Dr. Joseph Reppen, PhD., died at his home in New York City on September 29 at age 86. He was a clinical psychoanalyst and his professional accomplishments were many: He conducted a private practice in New York City for over fifty years; was the founder and editor of Psychoanalytic Books: a Quarterly Journal of Reviews; the editor of Psychoanalytic Psychology; the founder of the Council of Editors of Psychoanalytic Journals; and edited nine important books on psychoanalysis, including "Beyond Freud" and "Failures in Psychoanalytic Treatment." In addition, he was active in several organizations including the American Psychoanalytic Association, and as a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association. He received numerous awards including from the American Psychological Association. Joe is predeceased by his loving and caring wife, Francesca who in the course of their work together, served as Managing Editor of their published journals. He is survived by his brother, Melvin (Debbie), by his children, Kyra (Pascale), Eve Rogers (Randy) and Alexander (Linda) and by his two beautiful grandchildren, Cole and Sophia Rogers to whom he was devoted. He will also be dearly remembered by his friends, colleagues and patients. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the ACLU.
Published in the NY Times October 2, 2018
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