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Carole Levaque

It is with profound sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend Carole Levaque on Wednesday May 11, 2022. She will be profoundly missed by the psychoanalytic community, her family and many friends all around the world. Additional information will be announced as it becomes available from the family.
C’est avec une profonde tristesse et le cœur lourd que nous vous annonçons le décès de notre chère collègue et amie Carole Levaque le mercredi 11 mai 2022. Elle manquera beaucoup à la communauté psychanalytique, à sa famille et à de nombreux amis partout dans le monde. Des informations supplémentaires seront annoncées au fur et à mesure qu’elles seront disponibles auprès de la famille.

Société psychanalytique de Montréal (SPM)


Jean-Paul Moreigne

The President, the Board and the Members of the Psychoanalytic Research and Training Society are saddened to announce the death of their friend and colleague Jean-Paul Moreigne, Psychoanalyst, founding member of the SPRF on April 21, 2022.We pay tribute to the man of culture, warm, loyal, supporter of humor and tolerance, the open-minded psychoanalyst fully engaged in his practice and in the history of the analytic movement.

Nous avons la tristesse de vous annoncer le décès d'un des membres fondateur et  honoraires de la SPRF, M. jean-Paul Moreigne.  La Présidente, Le Bureau et les Membres de la Société Psychanalytique de Recherche et de Formation ont la tristesse d’annoncer le décès de leur ami et collègue Jean-Paul Moreigne, Psychanalyste, membre fondateur de la SPRF le 21 avril 2022. Nous rendons hommage à l’homme de culture, chaleureux, loyal, partisan de l'humour et de la tolérance, le psychanalyste ouvert et pleinement engagé dans sa pratique et dans l’histoire du mouvement analytique.Nous pensons tout particulièrement à sa famille à qui nous présentons nos plus sincères condoléances.

Société Psychanalytique de Recherche et de Formation

Edna Vilete

The Psychoanalytic Society of Rio de Janeiro communicates with great regret the passing of our dear Edna Vilete on April 11th. Edna has always represented the spirit of our society. Active, affective and deeply dedicated to the psychoanalytic cause.  Through her enthusiasm, she was responsible for the dissemination of psychoanalysis throughout Brazil.  Companion, kind and bearer of ample and deep knowledge, she will forever follow as a source of inspiration and example.  Our deepest support to her family members.  SPRJ lives a moment of pain and mourning.  Rest in peace dear Edna with the certainty that her work was fully accomplished.

José Alberto Zusman President of the Psychoanalytic Society of Rio de Janeiro, the entire Board of Directors and members of our society

Dr. Masahisa Nishizono

Dr. Masahisa Nishizono, a longstanding member of the JPS and IPA who had led Japan’s psychoanalytic world for so many years, passed away peacefully yesterday, on April 19th.
Born in 1928, Dr. Nishizono served as President of JPS from 1992 to 2008, and has remained our Society’s Honorary Member. As the leading figure in Japanese psychoanalysis, he helped strengthen Japan’s presence in global psychoanalysis, and was especially active in establishing strong ties with other Asian countries, most notably, South Korea.
He continued his psychoanalytic practice well into his 90s, and was deeply loved and respected by his colleagues and patients alike for his wisdom, warmth and dedication to his work. We will all miss him dearly, especially in the current unsettling circumstances throughout the world.

Toko Igarashi, Japan Psychoanalytic Society

Alfred Dumitrescu 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague Alfred Dumitrescu (May 12, 1955 - February 10, 2022), psychologist, psychoanalyst, former president (3 terms) of the Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis, member of the Ethics Commission and the Training Committee of our Society, an extraordinary clinician with a remarkable institutional and team spirit.
The psychoanalytic community has therefore lost a keystone of the Romanian psychoanalytic movement. 
Alfred Dumitrescu had an unwavering devotion to psychoanalysis, to the profession of psychoanalyst and to the activities of the Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis, and his openness and participation in numerous events of the European Federation of Psychoanalysis and the International Psychoanalytic Association provided an opportunity to strengthen connection with the great psychoanalysis.
We will deeply miss his inner strength, the support he provided in every difficult human, collegial and institutional situation, his lively and healthy humor, the keen eye, his right words, his bright mind, his vitality, the ability to create connections, to spread his knowledge, to be where he was most needed, and many others qualities for which we already were grateful to him for over 30 years.

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Romanian Psychoanalytical Society

Manuela Utrilla

From the Executive Board of the APM, we would like to express our deep sorrow over the loss of our beloved Manuela Utrilla.
Manuela was a great psychoanalyst and a great person, an example of creativity, love of knowledge, and passion for psychoanalysis. She was a tireless worker and a dedicated advocate for the ideals that she believed in and transmitted to those around her with enthusiasm and generosity. She embarked on, and embarked us on, An Odyssey of Thought, which would allow Weaving Dreams, eventually landing in a port where “wisdom emerges when the love of knowledge and the knowledge of love unite”, in the words of Raimon Panikkar, which she made her own when her book An Odyssey of Thought was published.
Remembering together the beautiful and profound words she so generously shared with us, and which could not help but move those who heard them, we recall her final statement in the tribute offered to her by the APM. Manuela said: “Without limits, there is no thought, without thought there is no freedom, and without freedom there is no love”. We believe that Manuela is one of those human beings who leave a deep footprints in those of us who had the pleasure and good fortune to know her, listen to her, and learn from her, and in those footprints we can continue walking together.
Many thanks, dear Manuela, for your important legacy. 

Mercedes Puchol, President of Madrid Psychoanalytical Association

I don’t know if there is any task more painful and at the same time more comforting than composing an emotional memory of someone as beloved as Manuela was. She left us on 4 February 2022 with the serenity, courage and wisdom that marked her professional and personal history, leaving a great void   in our hearts and in the institutional life of the APM. I will try to present a brief portrait of her professional life, which will be inevitably incomplete and panoramic, since it was so wide and versatile. After completing her studies in medicine at the Complutense University in Madrid and following a brief period with Lopez Ybor, she decided to continue her training outside of Spain, where there were other opportunities and a different social and cultural atmosphere. 
Milagros Cid [ Read full obituary: A generous and fertile Delta of life ]  

Fred Pine

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Fred Pine from cancer at home on Friday 7 January at the age of 90. I write on behalf of my colleagues at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute to express our deep regret over his loss and our condolences to his international colleagues.
Fred studied at the City College of New York and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He was a graduate of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and a prominent member of the Separation-Individuation Study written up by Mahler, Pine, and Berman in 1975. Fred acted as teaching faculty and clinical consultant for the Contemporary Freudian Track at NYU. He was, himself, one of the most individuated thinkers of our time, with close to 70 published works that highlighted his capacity for complex synthesizing and integrating in both the world of theory and clinical practice. Fred’s most recent article was published in JAPA only weeks before his death. The article, “A Personal Odyssey Through Psychoanalytic Process and Presence,” is a “must read” for anyone who seeks a model for how to close a practice with humanity, humility, and transparency, while keeping the patient’s needs foremost. Read full obituary
Wendy Olesker, Ph.D, New York Psychoanalytic Institute