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Alain de Mijolla

Alain de Mijolla (born 15 May 1933, Paris) is a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist. Mijolla was analyzed by Conrad Stein and Denise Brauschweig; became a psychoanalyst in the Societe Psychoanalytique de Paris in 1968; and was by 2001 a training analyst there.[1]

He also created and chaired the International Association of History of the Psychoanalysis (AIHP),[2] and received the Mary S. Sigourney Award in 2004.[3]


De Mijolla has written numerous articles and works, and has also edited psychoanalytical collections at several publishers, including the three volumes of the International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis.[4]

In a 1987 paper on identification in the family, he highlighted how Sigmund Freud's creativity can be linked with his identification with the prestige of his grandfather.[5]

His article "Freud and the Psychoanalytic Situation on the Screen" stressed the difficulties of representing the psychoanalytic setting in cinematic terms.[6]

See also


  1. ^ R. Steiner, Within and Beyond Time (2001) p. xiii
  2. ^ International Association of History of the Psychoanalysis
  3. ^ site des Sigourney Award
  4. ^ Salman Akhtar, Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (London 2009) p. 314
  5. ^ L. J. Kalinich/S. W. Taylor, The Dead Father (2008) p. 111
  6. ^ Janet Bergstrom, Endless Night (California 1999) p. 6

Further reading

  • International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis 3 vol.. Edited by Alain de Mijolla, MacMillan Reference Books, . ISBN 0-02-865924-4

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