The Arthur R. Kravitz Award Recipient of 2012, Judy Yanof, MD, is interviewed by Dan Jacobs, MD about her efforts to provide programs for early childhood education workers and her consultative work for disadvantaged children and families. The conversation was recorded in the Boston Psychoanalytic Society Library on March 22, 2019.

Judith A. Yanof, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and a Child Supervisor at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She has written numerous articles on several different aspects of child analysis, including gender, development, transference, termination, and play. Dr. Yanof currently serves on the Editorial Board of JAPA, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. She was chosen by the American Psychoanalytic Association to be the 2010-2011 Helen Meyers Travelling Scholar. For many years she has been an active participant in BPSI’s community program, Off the Couch, and has written many film essays.


The Arthur R. Kravitz Award for Community Action and Humanitarian Contributions was established in 2008 to recognize Members of BPSI who have provided noteworthy psychoanalytically-informed service to our broader community. See also Drs. Roberta Apfel and Bennett Simon’s interview recorded for the Kravitz Award series in 2018.