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Famous Female Psychoanalysts

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List of famous female psychoanalysts, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female psychoanalysts list contains the most prominent and top females known for being psychoanalysts. There are thousand of females working as psychoanalysts in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic psychoanalysts have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a psychoanalyst then the people below should give you inspiration.

People on this list include Nancy Chodorow and Veronica Sinclair.

While this isn't a list of all female psychoanalysts, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female psychoanalysts?" and "Who are the best female psychoanalysts?"
Nancy Chodorow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Psychoanalysts
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Nancy Julia Chodorow is a feminist sociologist and psychoanalyst. She has written a number of influential books, including The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender; Feminism and Psychoanalytic Theory; Femininities, Masculinities, Sexualities: Freud and Beyond; and The Power of Feelings: Personal Meaning in Psychoanalysis, Gender, and Culture. She is widely regarded as a leading psychoanalytic feminist theorist and is a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, often speaking at its congresses. She spent many years as a professor in the departments of sociology and clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She retired from ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Age: Dec. at 91 (1903-1994)

Birthplace: Grasse, France

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Melanie Reizes Klein was an Austrian-British psychoanalyst who devised novel therapeutic techniques for children that had an impact on child psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis. She was a leading innovator in theorizing object relations theory. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1882-1960)

Birthplace: Europe, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe

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Julia Kristeva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Psychoanalysts
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Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, psychoanalyst, sociologist, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She is now a Professor at the University Paris Diderot. Kristeva became influential in international critical analysis, cultural theory and feminism after publishing her first book Semeiotikè in 1969. Her sizable body of work includes books and essays which address intertextuality, the semiotic, and abjection, in the fields of linguistics, literary theory and criticism, psychoanalysis, biography and autobiography, political and cultural analysis, art and art history. Together with Roland Barthes, Tzvetan Todorov, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: Sliven, Bulgaria

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