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