Large Group Plenaries Friday and Saturday Afternoon, Sunday morning.We will devote the first plenary on Friday to an introduction and to some discussion of the progress of the project in 2017 - reflecting on the evolution of the two-step method, the role of the workshop groups, the work of the moderators and why we have taken Pain the int Analytic Session as the theme for 2018.Presenters might be implicitly criticised by some at this point or defended by others, as though the analysts were extremely fragile.Clearly, when threats are in the atmosphere, doors get closed as ways of thinking about them, their origin and the alternative ways they might be dealt with, all become hard.Some informal large-group presentations, describing the Association’s work over the last year, will also take place - this year focusing on the theme of pain in the analytic session and how its recognition can become an opportunity., originally developed as part of the European Psychoanalytic Federation's Ten Year Scientific Initiative involves structuring discussion in steps - ordinary clinical discussion focused on the presenter's work in the sessions, close focus on the function of each of the presenter's interventions (Step 1) and construction of the presenter's working model of psychoanalysis (Step 2).These formulations are then further discussed in the moderators' group some months later and the overall thoughts eventually fed back to the workshop group and the emerged from the workshops we held in Vienna and Buenos Aires in 2017 and then the discussions we had afterwards.Registration is normally restricted to members of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and some invited guests and candidates.If you are a candidate or not a member of the IPA please contact one of the moderators or email The meeting will mainly consist of moderated small group clinical workshops discussing a presenter's method of doing psychoanalysis in one case (usually through two sessions) in depth.
Associate fellow receive a 50 Euro reduction in their fee.
Saturday Evening An informal self-service buffet will be arranged for all those attending the meeting who wold like.
You will receive an email invitation near the event.
It can then lead to heroic or special measures to accommodate patients – for example, through feeling forced, for the sake of the survival of the patient or the analysis, to adjust fees and technique (such as whether or not to interpret transference directly) or to adjust the setting by accepting telephone, Skype or face-to-face sessions.
A particular feature of these situations is that group members are absolutely convinced either that the adjustment is or is not absolutely necessary.