Infant Parent Disturbance: Theory and Therapy

IPA Encyclopedic Dictionary for Psychoanalysis Task Force

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Symposium Chairs: Harold P. Blum and Sophie de Mijolla–Mellor

Introduction by: Stefano Bolognini and William Singletary

Speakers include:

  • Harold P. Blum
  • Drina Candilis
  • Christine Anzieu-Premereur
  • Susan Coates
  • Haydée Faimberg
  • Florence Guignard
  • Sophie de Mijola-Mellor
  • Eva D. Papiasvili
  • Daniel Schechter
  • Catherine Vanier
  • and others.

The international Symposium is organized by the International Association of Interactions in Psychoanalysis; it is sponsored by the Margaret Mahler Psychiatric Foundation, and co-sponsored by the IPA and the American College of Psychoanalysts.

The Language will be English. The venue is La Maison de L’Assomption, 17 Rue de L’Assomption, Paris, France.

For the full program and to register, please go to:

To purchase the Saturday Gala dinner (including apetizers, main course, wine, coffee and desert) in the landmark ‘Le Procope’ restaurant, please send the AMEX check for 70.00 Euros (in order of: ‘Le Procope’) to: Dr. Eva D. Papiasvili, 136 East 55th Street, New York City, NY 10022. For questions about the purchase, please contact

IPA Encyclopedic Dictionary: Work in Progress

IPA Encyclopedic Dictionary for Psychoanalysis Task Force

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at the IPA Congress in Boston on June 23rd, Thursday, 2pm–3:30 pm

Co-Chairs and Co-Presenters of the panel: Dr. Eva D. Papiasvili (Co-Chair for North America, including USA, Canada, Japan); Dr. Arne Jemstedt (Co-Chair for Europe); Dr. Elias M. da Rocha Barros (Co-Chair for Latin America);and Dr. Stefano Bolognini, President of the IPA

The goal of this session of the IPA Encyclopedic Dictionary for Psychoanalysis Task Force is to offer "work in progress" of this new IPA endeavor. The main task of this Encyclopedic Dictionary is to provide all psychoanalysts and all psychotherapists who work psychoanalytically with a truly international and up-to-date tool for consultation and reference, of superior quality and ‘wide scope’, which represents both the ‘trunk’ and the ‘branches’ of the psychoanalytic tree, as it has grown from Freud to the present time.

The panel of the three regional co-chairs, Drs. Eva Papiasvili, Arne Jemstedt, and Elias M. da Rocha Barros, will present on the multidimensional process of ‘becoming’ and functioning of the Task Force, and the steps taken so far, which started with enlisting the teams of prominent consultants within the three IPA psychoanalytic cultures, representing the diverse schools of thought and diverse intro-cultural geographies, the unique methodology adapted, finding the concepts most relevant to contemporary psychoanalysts at work, and, finally, writing of the ‘story of the concepts’, within the historic-cultural context.

The very unique methodology, combining the global and the regionally specific and unique ideas and trends, the so called “5+1” will be presented and discussed. Each contributor to the IPA Encyclopedic Dictionary answers the following questions: "Which five concepts inform your thinking and clinical work most", followed by "Which concept originated in your psychoanalytic culture, or has a special resonance with it." The region specific interactions between the most frequent global concepts such as “transference”, “countertransference”, “unconscious,” “projective identification,” and “containment”, as well as the regionally specific concepts such as “transformation”, “psychoanalytic setting”, “enactment”, and many others, will be presented and further explored. The emerging importance of such undercurrent factors as "regional identity" and "regional consolidation" within the global conceptual landscape will be elaborated on. This process allows for the inter-cultural dialogue, prospectively arriving at a broadly representative cross-cultural Encyclopedic Dictionary entries.

The intent of the panel presentation is, through information, transparency, and dialogue, to engage broad psychoanalytic community in this historical undertaking, which bridges our past, our present and our emergent future.

For more information on registration and accommodations for the conference, please visit

Otto Fenichel and His Legacy

1st Prague Conference

Fenichel's 1st Prague Conference. 'Fear of Strangeness' -- Antisemitism, xenophobia, and uncanny experience

Fear of Strangeness: Antisemitism, Xenophobia and Uncanny Experience

October 23-25, 2015 in Prague, Czech republic

Invited speakers

  • Werner Bohleber (Germany)
  • Ilany Kogan (Israel)
  • Elisabeth Brainin (Austria)
  • Martin Mahler (Czech Republic)
  • Eva Dubská Papiasvili (USA)
  • Jacques Rupnik (France)
  • Haydée Faimberg (France)
  • Jan Sokol (Czech Republic)
  • Josef Fulka (Czech Republic)
  • Yehoyakim Stein (Israel)
  • Franziska Henningsen (Germany)
  • Michael Šebek (Czech Republic)
  • Axel Hoffer (USA)
  • Samy Teicher (Austria)
  • Jiří Jakubů (Czech Republic)
  • Sverre Varvin (Norway)
  • Roger Kennedy (UK)

We look forward to meeting you in Prague!

Explore Art In Depth in Florence

Sixth International Symposium on Psychoanalysis and Art

Art/Object: The Artist, The Object, The Patron and the Audience
The Sixth International Symposium on Psychoanalysis and Art

Information and Registration

  • Where: Florence, Italy
  • When: May 15-17, 2014
  • Featured Speakers includes: Stefano Bolognini, Amy Fine Collins, Jane McAdam Freud, David Freedberg, Donald Kuspit and Vittorio Gallese
  • About: Held in the Salone Magliabechiano of the Uffizi Gallery and other spectacular venues, the symposium presents a unique interdisciplinary meeting of art, music, psychoanalysis, and neuroscience, in conversation about those who make art, who see it, and who pay for it.

Psychological Birth and Infant Development

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Post-IPA Symposium in Prague

  • Where: Pribor, Czech Republic
  • When: Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm - Monday, August 5, 2013 at 6 pm (CEST)
  • Organizer: SiGMUND PRiBOR
  • Symposium Chair: Harold Blum, M.D.
  • Organizing Committee Chair: Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP

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See the full report on the Pribor Symposium — by Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP and Harold P. Blum, M.D.