Welcome to Clio's Psyche and the Psychohistory Forum.

Our mission is to enlarge and disseminate the related paradigms of applied psychoanalysis, political psychology, psychobiography, and of psychological history. We seek to do this in non-technical language.
Our goal is always to stimulate psychohistorical thought, publications, research, and teaching. Some specific objectives are as follows:

  • To encourage the general public to think psychohistorically
  • To disseminate psychohistorical knowledge
  • To communicate with Forum members and subscribers
  • To assist the networking of colleagues, especially in the Psychohistory Forum research groups
  • To grow the psychohistorical community and to the larger group of people interested in what we do
  • To help clinicians focus on history and current events
  • To assist academics in all disciplines — history, literature, political science, psychology, sociology, and so
    forth — to utilize the insights and tools of psychoanalysis, psychobiography, and psychology
  • To foster psychohistorical debate, discussion, listening, publication, research, and thought
  • To help transmit the knowledge of an older generation of psychohistorians to those just entering the field
  • To research and publish the history of our field, honoring the work of those who have built it.
  • To make available online obituaries of those who die, memorializing their work
  • To assist in the intergenerational transmission of ideas

In conclusion, we welcome others joining with us to achieve the goals articulated in this mission statement.

Paul H. Elovitz, PhD
Editor, Clio's Psyche


Table of Contents: September 2013

127 Editor's Introduction: Vamik Volkan Festschrift
109 Paul H. Elovitz

129 Vamik Volkan Interviewed About His Peacemaking Work
115Molly Castelloe

143 Getting to Know Him
109Norman Itzkowitz

145 A Man of Dedication
115Kenan Atakol

149 A Monumental Legacy
115Joseph V. Montville

153 The Influence of an Extraordinary Colleague
115Max Harris

156 A Bridge Builder at the Intersection
115Peter Loewenberg

158 An Inspiring Supervisor, Colleague, and Friend
115Ira Brenner

160 Why Vamik Volkan Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
115John Jacob Hartman

162 A Professional Trajectory from Madness through Mourning to Mutuality
115Salman Akhtar

166 Eric Peters on Volkan as a Supervisor and Teacher
115Molly Castelloe

167 What Are We Treating?
115M. Gerard Fromm

172 Working with Authority
115Robi Friedman

176 Vamik Volkan's Willingness to Wade In
115J. Anderson Thomson

179 Making the World a Better Place in the Former Soviet Sphere
115Yuri Urbanovich

183 Listening to People through a Stethoscope
16Joyce Neu

187 A Life in the Service of Dialogue
17Peter Pogany-Wnendt, Johannes Pfafflin,
Erda Siebert & Berta Hammerich

192 The Impact of Volkan's Work in the Middle East
115Ilany Kogan

194 Political Psychology as an Emerging Field in Turkey
115Abdulkadir Cevik

197 Terror and Mourning in Norway
115Sverre Varvin

200 Unresolved Trauma: Turkey's Nostalgia and Anxiety
115Bahar Senem Cevik-Ersaydi

204 Nostalgia in the Immigrant Experience
115Ruth Lijtmaer

207 Apology, Forgiveness, and the Mourning Process
115Juhani Ihanus

211 What is Psychoanalysis? A Tribute to Vamik Volkan
115Henri Parens

214 Folds of Psychoanalysis
115Maurice Apprey

218 Poems in Honor of Vamik Volkan
115Howard Stein

219 Transitional Justice in the French Revolution & Post-Apartheid South Africa
115Barry Shapiro

228 War, Trauma, and Psychoanalysis: The Early Writings
115Ken Fuchsman

236 Veteran Suicide
115Jamshid A. Marvasti & Laila N. Marvasti


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