Alina Schellekes Chair of The Frances Tustin Memorial Trust. She is a senior clinical psychologist at Brill Mental Health Center (Ramat Chen), Tel Aviv and training and supervising psychoanalyst of The Israel Psychoanalytic Society. She teaches and supervises at the Israel Psychoanalytic Society; at The Psychotherapy Program, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University where she is the head of the Primitive Mental States advanced track of studies, which she initiated in 2007; at Halfaba – Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy Studies, Tel Aviv. In 2006 she received the Honorary Mention of the Phillys Meadow Award in New York for excellence in psychoanalytical writing. In November 2008 she received in Los Angeles the 12th Frances Tustin International Prize for her paper: „The Dread of Falling and Dissolving – further thoughts”. Her main topics of interest, both in her publications and in her teaching, focus on the understanding of primitive mental states, void existence, unrepresented states of mind, hypochondria, psychosomatic states, day dreaming, the concept of double, therapeutic excess. She is in private practice in Qiryat Ono, Tel Aviv area, Israel.