Editorial Board & IBAN

EJPsy. European Journal of Psychoanalysis

A Semiannual Publication


EJP’s account in Italy:


IBAN: IT95P0100503201000000018740


Editor-in-chief: Fernando Castrillón  editor-in-chief@journal-psychoanalysis.eu)

Managing Editor: Stephen Mosblech (managingeditorejp@gmail.com)

Editor of the Italian Section of EJP: Sergio Benvenuto  (eu.jou.psy@gmail.com),

Co-editor of the Italian Section of EJP: Leonardo Provini


Editorial Board:

Sergio Benvenuto (CNR, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione – Rome, Italy),

Alessandra Campo (University of L’Aquila, Italy),

Fernando Castrillón (California Institute of Integral Studies – San Francisco, US),

Cristiana Cimino (SPI, Italian psychoanalytic Society, member of IPA, Rome)

Giovanni De Renzis (SPI, Italian Psychoanalytic Society, member of IPA, Naples)

Victor Mazin (St. Petersburg State University, Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia),

Stephen Mosblech (San Francisco, US)

Pietro Pascarelli (Istituto Elvio Fachinelli – Reggio Emilia, Italy),

Leonardo Provini (Roma)

Ed Pluth (San Francisco, CA)

Svetlana Uvarova (Rector of the International Institute of Depth Psychology – Kiev, Ukraine)

Claudia Vaughn (Pugwash Conferences – Rome, Italy)


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


Correspondents, Associates and Referees:
Dario Alparone (Italy), Joel Backström (Helsinki), Aldo Becce (Trieste, Italy), Lorenzo Chiesa (Canterbury, UK), Gioele P. Cima (Chieti, Italy), Felice Cimatti (Cosenza, Italy), Antonello Correale (Rome), Domenico Cosenza (Milan, Italy), Marta Csabai (Budapest), Loren Dent (New York, USA), Luciano Amato Fargnoli (Rome), Richard Gipps (Oxford, UK),  Loryn Hatch (New York, USA), Krisztian Indries (Budapest), Federico Leoni (Milan, Italy), Franco Lolli (Pescara, Italy), Antonio Lucci (Berlin, Germany), Vladimir Mamko (Kiiv), Thomas Marchevski (San Francisco, CA), Kerry Moore (New York, USA), Natalia Nalivayko (Kjiv),  Robert Pfaller (Vienna), Karl Stockreiter (Vienna), Hugo Strandberg (Turku, Finland), Jamieson Webster (New York, USA).


On paper Publisher:

Alpes Italia srl
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Direttore responsabile:

Doriano Fasoli


Istituto Elvio Fachinelli – ISAP (Institute for Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis) Members:
Antonello Armando (antonello@antonelloarmando.it), Sergio Benvenuto, president (eu.jou.psy@gmail.com), Fernando Castrillon (fcastrillon@ciis.edu), Cristiana Cimino (cristianacimino@yahoo.com), Armando Ciriello (arman1.cir1@gmail.com), Cesare Maria Eugenio d’Ecclesiis (cesare.de.pr@gmail.com), Luciano De Fiore (luciano.defiore@pensiero.it), Giovanni de Renzis (giovanni.derenzis@spiweb.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),  Bruno Moroncini (<brunomoroncini@alice.it>, Pietro Pascarelli (<pietro.pascarelli@teletu.it>), Leonardo Provini (leonardoprovini@libero.it), Piero Sammartino (p.sammartino@tiscalinet.it),  Benedetta Todaro (benedetta.todaro@gmail.com), Svetlana Uvarova (rector@pa.org.ua).


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 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.


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 (Istituto Elvio fachinelli in Italy). He was trained in Paris in the 1970s at the University Paris VII, studying with Jean Laplanche, and he followed Lacan’s seminars for thre years. He teaches psychoanalysis at the International Institute of the Psychology of Depth in Kiev, and in different Courses of Specialization in psychotherapy in Italy. He was and is a contributor to cultural journals such as Lettre InternationaleL’évolution psychiatrique, DIVISION/Review, Cliniques Mèditérranéeenes. He has translated into Italian (for Einaudi publishing house) Jacques Lacan’s Séminaire XX: Encore.

He’s the founder, in 1995, of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis, and he’s still his editor-in-chief. He is a member of the journal American Imago.

His publications include: Perversionen. Sexualität, Ethik und Psychoanalyse, in German (Wien: Turia + Kant, 2009); Mechta Lacana, in Russian (Sankt Peterburg: Aleteija, 2006); « Perversion and charity : an ethical approach », in D. Nobus & L. Downing eds., Perversion. Psychoanalytic Perspectives / Perspectives on Psychoanalysis (London : Karnac, 2006); “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.

Among his books in English: with A. Molino, In Freud’s Tracks (New York: Aronson, 2008) nominated for Gradiva Award; What Are Perversions? (London: Karnac Books, 2016); Conversations with Lacan (London: Routledge, 2020). [eu.jou.psy@gmail.com]

His complete bibliography is in: http://www.sergiobenvenuto.it/index_en.php


Fernando Castrillón, Psy.D., is a practicing personal and supervising psychoanalyst, faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor in the Community Mental Health Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and the founder of the Foundation of California Psychoanalysis (FCP). He is the founding director of CIIS’ The Clinic Without Walls, an innovative psychotherapy clinic serving mostly poor and immigrant communities. Dr. Castrillón is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis and a member of the Istituto Elvio Fachinelli ISAP (Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis) based in Rome, Italy. He is the author of a book and numerous articles in both Spanish and English and is currently writing a multivolume work on psychoanalysis and California. Home page: www.drcastrillon.com. Phone: (510) 295-4711. [editor-in-chief@journal-psychoanalysis.eu]


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.


Armando Ciriello, MD, is born in Naples in 1962, and now he lives in Savona, Italy.  He is a specialist in Psychiatry, and currently an Ordinary Member of the Italian Institute of Group Psychoanalysis (IIPG), Scientific Secretary of the Group Psychoanalysis Research Center (CRPG) and President of the Communication Analysis Laboratory (LAC).  Former member of the Freudiano Institute in Rome from 1995 to 2001 (SISEP); he did personal and training analysis with Fulvio Marone from 1995 to 1999.  Subsequently he made group analysis with Dr. Curi Novelli from 2005 to 2009, and he had as teaching supervisors Dr. Francesco Comelli, Dr. Aristide Tronconi, and Dr. Giorgio Corrente.  He is currently Dean Doctor of the Faggio Cooperative.  He published the “Oblivion of thought within the Psychiatric institution”.  At the S. Paolo Hospital in Savona, for the SPDC (Psychiatric Services for Diagnosis and Cure) department he was the Scientific Responsible of the Small Group Training and Supervision project as a model of therapy for hospitalized patients and for their family members.  Now he is the Scientific Responsible of the Listening Desk for the Families of the Faggio Cooperative.


† Sergio Contardi (1947-2017) was a psychoanalyst working in Milan. He was 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 was member of I.S.A.P. and collaborated with the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. He has published essays and papers in several international journals.



Curriculum vitae di:


Cesare Maria Eugenio D’Ecclesiis, nato a Irsina (provincia di Matera in Italia) è un medico laureatosi nel 1979 presso l’Università di Parma e specializzatosi in Psichiatria.   Ha effettuato la sua formazione analitica presso l’IAI (Istituto di Analisi Immaginativa di Cremona) con il contributo dello psicanalista Salomon Resnik.   Ha lavorato come Psichiatra nel Servizio di Salute Mentale territoriale (Unità Sanitaria Locale di Parma), realizzando strutture riabilitative per psicotici.

E’ membro del gruppo psicanalitico PSU (Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane di Bologna) e dell’ISAP (Istituto per gli Studi Avanzati in Psicoanalisi  “Elvio Fachinelli” di Roma).   Ha conseguito perfezionamenti universitari in Psicotraumatologia, Sessuologia, Psichiatria Forense e Mobbing ed è inoltre specialista in Medicina Interna e Scienza dell’Alimentazione con Master in Medicina Estetica.  Ha scritto come autore, pubblicando in riviste scientifiche, numerosi casi clinici e interventi di riabilitazione psichiatrica;   lavora come libero professionista psichiatra e psicoterapeuta ad orientamento psicanalitico a Parma e Reggio Emilia anche supervisionando gruppi di auto aiuto.


Cesare Maria Eugenio D’Ecclesiis, born in Irsina (country of Matera in Italy), is a MD graduated in 1979 at the University of Parma and specialized in Psychiatry. He carried out his analytical training at the IAI (Imaginative Analysis Institute in Cremona) with the contribution of the psychoanalyst Salomon Resnik. He has served as psychiatrist in the territorial mental health service (Local Health Unit of Parma), realizing rehabilitation facilities for psychotics.   

He is member of the psychoanalytic group PSU (Psychotherapy and Human Sciences in Bologna). He also holds University proficiencies in Psychotraumatology, Sexology, Forensic Psychiatry and Mobbing, a specialty in Internal Medicine and Food Science with a Master’s degree in Aesthetic Medicine. He authored several clinical cases and psychiatric rehabilitation interventions published in scientific journals and works as a freelance psychiatrist and psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist in Parma and Reggio Emilia also supervising self-help groups.

Giovanni De Renzis, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, associate member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI), he was for many years editor of the Rivista di Psicoanalisi.  In his early collaboration with SPI, before becoming a member, he participated (within the limits given the geographical constraints), along with Enzo Morpurgo, in the activities of Psicoterapia Critica sharing the editorial initiative of the Progetto Psicoterapico (Therapeutic Project).  In the 1980s, he taught psychotherapy in the School of Psychiatry at the University of Naples.  In the 1990s, he was a member of the Ministerial Commission for the inclusion of psychotherapy into the national health system (SSN).  He compiled the entries “Desire” and “Fictional” for Psiche. Dizionario storico di psicologia, psichiatria, psicoanalisi, neuroscienze  (Torino: Einaudi, 2006) and “Representation” and “Symbol” for the Dizionario internazionale di psicoterapia (Milano: Garzanti, 2012).  He is the author of many articles in books and journals in the field of “human sciences”, among which he mentions just one:  his first contribution to SPI’s Rivista di Psicoanalisi in 1978, for its symbolic and affective significance even today for him, the title being,  “The man with the tape recorder,” and its authors: E. Fachinelli and G. de Renzis; and also: “The mind is ecstatic. I know nothing about that,” in Notes per la psicoanalisi (Notes on Psychoanalysis) (2012), because it contains his own problematic conversation with what is today Fachinelli’s most remembered text.

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.



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]


Stephen Mosblech is the managing editor for the European Journal of Psychoanalysis.  He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where his research focuses on Bion’s later writings and a deep interrogation of Freud.  He is authorized to teach meditation and view in Tibetan and Burmese systems of Buddhist practice. He does so regularly at the Esalen Institute in California and also in India.  His performance and photography works have been staged in USA, Germany, Sweden and Japan – including at Cabinet Magazine, the Ontological Hysteric Theater, Studio X at Columbia University, Staedelschule and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  He collaborated with theater-auteur Richard Foreman throughout the 2000s in New York. He studied critical theory at Brown University.[managingeditorejp@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. 


Pietro Pascarelli, psychiatrist/psychotherapist/psychoanalyst. The author of articles on psychiatry and psychoanalysis in journals and books, his editorial activity has also included promoting the publication, inter alia, of articles, such as The acting out” (with Alberto Merini) in Psicoterapia e scienze umane, Milano, Franco Angeli, vol XVII n. 1/1983, and  The two lives of Medea”, 2018, in http://www.journal-psychoanalysis.eu/le-due-vite-di-medea/,and of important volumes on psychiatric, psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytical arguments, such as  Folie à deux (Chieti: Métis 1992), the first translation in Italian of classic writings on this topic from the French psychiatric school; Psicosi passionali – Automatismo mentale (Chieti: Métis 1994), the first translation in Italian of the most important works by G. G. De Clérembault; Sogno, Inconscio, Psicosi (Chieti: Mètis 1995), by G. Benedetti and M. Peciccia. His interests and publishing activities have expanded to literature and to the interdisciplinary psychoanalytic, anthropological and philosophical essays. Among his most recent psychoanalytic essays are those for the volumes of AAVV Orrore (Potenza, Grenelle 2018) and Noia (Potenza, Grenelle 2017), of the Sproni series of which he is one of the founders.

Member of the Elvio Fachinelli Institute, I.S.A.P. Rome, and of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis, he works regularly with the journal Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane.


Ed Pluth is Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Chico, specializing in contemporary continental philosophy. He is the author of Signifiers and Acts: Freedom in Lacan’s Theory of the Subject (SUNY 2007), Badiou: A Philosophy of the New (Polity 2010) as well as the translator of Jean-Claude Milner’s A Search for Clarity: Science and Philosophy in Lacan’s Oeuvre (Northwestern, 2020). He has written numerous essays and chapters on Lacanian psychoanalysis, co-authored a book on psychoanalysis and silence entitled On Silence: Holding the Voice Hostage (Palgrave 2019) with Cindy Zeiher, and co-edited Neuroscience and CritiqueExploring the Limits of the Neurological Turn (Routledge 2015) with Jan de Vos.


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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