Salman Akhtar is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is the Book Review Editor of the "International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies", Film Review Editor of the "International Journal of Psychoanalysis", and has served on the Editorial Board of the "Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association". He is the author of a number of books, including "Broken Structures, Inner Torment, Objects of Our Desire", and "Turning Points in Dynamic Psychotherapy". He has also contributed to many edited books. Dr. Akhtar is the recipient of several awards including the Best Paper of the Year Award and Edith Sabshin Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Sigmund Freud Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychoanalysis from the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians.Verhoeven is Professor of American Literature.