Freud Off: Giving New Meaning to Psychoanalysis

On a recent visit to Israel, Hungarian-born psychologist explained why Freud's brand of psychoanalysis should not be the only game in town.

Peter Fonagy, the Hungarian-born British psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist, looked tired as he entered the room set aside for our morning interview a few weeks ago at Tel Aviv’s Beit Hahayal (Soldier’s House). He’d flown in from London before dawn and would be leaving for Paris midday. During his few hours in Israel, Prof. Fonagy addressed 600 mental-health professionals on the...