This area is for stimulating the exchange of ideas on topics of psychoanalytic interest. The themes we propose will range from strictly scientific issues to more general ones. Debates will be open to either IPA Members only or to the General Public also, depending on the topic presented.Three papers from colleagues and a comment from the Chair will introduce the discussion 
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          Variations in the Eitingon Training Model
2 April - 30 June
This Round Table on “Variations on the Eitingon Training  Model” offers us all an opportunity to learn more
about the most common training model in the IPA and about how it is implemented throughout the IPA world. 
For many of us it has not been clear that there are in fact variations on the Eitingon model. We know that as of
2006 there is a French model and a Uruguayan model – though the details of these other models are for many
members shrouded in imaginings. The gathering of discussants from all three regions of the IPA will familiarize
us with the variations on Eitingon and allow us to consider how we can improve upon our own versions of

Questions and comments such as the following promise an interesting discussion:
“Does the  Eitingon model lead to an enlightening and liberating education, or, by totalizing one's
experience, to indoctrination and a closed mind?”

“In North America (probably in Europe and Latin America too) some institutes that formally adhere to the
Eitingon Model don’t use a Training Analyst system and others allow three times a week training cases”

“The debate concerns once more the status of Training Analysis (including the Training Supervision Cases)
and the proposal to extend the possibility for each Full Member to conduct analysis for potential future

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Approaches to Evaluation: from acceptance to graduation 

6 February- 30 June

In anticipation of the upcoming Boston Pre-Congress and Congress, the Website Editorial Board and the
Education and Oversight Committee have joined together to begin a discussion on topics in psychoanalytic
education that are of interest to psychoanalytic institutes and educators. The first of these debates on candidate
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Book Discussion 
February - June 2015

Creating a psychoanalytic mind: a psychoanalytic method and theory
by Fred Busch

As noted by IPA President Stefano Bolognini, ‘In my view Fred Busch is an authentically international psychoanalyst
not only because of his wide and brilliant culture, but more specifically because of his capacity for dialogue and his special skill in understanding the other’s mentality and position: an attitude that creates new spaces, new encounters, new shared visions both in the clinical work and
in the scientific interchange

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