Sewanee and Yale Collaborations
Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erickson Institute for Education and Research, Austen Riggs Center
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.Div, Duke University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A board certified clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst, Dr. Tillman is active in many professional organizations. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPEinc); she is the two-term Chair of the Ethics Committee for Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), and on the Scientific Activities Committee for the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Tillman is on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology, and The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is the past-president of the Section on Women, Gender, and Psychoanalysis of Division 39, and past board member of the Western Massachusetts Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (WMAAPP). Dr. Tillman is the Principal Investigator on an externally funded study, States of Mind Preceding a Near Lethal Suicide Attempt.
Dr. Tillman has presented and published on a wide variety of topics including: dissociation, psychosis, religion, impasses in treatment, embodiment, clinical and professional ethics, research methodology, identifying markers for acute risk of suicide, and the effect of patient suicide on clinicians. Dr.Tillman attended the University of the South and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; she earned an M.Div from Duke University, a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Dartmouth Medical School. She completed a four-year fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Austen Riggs Center and is a graduate of the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute.