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(1982). The Activities in the Scandinavian Societies 1981. Scand. Psychoanal. Rev., 5(1):111-116.

(1982). Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review, 5(1):111-116

The Activities in the Scandinavian Societies 1981


In recent years, the Danish Psychoanalytic Society has experienced steady growth. At the general assembly in September, we were able to elect two new members.

In the Spring we terminated a triannual theoretical training program for nine candidates, and in September a similar training program for another nine candidates was commenced. With the present accession to training analysis, we contemplate starting a new program in 1984.

In the course of the year we suffered the sad loss of Folmer Arnsø, who had been with the Society from the very start. Folmer Arnsø preserved a vivid interest in psychoanalysis and at the time of his death he was a training analyst and a member of the Training Committee. Folmer Arnsø's interest in psychoanalysis was inter alia reflected by the fact that he left a very large and valuable collection of psychoanalytic literature to The Danish Psychoanalytic Society. Thus the Society will be able to realize an old wish of establishing its own library, in particular for the benefit of candidates.

During 1981 we have once more had the pleasure of receiving visits from several distinguished analysts from abroad.

Colin James, M.D., London, presented a case in February. At the end of the same month, the IPA President, Professor Edward Joseph, was our guest, and in connection with this he read a paper entitled: “Contributions of Psychoanalysis to Psychiatry”. For this event we had invited members of the Danish Psychiatric Society. The following day, Professor Joseph held a seminar for our candidates. In March Professor Frederick Wyatt, Freiburg, Germany, read a paper on “A Difficult Case and Some of Its dimensions”. In the afternoon, before a meeting of the members of The Danish Psychoanalytic Society, Professor Wyatt held a seminar for our candidates.

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