Talks On Psychoanalysis

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February 26, 2021  

Lena Theodorou Ehrlich - Psychoanalysis from the Inside Out.

Lena Theodorou Ehrlich is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, visiting faculty at the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute, and Clinical Supervisor at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry. She has maintained a lively practice of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and supervision in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 30 years. She is internationally recognized for her original contributions to the literature on beginning and deepening analysis and building and maintaining a psychoanalytic practice.  Her 2019 paper, Teleanalysis: Slippery slope or rich opportunity? won the 2019 Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association prize award for excellence in psychoanalytic scholarship and distinguished contributions to the journal. Her book, Psychoanalysis from the Inside Out: Developing and Sustaining an Analytic Identity and Practice is available on Amazon and the Routledge Press website.



Developing and Sustaining an Analytic Identity and Practice.

Published July 29, 2020 by Routledge
180 Pages


February 22, 2021  

Susana Kuras Mauer, Sara Moscona, Silvia Resnizky - Psychoanalytic Work with Families and Couples.

Over the last thirty years, there have been significant changes in the structure of families and couples. These include challenges to the traditional family structure, women’s empowerment, a rebellion against the patriarchy and the legitimization of same-sex couples. All of these have brought about a dramatic increase in the diversity of family configurations. In this book, the authors aim to take into account these new configurations and explore new ways of thinking about the links within families, couples and siblings. Their book describes clinical interventions which are based on the link approach, which enables the broadening of the range of classical psychoanalytic resources. The link approach is not content with proposing just one more application of psychoanalysis but seeks to account conceptually for the territorial expansion that has occurred in contemporary psychoanalysis.

The 3 authors are Buenos Aires Psychoanalytical Association Training Analysts and Professors at the Master´s Program in Family and Couple Studies in the University Institute of Mental Health of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytical Association.


Susana Kuras Mauer,  has a Masters in Couples and Families and is an IPA Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis.

Sara Moscona, is a Couples and Families Professor at the University of Buenos Aires.

And  Silvia Resnizky was Director of the Master’s Program in Family and Couple Studies (2013 - 2017), an IPA Board member (2017-2021) and IPA Executive Committee member (2019-2021).


Psychoanalytic Work with Families and Couples:
Clinical Perspectives on Suffering

Published October 15, 2019 by Routledge
158 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations


This episode is available also in Spanish

February 15, 2021  

Nathan Kravis - On the Couch: A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Plato to Freud.


Nathan Kravis is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute of Psychiatry: History, Policy and the Arts at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. He is also a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and author of On the Couch: A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Plato to Freud (MIT Press, 2017). He is in private practice in New York City.

In On the Couch, Dr Kravis explores the social history of recumbent posture and delves into its symbolism and representations from classical antiquity to the present. He then situates current analyst ambivalence about the couch within this complex history.

Since its publication in 2017, On the Couch has been translated into German, Turkish, and Russian, and received a Gradiva Award in 2018.

His other recent publications include “The analyst’s hatred of analysis” (Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 2013) and “The Googled and Googling analyst” (Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2017).

February 8, 2021  

Teresa Olmos de Paz - A Reflection On Some Concepts In Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

In her work, Teresa Olmos de Paz reflects on some questions and concepts in contemporary psychoanalysis. She emphasizes that the aim of those reflections is to share some ideas among psychoanalysts, because nowadays, no analyst alone can give a global idea of what is considered problematic for contemporary psychoanalysis. Likewise, she highlights the importance of clarifying the concepts facing the diversity of enforced theoretical models in current psychoanalysis.


Teresa Olmos de Paz was born in Córdoba, Argentina. She carried out her psychoanalytic training in Buenos Aires in the 1970’s and has lived in Spain since 1980. She is a training analyst at the Asociación psicoanalítica de Madrid. She has been APM’s president from 2017 till 2019, is a professor at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and was its Director from 2001 to 2003. She is a member of the Forum of Psychoanalysis with adolescents of the European Federation of Psychoanalysis. Among her publications, it should be noted: Structures and / or border states in children, adolescents and adults, together with Carlos Paz and Maria Lucila Pelento. She has published in national and foreign journals, highlighting the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Together with Carlos A. Paz, she obtained the first prize “Annual Book of Psychoanalysis 1990” with the work: Adolescence and borderline pathology: Characteristics of the relevant psychoanalytic process (Int. J. Psycho-Anal.). She has edited and is co-author of “Los huéspedes del yo. Las identificaciones y desidentificaciones en la clínica psicoanalítica. She is also the Editor and co-author of the book: Los Encuentros de Psicoanalistas de Lengua Castellana.


This text will be read by Andy Cohen and you can listen to it also in the original Spanish,  by the voice of the author herself.


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This episode is available also in Spanish

February 1, 2021  

Jacqueline Schaeffer - The riddle of the repudiation of femininity: the scandal of the feminine dimension

In today's episode Jacqueline Schaeffer presents us with a text: The riddle of the repudiation of femininity: the scandal of the feminine dimension, a theme that she deployed at length in her book Le refus du féminin (la sphinge et son âme en peine), published by Presses Universitaires de France in 1997, republished in 2013, with an afterword by René Roussillon, translated The Universal Refusal by Karnac Books in 2011.

Jacqueline Schaeffer is an honorary training analyst of the Paris Psychoanalytic Society. She was a counselor in the offices of Michel Fain, Augustin Jeanneau and André Green from 1982 to 1989. She was a member of the editorial board of the Revue Française de Psychanalyse and deputy director of the Débats de psychanalyse. She was awarded the Maurice Bouvet Prize for Psychoanalysis in 1987.
Jacqueline Schaeffer is the author of numerous collective works and numerous articles in French and foreign journals on the theme of gender and femininity. A filmed interview and her articles can be sent on request:

Link to the paper


This episode is available also in French

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