Dr. Harvey Peskin

Dr. Harvey Peskin Receives International Award

The International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) has selected a paper by adjunct faculty member, Dr. Harvey Peskin, on "Uses of Guilt in the Treatment of Dehumanization" as the 2015 winner of The Elise M. Hayman Award for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide

The Award recognizes Dr. Peskin's "most cogent and commendable work on the Holocaust and Genocide." The paper examines Freud's late work "Civilization and its Discontents" and "Moses and Monotheism" to argue that Freud's adherence to this formulation of the super-ego as the agency of self-punishment failed to differentiate between "death guilt" and "life guilt". Dr. Peskin has been invited to present the paper at the Elise Hayman Lecture during the IPA Congress in Boston on Saturday, July 25, 2015. This lecture is also offered for publication in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Peskin will receive $4,000 and a certificate.