04/19/2024, 03:55, 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 Alisa Bartl from Vienna, Austria:

Studied at the Goethe University Frankfurt (philosophy, education).
2008 trained as an educator, also in Frankfurt.
Since 2012 study of Psychotherapy Sciences (Psychoanalysis) at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna.

Psychotherapist in training under supervision in private practice.
Radio host of the radio show UNBEWUSST - die Lust am freien Sprechen!

DWP: What brought you to psychoanalysis?

Alisa Bartl: My father works as a Gestalt therapist as such the contact with psychotherapy and the unconsciousness was so to speak unavoidable.

I made the decision to become a psychoanalyst, because I wanted to learn the profession from the bottom up and also to challenge my father and because psychoanalysis for me is more than a method of treatment.

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

Alisa Bartl: Just wondering how he would react to the development of pathologies in society and whether he would be surprised.

DWP: Fabric or leather couch?

Alisa Bartl: 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?

Alisa Bartl: Hop-o´-My-Thumb by Charles Perrault. I was especially fascinated by the Seven-league boots. I felt early on the need to travel a lot and the Princess and the Pea by Andersen. I was always terribly annoyed at the princess. Only later I understood how much of a keen sense and body feeling this lady had.

DWP: I dream,….

Alisa Bartl:.... rather with pleasure and often very specific.

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

Alisa Bartl: That psychoanalysis is more than a method of treatment; it is a way for me to see the world.

That in the past psychoanalysis has not taken up opportunities to stand behind a cause, to present itself at the right moment. I think that conflicts and frictions between the various psychoanalytic schools are important, and then there are also situations in which this should be negligible.

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

Alisa Bartl: To face yourself is probably almost always a challenge.

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

Alisa Bartl: Michael Balint, Wilhelm Reich, Sàndor Ferenczi, Sabina Spielrein, Jacques Lacan, Donna Orange, ...

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

Contact information of the author:
Alisa Bartl

Sigmund Freud Museum SFU Belvedere 21er haus stuhleck kunsthalle
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