Coronavirus – thoughts and comments from SAPP members


Corona, Climate and Grandma

Short, poetic video created by the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA).

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These articles below have been collated from our Twitter account from psychoanalytic sources worldwide


Psychoanalysis, Leadership and the Pandemic: An interview with Kerry Sulkowicz, MD, President of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Click here to listen to the podcast.


Elemental Catastrophe: Ecopsychoanalysis and the viral uncanny of Covid-19

Click here to read Joseph Dodds’s article.


Using theory drawn from Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott, psychoanalyst Merav Roth helps us see that “an external danger whose shape is not clearly delineated… gives way to internal scenarios.”

Click here to read Merav Roth’s article.


Social Media in Times of Coronavirus: a Paranoid-Schizoid Epidemic?

Our world is split. Both online and everywhere else. Psychoanalysis can explain some aspects of the split.

Click here to read Jacob Johanssen’s article.


A-tishoo, A-tishoo, We All Fall Down!

“Those citizens who have had to deal alone with early collapse of their world when little, may now fear its return as more dangerous than those of us, more lucky to have imbibed an internal maternal holding that allows us a certain resilience.”

Click here to read Dr Jonathan Sklar’s article.


Psychoanalysis in Time of Plague

“I don’t like listening patients in my ear on headphones – I don’t use visual technology; it’s a Lacanian thing – I like listening to them in a room as two bodies.”

Click here to read Jamieson Webster’s article.


Protecting the Psychological Wellbeing of Healthcare Staff During the Coronavirus Pandemic

SAPP member Dr Anne Douglas has shared this very helpful booklet produced by the British Psychological Society.

Click here to read the booklet.