BPSI Member Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, PhD, recently co-edited the manuscript Mind in the Line of Fire: Psychoanalytic Voices to the Challenges of our Times. For more information or to purchase this work, please click here.

About the Book

Invited by the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) to participate in a worldwide short essay contest, in this book the winners, 120 authors from 34 countries, share their thoughts about the challenges and complexities of our times. They show how wars, migration, climate change, racial prejudice, gun violence, and child abuse affect us; they explore, dream, muse, reason, mourn, and remember; they grapple with loss, alienation, anxiety, fear, and despair; and they find love, hope, comfort, patience, new answers, and creative ways to think about the conflicts and difficulties we are facing. The IPA in the Community and the World committees on Climate, Culture, Education, Health, Humanitarian Fields & United Nations, Law, Migrants & Refugees, Violence, and Prejudice, Discrimination & Racism have selected these texts to inspire a dialogue with all who want to develop a deeper understanding of the world we’re living in.

About the Editor

Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Swiss Psycho­ analytic Society. She has published widely on metapsychology, clinical issues and applied psychoanalysis, most recently Driven to Survive (2018) and Memory’s Eyes: A New York Oedipus Novel (2020). She is the Chair of the IPA in Culture Committee and works in private practice in Massachusetts.