Freud's Birthday Celebration and Talk 2024 - Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Siblings

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Siblings with Mina Levinsky-Wohl and Gabriela Legorreta

An educational and social event free to members. Non-members are welcome to attend for a small fee, or become a member and attend for free!

Former VAPS president Mina levinsky-Wohl and her colleague Gabriela Legorreta will present psychoanalytic perspectives associated with siblings based on works by L Kancyper, J. Mitchel, R. Kaes, B. Robertson, and others. Siblings are essential in all social structures. This presentation asserts that we need a paradigm shift that includes the lateral dimension, mostly manifested in sibling relationships, to better understand the way it contributes to the structuring of the psyche. To ensure a lively and dynamic exchange, participants will be encouraged to share clinical vignettes about sibling relationships.

Appetizers and beverages will follow the presentation in celebration of Freud's birthday.

2 CEUs will be available. Contact Barbara Richmond ( with any questions.

Mina Levinsky-Wohl is a Training and Supervising analyst at the Vermont Psychoanalytic Study Group and at the Montreal Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. She is also a co-founding member of the Psychoanalytic Bridges with Latin America together with Gabriela Legorreta.

Gabriela Legorreta is Training and Supervising Analyst at the Montreal Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. She is currently the director of the Institute as well as President-elect of the CPS. She has presented on the topic of siblings with Mina Levinsky-Wohl on many occasions.

Directions to COPPER at Dorset (parking on site): From I-89 North or I-89 South take exit 14E. Take your first right onto Dorset Street. Turn left at the first light, which will be the Barnes & Noble entrance. Turn left into the parking lot. If it’s full, there is another lot behind Barnes & Noble.

Event Schedule

  • 2:30 pm - 3 pm: Registration
  • 3 pm - 3:15 pm: Welcome/Introduction of Speakers
  • 3:15 pm - 5:45 pm: Presentation (including a short break)
  • 5:45 pm - 7 pm: Celebration with appetizers and beverages