Rosine Jozef Perelberg, PhD is a Training and Supervisor Analyst, a Distinguished Fellow and Past President of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association, Corresponding Member of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris and one of the Founding Members of the Institute of Family Therapy, London. She is Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS) at University College, London. In 2023 she was recipient of the Sigourney Award For Work Establishing a Creative Dialogue Between Psychoanalysis And Social Anthropology To Address Temporality, Sexuality and Antisemitism.

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She was the Professorial Fellow at Birkbeck University of London and the British Psychoanalytical Society for 2011-12 and the Visiting Professor at the San Francisco Centre for Psychoanalysis in 2012.

In 2014 she was the International Psychoanalytic Association visitor for the Uruguay Psychoanalytic Association (APU) and presented the keynote paper to the Annual DPG (Deutsche Psychoanalytische Gesellschaft ) Congress in Dusseldorf. In 2014 she was also the coordinator of the IPA website debate “Paternal Function in Psychoanalysis”.

From 2009 to 2012 she was the Chair of the Fellowship Programme of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and served in the Education Committee. Between 2008 and 2011 she was a member of the Training Staff Committee and between 2003 and 2007 she was Chair of the Curriculum Committee and served in the Admissions Committee and Education Committees. She was Honorary Secretary of the Scientific Committee between 1996 and 2001. Previously she completed a PhD in Social Anthropology at The London School of Economics, University of London.

In 1991 she was co-winner of the Cesare Sacerdoti prize for a first paper presented at an IPA Congress.

Between 1989 and 1999 she was an Associate Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis and was also on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She was on the Research Advisory Board of the International Psychoanalytic Association and between 2009 and 2011 was re- appointed to the London Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She is also on the Editorial Boards of the Revue Francaise de Psychanalyse and Trieb, the Journal of the Brazilian Psychoanalytical Society of Rio de Janeiro.

Rosine Perelberg teaches and supervises regularly in Europe, Latin America and the USA. Together with Monique Cournut from the Société Psychanalytique de Paris she has, since 1997, convened the British French Colloquium on Sexuality, which takes place alternately in London and Paris. Themes explored in these Colloquia include “femininity”, “femininity in men”, “infantile sexuality”, “unconscious phantasy and sexuality” and “bisexuality”.

Between 1981 and 1991 she worked as a Senior Psychotherapist and Family Therapist at the Marlborough Family Service, part of the Central and North West London Foundation NHS Trust and also in the Psychiatric Unit, Maudsley Hospital. For ten years she was a member of the Young Adults Research Group at the Anna Freud Centre, who treated young adults who had suffered breakdown.

Her clinical and theoretical interests centre on sexuality, borderline psychopathology, hysteria, violence, dreaming, daydreaming, different forms of mental representations and theory of technique in psychoanalysis.

For 18 years she was coordinator of the Freud Seminars at the MSc in psychoanalytic theory at UCL; she also coordinates the seminars on Sexuality; she has led a series of seminars entitled Time and Space in Psychoanalysis and in 2009-10 she taught a series on The Paternal Function and the Oedipus Complex.

Rosine Jozef Perelberg has been named one of the Ten Women of the Year for 2006 by the Brazilian National Council of Women.

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Sigourney Award-2023

Professor Rosine Perelberg Wins The Sigourney Award-2023 For Work Establishing a Creative Dialogue Between Psychoanalysis And Social Anthropology To Address Temporality, Sexuality and Antisemitism

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Psychic Bisexuality
A British-French Dialogue

Edited by Rosine Jozef Perelberg

Psychic Bisexuality: A British French Dialogue, edited by Rosine Jozef Perelberg has been awarded the American Board & Academy of Psychoanalysis 2019 Book Prize for Best Edited Book.

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The Feminine Today

Rosine Jozef Perelberg with Harriet Wolfe and Clara Nemas


Lançamento Online: “Pai assassinado, pai morto”, de Rosine Josef Perelberg

Bate-papo com a autora Rosine Jozef Perelberg e Claudio Eizirik
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The Empty Couch:
Love and Mourning in Times of Confinement

by Rosine Jozef Perelberg

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This episode is available also in French and Portuguese

IPA Talks On Psychoanalysis
“Murdered Father, Dead Father: Revisiting the Oedipus Complex”

with Rosine Jozef Perelberg