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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.)


Author: DWP / TVP


Dear Readers,


What is "Psychoanalytic Journalism"? Does it exist? Can it exist? If so, what could be the definition of it?

These are all questions which THE VIENNA PSYCHOANALYST will investigate in the future.

As a first step, we are expanding our editorial team with Sabrina Zehetner, journalist and communication scientist, who will help us in the attempt to answer all these questions.
She has already gained important experience in the area of scientific journalism (SYN Magazine) and in the psychoanalytic environment (Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna).
In the future, there will be more homemade reports, interviews and articles.

In the coming year, there will also be a lot of new and exciting news for our Readers.

However now we would like to introduce you to Sabrina Zehetner!

Welcome to the team!

DWP: Dear Ms. Zehetner, you will be working with the TVP in the future. How will you enrich the magazine and make it appear to your readers?

Sabrina Zehetner: I would like to enrich the magazine with my prior knowledge of media, journalism and communication.

DWP: What should we understand by it?

Sabrina Zehetner: I will write articles on current topics related to psychoanalysis and help with translations, social media and the organization.

DWP: What was your motivation to apply at the TVP?

Sabrina Zehetner: I have been looking for a way to combine my curiosity for the subject with my prior knowledge and to work with people who share this interest. I find this project great and I am looking forward to implement my knowledge into practice and getting to know new people.

DWP: What do you think makes our online magazine interesting for readers?

Sabrina Zehetner: The magazine is a global network and provides a multimedia-based access to knowledge that no other psychoanalytic online platform has to this extent. Brilliant psychoanalysts from all over the world are engaged and the magazine has a very modern, cosmopolitan character.

DWP: What led you to deal with psychoanalysis, respectively with Freud and his achievements?

Sabrina Zehetner: My fascination began when I learned in psychology class at school that Freud was a great lover of Greek mythology and applied it to his theories. The texts of Ovid and Shakespeare took on a whole new meaning for me as a  literature lover, and from then on psychoanalysis held a great  fascination for me.

DWP: If you had the opportunity to talk with Sigmund Freud, what would be the topic?

Sabrina Zehetner: I would probably address the current social situation.

DWP: Fabric or leather couch?

Sabrina Zehetner: Leather.

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?

Sabrina Zehetner: Currently, it is probably the legend of Icarus. Taking risks and having the courage to do things is, I think, a big issue for many young adults.

DWP: I dream, …

Sabrina Zehetner: ...I would like to remember my dreams more often.

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

Sabrina Zehetner: I appreciate the timelessness of psychoanalysis - both theoretically, socially and also therapeutically. It has never shied away from speaking about unpleasant subjects and breaking social taboos. I would, however, wish that its importance would be recognized and discussed more frequently

DWP: Do you have a favorite Freud - quote?

Sabrina Zehetner: "One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."

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

Sabrina Zehetner: Lou Andreas-Salomé, Kernberg, Winnicott and Klein.

DWP: Dear Ms. Zehetner, We are looking forward to working with you!

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