Award Year: 2007
For almost 30 years Dr. Ferro has been a psychoanalytic leader, making major contributions to literature, lecturing, and teaching throughout the world and building bridges between psychoanalysis and the scientific and university communities. As a result, analytic communities of every theoretical orientation have long sought after him. He is an integrator in the best sense.
Dr. Ferro’s expertise and interests extend beyond adult analysis. He is well known as a child and adolescent analyst and as a clinician with a special interest in the analytic treatment of severely disturbed patients. Dr. Ferro has done pioneering work to extend the application of sophisticated analytic principles to these difficult and crucial areas. His background in psychiatry and the neural sciences allows him to operate at the interface between the psychoanalytic and medical communities.