IPA Off the Couch

Dr. Harvey Schwartz welcomes Susan Mailer and Dr. Joan Wheelis to the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Podcast “Psychoanalysts off the Couch.” They are both psychoanalysts who wrote memoirs which are organized around their relationships with their famous fathers, Susan being the daughter of Norman Mailer and Joan’s father being Allan Wheelis, a well known psychoanalyst and writer. 

Susan and Joan speak about the meaning of memory, as they acknowledge that what they have written is a construction of their lives. Both recognize that writing helped as a piece of their self-analysis, to evolve their personal narrative and their internal relationships with their family members.