Elena Bezzubova received her M.D. summa cum laude and Ph.D. with a dissertation on depersonalization. She completed a residency in psychiatry and training in psychoanalysis. Her 30 years of clinical, teaching, and research experience includes inpatient and outpatient adolescents and adults, encompassing a broad range of mental health issues. Throughout her career, depersonalization and identity disturbances have been a central focus of her practice and scholarship. She has taught child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, psychoanalysis, history of psychiatry, social psychiatry, clinical psychology, literature and psychiatry, medical ethics, and the art of doctoring. She has published more than 50 book chapters and articles, and has organized and presented at numerous conferences around the world. Dr. Bezzubova maintains a private practice as a psychoanalyst in Newport Beach, CA, and teaches at the University California, Irvine, and the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.