Dr. Judith L. Mitrani is a Member and Training and Supervising Analyst at The Psychoanalytic Center of California in Los Angeles and has recently been honored with Emeritus status. A Fellow of the International Psycho-Analytical Association, she has published numerous papers in the area of primitive mental states in both international and American peer-reviewed journals and many edited books, and her work has been translated in twelve languages. She is the author of the books Framework for the Imaginary: Clinical Explorations in Primitive States of Being (1996, second edition 2008) and Ordinary People and Extra-Ordinary Protections: a Post-Kleinian Approach to the Treatment of Primitive Mental States (2001), and Psychoanalytic Technique and Theory: Taking the Transference (2014). She is also co-editor — with her analyst/husband Dr. Theodore Mitrani — of the books Encounters with Autistic States: A Memorial Tribute to Frances Tustin (1997) and Frances Tustin Today (2015). She is the founding Chair of the Frances Tustin Memorial Trust (1995-2018), and still supervises and lectures internationally on topics related to the treatment of autistic states in adults and psychoanalytic technique with the infantile transference. She now resides in Paris, France.