The Interlaken affaire. Second episode

Author/s Berthold Rothschild
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/3 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 383-388 File size 34 KB
DOI 10.3280/PU2020-003003
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Three papers are published. In the first paper Pier Francesco Galli, in a brief introduction, empha-sizes the importance of the historical role played by Swiss psychoanalysis in the training of many Italian colleagues. In the second paper Berthold Rothschild describes, also with the reproduction of a correspondence, the vicissitudes that brought to the cancellation of his invitation to a meeting titled "Psychoanalysis, culture, and politics" that was planned for June 6, 2020, in Geneva, spon-sored by the Centre Psychanalytique Raymond de Saussure (CPRS) of the Swiss Psychoanalyic Society (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Psychoanalyse [SGPsa]); this cancellation was due to the protest of some German speaking psychoanalysts of the Swiss Psychoanalyic Society who still remember the split that occurred in 1977 between the "Zurich Psychoanalytic Seminar" (Psy-choanalytisches Seminar Zürich [PSZ]), of which Rothschild is a member, and the Swiss Psy-choanalyic Society; this split followed the controversies that ended up with the cancellation of a meeting that was planned in 1974 in Interlaken (this is the reason why the words "second epi-sode" appear in the title). In the third paper, the material of the "Interlaken affaire", which origi-nally appeared in issues nos. 4/1975 and 3/2015 di Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, is reprinted; this material, that contains also the reproduction of several letters exchanged in 1973 and 1974, has been published only in Italian.

Keywords: Politics of psychoanalysis; History of organized psychoanalysis; "Zurich Psychoanalytic Seminar" (PSZ); Psychoanalytic institution; Psychoana-lytic training

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Berthold Rothschild, L’affaire Interlaken. Atto secondo in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 3/2020, pp 383-388, DOI: 10.3280/PU2020-003003