1st Edition

Psychoanalysis International, V.1 A Guide to Psychoanalysis Throughout the World

Edited By Peter Kutter Copyright 1992

    It is well known that the cradle of psychoanalysis was in Vienna, the scene of Sigmund Freud's activities at the beginning of the century.  But how and when did psychoanalysis reach the other countries of Europe?  What development did it undergo there?  How did the different mentalities, political and cultural backgrounds as well as the personal particularities of its respective advocates affect psychoanalysis?  What was its position in the past and what is its position today? 

    These and other questions on the varied development and the present situation of psychoanalysis in the countries of eastern and western Europe are investigated by renowned psychoanalysts drawing on the experience and knowledge acquired in their own work.  The result is a new conpendium on psychoanalysis in Europe containing all up-to-date information.  Informative and instructive, at times as exciting as a detective story, Psychoanalysis International will possibly be of interest even to non-analysts.   

    Preface, Etchegoyen  Foreword, Kutter  Introduction, Kutter  Austria: The Viennese Psychoanalytical Society from 1918 to 1945, Leupold-Loewenthal  Austria: The Viennese Psychoanalytical Society after 1945, Berner  Further Institutions in Austria not Connected with the IPA, Laimboeck  Belgium, Haber  Czechoslovakia, Fischer  Finland, Roos  France 1893-1965, de Mijolla  Germany, Kutter  East Germany, Geyer  Great Britain, King, Holder  Hungary, Harmatta, Szoenyi  Israel, Lowental, Cohen  Italy, Novelletto  Lithuania, Augis, Pocius  The Netherlands, Groen-Prakken, de Nobel  Poland, Pawlak, Sokolik  Spain, Munoz, Grinberg  Sweden, Norman  Switzerland, Moser 


    Peter Kutter, M.D., is a member of the German Psychoanalytical Society and Professor of Psychoanalysis at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Franfurt am Main. 

    "The achievement of Psychoanalysis International, inspired and edited by Peter Kutter, is that it provides a comprehensive and complete perspective on psychoanalytic societies and institutes, describing IPA organizations as well as non-member groups around the world. The book presents an up-to-date, complete and impartial overview of our science, considering the history of psychoanalysis in different countries and regions in terms of their unique character and flavour, from their origins to the present.  The main schools and directions in which the discipline created by Sigmund Freud has evolved are given an enlightening critical exposition."

    - Horacio Etchegoyen, from the Foreword