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Film, Video The Evil Genius of Psychoanalysis

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Title

  • The Evil Genius of Psychoanalysis

Summary

  • The mutual analysis between Dr. Sándor Ferenczi and Elizabeth Severn, which took place from 1925 to 1933, is considered one of the most controversial episodes in psychoanalytic history. The unconventional relationship between Ferenczi and Severn, an American psycho-therapist and author who lacked academic credentials, proved both taxing and enlightening for Ferenczi. Sigmund Freud and the orthodox analytic community condemned the analysis, calling Severn an "evil genius." In the light of new evidence found in Severn's papers, the Ferenczi/Severn analysis is being re-examined to indicate the historical significance Severn played in psychoanalytic theory and practice for the study and treatment of trauma. Speakers included James Hutson, Arnold Rachman, Lewis Aron and Joseph Lichtenberg.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Manuscript Division, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2014-06-20.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Science, Technology

Notes

  • -  Classification: History (General) and History of Europe.
  • -  Classification: History: America.
  • -  Classification: Medicine.
  • -  Classification: Science.
  • -  Classification: Social Sciences.
  • -  Various.
  • -  Recorded on 2014-06-20.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021689458

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Manuscript Division. The Evil Genius of Psychoanalysis. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -06-20, 2014. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021689458/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Manuscript Division, S. B. (2014) The Evil Genius of Psychoanalysis. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -06-20. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021689458/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Manuscript Division. The Evil Genius of Psychoanalysis. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -06-20, 2014. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021689458/>.