Jean-Michel Quinodoz, MD, 2010

Jean-Michel Quinodoz is a psychoanalyst working in full-time private practice in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a Training Analyst of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society and Distinguished Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He was Consultant at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Geneva, Member and later Chair of the Training Committee of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society, Chairman of the 9th IPA Conference for Training Analysts in Santiago, Chile in 1999 and Chairman of the Ethical Committee of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society. In 1979 he launched the “Bulletin of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society” (bilingual French and German) and was its first editor. He was Editor for Europe of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (1994-2003, 2008-2009). Since 2003, he has been Editor in Chief of the European Annuals of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis aimed at colleagues whose first language is not English. In 2010, five European Annuals published 70 papers translated into French, Italian, German, Turkish and Russian.

Jean-Michel Quinodoz has published numerous psychoanalytic articles and four books which have been translated into many languages: “The Taming of Solitude: Separation Anxiety in Psychoanalysis”; “Dreams that Turn Over a Page”; “Listening to Hanna Segal; Her Contribution to Psychoanalysis” and “Reading Freud: A Chronological Exploration of Freud’s Writings”. He is married to Danielle Quinodoz, Training Analyst of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society, working in private practice. Web site:

Excerpt from acceptance speech:

Since I discovered the value of psychoanalysis during my own personal analysis, I never stopped thinking about how to transmit my experience. I started sharing my discoveries with my analysands and later on in my supervising and teaching activities, especially during my seminars for future psychoanalysts on reading Freud. All these experiences resulted in my writing “Reading Freud: a Chronological Exploration of Freud’s Writings”, now translated into twelve languages. Speaking various languages, I progressively extended my relationships with colleagues of different psychoanalytic cultures and geographical regions. My past and present activities as Editor are another way of transmitting psychoanalysis. – Jean-Michel Quinodoz.