Obituary: Death of 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. Many of the leading psychoanalytical research groups from all over the world presented their projects in the innovative, creative and inspiring atmosphere of the historically famous building of the Ulm University, and networked with each other. A second milestone was the “Sonderforschungsbereich 129, Psychotherapeutic Processes" of the German Research Foundation, which brought psychoanalysis a great deal of recognition in the world of science and supported many young scientists who were able to write their doctoral theses and habilitations within this framework. Thus, many of them, including myself (Marianne Leuzinger Bohleber), owe their academic careers to Horst Kächele. As creator of the so called “Ulm School of Psychotherapy” as well as being chief of the Center for Psychotherapy Research in Stuttgart (1988-2004), he built a bridge between psychoanalysis and the international community of psychotherapy researchers, and became president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research in the 1990s.
After studying medicine in Marburg, Leeds (England) and Munich (1963-69), Horst Kächele accepted the invitation of Helmut Thomä for a scientific position in the Department of Psychotherapy at Ulm University. He combined his research activities with his psychoanalytic training at the Ulm Institute for Psychoanalysis (1970 – 1975). Helmut Thomä and Horst Kächele became one of the most fruitful psychoanalytic research duos. Together they wrote a three volume textbook for psychoanalytic therapy which has since been translated into 23 languages and is now considered a classic. The two authors received the Mary Sigourney Award in 2004 for this achievement.
Horst was passionately committed to the dissemination of psychoanalysis, especially in Eastern Europe, where he is revered with great gratitude as a teacher. In 1996 he became Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Psychoanalytic Medicine, University St Petersburg. As a staff member of the Research Training Program (RTP) of the International Psychoanalytical Association, he has made a significant contribution to the international promotion of young researchers in psychoanalysis. Especially among his colleagues in South America he is revered as a messenger of psychoanalytic research. With many of them he remained in intensive exchange, through the mail list of the RTP Fellows, the Open Door Review or joint research projects, as e.g. with Juan Pablo Jimenez as Profesor visitande permanente del Universidad de Chile.
So, Horst was a most productive researcher with a large amount of publications but also a great master of intergenerational networking. In a generous manner, with a unique dedication and passion, he literally carried his psychoanalytic and scientific knowledge all over the world, always ready to engage in fierce controversy and debate and to set out for new shores of knowledge. Thus, at the age of 65, he obtained a Ph.D., and after his retirement as Professor Emeritus in the Medical Faculty, he accepted a new professorship at the private International Psychoanalytical University in Berlin, which, as he said, became a "new institutional home".
Horst Kächele leaves behind a large gap, as psychoanalyst, researcher and dear friend. He always seemed to us like a candle burning at both ends, perhaps one of the reasons why he left us so soon, at the age of 76. We share our grief with his wife Beate, his three daughters, the grandchildren, his brother, friends and colleagues. We will miss him!
Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber & Mark Solms
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. In addition, she did consultative work in managerial and executive development and in organizational governance. She was also a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association. She served on a variety of committees and in positions of leadership, published articles, and presented and participated on panels nationally and internationally.
Throughout her successful career as a Psychotherapist and exciting life in New York City, she stayed devoted to her hometown and her Irish-Italian heritage. She returned often to support family and friends in their difficult times and to celebrate their good times. She enjoyed weekends and summer vacations here.
Joann had begun her long-planned retirement back to Westerly just last week. She was looking forward to spending more time with her loving family and reuniting with treasured friends from her high school and college years. She was hoping for more sunny days at Watch Hill beach and leisurely walks to Napatree Point. Her last days were filled with gratitude and joy for the life she had worked hard to shape and the blessing of coming home again.
She will be sadly missed by her nephew Raymond Howard and his family. She also leaves several cousins. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Mary T. and Roy T. Howard, her brother, Donald Turo and her nephew Roy B. Howard.
A private graveside service was held at St. Sebastian Cemetery.
To fulfill one of her wishes, a celebration of her life will be announced once the virus danger has passed.
Joann K. Turo
Highly esteemed member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, training analyst, mentor and friend to many, died on March 23 after a massive stroke. She cherished her membership in the IPA where she presented her work on nachtraglichkeit, and on the CFS solution to the selection of training analysts which has become a model for many institutes. She will be sorely missed. Jane Hall
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. He served as the Directors of Psychiatry at the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital. He was also a Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and Psychiatrist in Chief at the University of Toronto Student Health Services. Jim developed a special interest in developing countries in the Caribbean, including organizing and leading trade and medical delegations. He subsequently became fluent in Spanish, and was a guest lecturer at the University of Havana, where he assisted in the re-introduction of the study and practice of psychoanalysis in Cuba. He was educated at the University of Toronto Schools, and the University of Western Ontario. He pursued post-graduate training at Johns Hopkins University, where he obtained a Master's degree in Public Health. As a psychiatrist, his specific focuses were in parenting, children, and community care, including practicing in remote aboriginal communities. These areas of interest were the subject of numerous addresses, media presentations, educational seminars, and more than twenty-five academic publications. He had a love of the wilderness and outdoors, serving for many years in his teens and twenties as an out-trip canoe guide. A celebration of his life will be held a later date due to physical distancing requirements imposed during the present COVID-19 state of emergency. Further information and an opportunity to share condolences is available at www.etouch.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson Canada would be appreciated.
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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
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.
President, Hellenic Psycho-Analytical Society
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, such as Jorge Luis Borges or the Passion of Friendship (Jorge Luis Borges o la pasión de la amistad, 2003), The Fraternal Complex (El complejo fraterno, 2004), Resentment and Remorse (Resentimiento y remordimiento, 1991), Confrontation Between Generations (La confrontación generacional, 1997), Adolescence: the End of Innocence (Adolescencia fin de la ingenuidad, 2007), Friendship: A Chosen Siblinghood (Amistad: Una hermandad elegida, 2014) and Towards an Expanded Clinical and Metapsychology (Hacia una clínica y metapsicología ampliadas, 2017); the majority of these translated into Italian and Portuguese. In 2014 he received the Sigourney Award.
In October he was going to travel with Judith, his wife and lifelong companion, to Paris and Rome for a holiday and for the presentation of his recently translated book, Confrontation Between Generations, at a Paris bookshop and at the Diderot University.
In Rome he was planning to give lectures and supervisions.
But for him, the principal reason was to enjoy his time away with Judith.
His last contributions were on the subject of what he described as the four memories: terror, dread, rancour and pain. He was a committed writer, who worked deeply with himself, elaborating an intense mourning of which his ideas remain as a profound legacy. But above all, what remains with us is his humanity. His way of listening which was an invitation to talk, his loving interest in the other, his attentive and respectful closeness. For those of us who were lucky enough to be close, the joy of those shared moments will stay with us, along with the sorrow of his loss. He died peacefully; a privilege they say comes only to the good. 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). Her scientific contributions are well-known at an international level and she published a number of seminal papers with Joseph Sandler in which they reviewed basic psychoanalytic concepts. In 1998 she was awarded the prestigious Sigourney Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Psychoanalysis. As a great supporter of child and adolescent analysis, she contributed to the creation of the IPA Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis Committee (COCAP) and became its first overall Chair in 1997, during Otto Kernberg’s Administration. This was when child and adolescent psychoanalysis found its place within the IPA structure, after occupying an informal space for many years. She was a mentor to many child analysts as well as a significant contributor to psychoanalytic theory and technique in this field.
On a personal level, I had the honour and pleasure of working with Anne-Marie during the time when COCAP was created, and I profoundly admired her passion for child analysis. I will always remember her elegance, warmth and kindness, her sensitivity, creativity and open-mindedness, which made her so admired by her colleagues and students. She was an inspiration to all those whose lives she touched. She will be greatly missed. 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.
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 (clarin.com).
(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
Oral HistoryThe Life and Work of Robert S. Wallerstein: A Conversation Luca Di Donna. We 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.