The analysis between Dr. Sándor Ferenczi and Elizabeth Severn, which took place from 1925-1933, is considered one of the most controversial in psychoanalytic history. Freud and the orthodox analytic community condemned the analysis, calling Severn an "evil genius". The analytic establishment believed Severn's emotional and interpersonal demands were causing harm to Ferenczi and psychoanalysis.
In the light of new evidence found in Severn's papers, the Ferenczi/Severn analysis will be re-examined to indicate the historical significance Severn played in psychoanalytic theory and practice for the study and treatment of trauma.
Arnold Wm. Rachman, Ph.D., F.A.G.P.A.
Lewis Aron, Ph.D.
Joseph D. Lichtenberg, M.D.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building
Dining Room A (LM-620)
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20540
Free, no preregistration required.
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