Sunday, 14 February 2010

Anne Ancelin Schützenberger

Anne Ancelin Schützenberger

Interview with Anne Ancelin Schützenberger on the main concepts of Psychogenealogy and her clinical and academic experience and evidence on Transgenerational Transmission.

Anne Ancelin Schützenberger is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nice, France. She was trained in psychodrama by J. L. Moreno and by Jim Enneis in the United States; in group-dynamics and psycho-sociology with Kurt Lewin’s group, Leon Festinger and Ronald Lippitt. She worked with Carl Rogers, Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, Leon Festinger and the Palo Alto group.

Professor Anne Schützenberger is a co-founder with J.L. Moreno of IAGP (International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes). At 91, she is still working, running groups, lecturing, and training in psychodrama, non verbal-communication, group-psychotherapy, unfinished tasks and transgenerational links.

She is one of the main pioneers in the field of transgenerational therapy (genosociogram, encompassing five to seven generation and "coined" the term "psychogenealogy"). She became a bestseller at 80 with her books on transgenerational links - The Ancestor Syndrome - translated in seven languages.

1 comment:

  1. Schutzenberger, 'The Ancestor Syndrome', Routledge, 1998, p. 28
    "Islam harks back almost a thousand years, even to the Crusades, ..."
    What an astonishingly historically inaccurate line! Schutzenberger is out by nearly 400 years, as the roots of Islam date back to mid-late 14th Century. The comment about the Crusades is laughable; the first Crusade began 1095-96: the aim was to re-take Jerusalem from the Muslims. If Schutzenberger cannot even get her basic facts correct, how could she expect anyone to take her work seriously?