Judith L. Mitrani, PhD, is a fellow of the IJPA, was for over three decades a Training and Supervising Analyst at The Psychoanalytic Center of California, where she has been honored with Emeritus status since her retirement in 2016. Dr. Mitrani’s work has been published in nine languages. She is the author of many metapsychological and clinical papers published in peer-reviewed journals as well as the books: Framework for the Imaginary: Clinical Explorations in Primitive States of Being (first published in 1996, and re-issued by Karnac in 2008), Ordinary People and Extra-Ordinary Protections: a post-Kleinian Approach to the Treatment of Primitive Mental States (New Library of Psychoanalysis, Routledge, 2000), and Taking The Transference: Essays on Psychoanalytic Technique (Karnac, 2014). She is also a co-editor of Encounters with Autistic States: A Memorial Tribute to Frances Tustin (Jason Aronson, 1997) and Frances Tustin Today (New Library of Psychoanalysis, Routledge, 2015) with her analyst/husband Theodore Mitrani. She was the founding Chair of the Frances Tustin Memorial Trust rom 1995 until 2018, and supervises and lectures internationally on psychoanalytic technique. Since her retirement, she and her husband and cat Mickey have resided in Paris, France. During the last two years she has written a personal memoir titled The Most Beautiful Place in the World: A Memoir of a Psychoanalyst and the Realization of a State of Mind and a mystery novel titled Couched in Blood, both available on Amazon.