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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 Tamara Trebes from Vienna, Austria:

Born 1987 in Germany, Upper Franconia.
Academic studies of Psychotherapy Science at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna since 2011.
09/2015 - 02/2016 Co-therapist of a child-obesity group for the project “Enorm in Form” (WGKK)
since 05/2015 psychotherapist in training under supervision with practical work at the Sigmund Freud University outpatient clinic and the Institute for Behavioral Addictions, led by Dr. Dominik Batthyány 
05/2015 Baccalaureate of psychotherapy science, SFU Vienna
Thesis title: “Death by Chocolate: Experimental hermeneutical reflection of the psychodynamics of bulimia nervosa using the Psycho-Text-Puzzle (P-T-P)”
since 10/2014 employment at the World Council for Psychotherapy
08/2014 Practical activities at Bayreuth Regional Hospital (D), Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy; social therapy acute ward A6
03/2014 - 07/2014 practical activities at Vienna General Hospital, psycho-oncology team
01/2014 - 07/2014 Research Assistant to Univ-Prof. Dr. Alexander Gaiger, Psycho-oncology basic diagnostics
05/2006 - 07/2006 Practical activity at Haus am Rosenberg, Residential Care, Supported Living, and Assisted Living: dormitory and external group homes for mentally ill persons, Kronach (D)

DWP: What brought you to psychoanalysis?

Tamara Trebes: I already knew quite early that I wanted to be a psychotherapist, and I can remember the allure and the magic that I felt when I first started to learn more about psychoanalysis. In the end, studying psychotherapy from the ground up was probably as much a rational decision as it was an intuitive one made from a sense of satisfaction and belonging.

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

Tamara Trebes: I would love to have a conversation with him, but I don’t think that I would ask him technical questions. I would much rather prefer to philosophize with him about life in general – to find out what kind of a man he was beyond the image that he may have created for himself and that we have of him today.

DWP: Fabric or leather couch?

Tamara Trebes: Comfy, please. 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?

Tamara Trebes: Beauty and the Beast.
The parallels that I once saw and those that I see now, however, have changed considerably over the years.

DWP: I dream,….

Tamara Trebes:... even while awake. Sometimes on paper.

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

Tamara Trebes: I love the depth and I love the symbols and metaphors, the way it approaches language and what can be discovered when one listens with one’s “third ear”. That’s something I’m very passionate about.

In the course of its further development, psychoanalysis has also become much more liberal and open. Insofar as one doesn’t interpret it dogmatically, there’s nothing that I dislike.

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

Tamara Trebes: Analytical training is certainly not easy, but that is precisely what makes it so incredibly interesting and worthwhile. One is challenged not only cognitively, but also emotionally to a great extent, and I think that that’s often what it’s about – coordinating and harmonizing these two aspects. One learns a great deal about oneself, which is a great gift, but at the same time it is not without a price which must be paid and responsibility which must be taken.

DWP: Do you have a favorite Freud - quote?

Tamara Trebes: "Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me."

DWP:  Are there other psychoanalysts, in addition to Sigmund Freud, who you like to study?

Tamara Trebes: There are so many great psychoanalysts, and I hope that I will never stop studying all of the fascinating individuals and their ideas, theories, and thoughts.

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

Contact information of the author:
Tamara Trebes

Sigmund Freud Museum SFU Belvedere 21er haus stuhleck kunsthalle
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