Volume 9: Winter 2012

Welcome from the Editors:

“The secret of the psychoanalytic method is the very engagement of a discourse wherein the fixity and certainty of any proferred epistemic configuration are dislodged… what psychoanalysis offers, the subject is thus its discourse as Otherwise.”

Barrett, B. (1993). Psychoanalysis and the Postmodern Impulse: Knowing and Being Since Freud’s Psychology. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore (p. 42).

Welcome to the ninth issue of Other/Wise. We invite you on a journey of the imagination, an intellectual adventure, a discovery of a journal dedicated to psychoanalysis and the creative arts.

Our psychoanalytic articles may be scholarly, theoretical, clinical, research-oriented, self-revelatory, and more, from all psychoanalytic outlooks — including psychoanalytic outlooks that are discovering their own existence as they take their place in each issue of the journal.

Most issues include two special categories, “Entering the Consulting Room,” featuring clinical work, and “Autobiographical Discoveries: Our Psyches, Our Selves,” featuring the personal journey.

We have published creative works such as short stories, poems, plays, visual art, and music, works that illuminate internal unconscious process or any aspect of the human condition that engages us from the depth perspective.

A new pronoun – switching from the editorial “We,” an actual we signifying the Editorial Board, to an “I,” the voice of the current Editor, Merle Molofsky. I have served Other/Wise for two and a half years, as Co-Editor with Richard Raubolt starting in Spring 2010, and then as Editor from Fall 2010 to Winter 2012. It has been a joy to experience the creative energy of all our contributors, and to discover their insights, vision, and knowledge. This is my last issue as Editor, and I look forward to the richness of future issues. Other/Wise will be “guest edited” each issue by the chairs of the IFPE Annual Conference, and will publish once a year. As ever, Other/Wise will represent the values of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, welcoming creativity, originality, depth of thought, and open dialogue. We look forward to publishing articles that were first offered as presentations at the IFPE conferences, and welcome submissions from anyone with an interest in psychoanalysis and who is presenting at an IFPE conference.

This issue is somewhat unusual because we are changing to a new format in 2013.  I want to honor the commitments I made to contributors as editor, and therefore we are publishing three works by a single author, Oren Gozlan, as all three works were accepted for publication, and were going to be spaced out in three different issues.  I also am publishing two book reviews I wrote, that I had planned to publish in two different issues.  One of the articles Oren Gozlan wrote is a psychoanalytic commentary about a short story I wrote, “Vin Ordinaire”, published in August 2012 in the online journal Moondance, so there is a bit more of “me” in this one issue than ordinarily I would have planned.  I hope you enjoy our “somewhat unusual” issue, and the issues in our new format coming up in 2013 and beyond!

I warmly welcome the 2013 Editors, Laurence Greene, Tina Griffin, and Rachel Newcombe. Submissions for the year 2013 should be sent electronically to Rachel Newcombe, rachelnewcombe@centurytel.net.

Merle Molofsky, Editor

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Autobiographical Discoveries

Entering the Consulting Room


Creative Work

Book Review


  • Louis Breger
  • Claudia Ruivo Carreira
  • Maria do Rosário Dias
  • Hailey Doran
  • Oren Gozlan
  • Warren Holt
  • Les Von Losberg
  • Jon Mills
  • Merle Molofsky
  • Karen Morris
  • Ronald C. Naso
  • Joseph Scarpati
  • Stefanie Teitelbaum
  • Robert Waska

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