Karen Horney

A German-born American psychoanalyst who was among the leading theorists of psychoanalysis in the United States, and cofounder of the American Institute of Psychoanalysis.

In 1942, Horney cofounded the American Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is best known for broadening the perspective of psychoanalysis to consider childhood, environment, and interpersonal relationship. In 1955, three years after her death, the Karen Horney Clinic was established in New York City in her honor. The clinic provides psychoanalysis and training for analysts.



Sayers, Janet. Mothers of Psychoanalysis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991.