Analytic Practice & Scientific Activities Committee (CAPSA) Members

CAPSA will work in close collaboration with the Board of Representatives.


Its activities will be organized in order to fulfil the first objective of the IPA administration "to encourage the development and improvement of good analytic practice". This will be achieved through the organization of a comprehensive and coordinated funding programme focused on the psychoanalytic work of members and candidates.


The procedures to be followed by the Committee are outlined in the Resource Document. The Document outlines procedures for inviting proposals, the timetable for submitting proposals and announcing outcomes, methods of assessing proposals, how funds will be provided and other requirements.


Each Society or a group of Societies from the same region, or the regional body, or IPA Committees such as COCAP, or study groups and provisional societies may apply for support for a project, suggesting names of analysts from one or both of the two other regions who will be invited. Activities will include some combination of lectures, case discussions, supervisions, meetings with training boards and candidates, and presentations of his/her own practice. Another possibility is to organize regional clinical meetings.


Language will not be a barrier to such exchanges. Proposals may be for exchanges in a number of languages. Where appropriate, CAPSA will entertain applications for funding to support translation.


CAPSA will cover travel expenses including ground travel but not hotel or subsistence costs, which should be covered by the applicant. CAPSA may also fund minor expenses such as those associated with publicising the event. CAPSA will not fund fees or honoraria; presenting under this programme is considered a service to colleagues. CAPSA will be funded on a year-by-year basis and must present a budget each year and have it approved.


Approved by the Board by e.mail September 2005.

Amended by the Board, based on proposals from the CAPSA Committee, July 2012.

NameCommittee PositionFrom dateCountrySociety
Dr. Jonathan SklarChair11/25/2013United KingdomBritish Psychoanalytical Society107662
Dr. Theodore J. JacobsCo-Chair11/25/2013United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association103886
Denny PanitzCo-Chair11/25/2013GreeceHellenic Psycho-Analytical Society142863
Dra. Elsa Rappoport de AisembergCo-Chair8/5/2013ArgentinaArgentine Psychoanalytic Association106566
Bérengère de SenarclensMember11/25/2013SwitzerlandSwiss Society of Psychoanalysis109331
Lic. Clara UriarteMember11/25/2013UruguayUruguayan Psychoanalytical Association108301
Dr. Andrew BrookConsultant11/25/2013CanadaCanadian Psychoanalytic Society101111