Membership

The IPA is a membership organisation – we exist because of our members, and for their benefit. One of our primary aims is to foster and enhance members’ sense of participation in and belonging to an international psychoanalytic organization and community The IPA exists to advance psychoanalysis. It is the world’s primary accrediting and regulatory body for the profession, and our mission is to ensure the continued vigour and development of the science of psychoanalysis.

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OUR BOARD

Board of Representatives 2017-2019

OUR STAFF

IPA Central Office is in central London in the UK.  

SOCIETIES

The IPA has a network of Constituent Organizations, and also works in partnership with a number of related but independent institutions.

COMMITTEES

To foster and enhance members’ sense of participation in and belonging to an international psychoanalytic organization and community.

INTERNATIONAL NEW GROUPS

The International New Groups Committee (ING) falls within the Development group of IPA Committees. The overall strategic objective of this group is to expand the profession both within current and new geographic areas.

HISTORY of the IPA 

Freud referred more than once, with considerable nostalgia, to the ten years of "splendid isolation" during which psychoanalysis was developed by him.

AWARDS & PRIZES

A number of prizes and awards are traditionally presented at the IPA’s biennial Congress. 

ELECTIONS

2017 Election Results