The year 1979 passed smoothly for the Danish Psychoanalytic Society, without any major changes or untoward events.
As in previous years, monthly meetings were arranged (apart from the summer months) at which either our own members or guests from other societies read papers or presented case histories.
In January, one of our newly-elected members, psychologist Hans Lejonquist presented a case.
A month later we had the great pleasure of hearing Professor Collet Chiland from Paris, who spoke on “Female Sexuality”, a paper which attracted great attention and interest.
Based on Nigel Moore's draft of the second part of his paper concerning the history of psychoanalysis in Scandinavia, Dr. Henning Paikin in March opened a discussion on the history of psychoanalysis in Denmark. Members had found that Nigel Moore's presentation was vitiated by many uncertain factors which arose from the author's natural unfamiliarity with the situation in Denmark. It was therefore decided that the president of the society, Professor Reimer Jensen, together with Dr. Henning Paikin, should give a brief resumé of the history of the society (to appear in The Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review, vol. 3, No. 2).
Towards the end of April, Lars Schalin from Finland read a paper on ‘Envy’ (published in the Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 2, No. 2). On the following day, members and candidates benefitted from Lars Schalin's seminar leadership, in which a case history was discussed.
In May, Professor Reimer Jensen read a paper on Freud's view of man. This paper provoked a discussion of the meta-science of psychoanalysis.
The autumn program was ushered in with the reading of a paper by Professor Joachim Scharfenberg of Kiel: “Einige Grundgedanken von Kohut anhand von kasuistischem material”.
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