|Naiman, J. (2003). Gottfriede Aufreiter 1915-2003. Canadian J. Psychoanal., 11:583-584.|
Viewing the full text of this document requires a subscription to PEP Web.
If you are coming in from a university from a registered IP address or secure referral page you should not need to log in. Contact your university librarian in the event of problems.
If you have a personal subscription on your own account or through a Society or Institute please put your username and password in the box below. Any difficulties should be reported to your group administrator.
(2003). Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis, 11(2):583-584
Gottfriede Aufreiter 1915-2003
Born in Vienna on November 2, 1915, Gottfriede Aufreiter (known to her friends as Friedl) was the last surviving member of the group (consisting of Scott, her husband, and herself) who initiated psychoanalytic in at the Allan Memorial Institute in 1955. She had the rank of assistant professor of psychiatry.
My first contact with Friedl was when she interviewed me for acceptance into . I do not think she was satisfied with all my answers but she accepted me nonetheless. Later on she supervised my second control case. She was a superb clinician and a teacher who had the unusual talent of making complicated matters seem simple. She was a dedicated psychoanalyst who practised what she preached, working part-time out of her home on Sunnyside to be available to her children. Invited to speak to a women's group and asked what they should be doing, she annoyed some of them by telling them to spend more time with their families.
In 1971, Friedl and her husband, who had recovered from a heart attack, moved to London (Ontario) where Johann worked at the university and, until recently, she practised . She died on May 18, 2003-2 years following her husband, leaving behind three daughters and four grandchildren. I was sadly informed of her by her daughter Nora, who had been a friend to my youngest daughter at the school they both attended.
Friedl Aufreiter lives on in the minds and hearts of those she analyzed and supervised.
NÉe à Vienne le 2 novembre 1915 Gottfriede Aufreiter, surnommée Friedl par ses amis, était la dernière survivante du groupe (formé de Scott, d'elle-même et de son mari) qui avait, en 1955, implanté la formation
- 583 -
[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]