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Antonietta Corvasce, LPC is a psychotherapist licensed in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. She specializes in traumatic loss and couples and family therapy. Antonietta served as Chair of the Board for The Washington School of Psychiatry for four years before stepping down in 2020. During that term she led a number of initiatives for the School including the 80th Anniversary fundraiser for WSP attended by over 100 people. She brings her experience and enthusiasm to the NWSP in her role as Co-Chair of the Board. While employed at a local hospice as the grief counselor for the inpatient unit, she pursued her certification in Thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling. In addition, she has completed both Level I and Level II of Complicated Grief Therapy training through the Columbia School of Social Work in NYC, she is a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care provider through the MISS Foundation (Mothers in Sympathy and Support). In addition she has obtained her Grief Educator Certification, a comprehensive grief training program led by renowned grief expert, David Kessler.


Lenore Shapiro, MSW is a psychotherapist licensed in Washington, DC, Maryland and Colorado. She specializes in long term treatment centered on early trauma and developmental issue with adults of all ages. Lenore has been a member of the Washington School of Psychiatry for over 30 years and has served in many administrative roles as well as faculty and member of the Meyer Treatment Center. Lenore taught on the faculty of the Core Concepts Progam as well as a founding member of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture.


Richard A. Chefetz, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in American University Park, Washington, D.C. He specializes in the treatment of trauma, and especially those persons for whom dissociative adaptations to living have been central for their survival. A former President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Rich co-founded and then chaired what was then the Dissociative Disorders Psychotherapy Training Program in 2000, now with well-over three thousand graduates. He is listowner and head moderator of the 2100 person international internet forum for trauma and dissociation, DISSOC. He was a founding member of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, in Washington, D.C., and was Secretary there for the first six years of its life. Rich brings his organizational skills and energy to the Office of Secretary of the NWSP Board. He is a 1985 graduate of the WSP Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program, where, most importantly, he met his wife of 38 years, Kathryn J. Chefetz, LICSW.


Jody Tabner Thayer, MSW, JD, is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Bethesda, MD. She previously served for six years as Executive Director Clinical Director and Ex Officio Board member at a not-for-profit mental health center in Rockville, MD. Jody served on the faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry, and will continue teaching at the NWSP.


Mona Ezzat-AbuHamda, PhD, with a career focused on refugee support and trauma care, earned her Doctoral degree from The George Washington University. Her private practice in McLean, VA, specializes in providing care for BIPOC patients.


Joel Kanter, MSW, LCSW-C is in private practice of clinical social work in Silver Spring, Maryland.  A graduate of the Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program at the WSP, he is a faculty member at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance.  He serves on the Editorial Boards of  the Clinical Social Work and Psychoanalytic Social Work Journals and has been recognized as a Distinguished Practitioner by the National Academy of Practice in Social Work.  He has authored over 50 articles (including several on Sullivan) and book chapters in a diverse array of publications, including the International Review of Psychoanalysis, the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic and American Imago.  His book Face to Face with Children: The Life and Work of Clare Winnicott was published by Karnac in 2004.  Although his professional interests are diverse, he deeply appreciates the Interpersonal tradition that has been launched and nourished at the Washington School of Psychiatry.


Richard Margolies, PhD, a Clinical Psychologist, is enjoying a slow glide into retirement from his 50 years of clinical practice and leadership consulting.  He did research and consulted, with colleagues, to diverse public, private, and international organizations in the United States, Ireland and Sweden.  His dissertation, ‘The Psychoanalytic Meaning of Work’ was Chaired by Bob Stolorow.  He is a co-author of Transforming Healthcare Leadership: A Systems Guide to Improve Patient Care, Decrease Costs, and Improve Population Health. He will assist NWSP in visioning, process design, and systems thinking.


Rob Bamberger, MSW

Andrew Carroll, PsyD

Kirsten Chadwick, PhD

Kathryn Chefetz, LICSW

Richard A. Chefetz, MD (Lifetime Member)

Carlton Cornett, MSW

Antonietta Corvasce, LPC

Tybe Diamond, MSW, BCD

Glory Fox Dierker, PhD

Molly Donovan, PhD

Megan Flood, MA, MSW, LICSW

Jeffrey Frank, LCSW

Jon Frederickson, MSW

Fonya Helm, PhD, ABPP

Simone Jacobs, MSW

Joel Kanter, MSW, LCSW-C

Kathleen Landers, LCSW-C

Richard Margolies, PhD

Joan Medway, PhD, MSW

Adele Natter, LICSW

Shoba Nayar, MSW

Jane Prelinger, LICSW

George Saiger, MD

Lenore Shapiro, MSW, LICSW

Margo Silberstein, EdD

Michael Stadter, PhD (Lifetime Member)

Jonathan Stillerman, PhD, CGP

Jody Tabner Thayer, LCSW-C, LICSW, JD

Jack Tawil, MSW

Audrey Walker, MSW

Ayana Watkins-Northern, PhD, LLC 

Barry Wepman, PhD

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