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Since its foundation in 2004, the journal has been affiliated with the Doctoral School “Research in Psychoanalysis and Psychopathology” (ED 450), attached to the Department of Psychoanalytic Studies at Paris-Diderot University/Sorbonne Paris Cité. The journal was successively edited by Profs. Sophie de Mijolla (2004-2009) and Christian Hoffmann (2010-2016), with the collaboration of Rémy Potier as Associate Editor.
From the start, the journal offered original research contributions revolving around two main axes: psychoanalysis in intension, or in itself; and psychoanalysis in extension – that is, in its interactions with other academic fields and cultural practices (human and social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, and art.)
Since the publication of the seventh issue in 2009, the journal has been available exclusively online. This transition reflected a deepening interest in interdisciplinarity and exchanges with other epistemological perspectives: the seventh issue dealt with possible interfaces between psychoanalysis, cognitive psychopathology, and neuroscience.
Since 2010, the journal has been published in a French/English bilingual edition (2010/2, “Politique du sexuel/Politics of the Sexual”).
In 2012, in order to increase the journal’s visibility, we partnered with, one of the principal web portals in human and social sciences – especially psychology.
In 2016, the journal underwent a restructuration and adopted a new format.

  • English/French bilingual Journal


  • Open to the world


  • Focus on the evolution of psychoanalysis


  • Peer-Reviewed Journal


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Publisher : Recherches en psychanalyse
ISSN : 1767-5448
ISSN e 1965-0213



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Rémy Potier
Rémy Potier
Rémy Potier, PhD, M. Clin., is Associate Professor in Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis at Paris Diderot University, & a member of the CRPMS (“Center for Research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Society”) research unit; he is also a psychologist, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst (child, adolescent, adult). His areas of specialization are : psychoanalysis and medicine ; handicap ; prosthetics ; new and digital media ; psychoanalytic psychopathology ; the assessment of psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic settings and their efficacy ; psychoanalysis and Social Sciences.
Elliot Jurist
Elliot Jurist
Senior International Editorial Advisor
Elliot Jurist, Ph.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Philosophy at the Graduate Center and The City College of New York, CUNY. He is also a psychoanalyst. His areas of specialization are : Psychoanalytic Theory; Theories of Affect and Affect Regulation; Ethics; Substance Abuse; History of Psychology and Philosophy.
Christian Hoffmann
Christian Hoffmann
Senior French Editorial Adivsor
Christian Hoffmann, PhD, M. Clin., is a Professor in Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis, Paris Diderot University at Sorbonne Paris Cité, and a member of the CRPMS (“Center for Research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Society”) research unit; he is also a psychoanalyst. His areas of specialization are : subject and subjectivity in adolescence and in psychosis ; psychical vulnerability ; psychotic « suppléances » within the diversity of norms and identities ; re-definitions of the uses of the body through medical technology and social norms.
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