Dr. Katie Aafjes-van Doorn is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapy researcher and assistant professor. She received a MSc in Clinical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, and MSc in Psychological Research, followed by a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of Oxford, and gained licensure in the UK. She did her postdoctoral research fellowship with Dr. Jacques Barber and his lab at Adelphi University, New York. In 2017 she became a full-time tenure-track faculty at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, New York. She teaches courses on psychotherapy process, and research design. She hopes to contribute to the "evidence-base" of psychodynamic psychotherapies by operationalizing psychoanalytic concepts such as defenses, affect experiencing, (counter) transference and reflective functioning, and to inspire the new generation of clinicians to continue to engage in psychotherapy research.