Jerrold R. Brandell, PhD, is Distinguished Professor at Wayne State University School of Social Work. Dr. Brandell previously held faculty appointments at Boston University and Michigan State University, and has been a visiting professor at Lund University School of Social Work, Lund, Sweden, and The University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has led workshops and lectured widely on clinical topics in the United States, as well as in China, France, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, and Sweden.nbsp;He has published numerous articles and book chapters, as well as nine other books, including Attachment and Dynamic Practice (with S. Ringel), Psychodynamic Social Work , and Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work (Sage, 2010). He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Psychoanalytic Social Work , which is now in its eighteenth year of publication, and maintains a part-time private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Shoshana Ringel, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Maryland - Baltimore School of Social Work. She is co-author of two previous books, Attachment and Dynamic Practice (with J. Brandell), and Advanced Clinical Practice: Relational Principles and Techniques (with E. Goldstein and D. Miehls). She has also published numerous articles, and was certified on the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) by Mary Main and Eric Hesse. Dr. Ringel maintains a private practice in Baltimore.