Prof. Dana Amir is a clinical psychologist, supervising and training analyst at the Israel Psychoanalytic Society, full professor, vice dean for research and head of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in psychoanalysis at Haifa University, editor of Maarag – the Israel Annual of Psychoanalysis (the Hebrew University), poetess and literature researcher. She is the author of six poetry books, two memoirs in prose and four psychoanalytic non-fiction books: Cleft Tongue (Karnac, 2014), On the Lyricism of the Mind (Routledge, 2016), Bearing Witness to the Witness (Routledge, 2018) and Psychoanalysis on the Verge of Language: Clinical Cases on the Edge (Routledge, 2021). She is the winner of many literary as well as academic prizes, including five international psychoanalytic awards: The Frances Tustin International Memorial Prize (2011), the IPA (International Psychoanalytical Association) Sacerdoti Prize (2013), the IPA Hayman Prize (2017) and the IFPE (International Forum of Psychoanalytic Education) Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educators Award (2017). In 2020, she won the outstanding Senior Researcher Award of the University of Haifa. She also won, together with her post-doc student, the annual International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies prize for the best paper published in the journal in 2020.