Welcome to Clio’s Psyche: Understanding the “Why” of Culture, Current Events, History, and Society

Clio’s Psyche is a scholarly journal founded in 1994. It is published by the Psychohistory Forum, an organization of academics, therapists, and laypeople, founded in 1982 and holding regular scholarly meetings in Manhattan and at international conventions.

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 Psychohistory Forum members and Clio’s Psyche 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, anthropology — to utilize the insights and tools of psychoanalysis, psychobiography, and psychology;
  • To foster psychohistorical debate and discussion;
  • 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, memorializing the work of those who have built it, and to make available online obituaries of those who die 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. To join/subscribe, see Membership.

1994    2019


Paul H. Elovitz, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Clio’s Psyche (CliosPsycheEditor@gmail.com)
Inna Rozentsvit, MD, Associate Editor (inna.rozentsvit@gmail.com)

Clio’s Psyche, Editorial Board
C. Fred Alford, PhD University of Maryland • James William Anderson, PhD Northwestern University • David R. Beisel, PhD RCC-SUNY • Marilyn Charles, PhD Austen Riggs Center • Lawrence J. Friedman, PhD Harvard University • Ken Fuchsman, EdD University of Connecticut • Juhani Ihanus, PhD University of Helsinki • Peter Loewenberg, PhD UCLA • Denis O’Keefe, PhD New York University • Peter W. Petschauer, PhD Appalachian State University • William McKinley Runyan, PhD University of California-Berkeley • Vamık Volkan, MD University of Virginia

Leadership Team of Clio and the Psychohistory Forum
Paul H. Elovitz, PhD, Chair Ramapo College and the Psychohistory Forum • Inna Rozentsvit, MD Co-Chair Psychohistory Forum • James W. Anderson, PhD Northwestern University and Private Psychoanalytic Practice Ken Fuchsman, EdD University of Connecticut • Juhani Ihanus, PhD University of Helsinki • Claude-Hélène Mayer, PhD University of Johannesburg • Kevin McGinnis, MSW Clio’s Psyche • Denis O’Keefe, PhD New York University • Peter W. Petschauer, PhD Appalachian State University • William McKinley Runyan, PhD University of California-Berkeley

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