Letter from the Editor

When the Existential Psychoanalytic Institute & Society was first conceived and created, we imagined a reading group, a training program, and a professional network. Since then, over the past five years, we have accomplished all that and more. We now have learning centers in three cities, training programs, online education, seminars, a small publishing company, and our academic and clinical journal. The intent is to publish psychoanalytic and phenomenological articles that analysts, academicians, and other learned individuals find interesting and valuable. We do not follow any particular theoretical framework but instead prefer to philosophically and critically examine the various theoretical and clinical claims of those individuals who participate in the constellation of related contemporary fields. Presencing EPIS covers theoretical and clinical issues emerging from existential psychoanalysis, phenomenology, classic psychoanalysis, cultural studies, Critical Theory, post-structuralism, deconstruction, and fictional literature. The journal welcomes work addressing substantive and methodological issues in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, including ethical, political, professional, sociological, and historical ideas, especially as they relate to similar professional practice. Articles address theory, method, clinical case studies, previous articles, and research. The journal also has a book review and forum section for critical commentary on the journal itself. This is the first issue of the journal and, as with all new projects, we anticipate making mistakes and learning from them. We hope that our new readership will truly enjoy the work that follows.

from the desk of the Executive Editor
writing in Missoula, Montana USA
Dr. Kevin Boileau, Ph.D., J.D.