Editorial Board & IBAN

EJPsy. European Journal of Psychoanalysis

A Semiannual Publication


Editor: Sergio Benvenuto (eu.jou.psy@gmail.com)

Editorial Board:

Sergio Benvenuto (Rome, Italy), Fernando Castrillón (San Francisco, US), Victor Mazin (St. Petersburg, Russia), Hannes Nykänen (Helsinki, Finland), Matthew Oyer (New York, US), Svetlana Uvarova (Kiev, Ukraine), Claudia Vaughn (Rome, Italy)


EJPsy. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS is edited by the Istituto di Studi Avanzati in Psicoanalisi, ISAP [Institute for Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis] Fiscal Code: 97514500582

EJPsy is steered by:  Antonello Armando (Rome), Sergio Benvenuto (Rome), Cristiana Cimino (Rome), Sergio Contardi (Milan), Antonello Correale (Rome), Antonio Maria Ferro (Savona), Edi Gatti Pertegato (Venice), Luca Iacovino (Rome), Gianpaolo Lai (Milan), Svetlana Uvarova (Kiev, Ukraine).

Correspondents and Associates:
Alessandra Campo (L’Aquila, Italy), Aleksandr Chernoglazov (St. Petersburg, Russia), Lorenzo Chiesa (Canterbury, UK), Domenico Cosenza (Milan, Italy), Marta Csabai (Budapest, Hungary), Loren Dent (New York, USA), Loryn Hatch (New York, USA), Federico Leoni (Milan, It), Antonio Lucci (Berlin, Germany), Vladimir Mamko (Kiev, Ukraine), Kerry Moore (New York, USA), Alex Pagliardini (Rome, Italy), Robert Pfaller (Vienna, Austria), Karl Stockreiter (Vienna, Austria), Rodion Trofimchenko (Tokyo, Japan), Jamieson Webster (New York, USA).

Scientific Board:
Alan Bass (New York), Catherine Dolto-Tolitch (Paris),  René Major (Paris), Mario Perniola (Rome), Elisabeth Roudinesco (Paris), August Ruhs (Vienna).

On paper Publisher:

Alpes Italia srl
Via Cipro 77 – 00136 Roma
Tel. 06 39738315
Fax 06-39738313
Cell. 347 3751039
e-mail: ciarlantini@alpesitalia.it


Direttore responsabile:

Doriano Fasoli


ISAP (Institute for Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis) Members:
Antonello Armando (antonello@antonelloarmando.it), Andrea Baldassarro (balthassar@katamail.com ), Sergio Benvenuto, president (eu.jou.psy@gmail.com), Arturo Casoni (arturocasoni@tiscali.it), Fernando Castrillon (fcastrillon@ciis.edu), Roberto Cavasola (robertocavasola@gmail.com), Antonietta Censi (antonietta.censi@uniroma1.it), Cristiana Cimino, vice-president (cristianacimino@yahoo.com), Antonello Correale (cav.darpino@mclink.it), Giusy Cuomo (giusy.cuomo@tin.it), Antonio Maria Ferro (ferroantoniomaria@gmail.com), Sergio Ficara (srg.fcr@gmail.com), Edi Gatti Pertegato (egape.3@virgilio.it), Luca Iacovino (lucaiacovino@live.it), Giampaolo Lai (giampaolo.lai@fastwebnet.it), Fabio Milazzo (mzfabio79@gmail.com), Tamara Landau (landau.tamara@gmail.com), Piero Sammartino (p.sammartino@tiscalinet.it),  Svetlana Uvarova (rector@pa.org.ua), Silvia Vizzardelli (silviavizzardelli@hotmail.com).


EJP. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS is member of the Council of Editors of Psychoanalytic Journals

(Peter L. Rudnytsky, plr@english.ufl.edu)


EJP’s account in Italy:


IBAN: IT95P0100503201000000018740


EJP’s account in USA:

Bank of America

Account Claudia Vaughn: 08700-01589


P.O. Box: 4310

Members and Collaborators of the EJP: 

Luigi Antonello Armando, after graduating in philosophy in Rome in 1961, has worked on a personal analysis with O. Mannoni in Paris and on a didactic analysis with B. Bartoleschi in Rome. He has translated into Italian texts by Bion (Attention and Interpretation), Bruner (The Process of Education) Dewey (Early Psychological Papers), Erikson (Childhood and Society, Insight and Responsability and Young Man Luther), Mannoni (Clefs pour l’immaginaire). He has contributed to cultural and psychoanalytic journals such as ‘Nuova Rivista Storica’, ‘Letture di Storia’, ‘Studi filosofici’, ‘Psiche’, ‘Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane’, ‘Pol.it’. He has written several essays (some of them collected in La ripetizione e la nascita [Naples: Liguori 2004]) and books on Freud (Freud e l’educazione [Rome: Armando 1972; French transl. Paris: Les Editions ESF] and Mito e realtà del ritorno a Freud [Rome: Armando 1973; Spanish transl. Buenos Aires: Paidos 1975); Boring (L’invenzione della psicologia [Rome: Nuove Edizioni Romane 1986]); Dewey (Psicologia e filosofia nel primo Dewey [Florence: La Nuova Italia 1986]), Machiavelli (Principi senza padri: una lettura de ‘Il principe’ [Lecce: Manni 2004]). Since 1972 he has taught general and dynamic psychology at the Universities of Siena, Rome and Naples, and psychology of communication at the University of Lecce. He works as a psychotherapist in Rome.


Andrea B. Baldassarro, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is a full member and analyst trainer of the Italian Psychoanalytic Association (SPI – IPA), and Scientific Secretary of the Psychoanalytic Center of Rome.  He has practiced in various psychiatric facilities, including as director of a therapeutic community for the treatment of psychosis. He has published on psychosis: “Sull’originario nella psicosi”, Riv. di psicoanal., 4, 2005; on états limites: “Zone di frontiera: i confini degli stati-limite”, in AA. VV., Il lavoro psicoanalitico sul limite (Milano: Angeli, 2008); and on mourning and melancholy: “Pensare (al)la perdita”, in AA. VV., La perdita. Lutti e trasformazioni (Milano: Vivarium, 2011). His articles for Psiche include “I disagi della civiltà: la modernità liquida” (an essay-interview with Zigmunt Bauman, n. 1-2006—Deumanizzazione), and Corpi protesici, menti autogeneranti (n. 2-2007–Il dio-protesi). On the relationship between the scientific and historical methods in psychoanalysis he has published “Tracce. Il metodo psicoanalitico ed il soggetto della conoscenza” in AA. VV., Psiche e storia (Milano: Angeli, 2009); on the analytic viewpoint of shame in contemporary culture, “Brève anthologie psychanalytique de la honte et de la pudeur” e “Don Juan sans culpabilité et sans honte” in AA.VV., Il n’y a plus de honte dans la culture (Paris: Penta Editions, 2010), of which he was editor of the Italian edition, Non c’è più vergogna nella cultura (Roma: Alpes Italia, 2012).

Among his latest works: “Le ‘sentiment océanique’ dans le négatif maternel”, in Revue française de Psychanalyse, LXXV, 2011-5; “La comunicazione inconscia: chi o cosa parla quando si (in)scrive qualcosa”, in Rivista di psicoterapia psicoanalitica, XIX, 1-2012; “Se taire”, in Esquisse(s), Printemps 2012, “Silence” (Paris: Éd. du Félin, 2012);Interpretazione, costruzione, trascrizione: come leggere Freud oggi?”, Atti del convegno “Freud a Orvieto”, www.psychomedia.it/pm-proc/orvieto2013/index.htm;“Un tentativo di comprendere la psicosi”, the introduction to the Italian edition of La tentazione psicotica di Liliane Abensour (Roma: Alpes, 2013); “Discomfort in the community: the place of Psyche between Zoe and Bios”, in European J of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 2014.

He lives and works in Rome.  [balthassar@katamail.com]


Sergio Benvenuto is a researcher in psychology and philosophy at the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, Italy, and a psychoanalyst, president of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis. He teaches psychoanalysis at the International Institute of the Psychology in Kiev. He was or is a contributor to cultural journals such as Lettre InternationaleL’évolution psychiatrique, DIVISION/Review, American Imago. He has translated into Italian (for Einaudi publishing house) Jacques Lacan’s Séminaire XX: Encore.

His publications include: Perversionen. Sexualität, Ethik und Psychoanalyse, in German (Wien: Turia + Kant, 2009); Mechta Lacana, in Russian (Sankt Peterburg: Aleteija, 2006); ‘Wittgenstein and Lacan Reading Freud’, Journal for Lacanian Studies, vol. 4, nr. 1, 2006, pp. 99–20; « Perversion and charity : an ethical approach », in D. Nobus & L. Downing eds., Perversion. Psychoanalytic Perspectives / Perspectives on Psychoanalysis (London : Karnac, 2006); with A. Molino, In Freud’s Tracks (New York: Aronson, 2008) nominated for Gradiva Award; “The Gaze of the Blind. Notes on Cézanne and Cubism”, American Imago, vol. 70, 3, Fall 2013. “Does Perversion Need the Law?”, W. Müller-Funk, I. Scholz-Strasser, H. Westerink, Psychoanalysis, Monotheism and Morality. The Sigmund Freud Museum Symposia 2009-2011 Leuven University Press, Leuven, 2013. “Ethics, Wonder and Real in Wittgenstein”, in Y. Gustafsson, C. Kronqvist, H. Nykänen, eds.,  Ethics and the Philosophy of Culture: Wittgensteinian Approaches, 2013, Cambridge Scholar Publishing.
“Merleau-Ponty and Hallucination”, American Imago, vol. 72, Summer 2015/2, pp. 177-196. “Dying for a signifier”, DIVISION/Review, A Quarterly Psychoanalytic Forum, 12, Summer 2015, pp. 27-8. What Are Perversions? (London: Karnac Books, 2016). [eu.jou.psy@gmail.com]


Fernando Castrillón is a practicing psychoanalyst and faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco, California. He is Professor in the School of Professional Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Dr. Castrillon is also the founding director of The Clinic Without Walls, an innovative psychotherapy clinic serving working poor and immigrant communities in San Francisco.  He is an Associate Editor of the European journal of Psychoanalysis.  Dr. Castrillon earned a Master in Sociology from the University of California where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from CIIS and is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is author of a book and various articles and chapters in both Spanish and English. He is currently writing a multi-volume book on psychoanalysis in California. Home page: www.drcastrillon.com. Phone: (510)-295-4711. [fcastrillon@ciis.edu]


Cristiana Cimino, MD, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, with a Freudian and Lacanian training. She practices in Rome.  She is Associate Member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society, SPI (IPA).  She is a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis (ISAP).  She has been co-editor of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. She has long worked on the thought of the psychoanalyst Elvio Fachinelli.  She has published several texts on specialized journals, in various languages, including Italian and English.


Sergio Contardi is a psychoanalyst working in Milan. He is a member of the Fondation Européenne pour la psychanalyse and has taken part in the foundation and scientific works of APLI (Associazione Psicanalitica Lacaniana Italiana). Today he is a member of Nodi Freudiani Movimento Psicanalitico, which he co-founded. He was a co-editor of Scibbolet, a psychoanalytical journal, and is now member of I.S.A.P. and collaborates with the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. He has published essays and papers in several international journals.


Antonello Correale, M.D., was born in Rome in 1944, and graduated in medicine from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where he specialized in psychiatry. He did his analytic training at the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (IPA), of which he is presently a standing member. He is a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis (ISAP) and past head of Area II of the Mental Health Department of Roma B ASL (the Italian National Health Service).  He has published: Il campo istituzionale. Quale psicoanalisi per le psicosi?, ed. with Luigi Rinaldi (Rome: Borla, 2000);  Quale psicoanalisi per le psicosi? (Milan: Cortina, 2002); Psicoanalisi e Psichiatria, ed. with Giuseppe Berti Ceroni (Milan: Cortina, 2004); Il gruppo in psichiatria, with Veronica Nicoletti (Rome: Borla, 2005); Borderline, with Alonzi, Carnevali, Di Giuseppe and Giochetti (Rome: Borla, 2006); Area traumatica e campo istituzionale (Roma: Borla 2006).


Antonio Maria Ferro, psychiatrist, member of the Italian Group-Analityc Society (SGAI). He is the scientific director for DCA in the region of Liguria (ASL 2 of Savona), director of the Scientific Medical Center called “Gruppo Redancia” for eating disorders  (Via Cesare Battisti 4/10, 17100 Savona.) [ferroantoniomaria@gmail.com]


Edi Gatti Pertegato, Psy.D. (Degree at Padua University), was trained in psychoanalysis and group analysis in Milan and in Forensic Psycho-diagnosis.  She is interested in theoretic-clinical research on precocious psychic processes, creativity and environment’s role, and in psychoanalytic and group-analytic history.  She is responsible for the Foreign Section of the Rivista Italiana di Gruppo Analisi (Italian Journal of Group Analysis).  She is fellow and supervisor of SGAI (Società Gruppo-Analitica Italiana – Italian Group Analytic Society) of Milan; full member of GASI (Group Analytic Society-International), London; clinical member of AGPA (American Group Psychotherapy Association), CGP;  member of I.A.G.P. (International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes).  She published a number of papers in Italy and abroad on group analysis, in particular on Burrow’s work, some of them in collaboration with G.O. Pertegato (GOP).  Her works include: Dietro la maschera – Sulla formazione del vero e falso Sé (Milan: F. Angeli, 1987, IV ediz. rinnovata 1994 (Behind the Mask – On the formation of True and False Self, 4th revised edition 1994); with G.O. Pertegato, Dalla psicoanalisi alla fondazione della gruppoanalisi. Patologia della normalità, conflitto individuale e sociale. (From Psychoanalysis to the Foundation of Group Analysis. Pathology of Normality, Individual and Social Conflict) (Milan: IPOC, 2009). With G. O.  Pertegato, From Psychoanalysis to Group Analysis- The Pioneering work of Trigant Burrow (London: Karnac, 2013).


Luca Iacovino, MD, is born in Rome where he lives. Specialization in psychiatry. He works at the ASL RM B, Rome (National Health Service – Department of Mental Health), where he dealt primarily with the care of young-adult patients (age 18/26) in the area of psychotic disorders, and by group therapy.

From 2003 to 2013, he is in charge of the training of the psychiatric staff. In this area he organized several conferences, vocational events and had various publications on different topics, mainly psychosis, but also border areas like esthetics.

He  works as a private psychoanalyst and coordinates the ISAP, whose is a founding member.

Recently, both psychoanalytic and inside public institutions clinical practice, like work in groups and in multi-family groups, led him to a growing interest in issues related to communication. He has focused his interest on the theme of “gesture”. On this subject, he has published the latest articles on academic journals of the University of Rome III:
Gesti di malafede e di ambiguità” [Gestures of bad faith and ambiguity] 2011  ,  “La tentazione letteraria” [The literary temptation] 2012, “Percorsi  tra significante e gesto : il fantasma” [Paths between signifier and gesture: the fantasy]  2014.


Giampaolo Lai is a psychoanalyst, Ordinary Member of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society (IPA).  He has worked at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Lausanne, where he did a classical Freudian training.  In his psychoanalytic research he has inserted the philosophy of language into the theory and practice of psychoanalysis (see Le parole del primo colloquio, 1976; Un sogno di Freud, 1977; Due errori di Freud, 1978, all three published by Boringhieri, Turin).  He has privileged the ethical over the cognitive aspect, substituting the search for happiness to the research of truth (see La conversazione felice, Milan: Il Saggiatore, 1985).  He has studied the loss of identity and the dissolution of the psychological Ego (cf. Disidentità, Milan: Feltrinelli, 1988).  He has elaborated a conceptual and practical design, Conversationalism (Conversazionalismo), which revolves around three key words: material conversations, immaterial conversation, adventures of the grammatical subject (see Conversazionalismo, 1993; La conversazione immateriale, 1995; both published by Bollati-Boringhieri, Turin).  He is a Professor at the School for Specialization in Psychotherapy at the State University of Milan.  President of the research group Accademia delle tecniche conversazionali, and editor of the journal Tecniche conversazionali. [Via Camperio 9 – 20123 Milano, Italy; giampaolo.lai@fastwebnet.it]


Victor Mazin, practicing psychoanalyst.  He is the founder of Freud’s Dreams Museum in St.Petersburg.  He is the head of the department of theoretical psychoanalysis at the East-European Institute of Psychoanalysis (St. Petersburg), professor at Smolny Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (St. Petersburg) and Institute of Depth Psychology (Kiev).  He is editor-in-chief of the Kabinet journal and member of the editorial boards of the journals: Psychoanalysis (Kiev), European Journal of Psychoanalysis (Rome), Transmission (Sheffield), Journal for Lacanian Studies (London).  Author of numerous articles and books on psychoanalysis, deconstruction and visual arts. [dreamcatwork@gmail.com]


Hannes Nykänen is adjunct professor (docent) at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He teaches philosophy also at Helsinki University. He has published: The “I”, the “You” and the Soul: an Ethics of Conscience (Åbo: Åbo Akademi University Press, 2002); Samvetet och det dolda; en bok om kärlek och kollektivitet (Conscience and the Hidden; a book on Love and Collectivity) (Stockholm: Dualis, 2009);  “Heidegger”s Conscience”, sats – Nordic Journal of Philosophy, 6 (2005); “Conscience and Collective Pressure”, Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, forthcoming. He has co-edited: “Ethics and the Philosophy of Culture” in Wittgensteinian Approaches, Y. Gustafsson, C. Kronqvist & H. Nykänen, eds. (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013); Theoretical and Applied Ethics, H. Nykänen, O. P. Riis & J. Zeller, eds. (Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg University Press, 2013); ”Collectivity, evil and the dynamics of moral value”, with J. Backström, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, forthcoming. 


Svetlana Uvarova, psychoanalyst, Master Degree in Psychology, founder and rector of the International Institute of Depth Psychology (Kiev, Ukraine), President of the Ukrainian Association of Psychoanalysis, Board member, certified training analyst and supervisor of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, member of the World Council for Psychotherapy; editor-in-chief of the journal Psychoanalysis. Chronicles (Kiev, Ukraine), member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis and editor-in-chief of its Russian language version, author of several papers on psychoanalysis. [rector@pa.org.ua]


Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst in New York City; assistant adjunct professor, NYU and The New School; and an advanced candidate in The New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She has written many articles on psychoanalytic theory and practice. Her forthcoming book, The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis, will be published with Karnac. She has recently published, with S. Critchley, Stay Illusion. The Hamlet Doctrine (New York: Pantheon Books, 2013).

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