Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Orwid, Maria

  • Jacek BombaEmail author
  • Barbara Józefik
  • Bogdan de Barbaro
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_948

Name

Maria Orwid

Introduction

1930–2009, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and family therapist. Founder of Polish adolescent psychiatry, family psychiatry, and family therapy.

Born in the small Gallitzin town of Przemyśl as an only child of a lawyer Dr. Adolf Pfefer and his wife, Klara Weinstock, she survived the Holocaust in Przemysl ghetto and on “Aryan documents” in Lwów. Since 1945, adopted by her widowed mother’s second husband, Dr. Daniel Orwid, she lived in Krakow.

Advised by Stanisław Lem, a physician known to the world as a science-fiction writer, she entered the Jagiellonian University medical school intending to become a psychiatrist.

Career

Maria Orwid graduated in 1954 to continue postgraduate studies at the Department of Psychiatry in the same university. Her tutors formally were Eugeniusz Brzezicki and later Karol Spett, but her true teacher was Antoni Kepiński. In late 1950s, she joined Kępiński’s research team studying problems of former Auschwitz Concentration Camp...

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References

  1. Orwid M. (1976). Sytuacja rodzinna a powstawanie zaburzeń psychicznych u młodzieży dojrzewającej (Family situation and formation of mental disorders in adolescents.) (współpraca psychologiczna – W. Badura). Folia Medica Cracoviensia XVII, 2.Google Scholar
  2. Orwid, M. (2004). Feminizm a psychoterapia. (Feminism and psychotherapy). In B. Józefik & B. de Barbaro (Eds.), Terapia rodzin a perspektywa feministyczna. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego: Kraków.Google Scholar
  3. Orwid, M. (2005). Socio-psychiatric after-effects of imprisonment in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. In Z. J. Ryn (Ed.), Auschwitz survivors. Clinical-psychiatric studies. From “medical review-Auschwitz” (pp. 57–68). Kraków: Przegląd Lekarski.Google Scholar
  4. Orwid, M. (2006). Przeżyć i co dalej? (To survive and what next?). Kraków: Wydawnictwo Literackie.Google Scholar
  5. Orwid, M., Szwajca, K., & Domagalska-Kurdziel, E. (2008). Narracje o Holocauście – między niemożnością a obligacją (Narrations on the Holocaust – between impossibility and obligation). In B. Janusz, K. Gdowska, & B. de Barbaro (Eds.), Narracja. Teoria i praktyka (Narration. Theory and Practice) (pp. 523–531). Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacek Bomba
    • 1
    Email author
  • Barbara Józefik
    • 1
  • Bogdan de Barbaro
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryJagiellonian University Medical CollegeKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Family Therapy DepartmentKrakowPoland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Maria Borcsa
    • 1
  1. 1.Nordhausen University of Applied SciencesNordhausenGermany