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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.

Editor in Chief


Dries Dulsster, PhD

Ghent University

Editorial Board

Carolin Baes, MSc

Ghent University

Jan-Jasper Persijn, PhD

Ghent University

Bart Rabaey, MSc

Ghent University

Eli Noe, MSc

Ghent University

Victor Debeerst, MA

Ghent University

Gertrudis Van de Vijver, PhD

Ghent University

Kimberly Van Nieuwenhove, PhD

Ghent University

Managing Editor


Christel Van den Eeden

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

François Duyckaerts (em.) †

University of Liège

Bruce Fink, PhD

Psychoanalyst in private practice, Paris

Filip Geerardyn, PhD †

Ghent University

Abe Geldhof, PhD

University College Ghent

Patricia Gherovici, PhD

University of Pensylvania

Jean Giot, PhD

FNDP University, Namur

Russell Grigg, PhD

Deakin University, Geelong

Derek Hook, PhD

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

Lewis Kirschner, MD

Harvard Medical School

Solange Leibovici, PhD (em.)

University of Amsterdam

Antoine Masson, MD

FNDP University, Namur

Marie-Jean Sauret, PhD

University of Toulouse II

Dawn Skorczewski, PhD

Brandeis University, Boston

Wim Matthys, PhD

Psychoanalyst in private practice, Gent

Reitske Meganck, PhD

Ghent University

Paul Moyaert, PhD

KU Leuven

Geneviève Morel, PhD

Psychoanalyst in private practice, Lille

Callum Neil, PhD

Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh

Monique Liart, PhD

Psychoanalyst in private practice,

Rik Loose, PhD

DBS College, Dublin

Julien Quackelbeen, PhD (em.)†

Ghent University

Jean Quigley, PhD

Trinity College, Dublin

Ed Pluth, PhD

California State University

Karl Pribram, PhD (em.) †

Stanford University

August Ruhs, PhD

University of Vienna

David Smith, PhD

University of New England

Mark Solms, PhD

University of Cape Town

Harry Stroeken, PhD

University of Utrecht

Willy Szafran, MD (em.)

Free University, Brussels

Evert Thiery, MD

Ghent University

Stijn Vanheule, PhD

Ghent University

Paul Verhaeghe, PhD

Ghent University

Peter Walleghem, PhD

University College Ghent

Jochem Willemsen, PhD

University of Essex

Editorial Office

Els Vandenbussche
Henri Dunantlaan 2
B-9000 Ghent
Tel: ++32/9/264.63.54

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