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Cleveland on the Couch: Psychoanalysis in Cleveland

September 14, 2021 through February, 2022

National Museum of Psychology, Gallery C


How does the history of psychoanalysis in Cleveland reflect the hopes of pioneering analyst Sigmund Freud and his followers? How have world events, popular culture, and academic communities shaped and responded to psychoanalytic theory and practice? From Vienna to Northeast Ohio, Cleveland on the Couch explores the arrival and impact of psychoanalysis in the United States, with a focus on the local connections between the Freud family and the establishment of a psychoanalytic stronghold in Cleveland.

This exhibit was developed by the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center and is hosted by the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology.

About the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center

Located in the Cedar-Fairmount neighborhood of Cleveland Heights, the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center has long been one of Cleveland’s best-kept secrets. It has quietly provided internationally recognized psychoanalytic training for the past 60 years. Its graduates have provided psychoanalytic treatment to the residents of northeast Ohio, and have been leaders within the academic and organizational worlds of psychoanalysis. The mission of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center is to promote the development and use of psychoanalysis for the benefit of the community.

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