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.
"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
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