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Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

Prof. Dr. phil, director in charge  of the Sigmund-Freud-Institut in Frankfurt a.M., Germany (2001-2016),   professor em. for psychoanalysis at the University of Kassel, senior professor at the IDeA Excellency Center in Frankfurt a.M. and the Universitymedicine in Mainz. She is training analyst of the German Psychoanalytical Association and member of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association.

2001-2009  Chair of the Research Subcommittees for Conceptual Research of the Internationalen Psychoanalytischen Vereinigung (IPA)(2001-2009), since 2010 :Vice Chair for Europe of the Research Board der IPA. Sie ist Visiting Professor am University College London and member of "Action Group" der "Society for Neuropsychoanalysis".  

She received the Mary Sigourney Award 2016 and the Haskell Norman Prize for Excellenc in Psychoanalysis 2017.

Her research fields are clinical and extraclinical research in psychoanalysis, psychoanalytical developmental research, prevention studies, interdisciplinary dialogue between psychoanalysis and literature, educational sciences and the neurosciences


Horst Kächele

Born 1944, grew up in Stuttgart in Swabia

Study of medicine in Marburg, Leeds (England) and Munich 1963-1969

Training in psychotherapy at the Department of Psychotherapy Ulm University 1970-1975

Training in psychoanalysis at the Ulm Institute of Psychoanalysis (IPA) 1970-1975

Habilitation 1976

Associate professor 1977 Ulm University

Chief of Section for Psychoanalytic Methodology at Ulm University 1978-1989

Chief of Center for Psychotherapy Research Stuttgart 1988-2004

Chair of Department Psychotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine Ulm University 1990-1996

Chair of Department Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine Ulm University 1997 – 2009

Professor at International Psychoanalytic University Berlin since 2010


Science Award of the City of Ulm 1973

Merkle Award oft he University of Ulm 1985

Sigmund Freud Prize of the City of Vienna 2002

Mary Sigourney Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association 2004

Gertrud Loos Medal for für Music Therapy 2004

Distinguished Research Career Award of the Society for Psychotherapy Research 2012

Dr. Margrit Egnèr Stiftung 2015


Simon E.A. Arnold

Since 2018

Research assistant: Loss, trauma and integration. Accompanying research on four centers of psychosocial support for Refugees in the state of Hesse, Sigmund-Freud-Institut, Frankfurt a.M. 


Research assistant at the Department of Clinical Psychology, Prof. Dr. rer. med. Tamara Fischmann, International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin 

Since 2016

Research associate: The Third Generation – Scenic Memory of the Shoah. A multi-method study on the impact of the Holocaust on Survivors’ offspring in Germany, Sigmund-Freud-Institut, Frankfurt a.M. 

Freelance work as academic translator and publishing editor

2008 bis 2016

Diploma in Psychology, literary studies, art history and media studies, Universität Konstanz

Study and research abroad Université Paris 1: Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer Sheva (Israel), University of Chicago (USA) and Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (USA)

Scholarship student of Hans-Böckler-Stiftung