List of major Independent writers of the British Psychoanalytical Society

Sandor Ferenczi (honorary member) (1873-1933)

Donald  Winnicott (1896-1970)

Michael Balint (1896-1970)

Ella Freeman Sharpe (1875-1947)

Marion Milner (1900-1998) Obituary – Parsons, M. (2001). Marion Milner 1900-1998. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 82(3):609-611

Margaret Little (1901-1994)

John Rickman (1891-1951)

W.R. Fairbairn (1889-1964)

Jock Sutherland

Harry Guntrip (1901-1975)

John Bowlby

Martin James

Charles Rycroft (1914-1998) Biography

Marjory Brierley – Hayman, A. (1986). On Marjorie Brierley. Int. Rev. Psycho-Anal., 13:383-39

Enid Balint (1903-1994) Biography, Psychoanalytikerinnen

John Klauber (1917-1981)

Paula Heimann (1899-1982)

Nina Coltart (1927-1997) Obituary, Independent

Pearl King (1918-2015) Obituary, Guardian

Masud Khan (1924-1989)

Eric Rayner ( -2016) Obituary, Guardian

Harold Stewart

Margret Tonnesmann

Patrick Casement

Colin James

Neville Symington

Christopher Bollas

Earl Hopper

Michael Parsons

Roger Kennedy

Gregorio Kohon

Bernard Barnett

Jonathan Sklar

Phil Mollon

Judit Szekacs-Weisz

Stephen Grosz

Josh Cohen

Jan Abram

Steven Groarke



Important historical papers

In addition to the Ferenczi Rediscovered document below, there is a link to two historical papers in the Articles section. The first is A Brief History of the British Psychoanalytical Society  by Ken Robinson. The other is Pearl King’s 1996 discussion paper What has happened to psychoanalysis in The British Society?


Ferenczi Rediscovered

These are the details and papers of the first conference on the work of Ferenczi by the Independent Group, held in the British Psychoanalytic Society on 15-16 October 1993 . It was the 120th anniversary of Ferenczi’s birth and 60th anniversary of his early death .
It was convened by Dr Sklar in conjunction with the Imago East-West of Dr Szekacs.

It was the first recognition of the importance of reviving the lost link with Ferenczi and his writings for a generation. As Dr Sklar wrote in the introduction ‘if these papers encourage curiosity the Conference will have succeeded in its aim’.
The setting up of IPAT 25 years later is a testament to the re-engagement of The Independent Group with its history, a subject which is continuing.