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.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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).
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 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.