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International Forum of Psychoanalysis (IFP) is a peer-reviewed journal published under the auspices of the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies (IFPS). In accordance with the objectives of this organisation, International Forum of Psychoanalysis is open to all new and creative contributions to the development of psychoanalysis. Papers presented at conferences and workshops arranged by IFPS will be considered for publication with high priority. 
The journal especially promotes articles demonstrating clinical experience and interest in revising or expanding psychoanalytic theory. Special efforts are made to give equal space to experience in the female and male voice.




Editorial Board


International Forum of Psychoanalysis publishes articles on a variety of topics including:

  • The history of psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalysis in different regions of the world
  • Homosexuality
  • Psychoanalysis under political oppression
  • Creativity
  • Psychoanalytic teaching and technique
  • Lived experience versus fantasy
  • Psychotic disturbances
  • Female psychology
  • Quality assessment and quality assurance

Special Issues

  • Why Ferenczi today?
  • Bowlby and attachment theory
  • Identity in the postmodern world
  • Community psychoanalysis
  • Thoughts and human interaction
  • Intersubjectivity


Current issue: Volume 22, Issue 4, 2013
German themes in psychoanalysis. Part one

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Editorial board

Christer Sjödin - Stockholm, Sweden
Marco Conci - Trento, Italy / Munich, Germany

Founding Editor:
Jan Stensson - Älghult, Sweden

Associate Editors:
Maarit Arppo - Vantaa, Finland
Carlo Bonomi - Florence, Italy
Per Einar Binder – Bergen, Norway
Franco Borgogno - Turin, Italy
Michael Buchholz - Göttingen, Germany
Eystein Victor Våpenstad - Oslo/Bergen, Norway

Corresponding Editors:
Christopher Bollas - London, UK
Andre Haynal - Geneva, Switzerland
Per Magnus Johansson - Gothenburg, Sweden
Zvi Lothane, New York, USA
Luiz Eduardo Prado de Oliveira - Paris, France

Book Review Editor:
Maarit Arppo - Vantaa, Finland

Managing Editor:
Sofie Wennström, Stockholm

Regional Editors:
Michael Ermann - Munich, Germany
Romulo Aguillaume - Madrid, Spain
Valerie Tate Angel - New York, USA
Eliana R.P. Mendes - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Editorial Office:
International Forum of Psychoanalysis, Taylor & Francis, PO Box 3255, S-103 65 , Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: + 46 8 440 80 40
Fax: + 46 8 440 80 50