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In Memoriam: Franco Paparo

Franco Paparo, MD, trained in Neurology and psychiatry, was assistant Professor at University of Rome La Sapienza. He was for many years a full member of the Group-analytic Society (London) and training group-analyst in Rome. He was  an associate member of the International Psychoanalytic Society and a pioneer in the psychiatric reform in Italy as Director of Unit 17 for severely disturbed patients. In 1980 he met Heinz Kohot and introduced self-psychology in Italy through his numerous translations and lectures: He was member of the International Council of Psychoanalytic Self-psychology and co-founder in Italy of the new school of self-psychology and relational analysis Isipse. He also served as a senior consultant to HPRT since its origins in 1981.