Eminent psychoanalyst, teacher and lecturerNina Farhi, who has died of cancer aged 65, was an exceptional and respected psychoanalytic psychotherapist. In the 1980s she met, and subsequently became a close friend and colleague of, the psychoanalyst Marion Milner, an original theoretician who emphasised the healing power of unconscious psychic creativity. Milner suggested to Farhi that she should take her work into arenas where, for reasons of age, Milner herself could no longer go. With characteristic courage, generosity and intellectual thoroughness, Farhi took Milner's legacy as her li fe's work. She was involved, through her long career, with extremely damaged and disturbed people in intensive, four- or five-times weekly psychoanalytic therapy. She lectured extensively in London and internationally and became a visiting lecturer at Bar Ilan University, near Tel Aviv. Her series of groundbreaking papers, in journals such as Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Dialogues, explored the ways in which, in work...
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