Daniel Jacobs, MD, visits Paul Ornstein, MD, to talk about his new autobiography "Looking Back: Memoir of a Psychoanalyst" written with Helen Epstein (Plunkett Lake Press, 2015). Brookline, MA - February 19, 2016.
About the Book:
Looking Back is the unusual memoir of a senior figure in the international psychoanalytic community. Dr. Paul Ornstein was one of the small and distinguished group of Holocaust survivors/physicians who came to the U.S. after the second world war and became prominent in American psychoanalysis. His memoir traces his route from a small town in Hungary, to Budapest’s Neolog Rabbinical Seminary, to a Hungarian forced labor battalion, through medical school in post-war Heidelberg to the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became a prominent professor of psychiatry and a leader of the psychoanalytic Self Psychology movement.
About the Author
Paul Ornstein was born in Hajdúnánás, Hungary in 1924 and educated at the Franz Josef Rabbinical Seminary in Budapest, where he discovered psychoanalysis. After surviving the Shoah in Hungary, he received his degree in medicine from the University of Heidelberg, then emigrated to the United States and became a leading figure in psychoanalytic self-psychology. Dr. Ornstein is a graduate of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis at the University of Cincinnati Medical School, and a Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He co-authored Focal Psychotherapy: An Example of Applied Psychoanalysiswith Michael and Enid Balint and edited The Search for the Self: selected writings of Heinz Kohut.