Alain de Mijolla

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Alain de Mijolla (15 May 1933, in Paris – 24 January 2019) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist. Mijolla was analyzed by Conrad Stein and Denise Braunschweig. He became a psychoanalyst in the Societe psychanalytique de Paris in 1968, and was by 2001 a training analyst there.[1]

He also created and chaired the International Association of History of the Psychoanalysis (AIHP),[2] and received the Mary S. Sigourney Award in 2004.[3] He died on 24 January 2019, aged 85.[4]


De Mijolla wrote numerous articles and works; he also edited psychoanalytical collections at several publishers, including the three volumes of the International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis.[5]

In a 1987 paper on identification in the family, he highlighted how Sigmund Freud's creativity can be linked with his identification with the prestige of his grandfather.[6]

His article "Freud and the Psychoanalytic Situation on the Screen" stressed the difficulties of representing the psychoanalytic setting in cinematic terms.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ R. Steiner, Within and Beyond Time (2001) p. xiii
  2. ^ "International Association of History of the Psychoanalysis". Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  3. ^ site des Sigourney Award
  4. ^ "Décès du docteur Alain de Mijolla (1933-2019)". Société Psychanalytique de Paris (in French). 2019-01-26. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  5. ^ Salman Akhtar, Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (London 2009) p. 314
  6. ^ L. J. Kalinich/S. W. Taylor, The Dead Father (2008) p. 111
  7. ^ Janet Bergstrom, Endless Night (California 1999) p. 6

Further reading[edit]

  • International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis 3 vol.. Edited by Alain de Mijolla, MacMillan Reference Books, . ISBN 0-02-865924-4