Beatriz was born and raised in Buenos Aires, the child of an Argentine mother and an immigrant father. A porteña (as people of Buenos Aires are called), her first exposure to tango, the dance, was in her neighborhood community center, where she watched her parents dance and later danced herself with other adults in her family.
She breathed tango and Buenos Aires from the moment she was born in the southern district of Barracas, just a zip code away from its major cradle in the district of La Boca.
She also has a second culture, having lived in the US for most of her adult life. As a citizen of two nations, she has deep roots in both, moving fluidly between them and speaking the languages of both.
She is a PhD licensed psychologist. She currently lectures and dances tango in various US cities and in Buenos Aires’ dance halls.
She grew up among immigrants from various parts of the world. In her flesh, she knows the emotions and the culture of the southern (Sur) part of the city which has nourished tango for over a century, their blue collar inhabitants and their ways of being. She brings to her work this perspective about the heart of the dance, music, and lyrics. She also has a second culture, having lived in the US for most of her adult life. As a citizen of two nations, she have deep roots in both, moving fluidly between them and speaking the languages of both.
During the daytime, Beatriz is a PhD licensed psychologist with a private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She graduated from the National University of Buenos Aires as a psychologist, has an MA degree in clinical psychology from The George Washington University, and a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
She has worked as a clinical psychologist with the Western Missouri Mental Health Center in Kansas City, the Medical Department of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, and in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She has taught psychoanalytic students at the Kansas City Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies Training Institute (New York), and nursing students at the Kansas City St Luke’s Hospital School of nursing. She was an Adjunct Instructor at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.
Beatriz Dujovne published articles in psychological and peer reviewed psychoanalytic journals. This is a partial list:
Dujovne, B. Tests of Love Doomed to Fail. Marriage and Family Living, October, 1982.
Dujovne, B. Sexual feelings, fantasies, and acting out in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 1983; 20(2):243-250.
Dujovne, B. Women and psychoanalytic psychology: The problem of the internal and the external. Missouri Psychologist, 1987; 44:12-13.
Dujovne, B. Paradoxical sadness or love is painful. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 1990, 27:475-478.
Dujovne, B. Contemporary revisions of classical psychoanalytic theory of early female development. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. 1991, 28:317-326.
Dujovne, B. Perverse relatedness. Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychology, 2002.
Dujovne, B. Disavowal and the culture of deadening. Revisiting Stanley Kubrick “Eyes Wide Shut.” Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychology, 2004. 21, 4, 633-637.
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