Dr Doris Brothers

Dr Doris Brothers

Doris Brothers, is a co-founder of the Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology Foundation (TRISP). She is co-editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IJPSP) and chief editor of eForum, the online newsletter of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP). She serves on the executive and advisory boards of IAPSP.

She has published numerous papers and three books: Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered psychoanalyzis (2008), Falling Backwards: An Exploration of Trust and Self-Experience (1995), and, with Richard Ulman, The Shattered Self: A Psychoanalytic Study of Trauma (1988). She has presented her work throughout the United States and in many other countries. She is in private practice in Manhattan, New York, USA.


Online Modules

Past and Current Confer Events


Therapy Failures Unraveled
Saturday 1 November 2014

Trauma Skills
Wednesday evenings 18 January – 28 March 2012

Applications of Object Relations Theory in Contemporary Psychotherapy
12 September to 5 December 2011

Intergenerational Trauma Conference – Dublin
Saturday 5 September 2009

Intergenerational Trauma Conference
Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 September 2009

Psychological Trauma and the Child
Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September 2008

Therapeutic Alliance
10 Wednesday evenings from 9 April 2008


Read our winning entry, “The Book and the Child” by Mary Pyle




Barker, M-J. (2018) Rewriting the Rules: An Anti-Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships. London: Routledge


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