June 7, 2021
In this episode, Manuela Utrilla Robles will tell us about Convulsions in Psychoanalytic Institutions, from the lowest of human passions created by group relationships between psychoanalysts, to the highest of scientific activities. Her views on institutions include her published works, in which she distances herself from anthropomorphic considerations to propose a working method that places psychoanalysts and psychoanalysis at the centre of convulsions.
Manuela Utrilla Robles has a doctorate in medicine and child psychiatry from the University of Geneva. Professor at several Universities (Switzerland, France, Madrid). Psychoanalytic Association of Madrid: Full Member with teaching duties, Chairperson. Director of the Training Institute, Journal, and Publications. In Europe: Representative of the FEP in FEPAL, co-coordinator of free clinical groups. Honorary Member of the European Society of Psychoanalysis for Children and Adolescents (Paris). At the IPA: European representative of the Board. Chair of a Sponsoring Committee and member of several Committees.
She has written 20 books and collaborated in many others, and is the author of more than 100 scientific articles.
LInk to the paper https://drive.google.com/file/d/18LMky_m03bExrMfB5pOPzf2gETMUOINp/view?usp=sharing
This episode is available also in Spanish
Snap the Whip (1872), Winslow Homer. Courtesy Met Museum, New York.
May 17, 2021
In this episode, Angelika Staehle, current chair of the IPA Psychoanalytic Education Committee, presents the approach and results of their new project “Meetings of Societies on Education“. The project is an innovative response of the IPA to the need for a means of implementing a collegial quality enhancement of psychoanalytic education as an alternative to oversight. The goal is to enhance creative self-reflection within and among Institutes on what we want to transmit to the newer generations of psychoanalysts. PEC will continue these meeting of Societies as a permanent offering to all IPA Component Societies.
Angelika Staehle is a Clinical psychologist, Training Analyst for Child-, Adolescent- and Adult Psychoanalysis (DPV /IPA) and for Group-Analysis (GAS/London, D3G). For many years member of the executive board and director of training for adult- and child analysis in the DPV. Currently, chair of the psychoanalytic education committee/IPA. She works in full private psychoanalytic practice with children, adolescent and adults, individually and in groups.
Her publications focus on: Psychoanalytic technique, especially disturbances of symbolisation of children, adolescents and adults, integration of adult- and child- analysis, group processes in Institutions, psychoanalytic education.
Link to the paper in English, German, French and Spanish.
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February 26, 2021
Lena Theodorou Ehrlich is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, visiting faculty at the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute, and Clinical Supervisor at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry. She has maintained a lively practice of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and supervision in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 30 years. She is internationally recognized for her original contributions to the literature on beginning and deepening analysis and building and maintaining a psychoanalytic practice. Her 2019 paper, Teleanalysis: Slippery slope or rich opportunity? won the 2019 Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association prize award for excellence in psychoanalytic scholarship and distinguished contributions to the journal. Her book, Psychoanalysis from the Inside Out: Developing and Sustaining an Analytic Identity and Practice is available on Amazon and the Routledge Press website.
PSYCHOANALYSIS FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
Developing and Sustaining an Analytic Identity and Practice.
Published July 29, 2020 by Routledge
January 25, 2021
In this first-of-kind book, senior psychoanalysts from around the world offer personal reflections on their own training, what it was like to become a psychoanalyst, and what they would like most to convey to the candidate of today. With forty-two personal letters to candidates, this collection helps analysts in training and those recently entering the profession to reflect upon what it means to be a psychoanalytic candidate and enter the profession. Letters tackle the anxieties, ambiguities, complications, and pleasures faced in these tasks. From these reflections, the book serves as a guide through this highly personal, complex, and meaningful experience and helps readers consider the many different meanings of being a candidate in a psychoanalytic institute.
Fred Busch, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Busch has published over 70 articles in the psychoanalytic literature, and four books, primarily on the method and theory of treatment. He has been on numerous editorial boards. His work has been translated into 10 languages, and he has been invited to present over 160 papers and clinical workshops nationally and internationally. Dear Candidate was published by Routledge in 2020.
A pre-publication review from Charles Baekeland, I.P.S.O. President-elect:
"It is possible that you will be surprised and educated by what you find in this book. Determination, kinship, wisdom (and some heartbreak) walk hand in hand through its pages with a rousing breadth, unlikely to be available at a single institute. The writers of the letters have been generous with their experience. Agreements emerge: the profound value of personal analysis, free from artificial institutional requirements, and the necessity of steeping oneself in the literature. Another voice is also audible. Readers of Dante will hear: "Retain all hope, ye who enter here––much hardship awaits you, as do human splendors'."
January 4, 2021
Leopoldo Bleger left Argentina in 1976, where he trained as medical doctor and psychiatrist, and since then he lives in Paris. He is a «supervisor analyst» of the French Association (Association Psychanalytique de France). He has published several papers on the work of Melanie Klein, psychoanalysis in Río de la Plata (Argentina and Uruguay) and on problems of methodology in psychoanalysis. He is member of the EPF (European Psychoanalytic Federation) Working Party on Specificity of the psychoanalytic treatment today. He was General Secretary of the European Federation (2012-2016) and President of his society (2017-2019).
A first version of this paper was read in the Extraordinary Symposium of EPF (European Federation) in November 2017. This Symposium was organized to discuss the vote of the change of the number of sessions for training analysis, a decision voted by IPA in July 2017, a decision strongly resisted by many European societies. It was published afterwards in a book edited by Alberto Cabral and Abel Fainstein, On Training Analyses. Debates, in 2019.
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