clinic.  He is a training and supervising analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and is President of the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts. He is Board certified in both clinical psychology and psychoanalysis from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is a director on The American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) and is now its Past President, and is the psychoanalytic representative and member of the Board of Trustees of the ABPP.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Marlan has published numerous articles on Jungian psychology and is the editor of four books, including Archetypal Psychologies: Reflections in Honor of James Hillman. He was a Fay lecturer at Texas A&M and the author of The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness. Dr. Marlan has lectured widely at Jungian and Archetypal conferences in the United States and abroad, including the first International Conference on Jungian Analysis and Chinese Culture in Guangzhou, China; the IAAP International Congresses in Cambridge and Barcelona; and the first international conference of the Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority in Berlin. He was a keynote speaker for the Guild of Pastoral Psychology held at Oxford University in England, and keynote speaker for the Jung Society at the University of Toronto. He has taught at the C. G. Jung Institut-Z├╝rich and other Jungian institutes and universities. His interests include: alchemy, dream analysis, and he is currently exploring illumination theory. He is currently working on a new book entitled, The Philosophers' Stone: The Alchemy and Art of Illumination.


Barry Dauphin, PhD, ABPP


Barry Dauphin, PhD, ABPP is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Detroit Mercy PhD Clinical Psychology Program. He graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in Psychology and was the recipient of the Aaron Hartman Award for undergraduate excellence in psychology. He obtained an M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Tulane (1986) and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Syracuse University in 1988. He completed his predoctoral internship at Yale University Medical School (1987-88) and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology from the Detroit Psychiatric Institute (DPI)/Wayne State Medical School from 1988-90. He maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and assessment in Birmingham, MI.

He has served as president of the Michigan Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, president of Section IV (Local Chapters) of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of APA, Section IV representative to the Division 39 Board, treasurer, Division 39 Board representative, and president of Section V, and Chair of Research Committee of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education. He is a consulting editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment.

Dr. Dauphin received the 2008 Faculty Achievement Award from Detroit Mercy in recognition of outstanding achievement by a junior faculty member. Dr. Dauphin has a variety of research interests including information processing, cognition and personality, affect, attachment and object relations, video-gaming and personality, psychological assessment, professional education, psychoanalytic theory, American culture, therapy work with under-served populations, and clinical judgment. He is the author of Tantalizing Times: Excitements, Disconnects and Discontents in Contemporary American Society (2006; Peter Lang Publishing). Dr. Dauphin received his ABPP (Psychoanalysis in Psychology) in 2016.


Jon Mills, PsyD, PhD, ABPP

National Exam Chair

Jon Mills, PsyD, PhD, ABPP is a philosopher, psychoanalyst, and clinical psychologist. He is Professor of Psychology & Psychoanalysis at the Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto, Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, Fellow of the Academy of Psychoanalysis, and a licensed psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Mills received his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and was a Fulbright scholar in the departments of philosophy at the University of Toronto and York University. He is Fellow and Past-President of the Section on Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association, Editor of three international book series, and author and editor of over one-hundred publications including nineteen books. In 2006, 2011, and 2013 he was recognized with a Gradiva Award for his scholarship from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in New York City, was given a Significant Contribution to Canadian Psychology Award in 2008, a Goethe Award for best book in 2013, and the Otto Weininger Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in 2015 by the Canadian Psychological Association. He runs a mental health corporation in Ontario and is the only psychologist in Canada with double board certification in clinical psychology & psychoanalysis.


Richard R. Hansen, PhD, ABPP

Credential Reviewer

Dr. Hansen is  Board Certified in Psychoanalysis,  and is a board member and the National Credential Reviewer of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis.  He received his Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University.   He is a faculty member and supervising analyst in the Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at Adelphi University. Dr. Hansen is also a supervisor of psychotherapy in the clinical psychology doctoral programs at Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, and the Ferkauf Graduate School, Yeshiva University.  He maintains a private practice in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, New York.


Marilyn Metzl, PhD, ABPP

Academy Coordinator

Dr. Metzl is a Psychologist/Psychoanalyst in independent practice in Kansas City, MO, treating adults, adolescents, children, couples and families, is past president of the Missouri Psychological Association (MOPA), holds Diplomate status from the American Psychological Association (APA), and is a Fellow of APA (Division 39, Psychoanalysis).  Dr. Metzl, is former director of the Kansas City Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is on the teaching faculty of the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Institute and is currently Program Chair.  She has presented nationally and internationally on issues such as self-esteem, depression, men’s issues, social competence, women’s human rights, attention deficit, anxiety disorders, and narcissism, and is on the teaching faculty of the Chinese-American Psychoanalytic Alliance.  Dr. Metzl is past-President of Sections III, Women; IV, Local Chapters, and VIII , Couple and Family, is Federal Advocacy Coordinator for Division 39, and advocates for governmental issues pertaining to psychoanalysis.  In addition to her professional work, Dr. Metzl’s interests include Pilates, snow skiing, and ballroom dancing.


Theodore Ellenhorn, PhD, ABPP


Ted Ellenhorn received an MA in School Psychology and a Ph.D. in Combined Clinical/Research Psychology in 1989 at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University. Dr. Ellenhorn is Professor and Core Faculty in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University New England, where he serves as the Director of Research, Director of Student Affairs, and Coordinator of the Psychoanalytic Studies Group. He is a Board Certified, American Board of Professional Psychology, Specialty Certification in Psychoanalysis and Fellow American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Ellenhorn is graduate and faculty of the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP). He is a former president of the Western Massachusetts/Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Local Chapter, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association, and a founding member of the Post Graduate Fellowship Program-West, MIP.

Dr. Ellenhorn’s clinical and research interests include: processes and structures of objectification and dehumanization, community violence and trauma, verbal expression and physical and emotional health, intergenerational transmission of culture and systems of fetishized primitive delusional beliefs and objects, deracination sequelae, unconscious communication, character formation and maintenance, and psychotherapy process research. He has presented papers nationally on such topics as dreams, silence, humor, nonverbal participation, psychotherapy research, discourse analysis, language and personality style, referential functioning, multiple code theory, varieties of self-experience, siblings, dissociation, therapist couples, violence and PTSD, the future of professional psychology, psychoanalytic education, anomie, and professional correspondences in history. In the 1990’s, he was a principal of the Ellenhorn Consultation Group, providing leadership development, executive coaching, assessment, team building, and human factors consultation. He has worked internationally with issues of globalization, high growth, leadership, and creativity.

Dr. Ellenhorn was previously an instructor in psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has also held positions as Adjunct Faculty and Supervisor, Doctoral Program, Smith College School for Social Work, Adjunct Assistant Research Professor at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University, and Adjunct Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor, Doctoral Program, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Ellenhorn is also a musician, working primarily in jazz settings as a guitar player.


David L. Downing, PsyD, ABPP

Awards Coordinator

David L Downing, PsyD, ABPP, is a tenured professor and the former Director of Graduate Programs in Psychology at the University of Indianapolis, Graduate Programs in Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has held positions of Director of Clinical Training at tow other programs of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.  He was Dean and training and supervising psychoanalyst of the Center for Psychoanalytic Study in Chicago, from which he received his formal training in psychoanalysis.  He has been active on the Board of the APA's Division of Psychoanalysis [39], and currently serves as an APA Council Representative of the Division. He is one of the founders and a past-president of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education; current president of the Chicago Open Chapter for the Study of Psychoanalysis; the co-chairperson of the Division 39 Education and Training Committee; the past-president of Section IV (Local Chapters), a member of the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Psychology;  the past-president of Section V (Applied Clinical Psychoanalysis), and the in-coming president of Section I (Psychoanalyst Practitioners). He is the co-author and co-editor of four books and has written several papers and bookk chapters, chiefly regarding the treatment of severe psychopathology, personality organisations, pedagogy, and health-care policy.  He also maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis, psychoanalytical psychotherapy, and consultation/supervision in Chicago and Indianapolis.


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