Calendar of Forthcoming Meetings

Forthcoming Psychohistory Forum Work-in-Progress Meetings

September 30, 2023: “Shakespeare’s Psyche as Revealed in His Plays” (Jeffrey Rubin – ORI and Private Psychoanalytic Practice)

Some Recent Events

May 6, 2023: “I Double Dare You to Prove It to Me! — Using Qualitative Observations to Understand Everyday Phenomena” (Burton Seitler, PhD – JASPER and Private Practice)

November 12, 2022: “Heinz Kohut’s Vulnerable Self, His Reaction to the Holocaust, and his Break with the Psychoanalytic Establishment” (Jim Anderson, Phd – Northwestern University and the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute)

April 30, 2022: “Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma and Resilience: What It Has to Do with Psychohistory” (Inna Rozentsvit, MD – Object Relations Institute)

November 20, 2021: “The Childhood Origins of Political Violence and Extremism” (Sven Fuchs, Independent Scholar)

October 31, 2021: “The Episodic Man: Donald Trump” (Dan McAdams, PhD – Northwestern University); “Donald Trump and Stochastic Terrorism” (Denis O’Keefe, PhD – NYU); “Reflections on Biden’s Personality” (Paul H. Elovitz, PhD – Ramapo College)  

January 25, 2020: “Trauma Trails from Ireland’s Great Hunger: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry” (Michael O’Loughlin, PhD – Adelphi University)

September 28, 2019: Catalysis: A Recipe to Slow Down or Abort Humankind’s Possessive Need for More (Alice Maher, MD – Psychologist/psychoanalyst; and Ken Fuchsman’s commentary)

April 13, 2019: Erik Erikson: A Retrospective (Professor Lawrence Friedman, PhD – Harvard University), Lincoln Center of Fordham University

March 9, 2019: Beyond Sacred Cows and Scapegoats: Displacement, Ideology, and the Future of Democracy (Brian D’Agostino, PhD – International Psychohistorical Association Past President and Newsletter Editor), Lincoln Center of Fordham University

October 19-20, 2018: 2018 Annual Conference of the APCS (Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society), “Transformations: Disrupting Dystopian Futures,” New Brunswick, NJ – See information at

October 5-7, 2018: Psychoanalysis in Our Time, in association with the University of Gdansk, Poland.  The theme for this symposium will be: “Psychoanalysis, Nationalism and Ideology”.  See information at

September 9, 2018: Screening of Vamik’s Room by Molly Castelloe at the Freud Museum, London.  See information at