International Psychoanalytical Association
Student Weekend
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Friday 2 August: 4.30pm – 6.00pm at the Hilton Prague, Pobřežní 1, Prague


Session chaired by Martin Mahler


Dean of Charles University – Michal Stehlík


Psychoanalysis and the International Psychoanalytical Association

-          Stefano Bolognini, IPA President

-          Alexandra Billinghurst, IPA Vice President

-          Charles Hanly, Immediate Past President



Welcome – Martin Mahler, President of the Czech Society


‘Trauma, Dissociation and Transgenerational Transmission – an introduction’ – Sverre Varvin, Chair of the Congress Programme committee


‘The International Psychoanalytical Studies Organization and you’ including an invitation to tonight’s IPSO party – Holger Himmighoffen, Anna Maria Hansjürgens and Sylvia Pupo


Question and Answer session




Saturday 3 August


Students have free choice to attend Congress sessions at Hilton Prague from 8.30am – 6.30pm. A small number of sessions are marked for IPA Members and Candidates only.




Sunday 4 August


Lectures and work groups at Charles University

‘Trauma, Dissociation and Transgenerational Transmission’


Univerzita Karlova v Praze                 Charles University in Prague

Filozofická fakulta                              Philosophy Faculty

Náměstí Jana Palacha 2                    2 Jan Palach Square

Praha 1                                              Prague 1



Day chaired by Sverre Varvin


9:00 to 10:30: Lecture Trauma 1:

Ira Brenner – Clinical challenges in working with the traumatized and dissociated patient.


Discussant: Marina Arytunyam followed by plenary discussion


10:30 to 11:00 - Coffee break


11:00 to 12:30 Lecture Trauma 2:

Franziska Henningsen – Destruction and guilt. Splitting and reintegration in the analysis of a traumatised patient.


Discussant: Ruggero Levy followed by plenary discussion


12:30 to 14:00 Lunch


14:00 to 15:30 four discussion groups chaired by:


Marina Arytunyam, Moscow

Franziska Henningsen, Berlin

Martin Mahler, Prague

Sverre Varvin, Oslo


15:30 to 16:00 Final Plenary, chaired by Martin Mahler


To register for the Congress click here  


The student weekend has been organised with the kind co-operation of the Department of Psychology, Charles University