Psychoanalysis under Conditions of War

Part 4 of the discussion in English by the Freud Foundation U.S. and the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, in cooperation with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Lviv National Medical University

Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. CET / 12:30 p.m. EST


Françoise Davoine (Psychoanalyst, Paris)
Gerard Fromm (Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center)
Oleksandr Filts (Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University)

Moderator: Jeanne Wolff Bernstein (Freud Foundation U.S.)


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The fourth online discussion in the series by the Freud Foundation U.S. and the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, register here.

Please note: Due to the current situation in Ukraine, it is possible that the discussion cannot take place as planned on short notice. In any case, we will meet at the scheduled time.

Psychoanalysis under Conditions of War

The question of an "ethical stance" has remained a central theme for psychoanalysts working right now in the midst of the war in Ukraine. Since many attendees and discussants expressed the strong wish to keep this discussion going after the first evening in the summer of 2022, the series continues. Françoise Davoine and Gerard Fromm will meet with interested psychoanalysts, psychologists and other professionals from the Ukraine and other countries.

This evening will provide another opportunity to discuss in detail clinical questions arising from the treatment of patients under conditions of war with the renowned trauma experts. Clinical cases will be presented by Ukrainian psychoanalysts and psychotherapists. One of the questions that will continue to guide our discussions has to do with the challenges analysts and therapists face, as both they and their patients experience the ongoing and brutal trauma of war, in maintaining an ethical treatment stance. Other questions, emerging from the clinical field, will also be addressed at our fourth meeting.

Translation (English-Ukrainian) will be provided.

Watch Part 3, Part 2 and Part 1 of "Psychoanalysis under Conditions of War" on our YouTube channel!


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