Jack Buffington, December 5, 1924 to October 9, 2018

We're sad to announce the death of Jack Buffington, MD. Dr. Buffington graduated from the analytic program in 1976 and was affiliated with the Institute as a Research Associate, a Clinic Associate and as a Continuing Education faculty member. He was an active member of our analytic community. Both his wife Bobbie and daughter Marilyn graduated from the Institute's Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program.

One of Jack's interests was older adolescents and young adults. He contributed a chapter titled "Emerging Values in a University Community" to Dean Brockman's edited volume Late Adolescence: Psychoanalytic Studies. The chapter will be available in the McLean library for anyone who would like to read it.

A memorial service will be held at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 600 9th Street, Wilmette on Friday, October 26 at 2p.m. The family would like to include the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute as one of the places to make donations in honor of Jack, for which we are very appreciative.  His obituary is available online.


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