IPA Congress Sessions

For a full Provisional Programme click here.

Opening Ceremony

with simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, German and French

Guest Speaker: Jan Sokol. Chair: Charles Hanly

Major Panels

with simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, German and French

  • Depression - Presenter: Judy Kantrowitz (USA). Discussants: Altamirando Matos de Andrade (Brazil) and Hugo Bleichmar (Spain). 
    Chair: Dominique Scarfone (Canada) – 
    followed by Post-Panel Discussion Groups in English, Spanish, German and French, pre-registration required for these

  • Affect Regulation - Presenter: Mary Target (UK). Discussants: Rona Knight (USA) and Beatriz de León de Bernardi (Uruguay). 
    Chair: Angelika Staehle (Germany) – 
    followed by Post-Panel Discussion Groups in English, Spanish, German and French, pre-registration required for these

  • Symbolization - Presenter: Lia Pistiner de Cortiñas (Argentina). Discussants: John Muller (USA) and Ricardo Steiner (UK). 
    Chair: Cláudio Laks Eizirik (Brazil) – 
    followed by Post-Panel Discussion Groups in English, Spanish, German and French, pre-registration required for these


with simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, German and French

  • Chaos Theory by Robert Galatzer-Levy (USA). Discussant: Abel Fainstein (Argentina).
    Chair: Georges Pragier (France)

  • Depression “Facing the pain in psychoanalyses with severely traumatized chronic depressed analysands. New ways of conceptualization and treatment” 
    by Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber (Germany). Discussant: Otto Kernberg (USA). Chair:  Alfonso Pola (Chile)

  • Resentment “Facing psychic pain: Resentment terminable and interminable” 
    by Luis Kancyper (Argentina). Discussant: Stefano Bolognini (Italy). Chair: Joseph Fernando (Canada)

“Meet the Analyst” interviews

  • Glen Gabbard interviewed by Haydée Faimberg

  • Werner Bohleber interviewed by Fernando Weissmann

  • Jorge Ahumada interviewed by David Tuckett

  • Anne Alvarez interviewed by Christina Lapides


Papers - English

  • Foundational Repudiations of the Other in Life and in Psychoanalysis: Enacting Disavowal as a Condition of Being  Humphrey Morris

  • Large-group Identity and International Pain: Psychoanalytic Observations Vamik Volkan

  • The problem of pain hidden in the body: considerations on a case of bulimia        Patrizia Montagner

  • Beyond Nothingness: the emergence from psychic retreat in a severly traumatized adolescent  Anna Migliozzi

  • Psychoanalysis on the China Road: Sense of Trust in Doubt  Qian Wang

  • "Mourning and Melancholia" After the Holocaust: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Suicides of Jean Amery, Paul Celan, and Primo Levi  Samuel Gerson

  • Freudian Temporality: Resuscitation of the Concept of Nachtraeglichkeit - Its Role in Psychoanalytic Process & Therapeutic Action  Joann Turo

  • Sexuality under the shadow of death: a psychoanalytic exploration of the art and life of Egon Schiele Helga  Coulter

  • Traces of National Socialism in German Self-Identity: Psychoanalytic Approaches to What it Means to Be German Today      Angela Mauss-Hanke

  • Psychic Pain in the Analyst and Patient  Meryl Botkin

  • Conversations With Shades of the Past: Turning Ghosts Into Ancestors  Jeanne Harasemovitch

  • Notes on art, loss, and nationalism under political oppression: The photography of Josef Sudek  Adele Tutter

  • Entrenched Grievance as a Container of the Negative  Maxine Anderson

  • Mourning the Dead, Mourning the Disappeared: The Enigma of the Absent-Presence        Cecilia Taiana

  • Facing The Pain Of The Death: in the analytic session and in our life Franco De Masi        

  • Nausea as the Refusal of a Mother-Tongue: the Psychosomatic Metaphoric, Metonymic and Psychotic Expression Dana Amir

  • True forgiveness belongs to psychoanalysis?  Shahrzad Siassi


Papers - Spanish

  • El dolor y la palabra en los extremos  Cristina Rosas de Salas

  • Enfrentando el dolor por la madurescencia (Definición, metapsicología y clínica)  Guillermo Montero

  • El Dolor Ausente en la Clinica Contemporanea. Algunos Aportes a la Problematica de los Limites  Luis Tebaldi

  • Kafka, en el laberinto de su dolor  Julio Woscoboinik

  • Repetir, Construir y Elaborar: Reflexiones sobre lo repetido no rememorable en la teoría y la clínica del psicoanálisis contemporáneo   Estela Bichi

  • Un modo de enfrentar el dolor: Reversión de la función alfa. Ilustración Clínica del encuentro con el dolor entre un paciente y un analista     Dario Arce

  • Sobre el destino de las pulsiones sexuales en los jóvenes actuales: vicisitudes de la latencia a la adolescencia     Maria Cristina Vasconcellos

  • El dolor a partir de la constitución melancólica del aparato psíquico  Teresa Zaefferer

  • Dolor psíquica - los limites del analisable         Ana Maria Andrade de Azevedo

  • Reflexiones sobre trauma, simbolización y dolor psíquico en un caso de neurosis y otro de psicosis       Jorge Maldonado

  • Narrativa del analista: ¿Invención de un posible?  Maria Cecília Silva

  • Del ‘furor curandi’ a la ‘comprometida responsabilidad terapéutica’. El caso E.  Samuel Arbiser

  • El dolor en la obra de arte contemporánea femenina. A propósito de la violencia en Colombia, en el trabajo de Doris Salcedo y Johana Calle 
    Andrea Escobar Altare
  • La paradoja del sufrimiento  Alicia Casullo

  • Transtorno de Déficit de Atención e Hiperactividad - de la Psiquiatría al Psicoanálisis         Maria França

Papers - German

  • Trauma, Trieb und Phantasie - Vom Umgang mit einem Verdacht auf sexuellen Missbrauch         Ilka Quindeau

  • Franz Kafka: Schreibend sich dem seelischen Schmerz entwinden. 
    Die Verschränkung von Trauma, pathologischer Organisation und Schreiben in Kafkas Persönlichkeit und Werk untersucht anhand 
    des „Brief an den Vater“ sowie der Schriften „Das Urteil“, „Die Verwandlung“ und „Der Verschollene“  Rainer Paul

  • Welchen Platz verdient die primäre Identifizierung im psychoanalytischen Vokabular?  Friedrich-Wilhelm Eickhoff

Papers - French

  • La douleur « blanche » et son traitement par la psychothérapie psychanalytique corporelle dans les cliniques
    « périnévrotiques »         Valérie Boucherat-Hue

  • Le froid de la couveuse. De la douleur comme trace du traumatisme perdu Suzanne Tremblay

  • Le Contre-Transfert/Sauveur: Quand des traces traumatiques douloureuses nourrissent le contre-transfert et se revelent au psychanalyste …
    quatorze ans apres! 
    Marie-Thérèse Khair-Badawi

Work Groups – pre-registration required

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  • Beyond pluralism – searching for a theory of unconscious phantasy (introduced by a Panel) (Organizer: Werner Bohleber)

  • Clinical Observation of Patient Transformations  (introduced by a Panel ‘Tracking transformations in a psychoanalytic process: unconscious and explicit’)
    (Organizer: Marina Altmann)

  • Aggression across different psycho-analytic theories: working towards conceptual integration (Organizers: J Fernando and C Levitt)

  • Re-Thinking some of the Fundamental Tenets of Psychoanalytic Theory (Organizer: Ed Nersessian)

  • Free Association (Psychoanalytic Method Integration Research Group) (Organizer: Henry Lothane)

  • Pensar los límites  (Grupo de investigación conceptual) (Organizer: Norberto Marucco)

  • Splitting: Different psychoanalytic uses of the concept and their implications for theory and practice (Organizer: Rachel Blass)

  • Contemporary Freudian Perspectives on the Concepts of Anonymity and Self-Disclosure (Organizer: Andrea Greenman)

  • Investigación del concepto de Inconsciente (Organizer: Gabriela Goldstein)


Organizer listed in blue

Panels  - English

  • Physical Pain Versus Psychical Pain  Elsa Rappoport de Aisemberg/ Marilia Aisenstein

  • Depressive pain in child and in adult: a chicken or egg question? Florence Guignard

  • Adolescence, a Long Way to go from Childhood to Adulthood Through Affect Regulation  Florence Guignard

  • Otto Fenichel's Legacy. Fenichel's Experiences in Oslo, Prague and Los Angeles and his Contribution to Psychoanalytic Knowledge        Michael Sebek

  • The Prague Psychoanalytic Study Group 1933-1938: Frances Deri, Annie Reich, Theodor Dosuzkov, and Heinrich Löwenfeld and their 
    contributions to psychoanalysis  Ludger Hermanns

  • Psychoanalysis in Central Europe         Vaclava Probstová

  • The Pain of Change and Transformation Connected to Ageing         Gabriele Junkers

  • Research Studies in Depression: Three Studies Combining Clinical Psychoanalytical Research with Studies of Outcome  Heinz Böker

  • Autism and Psychoanalysis: from clinical work to research Anne Alvarez

  • Expanding the Field - Clinical Working Parties Today  William Glover

  • Psychic Reality, the Scene and the Emergence of Interpretation: "szenisches Verstehen"  Juan Pablo Jimenez

  • Mental pain and social trauma  Tomas Plänkers

  • Facing the Pain: The tools of the psychoanalyst in working with children and adults           Florence Guignard   

  • ‘An Open Large Group’ The Pain of Being and Becoming an Analyst  - Here, There, and Everywhere       Shmuel Erlich

  • The Totalitarian Mind  Michael Rustin

  • The Financial system and the current economic crisis  Joachim von Weissenberg

  • The Analyst's Pain: The Management and Utilization of Frustration, Rage, Despair and other Troubling Affects in the Process of Analyzing Theodore Jacobs

  • Sadomasochism in the Transference and Countertransference: Diversity in Theoretical and Cultural Perspectives Paula Ellman

  • The Freud/Ferenczi Letters. Conflict and Creativity Isaac Tylim

  • Facing the Pain: Learning from the Power of Witnessing the Holocaust        Nancy Goodman

  • The Application of Field Theory to the Formulation of Interpretations in Working with Patients with Impairment of Symbolization Montana Katz

  • The Many Faces of Pain  Isaac Tylim

  • Facing the Pain of Crimes and their Reparation Claudia Frank

  • The Pain of History: the intergenerational transmission of Historical Trauma in psychoanalysis Orna Guralnik

  • Antidotes to Psychic Pain-Enactment and Dissociation Ira Brenner

  • Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Trauma Research in a Middle South East Europe Research Network Andreas Hamburger

  • Examining Today’s Theory of Thinking in the Light of the Analysis of a Patient Unable to Gain from his Environment David Taylor

  • Manifestations of Extreme Traumatization in the Testimonial Narration of Hospitalized and Non-Hospitalized Holocaust Survivors Dori Laub

  • Psychoanalytic Treatment of Suicidal Patients: The Role of Psychoanalytic Therapy and its Mechanisms of Action in Suicide Prevention Mark Goldblatt

  • Beyond Neurosis: Clinical Studies of Representation, Figurability and the Creation of Mind  Howard Levine

  • Time and Pain  John Kafka

  • Inside and Outside - the Complex Relationship Between Psychoanalysis and the Public Stefanie Wilke      

  • Traumatic Dreams - Symbolization and Affect Regulation Stephan Hau

  • Growing Pains for Psychoanalysis - Critical Impact of New Technologies on our Profession Gerhard Schneider

  • Vaginismus: Clinical and conceptual considerations on a common psychosomatic constellation frequently neglected in psychoanalysis   Claudia Spadazzi

  • Projective Identification in Action: Clinical Illustrations of the Analyst's Work Towards Understanding the Process  Jane Peringer

  • On Psychic Pain and the Analytic Setting         Laura Etchegoyen

  • Psychic Pain and Perversion - The Perverse Father: Myth and Reality Rotraut De Clerck

  • What does the Analyst Learn about the Ending of Analysis?   Irene Cairo

  • Mother-Child Dysregulation. The Internal "Bad Mother" Complex of the Mother Emilce Dio Bleichmar       

  • A Psychoanalytic Dialogue between Child and Adult Analysts (COCAP)         Dieter Bürgin

  • Psychic pain in Shame and Humiliation  Carlos Bigliani

  • Pain through the Ages    Vincenzo Bonaminio

  • Facing Pain in the Analytic Work with Migrant Patients Marco Conci

  • The World is Looking East. Growth and Development of Psychoanalysis in the Asian Region Maria Teresa Hooke

  • Containing Group Trauma: Psychoanalytic Institutes Struggle to Recover from Ethical Violations  Neville Symington

  • Reflections on the Gender of Violence: Facing the Pain When Trust is Killed (COWAP)       Frances Thomson-Salo

  • Beyond the PIEE: Further Integration of Eastern Europe in the Analytic World        Paolo Fonda 

  • Being Drawn into Defenses Against Psychic Pain         Michael Feldman     

  • Severe pain and madness in two OCD patients: From rituals and acting out to the possibility for thinking Christine Hill

  • Observing Transformations in Patients: The Assessment of Mental Functioning Ricardo Bernardi              

  • 'To hear significance is to translate' (George Steiner) - psychoanalytic considerations about capabilities and
    limitations of translation processes in literary and clinical work Angela Mauss-Hanke

  • Facing the Pain of Hostile and Malignant Prejudice in Clinical Treatment and the Implications for Outreach Cyril Levitt

  • Memory and Desire, Tension and Conflict in ‘Late’ Bion: Suffering Pain and Transforming the Unknown  Joseph Aguayo

  • Prenatal Experiences in Psychoanalysis Ursula Volz

  • The Analyst’s Method: Knowing what we do and having the Knowledge we do it Abbot Bronstein

  • International Journal  Writing a Paper workshop        Dana Birksted-Breen

Panels - Spanish

  • Trauma y Dolor Alrededorde la Maternidad (COWAP)  Maria Lartigue Becerra

  • La escucha del dolor psiquico innombrable  Roosevelt Cassorla

  • Dolor ¿Físico o Psíquico? Nuevas Aportaciones Desde un Pluralismo Teórico-Clínco Raquel Tawil Klein

  • Mas allá del principio del placer en el psicoanálisis de pareja  Ruth Axelrod Praes

  • Aportes para uni Clínica Psicoanalítica de las Psycosis Leticia Villagomez Tovar

  • Sufrimiento psíquico patológico y Sufrimiento psíquico normal, fuente de creatividad         Norberto Marucco

  • Estudio Psicoanalítico sobre el "Donjuanismo" Luis Minuchin             

  • Las Marcas del Dolor en los Adolescentes: Del objeto a perder, al objeto a investir Hilda Catz

  • Universalidad y representativividad en las publicaciones psicoanalíticas       Gustavo Jarast       

  • El padre, el dolor psíquico y el desarrollo de la psicosexualidad        Hilda Botero Cadavid

  • Nuevos desafíos en Psicoanálisis – Pesquisa y clínica de los estados autísticos: resultados de un grupo de trabajo Paulo Duarte Filho

  • Ejercicios Clínicos de Adultos Gleda Martins de Araújo         

Panels - French

  • Adoption et Souffrance Psychique Gina Levinzon

  • Souffrance psychique et processus de symbolisation: de la désintégration à l’intégration de la destruction à la création René Roussillon

  • Traumas Collectifs, Leurs Traces dans les Cures et Souffrance Psychique Héritée? Eva Weil

Panels - German

  • Schmerzliche Begegnung und Horizonterweiterung im postkolonialen Kontext. Multatuli in Freuds Privatlektüre Hediaty Utari-Witt

  • Vom Schmerzsymptom zum seelischen Schmerz. Der Körper im psychoanalytischen Feld Thomas Hartung

Final Plenary Panel

Small Discussion Groups

SDGs - English

  • Inner Worlds in Translation Robin Deutsch

  • Facing the Challenge (Psychoanalysis and the University Committee) Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch

  • Ageing in Psychoanalytical Societies. Problems and Prospects in times of Economic Crisis Valeria Egidi Morpurgo

  • A Discussion Group by, for and with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Analysts and Candidates exploring the 
    psychic pain experienced in the face of homophobia in the psychoanalytic environment Ethan Grumbach

  • Analytic Listening: Reflections on Hypothesis and Evidence Evelyne Schwaber

  • New Worlds, Old Pathways: In Search of a Psychoanalyst’s Identity Luisa Marino

  • The Metaphysics and Metapsychology of Evil in Othello  Dorothy Grunes

  • Secrets from the Freud-Rank Letters: A Repressed Trauma in the History of Psychoanalysis Robert Kramer

  • The Community Psychoanalyst in Troubled Worlds Bruce Sklarew

  • Facing the Pain of Becoming an Analyst: Discussing Candidates' and Members' Experiences During Analytic Training Susana Muszkat

  • The Future of the Illusionist- What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Aging in The Tempest  Dorothy Grunes

  • Pain in the Perinatal Period and Its Impact on Psychic Life Throughout the Generations Julie McCaig

  • Childhood Depression and the Silent Mother Teresa Popiloff

  • Gains and pain in training and research? experiences from the PIEE research group on training in Europe Mira Erlich-Ginor

SDGs - Spanish

  • Desde el psicoanálisis vincular hacia una clínica de trincheras Lidia Lansky

  • El dolor psíquico en el psicoanalista Eduardo Agejas

  • ¿Cómo se hace un corazón con una piedra? Stella Pérez

  • Clínica y Pulsión de Muerte Evocación del Tango Mónica Santolalla

  • Dolor y Trauma. Repetición y elaboración Liliana Denicola

  • La conducta compulsiva como evitación del dolor psíquico. Aportes de las neurociencias a la clínica psicoanalítica: nuevos recursos técnicos?
    María Calabrese

  • Enactment: identificación, uso clínico y aspectos teóricos Nelson Rocha

  • El dolor psíquico primario, como fuente de trastornos psicosomático Francisco Guerrini

  • Los pecados capitales de la institución psicoanalítica Andrés Rascovsky

SDG - French

La douleur psychique et les pulsions de mort Michèle Bertrand

Film Panels

  • The Films of Jan Švankmajer

  • The Films of Jiří Menzel 


  • Black Swan     Gerhard Schneider

  • Escape         Alain JJ Cohen


  • Analytic Functioning in the Milieu of Negative Representations  By Sharon Karp-Lewis 
  • Attachment and affect regulation in patients with Somatoform and Psychosomatic Disorders 
    By Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, Masa Bozovic & Sonja Milojevic 
  • Cuadros depresivos (CD) de niños de edad escolar a la luz de la vincul-aridad en la familia actual, Los 
    By Teresa Popiloff 
  • Different Faces of Transference Neurosis, The By Mia Biran 
  • Differentiating couch and face-to-face settings By Mafalda Aparicio 
  • Dolor psíquico y Duelo By Cristina Martinez Cipolatti & María Josefina Saiz de Finzi 
  • ¿Es Mejor el Psicoanálisis que la Terapia Cognitivo Conductual en el Tratamiento de la Depresión? 
    By Adelina Rosas Mercado, Salvador Alejandro Pérez & Salvador Pérez Cárdenas 
  • Frequence distributions of wishes in the words and the speech acts in the patients’ discourse 
    By David Maldavsky & Clara Roitman 
  • International Journal of Psychoanalysis 40 years of history (1954-1994) 
    By Emiliano Polcaro, Silvia Acosta & Lucía Roig Chaubell 
  • Maternal interactive styles and symbolic play in preschool children and its relation to maternal reflective function 
    By Inés Vardy, Augusto Laplacette, Eduardo Leonardelli, Juliana Oelsner, Constanza Duhalde, Jimena Esteve,
    Vanina Huerin, Clara Schejtman & Alejandra Zucchi 
  • Metaconsciente, Metaconsciencia y Metaconocimiento By Fauzi Palis Junior 

  • Prague: Pain and Hope East-West encounters 
  • Prag: Schmerz und Hoffnung  Ost-West Begegnungen By Andreas Bilger 
  • Psychoanalysis in the Amazons By Mahamoud Baydoun & Melissa Medeiros 
  • Research of a schizophrenic patient’s main conflictive traits in the sessions, during the restitutive period, applying DLA 
    By David Maldavsky & Rosa Sloin de Berenstein 
  • Research of wishes and defenses of the patient’s enacted and narrated episodes, applying the David Liberman algorithm (DLA) 
    By David Maldavsky & Clara Roitman
  • Self-Concept, Parenting Behavior, and Social Support among Children with Internalizing Symptoms 
    By Sena Cure & Ilgin Gokler Danisman 
  • Sensory Perception and Memory 
  • Unconscious and Conscious Processes By Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch & Hans-Dieter Klein 
  • Separation-individuation process in young children and in their mothers, The Empirical research study 
    By Katarzyna Schier & Marta Was 
  • Subject position as the psychotherapy outcome The case of Lisa 
    By Anna Lilja & Mikael Leiman 
  • Temas Psicoanalíticos indagados por medio de Cómics 
  • Psychoanalytical themes approached through cartoons 
    By Elza Magnoler Guedes De Azevedo & Guilherme Magnoler Guedes De Azevedo 
  • Traces de la forclusion et de la stigmatisation de l’Autre 
  • Processus suicidaires chez les Indiens du Brésil By Erika Thomas 
  • What do you know about the Korean Psychoanalytic Movement for the past half century? By Do-Un Jeong