ING ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ING in Berlin – March 2016

The EPF Conference is becoming an important opportunity for the IPA ING to organise a cluster of meetings, mainly during the day before the start of the Conference. The success of such meetings in 2014 and 2015 has been a stimulus to continue, helping to consolidate the “community” formed by members of Sponsoring, Liaison, Site Visit and Allied Centre Committees, so as, of course, of the ING Committee. The main plenary meeting will be on Wednesday March 16th, 2016 (as usual from 9.00 to 15.30). During the plenary meeting,  special attention will be paid to group and institutional dynamics which often hinder the development and good functioning of psychoanalytic groups. At other times during this week the ING will individually meet Sponsoring, Liaison and Site Visit Committees and have a meeting with the Study Group Presidents and the Direct Members in the European Region.

Comparative Clinical Methods Association in Vienna (CCMA)  MAY 20 – 22 
T
he 2016 meeting of the CCMA takes place in VIENNA at the Viennese Psychoanalytic Academy this MAY 20 – 22 (starting 2pm on Friday 20th, ending 2pm Sunday 22nd). As you know the CCMA has been working on a new method of clinical discussion – a task begun in the EPF in 2002. The work has matured through the detailed study of about 200 analysts work and various processes of feedback. The aim is to achieve a more nuanced understanding of we all work. I believe the method has evolved so that it now provides a unique opportunity to think about clinical work in depth and detail – one’s own and the work of the person presenting the work in the workshops.This year we will be mixing the workshops (In which we use the method to discuss a presenter’s work in depth) with a number of informal talks reporting on our developing ideas and findings – the ones emerging from out moderator groups which take place 2/3 times a year to discuss the workshops.  We have titled the workshop: “Unconscious: Of Course! But Really?” with the subtitle “Working Under Threat: Another Way to Look on Transference.” Our reasons will be made clear in the talks, but the underlying point is that although we all talk about psychoanalysis as defined by its concern with the unconscious, we still have many contradictory ways understanding what it means.Details about the meeting and how to apply are here: https://sites.google.com/site/ccmethods/vienna-2016 
David Tuckett On Behalf of the CCM Association CCMmeeting@gmail.com


ING in Cartagena, Colombia – September 2016
A meeting for all Sponsoring and Liaison Committee members will be held for all those attending the FEPAL meetings.  Further meetings for Direct Members and Presidents of Study Groups will also be arranged.  Sponsoring Committees will also be given the opportunity to meet with the ING Chair and Latin American Co-Chair to discuss any concerns or problems.  Details to follow.


Comparative Clinical Methods Association (CCMA) - June 2017
This will be the fourth meeting and takes place in Vienna at the Viennese Psychoanalytic Academy from June 9-11 (starting 2pm on Friday 9th, ending 2pm Sunday11th). 
 
The CCMA has been working on a new method of clinical discussion – a task begun in the EPF in 2002. The work has matured through the detailed study of about 200 analysts work and various processes of feedback. The aim is to achieve a more nuanced understanding of we all work.
 
The method has evolved considerably so that it now provides a unique opportunity to think about clinical work in depth and detail no matter the clinical tradition to which we belong– one’s own and the work of the person presenting the work in the workshops.
 
In 2017 the workshops will continue to be mixed (in which we use the method to discuss a presenter’s work in depth) with a number of informal talks reporting on the ideas about essential elements in clinical work emerging from our moderator groups which take place 2/3 times a year to discuss the discussion in the Vienna workshops.  Particular interest in what is really meant by the unconscious when it comes to clinical work and whether we really use it, the sense many analysts have of working under threat, what exactly is meant by transference and the distinction between having a nuanced view of the transference and actually interpreting it directly or otherwise. 
 
Our work in these areas will be made clear in the informal presentations, but the underlying point is that although we all talk about psychoanalysis as defined by its concern with the unconscious or transference and free association, we still have many contradictory ways to understand what these terms mean. Confronting this enigma, we have found to be every rewarding.

Details about the meeting and how to apply are here: https://www.sites.google.com/site/ccmethods/vienna-2017-meeting