The Madrid Psychoanalytical Association was accepted by the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) in 1981.
Two events delayed the development of psychoanalysis and the creation of a Psychoanalytic Association in Madrid. The Civil War (1936),meant that the first and only Spanish psychoanalyst at the time, Angel Garma,emigrated to Argentina. Two decades later (1951), Margarita Steinbach, a German psychoanalyst in training, came to Madrid with the aim of helping to create a psychoanalytic group. Her death, in 1954, truncated this expectation and led to the members of the group to go to other European and South American countries in order to continue their training and psychoanalytic career.
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