Ellen L. Wright, Ph.D., co-founder of CPES, is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Psychoanalyst in private practice in Philadelphia. She is a faculty member and Senior Supervising and Training Analyst at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis and a faculty member at the Center for Group Studies in New York City. Dr. Wright has pioneered the development of group techniques for the treatment of patients with physical illnesses and has expanded the scope of psychotherapy to previously therapeutically resistant populations. Dr. Wright has conducted training groups and seminars in the United States, Canada, and abroad, and has lectured and authored papers on innovative applications of modern analytic psychotherapy. Her years of experience as an individual and group therapist, teacher, and supervisor are evident in the unique and practical topics she presents for CPES participants. Dr. Wright is an enthusiastic and dynamic instructor with a talent for communicating difficult clinical issues with clarity and humor.
Kristin Kopple, Ph.D., Associate Director of CPES, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Philadelphia. Dr. Kopple is currently adjunct faculty at Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Kopple did her pre-doctoral training and fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital, and post-doctoral training at The Therapy Center of Philadelphia, where she focused on working with members of the LGBTQ community. She was named a Division 39 Scholar for the 2018-19 year, and has been a Fellow of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Dr. Kopple has presented corporate trainings on Emotional Intelligence for Lausanne Business Solutions. In her private practice, she uses a feminist relational psychodynamic framework, taking a collaborative and transparent approach based on exploration, understanding, expression and affirmation.