Psychoanalytische Perspectieven (PP) is an international and blind peer-reviewed journal, quarterly published in Dutch, French, German and English, by the Department of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Consulting (Ghent University). The main objective of PP is to provide an intellectual platform for scholars to promote original contributions to the theory, practice and application of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis. 

The journal primarily publishes research papers in the field of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, but is open for an interdisciplinary dialogue with associated domains, such as: anthropology, criminology, cross-cultural studies, education, ethics, history, linguistics, literature, media studies, methodology, performance arts (music, theatre & dance), philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, visual arts, women studies, etc. 

The journal is published in a print version.

PP publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual papers, case studies, empirical research, book reviews, etc.


Filip Geerardyn, PhD
Ghent University
Gertrudis Van de Vijver, PhD
Ghent University


Managing Editor

Christel Van den Eeden


Associate Editors

Eline Trenson, MSc
Ghent University

David Schrans, MSc
Ghent University

Dries Dulsster, MSc
Ghent University

Junior Ingouf, MSc
Ghent University

Reitske Meganck, PhD
Ghent University

Jasper Feyaerts, PhD
Ghent University

Joachim Cauwe, MSc
Ghent University


Editorial and Scientific Board

Ariane Bazan, PhD
Université Libre de Bruxelles

Mark Bracher, PhD
Kent State University

Mattias Desmet, PhD
Ghent University

Jens De Vleminck, PhD
Ghent University

Antonio Di Ciacca
Psychoanalyst in private practice, Roma

Jeroen Donckers
Sassepoort, Ghent

François Duyckaerts (em.)
University of Liège

Robert Flamant
Psychoanalyst in private practice, Marke

Abe Geldhof, PhD
University College Ghent

Jean Giot, PhD
FNDP University, Namur

Russell Grigg, PhD
Deakin University, Geelong

Derek Hook, PhD
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

Pat Jacops
Psychoanalyst in private practice, Ghent

Lewis Kirschner, MD
Harvard Medical School

Solange Leibovici, PhD (em.)
University of Amsterdam

Antoine Masson, MD
FNDP University, Namur

Wim Matthys, PhD
FPC, Ghent

André Michels
Psychoanalyst in Private Practise, Luxembourg

Paul Moyaert, PhD
KU Leuven

Geneviève Morel, PhD
Psychoanalyst in private practice, Lille

Calum Neil, PhD
Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh

Monique Liart, PhD
Psychoanalyst in private practice, Brussels

Rik Loose, PhD
DBS College, Dublin

Vincente Palomera
Psychoanalyst in private practice, Barcelona

Karl Pribram, PhD (em.)
Stanford University

Julien Quackelbeen †, PhD (em.)
Ghent University

Jean Quigley, PhD
Trinity College, Dublin

Huguette Raes
Psychoanalyst in private practice, Ghent

Dries Roelandts
Psychoanalyst in private practice, Ghent

August Ruhs, PhD
University of Vienna

Marie-Jean Sauret, PhD
University of Toulouse II

Dawn Skorczewski, PhD
Brandeis University, Boston

David Smith, PhD
University of New England

Mark Solms, PhD
Royal London School of Medicine
University of Cape Town

Katrien Steenhoudt
Psychoanalyst in private practice, Ghent

Harry Stroeken, PHD
University of Utrecht

Willy Szafran, MD (em.)
Free University, Brussels

Karin Temmerman
University College Ghent

Evert Thiery, MD
Ghent University

Barbara Van Der Veken
Psychiatric Clinic St.-Alexius, Grimbergen

Stijn Vanheule, PhD
Ghent University

Paul Verhaeghe, PhD
Ghent University

Peter Walleghem, PhD
University College Ghent

Jochem Willemsen, PhD
University of Essex


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