The Association for Child Psychoanalysis

ACP Board Members


President (2016-2018)

Jill Miller, Ph.D.

Jill M. Miller, Ph.D. is a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst in private practice in Washington DC. She did her Masters in Clinical Social Work at the University of Denver, her child and adolescent analytic training at the Anna Freud Centre in London, her Ph.D. at University College London, and her adult analytic training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Miller is a member of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and a Teaching Analyst at the Washington Institute. She is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Medical School, a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Denver Institute, and a Supervising Analyst for child and adolescent candidates in Washington DC, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. Dr. Miller has presented and published numerous papers on such topics as a historical reflection on the work of Anna Freud, children’s development of insight, analytic work with learning disabled children, the mind of the child analyst, the analyst as a developmental object, and other issues related to child analytic technique, as well as co-editing a book with Dr. Carla Neely entitled The Psychoanalytic Work of Hansi Kennedy: From War Nurseries to the Anna Freud Centre. Dr. Miller has been an active member of the ACP since 1990, serving on a number of committees and as Secretary of the organization.

Secretary (2016-2018)

Carla Elliott-Neely, Ph.D.

Carla Elliott-Neely, Ph.D. is a Child and adult psychoanalyst in private practice in Washington, DC. Dr. Neely has been on the Teaching Faculty at the Washington DC Psychoanalytic Institute, the Washington School of Psychiatry, and the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. She has previously served as President and Councilor for The Association for Child Psychoanalysis. Subjects of publications include; developmental imbalance, creativity, adoption, and sublimation.

Treasurer (2016-2018) 

Christian Maetzener, M.D.

Christian Maetzener, M.D. is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is a training and supervising analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Society, where he is currently serving on the Educational Committee and the Child Analysis Committee, chairs the investment advisory committee and co-teaches a psychoanalytic assessment class and the continuous case seminar in child analysis for child analysis candidates. At the New York Psychoanalytic Institute he previously served as treasurer and Board member. In addition to supervising psychoanalytic candidates at his institute, he supervises residents and child fellows at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and at Mount Sinai Medical School. He is also a member of the advisory committee for foreign books of the JAPA Review of Books, specifically for German psychoanalytic books. From 2004 to 2008 he was editor of the ACP Newsletter and from 2008 to 2011 he served as ACP councilor. In his function as independent psychiatric consultant for Holocaust survivors to the German Consulate in New York, he has been involved in matters related to increasing retribution payments for survivors.


Jack Novick, PhD

Jack Novick, M.A., Ph.D., has been on the ACP executive council, the membership committee, the program committee, chair of the future planning committee and chair of the Awards committee. He has given the plenary address on Termination at the ACP and he and Kerry Novick gave the Marianne Kris lecture entitled “Reclaiming The Land.” He and Kerry Novick have published 100 articles and written 4 books.

He trained at the Anna Freud Centre and the British Psychoanalytic Society & Institute where he was on the faculty and a child supervisor.

He returned to the U.S. to be appointed Associate Professor of Psychology in the U.of Michigan Department of Psychiatry where he was Chief Psychologist of the Children’s Psychiatric Hospital.

Currently he is a training and supervising analyst, a geographical child/adolescent supervisor in a number of institutes. Dr. Novick served as chair of the C/A program of the MI Psa. Institute where he and colleagues pioneered the first Integrated Child/Adult Curriculum.

He and colleagues started Allen Creek Preschool where he served for many years as family consultant, research director and board V.P. He and Don Rosenblitt founded the Alliance for Psychoanalytic Schools. He currently is serving his second term as an elected North American Representative to the IPA Board. 


Justine Kalas Reeves, DPsych

Justine Kalas Reeves trained in child and adolescent psychoanalysis at the Anna Freud Centre in London, qualifying in 2003. In London, she worked in the Toddler Service and Parent Infant Project of the Anna Freud Centre and the Adolescent Unit of the Tavistock Clinic.  In Washington, DC, she worked for the Reginald S. Lourie Center, Infants and Toddlers Program, and later was the Director of the Jenny Waelder Hall Center for Children – a psychoanalytic nursery school.  In 2014, she finished her adult analytic training with the Contemporary Freudian Society.  Dr. Kalas Reeves has also been in private practice in Woodley Park since 2004.  She earned a BA from the University of Chicago; a MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work, and a DPsych from University College London/Anna Freud Centre. Mark Solms and Mary Target supervised her doctoral research on children's dreams.   She has written about toddler development, work with parents of adolescents and young adults, and the updated diagnostic profile.  She was a member of the Alliance of Psychoanalytic Schools, and is now a member of the IPA’s Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis (COWAP).  At CFS, she is on the Integrated Training Committee (which will hopefully help promote child analytic training), is co-chair of the Faculty Committee, and is a member of the Professional Development and the Recruitment Committees.  While a candidate, she chaired the JICC—Joint Institute Candidate’s Committee—a clinical conference put on by candidates of the five psychoanalytic institutes in the DC area.


Barbara Streeter

Barbara Streeter is the Education and Therapy Director of the Hanna Perkins School and Chair of the Cleveland Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program, the result of a collaboration between the Hanna Perkins Center [HPC] and the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center [CPC].  Ms. Streeter received her certification as a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalyst through the Cleveland Center for Research in Child Development [now HPC] in 1981 and is currently a Supervising Child and Adolescent Analyst, serving on the Education Committee of the CPC.  Ms. Streeter was Treasurer of the ACP from 2012-2014 and was a co-editor of the ACP Newsletter from 1998 to 2003.  She also served as Treasurer and President of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Society.   Having trained at the Bank Street College of Education and worked as an early childhood educator, Ms. Streeter has been actively involved in initiatives focused on bringing psychoanalytic understandings to educators in preschools and child care centers.  She directed the Hanna Perkins Center Extension Programs which provided courses and consultations in the community, helped develop and implement the HPC National Day Care Consultation Alliance, and currently is President of the Alliance for Psychoanalytic Schools.



Judith Chertoff, M.D.

Ruth Karush, M.D.

Michael Singer, Ph.D.


Penny Hooks, MD

Rex McGehee, MD, PC

Ivan Sherick, PhD


Anita Bryce, PhD

Susan Donner, MD

Adam Libow, MD

Candidate Councilors


Kristen Butterfield, PhD

John Tisdale, PhD




Janet Blomquist, CMP

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