Reading Group: Sándor Ferenczi and Psychoanalysis

17 January 2023
06:30 PM

a.p. is happy to host this second iteration of the  Berlin Psychoanalysis Reading Group, chaired by Dr. Violeta Ruiz Espigares. This year, the group will focus on the early works of Hungarian psychoanalyst Sándor Ferenczi. Although less well known than his contemporaries Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, Ferenczi also played an essential role in the formation and practice of this ever diverging and ground breaking field. ⁠

Ferenczi was notable for working with disturbed patients and for developing a theory of intervention than is more active than usual for psychoanalytic practice. In later life, he became known for the belief that his patients' accounts of child sexual abuse were accurate, leading to significant disputes with his once close associate, Freud.

The group takes place every Tuesday, from 6.30 PM, and runs from January 17th-February 23rd 2023. It is open to anyone with an interest in psychoanalysis regardless of  academic background. For any further questions and accompanying handouts feel free to email Violeta Ruiz Espigares at:⁠

Dr. Violeta Ruiz Espigares studied philosophy at Grinnell College, Georgia. Major interests include psychoanalysis and deconstruction; Early Modern Spanish literature, religion, and surveillance, especially the figure of the marrano and secrets; and the element of blood and its effects in law, philosophy, and literature.