Gradiva 2015: The awards inspired by Freud

The awards were inspired by Freud's essay "Delusions and Dreams in Jensen's Gradiva" (1907(1905)), in which he stated, "Creative writers are valuable allies and their evidence is to be prized highly, for they are apt to know a whole host of things between heaven and earth of which our philosophy has not yet let us dream ... they draw upon sources which we have not yet opened up for science."

Reproduction of the Gradiva which hung next to Freud's Couch. Photo by Edmund Engelman, 1938

Recalling Freud's words, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) established the Gradiva® Awards to honor our "valuable allies," including poets, artists, producers, directors, publishers, etc., who have created works that advance psychoanalysis.

2015 Gradiva Nominees


Salman Akhtar: Sources of Suffering: Fear, Greed, Guilt, Deception, Betrayal, and Revenge, Karnac Books Ltd, 2014

Dana Amir: Cleft Tongue: The Language of Psychic Structures, Karnac Books Ltd, 2014

Cleft Tongue: is an attempt to analyse psychic language and its diverse modes of expression, both within psychic structure and in the interpersonal realm.

Fred Busch: Creating a Psychoanalytic Mind: A Psychoanalytic Method and Theory, Routledge, 2014

Emily A. Kuriloff: Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich: History, Memory, Tradition, Routledge, 2014

Elizabeth Lunbeck: The Americanization of Narcissism, Harvard University Press, 2014

Terry Marks-Tarlow: Awakening Clinical Intuition: An Experiential Workbook for Psychotherapists, W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

Daniel Shaw: Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation, Routledge, 2014

Jon Sletvold: The Embodied Analyst: From Freud and Reich to Relationality, Routledge, 2014


Robin A. Deutsch: Traumatic Ruptures: Abandonment and Betrayal in the Analytic Relationship, Routledge, 2014

Steven Kuchuck: Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional, Routledge, 2014

Mark Winborn: Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond, Fisher King Press, 2014

Shared Realities brings together Jungian analysts and psychoanalysts from across the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.

Student Papers

Michael S. Birnkrant: Should Psychoanalysts Accept Payment via Mental Health Insurance? Ethical Considerations of Third-party Interference in Psychoanalytic Treatment, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2014

Antony Geralis: Listening to One’s Self: An Innovative Approach to Studying the Free Associative Process, New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2014

Bonnie Irwin: Reaching for the Primitive, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2014


Anna Aragno: The Roots of Evil: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry, The Psychoanalytic Review, 101(2), 2014

Claude Barbre: Django Unchanged: Identifications with the Oppressor and Intergenerational Cycles of Traumatic Hauntings and Reenactment in Fragments of Trauma and the Social Production of Suffering: Trauma, History, and Memory, in M. O’ Loughlin & M. Charles, eds. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014

Robin Brown: On the Significance of Psychodynamic Discourse for the Field of Consciousness Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies/Blanton Peale Graduate Institute, 2014

Robin Ridless: Cariou v. Prince: The Art of Negation, DIVISION/REVIEW: A Quarterly Psychoanalytic Forum, No. 11, 2014

William Sharp: Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones, But What About Words? International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 64(3), 2014

Jack Schwartz: Freud’s Irma Dream, MindConsiliums, 14(9), 2014


Nancy Gerber: Fire and Ice: Poetry & Prose, Arseya Publishing, 2014

Kagayaki Karen Morris: Cataclysm and Other Arrangements, Three Stones Press, 2014


Em Cooper, Filmmaker & Artist: Emergence, 2014

Tommy Lee Jones, Director: The Homesman, 2014


Sandra Indig: Guests of the Sleeping Mind, 60” x 24”, Acrylic on Linen Canvas, Exhibited at the Skirball Gallery, 2014

Janos Marton, Alexandra Plettenberg, & Steven Poser, Curators: Id-Ego-Superego – Art from the Living Museum at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Exhibited at CMPS, 2014

Richard Smith, “Star Gazer,” 2008 Acrylic and pen on paper, 8 1/2 ̋ × 12 ̋ Courtesy of the Living Museum at Creedmore.

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