The Word

The Word is the place where speakers and guests of the Free talk about their experience of being with us and working with us.

Howard Levine

"The opportunities offered to analysts from all regions and at all levels of experience to work together outside of those more familiar contexts is that they are truly free to pursue areas of interest that are not ‘the usual,’ the prescribed or the ‘preferred’ local ways of thinking."

Brett Kahr

"The “FORWARD” strand of Free Association will, I know, provide a particularly important forum for global exchanges about some very vital, “blue-sky” topics."

Avner Bergstein

"The previous year, overshadowed by the pandemic, seems to have opened up a virtual world of many opportunities for fruitful exchanges around the world. The Free has taken this much further. Not only is this platform a very professional, profound, serious and evocative one, it is also fresh and vibrant."

Judy K. Eekhoff

"When we psychoanalysts laugh and cry together, we also think together. Thinking together forges new ideas and new friendships. Sharing our struggles to help our patients – our trials by fire - with our colleagues, keeps our own work vibrant and alive."