Psychoanalysis & the University Committee Members

The Committee is asked to review work carried out by and to consult the previous members of the Committee on Psychoanalysis and Society to ascertain current IPA information and thinking on this issue.


General objectives


To foster a psychoanalytic presence in the university academic environment.

To establish a network of psychoanalysts who work in universities.

To promote a dialogue between psychoanalytic thinking and university culture, including encouraging debate on psychoanalytic training which is likely to enhance the dialogue between present psychoanalytical thinking and university culture.

Specific objectives


  1. To create a record of psychoanalysts teaching in universities and set up a network amongst them.

  2. To record and compare the nature of the relationships amongst IPA Constituent Organisations and universities in their countries. To study these relationships and identify models and frameworks which suggest best practice for IPA Constituent Organisations and individual IPA Members to adopt.

  3. To stimulate scientific exchange among the various Constituent Organisations that have their own university Institutes or other kind of agreements with universities.

  4. To establish an effective coordination/interaction with those IPA Committees which have mandates that relate this Committee?s work, notably:

    With the Post Graduate Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies: to implement coordinated actions leading to the establishment of Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Psychoanalysis.

    With the Conceptual and Empirical Research IPA Committee: a) to favour the dissemination of research findings amongst psychoanalysts working in universities; b) to establish mutual collaboration to develop joint activities with the participation of psychoanalysts working in universities.

  5. To promote the inclusion of relevant topics of academic thinking in psychoanalytic training and in all those scientific activities carried out by the IPA, with the objective of strengthening the dialogue between universities and psychoanalysts.

  6. To publicize this corpus of knowledge both on the IPA website, through IPA publications and within Constituent Organisations in order to establish an interface between psychoanalysis and the university and making it widely available.


Approved by the Board by e.mail September 2005

NameCommittee PositionFrom dateCountrySociety
Prof. Franco BorgognoChair8/1/2009ItalyItalian Psychoanalytical Society100957
Univ. Prof. Dr. Patrizia Giampieri-DeutschCo-Chair8/1/2012AustriaVienna Psychoanalytic Society109278
Prof. Dr. Adela Susana Leibovich de DuarteCo-Chair1/15/2012ArgentinaArgentine Psychoanalytic Society141368
Dr. Jeffrey PragerCo-Chair12/30/2013United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association140226
Prof. Louis BrunetMember11/25/2013CanadaCanadian Psychoanalytic Society140992
Dra. Victoria Elena Castañon De AntunézMember7/31/2005MexicoMexican Psychoanalytic Association109194
Dr. Aleksandar DimitrijevicMember11/25/2013SerbiaBelgrade Psychoanalytical Society158069
Dr. Oswaldo Ferreira Leite NettoMember8/1/2009BrazilBrazilian Psychoanalytic Society of São Paulo109597
Dr. Frederick H. LowyMember1/15/2012CanadaCanadian Psychoanalytic Society104993
Dr. Robert MichelsMember8/1/2009United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association105455
Dr. Timo StorckIPSO Representative1/28/2014GermanyInstitutes of the German Psychoanalytical Association154668
Dr. Rudi VermoteMember8/1/2009BelgiumBelgian Psychoanalytical Society109324
Prof. Rachel B. BlassCorresponding Member11/1/2009United KingdomBritish Psychoanalytical Society142232
Dr. Hugo BleichmarCorresponding Member8/1/2009SpainArgentine Psychoanalytic Association142314
Dr. Héctor Alfonso FerrariCorresponding Member7/31/2005ArgentinaBuenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association102452
Prof., MD Johannes LehtonenCorresponding Member7/31/2005FinlandFinnish Psychoanalytical Society104688
Dr. Robert A. PaulCorresponding Member11/1/2009United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association106160
Prof. René RoussillonCorresponding Member7/31/2005FranceParis Psychoanalytical Society106957
Dr. Richard F. SummersCorresponding Member7/31/2005United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association140626
Dr. med. Juan Pablo Jiménez de la JaraConsultant8/1/2009ChileChilean Psychoanalytic Association103945