Michael Donnell, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice in downtown Austin and an adjunct faculty member in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin. Michael works with adolescents, adults and couples from a relational psychoanalytic perspective. His most recent publication, which explored the intersection of age and desire in gay men, was published in the June 2013 issue of Studies in Gender and Sexuality. Prior to his move to Austin, Michael taught and supervised at various graduate schools and training programs in the San Francisco Bay Area; was a staff member at the Mills College Counseling Center, where he led didactic workshops and supervised doctoral-level practicum trainees; and was an executive board member of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. He is an active member of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association.
Michael Uebel, PhD, LCSW, is a researcher and mental health practitioner in both institutional and private practice. He has published on Schreber, shame, masochism, masculinity and gender issues, literature, and a wide range of psychoanalytically-informed topics, and is currently at work on a study of spatiality and the epistemology of murder in film noir. He is currently affiliated with the Office of the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Texas and has been appointed Lecturer at the School of Social Work at UT. Prior to this, he taught as professor (Literature, Women’s Studies, and Social Theory) for over 15 years at the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, and the University of Kentucky. He serves as Treasurer of ASPP, and hopes to serve someday as Sergeant-at-Arms for a prominent psychoanalytic organization.
Suzanne Stambaugh, PsyD - Secretary
Suzanne Stambaug, PsyD. earned a Doctorate of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has a private practice in Austin, Texas, teaches undergraduate classes in psychology at Austin Community College, and works in forensic assessment.
Marianna Adler, PhD, FABP - Conference Chair Elect
Marianna Adler, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst/psychologist in private practice offering psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adults, as well as consultation and supervision to mental health practitioners. She is currently a faculty member and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Center For Psychoanalytic Studies (CFPS) in Houston and Austin. She has previously presented papers at ASPP and at the Houston Psychoanalytic Society on such topics as psychoanalytic ethics, mourning, shame, Lacan, Bion and film (Mysterious Skin). Her paper, The Blank Page: Writing and its Inhibitions was published in the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis. Another paper, Bion and the Analytic Attitude, was the lead article in the Division 39 Round Robin publication. Besides teaching at the Center For Psychoanalytic Studies (CFPS), Dr. Adler has served as President, Ethics Chair and Faculty Chair of CFPS. She has also in the past served as President of ASPP and as Education and Training Chair of ASPP.
Melissa McNelly, LPC - Monthly Meeting Chair Elect
Melissa McNelly, M.A., P.A., L.P.C., is a psychotherapist in private practice in central Austin. Melissa works with adolescents, adults and couples from an attachment perspective. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association and has been a member of ASPP for 8 years. This is her first year on the board.
Andrew Wade, LMFT - Member at Large
Andrew Wade, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Austin. He treats adults and teenagers from a relational analytic approach. Before practicing in Austin, Andrew studied dynamic psychotherapy in the bay area, where he also received training in mindfulness meditation. He has worked as a bereavement therapist in hospice, an inpatient therapist at a psychiatric hospital, and as a school counselor. Andrew has interest in the intersection between contemporary analytic ideas about the self and more longstanding eastern notions of the self. He has served on the board since 2016.
Randy Frazier, PhD - Member at Large
Randy Frazier, PhD is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Austin. He offers individual, couples, and group psychotherapy for adults and adolescents.
Randy also provides clinical supervision and consultations.
Randy received his PhD from the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Texas, Austin, in 1991. Research interests were integrating Family Systems and Attachment Theory as they inform us on relationship development. Since graduating he worked at Austin Regional Clinic for seven years as a staff Psychologist until entering private practice in 1997. He has also served as Adjunct faculty to the University of Texas Counseling Psychology Program, teaching courses in Counseling Theory and Technique, Psychological Assessment, and Measurement and Evaluation. Randy has been attending ASPP meetings and studying various psychoanalytic perspectives since the early 1990’s.
Tara Chivukula, LCSW - Member at Large
Tara Chivukula, LCSW is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Austin, TX. Tara specializes in work with individuals and couples around cross-cultural/multi-cultural issues, race, identity, intergenerational conflict and adoption. She is a graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work and completed analytic training at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Inc (MIPP). Tara recently joined the board of the ASPP. She holds licenses in both New York and Texas and maintains a full-time practice in Austin and part-time practice in NY.
Jennifer Maund, LPC-Intern - Member at Large
Jen Maund, LPC-Intern, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. She currently sees clients at the Deep Center for Growth in Westlake and Capital Area Counseling.
Jen works with individual adults using a psychodynamic approach that focuses on the relationship between the therapist and client. Jen incorporates psychoanalytic ideas into her work because she values the honest exploration into the unknown to assist clients as well as herself with the struggles and uncertainty of life.
Jen completed her Masters in Counseling from St. Edward’s University in 2014. Jen also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas . This will be her first year on ASPP’s board as a Member-at-Large. Jen is under the supervision of Candyce Ossefort-Russell, LPC-S.