Famous Psychoanalysts from Austria

List of notable or famous psychoanalysts from Austria, with bios and photos, including the top psychoanalysts born in Austria and even some popular psychoanalysts who immigrated to Austria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Austrian psychoanalysts then this list is the perfect resource for you. These psychoanalysts are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known psychoanalyst from Austria is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people, like Sigmund Freud and Wilhelm Reich, in it.

This historic psychoanalysts from Austria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Austrian psychoanalysts of note?" and "Who are the most famous psychoanalysts from Austria?" These prominent psychoanalysts of Austria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Austrian psychoanalysts.

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  • Alfred Adler
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    Alfred Adler (; German: [ˈaːdlɐ]; 7 February 1870 – 28 May 1937) was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology. His emphasis on the importance of feelings of inferiority, the inferiority complex, is recognized as an isolating element which plays a key role in personality development. Alfred Adler considered a human being as an individual whole, therefore he called his psychology "Individual Psychology" (Orgler 1976). Adler was the first to emphasize the importance of the social element in the re-adjustment process of the individual and who carried psychiatry into the community. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1870-1937)
    • Birthplace: Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, Vienna, Austria
  • Anna Freud
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    Anna Freud (3 December 1895 – 9 October 1982) was an Austrian-British psychoanalyst. She was born in Vienna, the sixth and youngest child of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays. She followed the path of her father and contributed to the field of psychoanalysis. Alongside Melanie Klein, she may be considered the founder of psychoanalytic child psychology.Compared to her father, her work emphasized the importance of the ego and its normal "developmental lines" as well as incorporating a distinctive emphasis on collaborative work across a range of analytical and observational contexts.After the Freud family were forced to leave Vienna in 1938, with the advent of the Nazi regime in Austria, she ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1895-1982)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Hanns Sachs
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    Hanns Sachs (German: [zaks]; 10 January 1881, Vienna – 10 January 1947, Boston) was one of the earliest psychoanalysts, and a close personal friend of Sigmund Freud. He became a member of Freud's Secret Committee of six in 1912, Freud describing him as one "in whom my confidence is unlimited in spite of the shortness of our acquaintance".In 1939, he founded American Imago.
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1881-1947)
  • Heinz Kohut (German: [ˈkoːhuːt]; 3 May 1913 – 8 October 1981) was an Austrian-American psychoanalyst best known for his development of self psychology, an influential school of thought within psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory which helped transform the modern practice of analytic and dynamic treatment approaches.
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1913-1981)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Karl Borromäus Frank was political journalist, politician and psychoanalyst.
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1893-1969)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Margaret Schönberger Mahler (May 10, 1897 – October 2, 1985) was a Hungarian physician, who later became interested in psychiatry. She was a central figure on the world stage of psychoanalysis. Her main interest was in normal childhood development, but she spent much of her time with psychiatric children and how they arrive at the "self". Mahler developed the separation–individuation theory of child development.
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1897-1985)
    • Birthplace: Sopron, Hungary