Ilany Kogan


Award Year: 2016

Ilany Kogan is an active training analyst in the Israel Psychoanalytical Society. She was also a teacher and supervisor at several Institutes for Psychotherapy affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, the School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University, and Gheha University Hospital. She served as a member of the Steering Board of the Study Group on Trauma, Violence and Genocide, Sozial-Forschung Institut, Hamburg, Germany, and of the Scientific Advisory Board, Fritz-Bauer Institut for Holocaust Studies, Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt, Germany, and of the International Psychoanalytic Association Trauma Group. She received the “Elise M. Hayman Award for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide” at the IPA Congress, Rio de Janeiro in 2005, and served as the Head of the Hayman Award Scientific Committee of the IPA in 2007. Ilany has lectured and supervised in several congresses and societies in most of the geographical regions of the IPA.

Ilany was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1946, and immigrated to Israel in 1957 where she completed her studies in Psychology and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and in English Literature at Tel-Aviv University. After training as a clinical psychologist at the Beer Yaakov Mental Hospital, at the Institute of Psychotherapy, the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, and at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A., she obtained her psychoanalytic training from the Israel Psychoanalytic Institute where she is now on the faculty as Training and Supervising Analyst.

Ilany’s publications include 4 books, over 25 peer reviewed articles, 2 edited volumes and 38 chapters. For the last 36 years she has worked extensively with Holocaust survivors’ offspring, and has published and presented many papers and books on this topic. They focus on the transmission of trauma from Holocaust survivors to the following generations, and describe her approach to the understanding and treatment of these patients. The books were translated into several languages, as they are relevant to many countries in which the population has experienced persecution and trauma. She is also conducting several active clinical research and educational programs focusing on Trauma and Migration, as well as the development of psychoanalysis in various countries. Thus she is teaching and supervising in Bucharest, Romania, Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey and in Munich, Aachen, Hamburg and Berlin, Germany. Lately she has focused on a psychoanalytic approach to creativity as manifested in literature and the performing arts.

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