Announcing the Psychobiography Reading Group
of the Psychohistory Forum

The Psychobiography Research and Publication Group of the Psychohistory Forum, with the strong support of Inna Rozentsvit and Ken Fuchsman, has created the virtual Psychobiography Reading Group.

It will meet first on February 25th (Saturday) from 10:30am-1pm (EST) and discuss Jim Anderson’s chapter, “Winnicott’s Constant Search for the Life that Feels Real,” from The Winnicott Tradition: Lines of Development — Evolution of Theory and Practice over the Decades (edited by  M. B. Spelman & F. Thomson-Salo).

The author will join the meeting for a Q&A after the initial discussion of this short reading. We have chosen to start with a short reading to ensure that it will be read ahead of time.

Individuals who have not done the readings for this group will need to stay muted to establish this as a true discussion group.

Please feel free to participate in by joining Zoom Meeting (by 10:30am EST)

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Our expectation is that we will meet bi-monthly and that we should work hard to keep this as a serious psychoanalytic approach to psychobiography. Subsequently, our focus will be on classic works of psychodynamic psychobiography, although they need not be fully explicit about the theory underlying the books and articles.

I look forward to our together deepening our knowledge of this psychohistorical approach as we probe the lives of fascinating and important people. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Inna Rozentsvit at or Paul H. Elovitz at If you don’t have the chapter that will be discussed – we will email it to you when requested.

Best regards,

Paul Elovitz

Paul H. Elovitz, PhD, Historian, Research Psychoanalyst, Online Psychohistory Professor, Psychohistory Forum Director, and Editor, Clio’s Psyche; Author, The Making of Psychohistory: Origins, Controversies, and Pioneering Contributors (Routledge, 2018); Editor, The Many Roads of the Builders of Psychohistory (ORI Academic Press, 2021); Author/Editor of other books. See for additional information.