Michel de M'Uzan
It is with great sorrow that we communicate the passing away of Dr. Michel de M'Uzan who greatly influenced the French psychoanalytic approach thanks to his own particular way of thinking. His work included the psychosomatic, masochism, the exploration of identity disorders and the repetition compulsion. Michel de M'Uzan was a full member of the SPP (Société Psychanalytique de Paris), a member of the board of the Revue Française de Psychanalyse and co-chair of "Le fil Rouge" (Presses Universitaires de France) since 1972. (Obituary published on 14th of January, 2018)
The EPF has the sad duty to announce the passing away of our former treasurer Duveken Engels. We will honor her and publish here the obituary of our colleague Gerda Frijda:
The Dutch Psychoanalytic Society sadly announces the passing away of Duveken Engels.
Duveken has been a very active and valuable member of our Society. Not only was she a conscientious clinician, but she also has served as treasurer, secretary, and several terms as President, under critical circumstances.
Apart from this she was extensively involved in educational and training activities abroad.
First in Rumenia and Lithuania, and later at the Han Groen Prakken Institute for Eastern Europe. For these last achievements our former Queen has appointed her Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau in 2012.
Her managerial capacities led her to the EPF, where she has served a double term as treasurer, from 2003 on. With sharp insight Duveken has played a part in creating a sound financial basis for the EPF, and she made a contribution towards new transparency in rules and arrangements. Because of her experience and connections in Eastern Europe she was at the same time appointed liaison officer for the PIEE. She also has been a member of COWAP.
In all her positions and roles she impressed with dedication, loyalty and sincerity.
Duveken died last April, after a sickbed endured with dignity and courage.
(Obituary published on7th of July, 2018)