04/19/2024, 04:10, Vienna  DEUTSCH / ENGLISH

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THE VIENNA PSYCHOANALYST wants to give not only already internationally established psychoanalysts, but also still unknown psychoanalysts the opportunity to post a self-written and not yet published article on the FrontPage of our online magazine!

Our Users then can leave comments, ask questions or discuss the articles in our forum. Our aim is to provide an international platform where for the first time anyone interested in psychoanalysis can exchange ideas on certain topics.
Articles are welcome in German and/ or English.

If you are interested, please send your article to

(For reasons of readability, the male form is used with personal names, however the female form is also always intended.)




In our interview series "in conversation with“, we will briefly present the authors of the leading articles. We want to give our users the opportunity to read the leading article from a different point of view.

This week we are very glad to welcome Juan José Rios:

Born in Perú, Studies: theology and pedagogy, hypnotherapy training: Austrian Society for applied depth psychology and general psychotherapy (Ögatap), Sex Therapy: Institute Ziss Zurich, Studied psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud University (SFU), EMDR (trauma treatment): EMDR Institute Austria, Psychotherapy Science: Sigmund Freud University (SFU), Eating Disorder: Sowhat Medical Institute for People with eating disorder Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Ost ("Psychosomatic Med Ambulance 2 Dept. SMZO-Donauspital"): Between August 2000 and February 2002 (Internship) Individual and group treatment of depressive, neurotic anxiety, personality disorders Addictions, psychosomatic, chronic pain and severity of psychiatric disorders as well as disturbances in the field of gastroenterology, psycho-oncology. Private practice since 2000


DWP: What brought you to psychoanalysis?

Juan José Rios: My curiosity as to how the human psyche works and most of all, to understand how my own psyche works.

DWP: If you had the opportunity to talk with Sigmund Freud, what would be the topic?
Are there any specific questions?

Juan José Rios: My key issue would be his experience with hypnosis, and how the psychoanalysis would be now-a-days if Freud would use a combination of both methods? And how it would have been if he had done more research in the combination of hypnosis and psychoanalysis.

DWP: Fabric or leather couch?

Juan José Rios: Fabric.

DWP: According to Bruno Bettelheim and the importance of fairy tales in childhood. Will you tell us your favorite fairy tale? And do you see parallels to your own adult life?

Juan José Rios: One of my favorite fairy tales is "Hans in Luck".  There have been symbolic parallels, especially in professional development.

DWP: I dream, …

Juan José Rios: I dream,… to continue to live my life as far as I have.

DWP: What do you find good or particularly good in psychoanalysis and is there anything you do not like about it?

Juan José Rios: The ability to know and to understand oneself. It is particularly good to be able to pursue a new changed life, freed from the past.

DWP: What challenges did you have to face during your analytic training?

Juan José Rios: Even though I was already a psychotherapist, I had to realize that I still knew so little of myself.

DWP: Do you have a favorite Freud - quote?

Juan José Rios: “The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.” (The Interpretation of Dreams)

Thank you very much for this conversation, we are already looking forward to your leading article!

Contact information of the author:
Juan José Rios

Sigmund Freud Museum SFU Belvedere 21er haus stuhleck kunsthalle
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