Luis Feduchi (1932-2021)

En recuerdo de Luis Feduchi (1932-2021): Una bonhomía libertaria Por Jorge L. Tizón 

Discretamente se va la vida, y Luis se nos ha ido como había vivido, discreta y sabiamente, el 1 de diciembre de 2022. 
Luis Martínez-Feduchi fue, ante todo, un psiquiatra y un psicoanalista clínico, dedicado de lleno y focalizado en la clínica. Trabajó durante decenios como psicoanalista y miembro de la International Psycho-Analytical Association (IPA) y de la Sociedad Española de Psicoanálisis (SEP). Su querencia por la psiquiatría y el psicoanálisis fue tal, que nada más terminar la carrera en Madrid se trasladó a Barcelona porque era el único lugar en el cual, en los años de la España de Franco, se podía especializar en psicoanálisis. Y tal como él era, lo vio… y lo decidió. Se trasladó “con lo puesto”, orientado por una intuición y un deseo perentorio y decidido, pero meditado y clarividente, como él era. Lee más (en español)


Daniel Widlöcher 1929 - 2021, IPA past President

On the 15th of December, I received a message from Marilia Aisenstein informing me that our dear friend and former IPA President Daniel Widlocher had passed away . This was sad news for his family and his many friends around the world, for psychoanalysis and for the IPA.
Daniel Widlocher was born in Paris in 1929, a city where he lived all his life, where he studied, became a psychiatrist, a distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, a researcher, a psychoanalyst, and an active member of the psychoanalytic movement in France and Europe. He was one the most respected psychoanalytic thinkers internationally and the author of many books that show the wide range of his interests. Among them, ‘The Identity of the Psychoanalyst’ ( with Edward Joseph), ‘Infantile Sexuality and Attachment’, ‘Freud et les problems du changement’, ‘Actualité des modèles freudiens’, ‘Les psychanalysts savent-ils dêbatre?’ and ‘Comment on Devient Psychanalyste..Et Comment on le Reste’. Read rest of tribute from Cláudio Laks Eizirik and other tributes from Marilia Aisenstein and Dominique Suchet. Click here

Dr. Roger A. Dufresne, 25 February 1932 - 21 October 2021
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Roger A. Dufresne on October 21, 2021. The eldest son of the late Dr. Origène Dufresne and the late Gabrielle Desjardins, he is survived by his children Sylvie (Élie Battat), François (Mireille Vanasse) and Éric, as well as his granddaughter Sandrine Battat. He was preceded by his dear wife Louise, his sisters Manon (Claude Dupras) and Lise (late Pierre Dubuc), as well as his brother Marc (Suzanne Laurent). He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Josette Desmarais (Jean Yves Côté), Lucie Desmarais (Peter O'Brien), Claudie Desmarais (late André Desmarais) and Francine Bénard (late Guy Desmarais), as well as his brother-in-law late Michel Desmarais (Louise Legendre), many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and colleagues. Subsequent to his studies at the Collège Stanislas, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montreal, and the Menninger School of Psychiatry in the United States in 1958, he traveled to Paris where he began his training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Paris and was psychiatrist-in-chief of the American Hospital of Neuilly. Upon his return to Montreal in 1967, he became a professor at the Université de Montréal, practised at the Hôtel-Dieu, the Albert Prévost Pavilion, the CHUM, and worked in private practice for more than 50 years. He was founding secretary of the Société psychanalytique de Montréal, then successively president of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and vicepresident of the International Psychoanalytical Association. In 2011, he was named a Fellow Emeritus of the Société psychanalytique de Montréal.
An avid traveler, he loved reading and gardening. A gourmet, he enjoyed sharing the joys of gastronomy with his family and many friends.
We would like to thank the CHUM's team located on 14th North, attendants, practical and registered nurses, as well as the doctors, especially Dr. Blais and Dr. Jamal for their dedication, professionalism and kindness.
The family will welcome relatives and friends at Mont Royal Cemetery, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., which will be followed at 3 p.m. by a tribute to his memory.

Jorge Kantor
It is with immense sorrow that I communicate on behalf of the SPP the departure of our friend and colleague Jorge Kantor. 
A very dear and prominent member of our institution, he was president, treasurer, scientific secretary, director of the Institute, supervisor and didactic analyst. He was also COWAP liaison, Latin American representative to the IPA Board and Ex Com and member of the Investment Oversight Committee.
He loved psychoanalysis and always did his best in his professional and institutional work. But, above all, he was a beautiful person: a generous and enthusiastic man who accompanied us with tenderness, wisdom and a beautiful smile. 
He has left us before his time. We will miss him very much but his footprints remain within us and we will try to continue to walk in them. 
I extend my condolences to so many friends, some of them dear, that he had in our sister institutions. 
To all, a big hug and this beautiful photo to remember him full of life.
Pilar Gavilano, Peruvian Society of Psychoanalysis, President

Abigail Golomb (1940 – 2021)
It is with deep sorrow that we are parting from Abigail Golomb who passed away after a short illness.
Dr. Golomb, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, was a training and supervisory psychoanalyst at the Israel psychoanalytic society, has been an inspiration to many and has raised generations of students, both in the psychoanalytic society and in the field of psychotherapy and psychiatry in Israel and abroad.
Dr. Golomb was one of the founders of the field of child psychiatry in Israel.
From the early 1990s, she headed the infant and child unit at the Ramat Hen Mental Health Center where, in collaboration with the Association for Children at Risk, she established and developed a network of kindergartens that provided comprehensive dynamic treatment for children with autistic syndrome and other communication disorders. These kindergartens are used to this day as an international model for comprehensive dynamic treatment for children on the Autistic spectrum, and Dr. Golomb still worked there as a psychiatrist, supervising and giving consultations almost until her last day.
She was a pioneer in establishing a legal unit in Israel, she was considered a professional authority and developed courses for judges, lawyers, welfare and care workers. Dr. Golomb was a member of the Committee for the Formulation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Israel.
Abigail took active roles in her society IPS, and in the EPF and IPA: she was the President of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society (1996-1999), served as a representative in the House of Delegates of the IPA, was a member of the Supervisory Committee in Turkey, Liaison Committee in South Korea and taught regularly in PIEE: Psychoanalytic Institute of Eastern Europe.
A valued and privileged pioneer and teacher in the field of Israeli psychiatry and psychoanalysis. We will miss her clear and direct voice and her warm smile. 
Ehud Wolpe
Dr. Júlio Campos

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our esteemed colleague and founding member, Dr. Júlio Campos, which occurred yesterday, 27/08/21. A founding and full member of our Institution, he was also an analyst with a full teaching role, and contributed greatly to the Analytic Training of many colleagues as an analyst, supervisor or seminar coordinator. Júlio Campos was always a great collaborator of the Brazilian Institute of Psychoanalysis, bringing his creativity and enthusiasm to its activities and to his management as Director of our Institute of Psychoanalysis.
We are very sorry for this irreparable loss and we join in solidarity and condolences to all bereaved family members, friends and colleagues. Ane Marlise Port Rodrigues (President SBPdePA),  Lores Pedro Meller (Secretary)

Mónica Siedmann de Armesto

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear colleague, Dr. Mónica Siedmann de Armesto. She was a tireless worker in psychoanalysis and did an extensive journey in the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, occupying important positions as Director of the Institute and the Department of Children and Adolescents She was a woman with an enormous capacity for work, lucid, deep in thought and very sensitive at the same time. Monica has made an invaluable contribution to the IPA in different positions, a relevant one was her excellent commitment as General Secretary of the API in the period in which Claudio Eizirik was  President. (2005-2009). In this sad moment we want to be close to her family and friends,  members and analysts in training of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association and the entire psychoanalytic community. Those of us who knew her and were lucky enough to work with her will keep the memory of her beautiful smile, her strength, her grace and her work towards a pluralistic, international and united psychoanalysis. We will miss her. Virginia Ungar, IPA President
Read full obituary in Spanish written by Cláudio Laks Eizirik.


Jorge Canestri 1942 - 2021
There are many reasons why we decided to write together this text ‘in memoriam’ of Jorge Canestri. The first is in support of one another in facing this very sad task: our mutual friend has parted very recently and the temporal distance that would allow us to accept that Jorge is no longer with us has yet to be established. Another reason is that as we are both in the leadership of two important institutions - the IPA and EPF – and we would like to pass on something of the great contributions he has made to the institutional lives of both. A third reason is that, between us, we thought that we could represent both the Argentinian aspect of Jorge’s personality and pay tribute to the European part as well. We undertake a painful but necessary task, knowing that we will fall short. His personality and great intelligence, his sensitivity, his political ability, his profound knowledge and contributions to psychoanalysis, and also his knowledge of philosophy, science, music, literature and the plastic arts were so vast that they simply cannot be addressed and described fully. Those that had the privilege of considering him a friend (and this definitely included his patients) know also of his capacity to listen, to stay close and available, of his sharp and fun-loving sense of humour, of his tireless energy and work capacity. And how can we forget his pipe, his characteristic smile and way of gazing? His death has been a terrible loss and it will take a lot of time to recover, but we also know that he lives in all of us, the ones who had the chance to be close to him and who will continue to be inspired by his passion for psychoanalysis and his ideas of a fairer world, with less inequity and violence and more care for the planet. To look a bit closer at the man and his work, a good starting point for this tribute is his keynote paper for the 52nd IPA Congress, in which he begins by referring to his memories of meeting Jorge Luis Borges at a very early age. His father would take him to the writer’s conferences in Buenos Aires because “listening to sayings of poets was an experience necessary for the juvenile souls”[1]. Jorge says that he believes he didn’t understand the meaning of the speeches he would listen to at that age, and only later did he understand that he was able to grasp “the magic in the words” of Borges, who was a writer he loved to read and re-read in his adult life. Years later, in 1984 Borges accepted to be interviewed by Jorge (who by then lived in Rome), and they spoke about his father - an old friend of the renowned author – and about their childhood memories. Canestri shares with us that Borges considered this to be the most important time of life, the one in which colours, shapes …. the universe is discovered.  - Read more (full tribute by Virginia Ungar, IPA President, and Heribert Blass, EPF President) 
-Read tribute in Spanish from Jacqueline Amati Mehler on behalf of A.I.Psi. Italian Psychoanalytic Association (EnglishFrench, German)


Prof Dr. med. Andreas Giannakoulas

Andreas Giannakoulas was born at Microcampos in the north of Greece in the summer of 1936 and died in Rome on 30th April 2021.
He loved Greece, its history, the vitality of its people, the bright colours and warm climate with its fresh sea breeze: he looked forward to the summer holidays when he could return to his home-land and its familiar sounds and smells.  Read full obituary written by the Italian Psychoanalytical Association -(AIPsi) Download PDF


Dr. Brian George Bexton November 14, 1946 -  April 21, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr Brian Bexton, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, on April 21st, 2021. Known as a caring healer to so many over the years and pioneering advocate for mental health, he leaves behind an important legacy with a ripple effect of compassion that will continue to uplift future generations. As an engaging and charismatic xenophile, he loved to travel the world and could easily connect with people, celebrating their culture with a keen appreciation for world history and relating to them through tales of his adventures. A clever and quick witted academic, scholar, teacher, and stock market aficionado, many will remember him for his leadership, sense of humour and poetic disposition.
His life will continue to be celebrated by those he leaves behind, including his wife of sixteen years Marcella, his beloved son Philippe and his wife Christine, his granddaughters Zoe and Ava, his son-in-law Kian, his brothers Allan, and Harold, his nephew Sean as well as his other family members living abroad, his dear childhood friends and so many others, including colleagues and patients.
On Monday the 26th of April 2021, a private burial will be held for his immediate family, with a commemorative event to be organised at a later date for all who would like to pay tribute to his life.
For those that wish to support Brian’s legacy and honor his memory, we kindly ask that a donation be made to Relief - The path of mental health (formerly Revivre), an organisation he has stewarded as Vice-President for the last 28 years. To make a donation, please use the following link.
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María Luisa Siquier

Obituary written in Spanish by the Comisión de Psicoanálisis del Colegio Oficial de Psicología de Cataluña and the Sección de Psicología Clínica, de la Salud y Psicoterapia. Download PDF

Sara Hilda Fernández Cornejo

Ingresó a la Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina (APA) en abril de 1958. Fue Tesorera entre 1978 y 1980, supervisora de casos clínicos entre 1979 y 1980, Secretaria de la Comisión Directiva entre 1980 y 1982, Coordinadora del Departamento de Familia y Pareja entre 1986 y 1988, Miembro Titular y Didacta desde 1990 y socia vitalicia desde 2006. Read full obituary written by Silvia Wajnbuch (available in Spanish).

Dr. Marlene Silveira Araújo

Once again we have the very painful duty to communicate to everyone the death of a colleague, our friend and partner Dr. Marlene Silveira Araújo, victim of coronavirus on 22/02/21. Dr. Marlene was a person full of life, of which she dedicated important parts to our Society. She was President of the SPPA, Director of the Institute, creator of the Training Course in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis, extremely active as a teacher, supervisor, didactic analyst, member of the Institute, friend and inspiration to many. Her death overwhelms us with a mixture of pain and disbelief, which, together with her imponderable absence, will surely remain as an indelible mark in the history of our institution. A very sad hug to all.
Dr. José Carlos Calich - President & Dra. Maria Cristina Garcia Vasconcellos – Administrative Director, Porto Alegre Psychoanalytic Society

Giulio Cesare Soavi

Giulio Cesare Soavi died this winter; he would have turned ninety-eight in March. 
There is a passage in Tolstoy’s War and Peace which reveals something intrinsic about how Soavi was, not only in the last few months but during the course of his life. Prince Andrey is wounded in the battle of Austerlitz; the moments when one has been hit but does not yet feel pain are narrated. Read full obituary by Claudio Neri, Società Psicoanalitica Italiana - SP 

Terttu Eskelinen de Folch (Pielavesi, 1931–Barcelona, 2021) 

On February 12th, Terttu Eskelinen (Pielavesi, 1931–Barcelona, 2021) passed away. Our teacher, friend, and beloved colleague, come to us from northern Europe, she made this land, language and culture hers, and joined in the struggle for freedom and democracy in Catalonia during the hard years of the Franco dictatorship. Read full obituary




James Naiman (Jack) 1926 - 2020

Dr. James (Jack) Naiman passed away peacefully at his home in Montreal, on Dec 22, 2020. He was born in Berlin in 1926 to Sonia Strassburg and Emmanuel Naiman and raised in Paris and Montreal. His mother was a chemist, and his father was an entrepreneur and engineer. Tutors homeschooled him in Paris until he was ten. When the family moved to Montreal by way of New York City, he attended Montreal High School where he graduated at 14 and won a medal for scoring the highest marks in Quebec. He enrolled at McGill University while still 14, where he received a B.A. with distinction, followed by his M.D.C.M. and a membership to the Alpha Omega Honour Medical Society. Read full obituary

Eustachio Portella Nunes Filho

Portella was a pioneer of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. He was born on June 10, 1929, in Valença do Piauí (PI) and passed away  at the age of 91, on October 6, 2020, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. He graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 1953, becoming a Lecturer in 1958 and, later, Professor Emeritus of the same university.  Read full obituary written by Rosa Reis President - SPRJ


Ps. Ximena Artaza

Ximena Artaza,  IPA member from Chile, sadly passed away in December 2020. Our thoughts are with her friends, family and colleagues. 
El Proyecto “Memorias del Futuro” es una iniciativa que busca conocer la historia de nuestra Asociación a través del testimonio de psicoanalistas con una importante trayectoria en la Apch. La primera de estas entrevistas fue realizada a Ps. Ximena Artaza, a quien recordamos con profunda gratitud y cariño por toda su entrega hacia nuestra Asociación y por su profundo compromiso con el psicoanálisis. Queremos agradecer también a los autores de este proyecto: Ps. Juan Dittborn Chadwick, Ps. José Manuel Hevia y Ps. Javier Ravinet, psicoanalistas miembros de la Apch. Ver video (in Spanish only)


Sam Weiss MD

It's with a broken heart that I'm sharing with you that my father passed away from COVID 19 last night after a 9-day battle at Glenbrook Hospital.  My mother also contracted the virus but thankfully is asymptomatic at this point. Despite herculean efforts, especially on the part of my sister Janet, to protect them during the past 10 months, the virus found them. Cruelly and ironically, all the residents and staff of their retirement community are getting the vaccine on January 4.  Sam was 97 and lived a long, fulfilling life - he was vital and a lover of life right until the end, despite age-related macular degeneration robbing him of his sight. He was still treating a handful of longtime patients, mentored an analyst in training, and even taught a CPI Zoom class three weeks ago.  He initially was doing well and we thought he would make it.  He fought hard, wanted to live, and expressed wishes to come home to my mom just two days ago. They were married 67 years and she is heartbroken, but managing well considering the circumstances. 
Betsy die Vos (daughter of Sam Weiss)


Peter Blos, Jr., M.D.
November 20, 1929 - November 4, 2020

The international, national, and Ann Arbor/Detroit psychoanalytic communities lost a gentle giant with the death of Peter Blos, Jr., M.D.  on November 4, 2020.  Dr. Blos passed away peacefully in Ann Arbor, Michigan after an extended illness that he faced with his customary dignity and resilience. Dr. Blos was a Training and Supervising Analyst, Chair of the Child/Adolescent Analysis Committee, and an active teacher and psychoanalyst at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.  Read the full obituary written by Julie Jaffee Nagel, Ph.D.

Janine Puget
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Janine Puget, an outstanding psychoanalyst, who was born in France and emigrated to Argentina during her childhood. A Training Analyst of APdeBA, both she and her contributions have travelled the world, earning her the Sigourney Award in 2011.She was one of the founders of the Link Psychoanalysis school and, above all, she was a deep thinker, open to change and new ideas right up until the end of her life.   Read full obituary from Virginia Ungar, IPA President Read the eulogy written by Elizabeth Palacios (co-chair COFAP) and Susana Muszkat, click here  
John S. Kafka (1921-2020)

Tribute to John S. Kafka (1921-2020) EVEN LIVING AND DYING IS NOT A QUESTION OF LIFE AND DEATH With much sadness we share the news of the death of our senior colleague, teacher and dear friend Dr. John S. Kafka, who died from heart failure on October 13, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Born in Linz, Austria, in 1921, John Kafka was 99 and practiced as a psychoanalyst until recent weeks! His remarkable life was like a breathtaking journey, which included the direct witnessing of the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime in his native Austria, a brief study of philology in France interrupted by World War II, fleeing Nazi occupied Europe in 1940, serving in U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, studying psychology in the 1940's and 50's, doing a psychiatry residency at Yale University, followed by psychoanalytic training; and working with psychotic patients at the famous Chestnut Lodge together with renowned pioneers in the field including Frieda Fromm-Reichmann and Harold Searles. Read full obituary 

George Costoulas It is with deep sorrow that the Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society and its members announce the death of George Costoulas deceased on the 26 of August 2020. Dr. Costoulas was a psychiatrist, Training Analyst and member of the Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society. Sotiris Manolopoulos, President, Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society
Tatjana Pushkaryeva

It is with great sorrow that I write of the passing of my beloved wife, Tatjana Pushkaryeva (Kiev, Ukraine), who died on 5.7.2020 in an accident in the Alps. 
She was Russian, graduated in Medicine in Stavropol, and worked as a General and Child Psychiatrist. In 1986 she moved to Kiev where, as Doctor of Medical Sciences, she became Scientific Chief of the Centre of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at the Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology of the Ukrainian National Academy of Medical Sciences. She was also a member and representative in Ukraine for the World Association for Infant Mental Health. Read full obituary  written by Paolo Fonda  

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Horst Kächele, Ulm
After a long and painful illness Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Horst Kächele died on 28 June 2020 surrounded by his family. With his passing, international psychoanalysis loses one of the pioneers of research in psychoanalysis, a dedicated, pugnacious psychoanalyst and a warm-hearted personality. With great passion he championed a vision of open, self-critical and empirically based psychoanalysis, which, through careful, demanding research, opens doors to the academic world of universities, psychiatric clinics, evidence-based medicine, without neglecting art and literature. He developed into a marathon runner for empirical research in psychoanalysis. Even as a young professor, in the 1980s, Horst Kächele founded the Ulm Workshop for Empirical Research in Psychotherapy, which received great national and international acceptance and admiration.  Read full obituary Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber &  Mark Solms

Joann K. Turo

Joann K. Turo  82, of New York City and Westerly, Rhode Island died unexpectedly on Tuesday March 24, 2020. Born in Westerly, RI on February 13, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Anna (Drew) Turo. Joann graduated from Westerly High School with the class of 1955, and received her BA from the University of Rhode Island and her MA from Ohio University. She did advanced graduate study at New York University. A licensed Psychoanalyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, practicing in New York City for over 30 years, she was a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society where she had served as Vice President. Read full obituary

HENDERSON, Donald James (Jim)
 August 7, 1940 - May 2, 2020 Jim passed away peacefully on May 2, 2020 at the age of 79 after a long struggle with complications due to Parkinson's disease, and then COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Karen (Santolini), his children James, Chris, and Kevin, his grand-daughter Iris, his sister Carol (Beattie), and nieces and nephews Bob Beattie, Jane King, and Ann Patton, and Bill, Sandy and Tracey Henderson. Jim had a lifelong interest in public and current affairs, and was elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Humber (renamed Etobicoke – Humber), for three terms, ranging from 1985 to 1995. He served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministers of Community and Social Services, Colleges and Universities, and for the Provinces' Anti-Drug Strategy, and then as the Official Opposition Critic for Culture and Communications. Jim was a medical doctor, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst. Read full obituary 



Nina Asanova (19/12/1947 –  28/11/2019)

It’s a sorrowful and sad event, Nina passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.
Nina was one of the oldest members of our psychoanalytical society and one of the founders of the psychoanalysis revival movement in Russia. She worked as Dean of the Faculty of Psychoanalysis and Professor of the Clinical Psychoanalysis Department of the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis. Read full obituary written by Elena Bederova, President of MGP 

Neville Symington (1937-2019)
 Australian and international psychoanalysis mourns the passing of one of the most distinguished practitioners and publicists in their discipline. He was Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Member of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society, Honorary Member of the Israeli Psychoanalytical Society and Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Neville had continued to teach and write until his death in Sydney from a short illness at the age of 82. Read full obituary by Dr James Telfer

Annie Anzieu 1924-2019
Annie Anzieu passed away on November 10th. Born in France in April 1924, Annie Anzieu graduated in philosophy and psychology in Paris at the end of 2nd World War .  In 1947 she married  Didier Anzieu. Both became psychoanalysts later on. Didier famously elaborated his work on Freud's self-analysis in the fifties and on the Skin Ego on the eighties. They lived in Paris, had two children, Christine and Pascal. Their daughter Christine Anzieu-Premmereur became also a psychoanalyst. In 1958,  Annie Anzieu was child speech therapist at the Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, where Professor Daniel Widlöcher founded with her the Department of Child Psychotherapy. She led for many years the department. She devoted her time to teach many child psychotherapists.

Valeria Egidi Morpurgo

Letter for Valeria Egidi Morpurgo from the IPA Committee: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Aging. Read letter

Athina Alexandri
It is with deep sorrow that the Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society and its members announce the death of Athina Alexandri deceased on the 28th of August 2019. Athina Alexandri was a founding member of the Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society.
Sotiris Manolopoulos
President, Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society



Panagiotis Sakellaropoulos 

It is with deep sorrow that the Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society and its members announce the death of Panagiotis Sakellaropoulos deceased on the 5th of November 2018. Panagiotis Sakellaropoulos was a university professor in psychiatry - child psychiatry, a founding and a honorary member of the Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society.
Sotiris Manolopoulos President, Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society

Doc. MUDr. Vaclav Mikota, CSc.

With deepest regrets the Board of the Czech Psychoanalytical Society would like to inform all members, candidates, colleagues and friends of the passing of

 Doc. MUDr. Vaclav Mikota, CSc., President of the Czech Psychoanalytical Society,
 who left us on  Sept. 3, 2018 after a long illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Sept.10, 2018 at 11:40 at Olsanke Cemetery.

 Dear Vaclav, we all will miss you so much. With gratitude and love,

 Czech Psychoanalytical Society.
Dr Luis Kancyper

 Prominent member of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, former Scientific Secretary. Writer, lecturer, teacher and educator of many generations of analysts. Author of numerous books and original thinker.

An authority on the ideas of Willy and Madé Baranger, who imparted his profound knowledge in his writing and lectures.   On Sunday 5 August, Luis Kancyper passed away. As the sad news of his passing spread, the emails and messages poured in, together with telephone calls and expressions of shock and sadness. How? Why? What happened? Certainly he had not known. He was enjoying the fullness of life, after having given of himself in his innumerable contributions to the theoretical and clinical psychoanalysis of our time, in articles and books translated into various languages Read full obituary  Dr. Claudia Lucia Borensztejn,  President,  Argentine Psychoanalytic Association 

Anne-Marie Sandler (1925-2018)

On behalf of the IPA Administration and Board, we would like to express our deep sadness for the loss of our distinguished colleague Anne-Marie Sandler. Anne-Marie Sandler was a Training Analyst in adult, adolescent and child analysis and a Distinguished Fellow at the British Psychoanalytic Society. Born in December 1925 in Geneva, she moved to London in her twenties, where she trained as a child analyst at the Hampstead Clinic and then as a psychoanalyst at the British Psychoanalytical Society. She had a remarkable career on an institutional level, as President of the European Psychoanalytic Federation (1983 – 1987), President of the British Psychoanalytical Society (1990 – 1993), Director of the Anna Freud Centre (1993 – 1996), as well as a Vice-President of the International Psychoanalytical Association (1993 – 1997). Read full obituary. Virginia Ungar, IPA President.  
Read the obituary by the IPA Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis (COCAP).

Dr. Asbed Aryan

It is with great sadness that the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytical Association (APdeBA) announces the death of Dr. Asbed Aryan. He passed away on the morning of July 16th 2018. He was a training analyst from APdeBA and a professor at the Mental Health University Institute (IUSAM). He was also a professor at the Buenos Aires University for the Family and Law course. He chaired the Child and Adolescent Committee of the Latin American Psychoanalytical Federation (FEPAL) for two years from 2005 to 2007. This was when he created the Child and Adolescent Interregional Dialogues, which have been very successful since then. The 35th Dialogue will take place this August. Asbed was a committed psychoanalyst and an enthusiastic professor, especially in the Child and Adolescent area, in which he had an exceptional talent. He published many articles in Argentina and all over the world, and he also published the book Clínica de Adolescentes, co-authored with Carlos Moguillansky. He was a pioneer in fostering psychoanalysis in Armenia, his family’s land of origin. But, more importantly, Asbed was greatly respected and beloved. And his affectionate and genuine consideration towards others always shone through. We will miss him.

Dr. Albert Mason

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Dr. Albert Mason died unexpectedly in hospital after a brief illness on Wednesday, May 16th.  Dr. Mason has been one of the pillars of our world-wide psychoanalytic community.  He was a tireless teacher, supervisor, analyst and mentor to hundreds in our field, specializing particularly in Kleinian thought.  He helped bring British Object Relations to Los Angeles, and helped to establish the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC).  He also helped to extend British Object Relations from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and beyond. He was a sought-after teacher; he wrote numerous articles and has two books awaiting publication.  His vigor and insight was palpable and clear, making this sudden loss especially difficult to digest.  We will miss him dearly and will honor his memory always. Respectfully, Leigh Tobias, PhD, FIPA President, the Psychoanalytic Center of California, Los Angeles
Leigh Tobias, PhD, FIPA
President, the Psychoanalytic Center of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Christina Schina

It is with deep sorrow that the Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society announces the death of Christina Schina,  deceased on the 5th of May 2018. Dr. Schina was a psychiatrist and a member of the Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society. Sotiris Manolopoulos, President, Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society.   



James Gammill (1925-2017)

Physician, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst for children, adolescents and adults, associate member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Full training member of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society, passed away on 17 December 2017. Read more in English French.  
Sélika Acevedo de Mendilaharsu (1920-2017)
Physician, Neurologist, Founding Member of the Society of Neurology and Neurosurgery, professor emeritus of the Faculty of Medicine, former President and Honorary Member of the Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association, passed away on 22 September 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Board of the Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association announces with great sadness the death of our dearest colleague and teacher, former President and Honorary Member of APU, Sélika Acevedo de Mendilaharsu, occurred on September 22, 2017, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Read more

Madeleine Baranger (1920 - 2017)
One of the first members of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association and a founder of the Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association and of the Revista Uruguaya de Psicoanálisis. Together with her husband, Willy Baranger, she was one of the most prominent and influential psychoanalysts of the second half of the 20th Century. Read more / Read online article by Luis Kancyper (

Salomon Resnik 
(Buenos Aires 1920 - Paris 2017)

His early psychoanalytical and psychiatric training was thanks to a propitious encounter with Enrique Pichón-Rivière, who represented in Buenos Aires classic French psychiatry integrated with a psychoanalytical thought and authentic interest for social groups. Read more

Richard M. Gottlieb (1944 - 2017)
Director of Faculty at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, Training and Supervising Analyst at the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, passed away on 31 January 2017. Read more.


Mrs Sharon Riva Raeburn (25th January 1947 – 22nd January 2017)

Sharon Raeburn was a founding member of the British Psychoanalytic Association and its first President.  She was also a Training Analyst and Supervisor of the Association. Read more.


Paul Ornstein (4 April 1924 – 19 January 2017)

Graduate of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis at the University of Cincinnati Medical School, Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and prominent leading figure in psychoanalytic self-psychology. Read the Obituary in the New York Times.


Claire Synodinou (1944 - 2017)

Professor at the Panteion University and member of the Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society, the Paris Psychoanalytical Society and IPSO-Pierre Marty, passed away on 13 January 2017. Read more.


Henning Paikin (11 September 1935 – 2 January 2017)

Distinguished member and one of the most influential founders of the Danish Psychoanalytical Society, and member of the IPA House of Delegates from 1999 to 2004, Henning Paikin passed away on 2 January 2017 at the age of 81.




Dr. R. Horacio Etchegoyen (1919 - 2016), Honorary IPA Vice-President
 Horacio Etchegoyen was a great master of Psychoanalysis, and the first Latin-American President of the International Psychoanalytical Association from 1993 to 1997.  He was President of the Asociaciòn Psicoanalitica de Buenos Aires (APdeBA, 1977-1978). Read the obituaries that have been sent through from IPA President, Stefano Bolognini and President-Elect, Virginia Ungar.

Dr. Elizabeth Bott Spillius
Psychoanalyst who brought the ideas of Melanie Klein to a new generation of analysts, therapists, social workers and students. Read Obituary in the Guardian newspaper. 

Prof. Arup Ghoshal
Professor Arup Ghoshal, Honorary Secretary of the Indian Psychoanalytical Society (IPS) passed away on the 22nd of July, 2016 in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) following a brief illness. Read more.

Dr. Alan Z. Skolnikoff

Dr. Alan Z. Skolnikoff, exceptional human being and noted psychoanalyst, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his San Francisco home on July 17th. Read more.

Dr. Carlos Ríos

We are sorry to announce the passing away of Dr Carlos Ríos who was a Doctor, Specialist in Psychiatry, Professor of Psychopathology in the University of Plata, Training Analyst and ex-member on the Board of APdeBA. He also served as a Professor at the University Institute of Mental Health. He was a Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) and FEPAL, amongst others. Read more.

Dr. Klaus Minde

It is with great sadness that we regret to announce the sudden death of Dr. Klaus Minde, due to a massive stroke, on July 6, 2016. Dr. Minde’s contributions to the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, the Quebec English Branch, as well as the Canadian Group of Psychoanalysts for Children and Adolescents were invaluable. Read more.




    James S. Grotstein (1925-2015)
    Read the transcript of the memorial service. 
    Arthur Malin M.D. June 5 1925 – 26 October 2015

    Vida Maberino de Prego Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association

    Luz Maria Porras Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association

    Danielle Quinodoz  1934-2015 by Stefano Bolognini

    Stefania Turillazzi Manfredi 20 June 1929 - 6 July 2015 by Stefano Bolognini



    Robert S. Wallerstein  January 28, 1921- December 21, 2014 

    Robert S. Wallerstein Memorial Transcript from the memorial held in California on April 11, 2015 Obituary by IPA President Stefano Bolognini, and tributes from colleagues around the world.  Oral HistoryThe Life and Work of Robert S. Wallerstein: A Conversation Luca Di DonnaWe would like to thank American imago, Johns Hopkins University Press and  the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis for their help in publishing the interview of Dr. Luca Di Donna with Dr. Robert Wallerstein.


    In Memoriam: Israel Psychoanalytic Society

    In Memoriam is an initiative started by the Israel Psychoanalytic Society to memorialize individuals who belonged to the society. It is a collective effort and re- connection to the the roots of the society by members and candidates.