The Korean Association of Psychoanalysis (KAPA) is a Study Group and Allied Center of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA).
On May 6 1980, Sigmund Freud's birthday, the Korean Association of Psychoanalysis (KAPA) was established under the name of "The Seoul Research Group for Psychoanalysis." Doo- young Cho, Seung-whan O, Eyoung Kim, Dong-Su Han, Hyun-Woo Kim, and Jin-Wook Sohn were the group's original participants. Ik-Keun Hwang and Heuy Rhee joined the group somewhat later.
Based on the historical fact that the first psychoanalytic meetings were held at Freud's home every Wednesday, back in 1902, we also held our meetings to study psychoanalysis every Wednesday. In retrospect, it was a feeble attempt to start psychoanalysis in Korea. However, with the dedicated efforts of all its members, the KAPA has grown continuously over the last 29 years, in terms of its quality and quantity.
The KAPA has continuously cooperated with the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), which was founded by Sigmund Freud, and many members of the KAPA have attended the IPA Congress regularly. As a result, the KAPA was accepted by the IPA as its first Guest Study Group, at the IPA Congress in Buenos Aires in 1991.
KAPA is based in Seoul, Republic of Korea (South Korea).
For further information please visit the Association's own website shown above.