Rosine Jozef Perelberg: International Activity

Rosine Jozef Perelberg, PhD. Her roles include:

A psychoanalyst working in private practice in London
A training and supervising analyst and a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis
Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London
Corresponding Member of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris.

The publication of her paper “A Core Phantasy in Violence” (pep) in 1995, and the book Psychoanalytic Understanding of Violence and Suicide, in 1999, launched Rosine Jozef Perelberg in her international career as she has since been invited to present this work as well as to provide supervision for psychoanalysts working with borderline and violent patients in the United States, Europe and South America. 

For the last eighteen years Rosine Perelberg has worked with members of the Deutsche Psychoanalytische Gesellschaft (DPG) from all over Germany providing supervisions and presenting papers on the treatment of the borderline patient, dreams, sexuality and technique in psychoanalysis. She was the keynote speaker  at the Annual DPG Congress in Frankfurt (2003) and Dusseldorf (2014), in addition to giving papers and supervisions in several other psychoanalytic institutes and universities in Germany, including Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Tubingen. She also presented at the plenary of the Annual Deutsche Psychoanalytische Vereinigun (DPV) Congress in Wiesbaden and delivered the Karl Abraham Memorial Lecture in Berlin in 2009. 

During the IPA Presidency of Daniel Widlocher, Rosine Perelberg was the IPA Co-Chair for New Societies in Western Europe.

Over the past fifteen years Rosine Perelberg has been the convener, with Monique Cournut and Chantal Lechartier Atlan, of the British French Colloquium on Sexuality that takes place bi-annually in London and Paris, and involves members of the British Society and the Société Psychanalytique de Paris and the Association Psychanalytique de France. She has been a regular presenter in several of the Congrès de Langue Française and also in the Colloque de Deauville.

She has regularly been invited to present papers in Switzerland, notably in Geneva and Zurich. She has also presented and supervised at the Société Belge de Psychanalyse  and the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society. In 2014 she had a whole day dialogue on psychoanalytic technique with Jean Claude Rolland at the Psychoanalytic Society in Lausanne. She will participate in another dialogue with him in Lyon in 2015. She has provided papers and supervisions to the psychoanalytic soceities in Istanbul and Warsaw.

She was the Visiting Professor at the San Francisco Centre for Psychoanalysis in 2012 where she presented papers, and taught and supervised candidates, members, and training analysts. 

She has visited and taught in several of the Psychoanalytical Societies across Brazil, such as in Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro.

In 2014 she was the International Psychoanalytic Association visitor for the Uruguay Psychoanalytic Association (APU) and was also the coordinator of the IPA website debate “Paternal Function in Psychoanalysis”.

Last year she went to the following places to teach, supervise or present papers: Germany, Switzerland, France and Brazil.

Next year she  is speaking on Women’s International Day in Washington, and will also go to Germany, France and Brazil.


She has edited Gender and Power in Families (with Ann Miller), Female Experience: four generations of women psychoanalysts on work with women (with Joan Raphael-Leff), Psychoanalytic Understanding of Violence and Suicide, Dreaming and Thinking , Freud: A Modern reader, and Time and Memory. She has written Time, Space and Phantasy, and Murdered Father, Dead Father; revisiting the Oedipus Complex.

Specialist areas

borderline psychopathology, hysteria, violence, sexuality. Dreaming, daydreaming, and symbolism. Maternal and Paternal functions. Psychoanalysis and Latin American literature. Psychoanalysis and Anthropology.

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