About Per Magnus Johansson

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Per Magnus Johansson

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, Certified psychotherapist.


Current places of residence: Gothenburg och Paris.

Per Magnus Johansson is a psychoanalyst in private practice, trained in Paris. He is originally a licensed psychologist with specialist competence in clinical psychology and a licensed psychotherapist. Johansson has trained and supervised psychologists, doctors, general managers, unit managers and other professionals in psychiatry and primary healthcare for over two decades. He received his doctorate in the History of Ideas and Science in 1999, and four years later became an associate professor at the University of Gothenburg in the same subject. In 2006, he was awarded the French Ministry of Education’s Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

Per Magnus Johansson is the editor-in-chief of Arche – a journal for psychoanalysis, art, architecture and the humanities, which in 2018 was acclaimed as Sweden’s cultural journal of the year. He founded the Freudian Association in 1997 and became an honorary member of the Swedish Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) in Stockholm in 2012. Since 2014, he has been a working member of the Royal Society for Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg (KVVS). In April 2024, Johansson was awarded the City of Gothenburg’s work grant for writers.

Per Magnus Johansson is the author of 15 books, published by Daidalos (6), Bonniers (1), Natur & Kultur (2), Korpen (5), GFFP (1), as well as many prefaces and afterwords, and several chapters in different anthologies. Johansson has published an extensive number of scientific articles, as well as texts in cultural magazines such as Ord & BildDivanArche and Glänta. He has also written many articles in the culture section in various daily newspapers, especially in Göteborgs-Posten but also in Svenska Dagbladet. Since early 2023 he is a regular columnist in Göteborgs-Posten’s culture section.

His most recently published books are Sekelskiftet 1900. August Strindberg and Sigmund Freud (2020), published by Daidalos, and the trilogy Corona: En psykoanalytikers dagbok (I-III) (2020, 2021), published by Korpen. The latter three books were published in 2023 in a collected volume with a foreword by Sven-Eric Liedman. Per Magnus Johansson has also introduced several anthologies in the field of humanities and psychoanalysis and is a member of the Swedish Writers’ Association since 1999.