Monday Jun 07, 2021

Manuela Utrilla Robles - Convulsions in Psychoanalytical Institutions.

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

This episode is available also in Spanish


Snap the Whip (1872), Winslow Homer. Courtesy Met Museum, New York.


In Tribute to Manuela Utrilla Robles

On February the 4th, left us, with great pain in the hearts of those who knew and treated her, Manuela Utrilla Robles, a training psychoanalyst from the Madrid Psychoanalytic Association. A well-known analyst in Spain and perhaps much more internationally, Manuela spoke and her brilliant and always inspiring words transported us directly to everything that is done with love and passion properly understood. Great connoisseur of the unfathomable depths of the human soul, Manuela also knew the depths of the institutions as she left us written in one of her latest works that we published in the IPA Podcast "Convulsions in psychoanalytic institutions". I would like to leave constancy of the last words that she wrote to me and that I believe contain in an enigmatic and condensed way her idea of a life “worth living”:

“When force becomes art, enclosed in a sentence that contains a word,
when the word encloses art, at the right moment where you are.
There, you can find yourself.
Do not forget it!"


We will never forget you Manuela! Your words and your joy will remain alive in our hearts!

Ana Martin Solar, IPA Podcast Team Member

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