the Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award
Hans W. Loewald (1906-1992) was a practitioner, scholar, and teacher with a deep respect for the history and complexity of psychoanalytic thought. He was also an innovator who was willing to challenge prevailing wisdom and to extend the boundaries of psychoanalytic knowledge.
Loewald’s Collected Papers (1980) and his volumes on Psychoanalysis and the History of the Individual (1978) and Sublimation (1988) endure as seminal explorations of psychoanalytic theory and process, creativity, and culture.
As the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE) evolves, so too does our definition of the Hans W. Loewald Memorial award, and we propose this updated description:
IFPE has established the Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award to recognize extraordinary contributions to psychoanalytic education in the most inclusive sense, such as contributions from the arts and other fields, that promote the animating values and insights of psychoanalysis as understood by IFPE.
Past Recipients of the Award
2017 Alison Bechdel, The Psychochronology of Everyday Life
2015 Deborah Britzman, Distinguished Research Professor, FRSC, On the Psychoanalytic Situation of Friendship: the case of Mrs. K and Richard
2014 Thomas H. Ogden, M.D., Reading Loewald: Oedipus Reconceived
2013 Arnold D. Richards, M.D., Psychoanalysis of the Left and Far Left
2012 Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D., From Mind to World, From Drive to Affectivity: A Phenomenological–Contextualist Psychoanalytic Perspective
2011 Richard A. Isay, M.D. Opposing Anti-Gay Bias in The American Psychoanalytic Association: A Personal Odyssey
2010 Judith Viorst
2009 Michael Eigen, Ph.D. Wordlessness
2008 Robert J. Lifton, M.D.[Notavailable]
2007 Mark Solms [Notavailable]
2006 Christopher Bollas, What is Theory? (Published in The Freudian Moment by Karnac Books UK in 2007)
2005 Ethel Spector Person, M.D. Revising Our Life Stories
2003 Andrew Samuels, Ph.D.
2002 Thomas Szasz, M.D. The Cure of Souls in the Therapeutic State
2001 Paul Roazen, Ph.D. The Importance of the Past
2000 John Gedo, M.D.
1999 James S. Grotstein, M.D. "The Stranger Within Thee": Who Is the Unconscious?
1998 Joyce McDougall, Ed.D.
1997 Stanley A. Leavy, M.D. Psychoanalysis as Askesis
1996 Peter L. Giovacchini, M.D. Changing Clinical Orientation, Humor and the Transitional Space
1995 Jessica Benjamin, Ph.D. Psychoanalysis as a Vocation
1994 Merton Gill, M.D. The Current Scene in Psychoanalysis
1993 Lawrence Friedman, M.D., Ferrum, Ignis, and Medicina: Return to the Crucible