Applying Psychoanalysis to the Assessment and Treatment of Couples and Families

Date: Sunday 20th May 2018, 14:00 – 15:30 (GMT)

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Please note, this webinar is for current IPA members and candidates only. The webinar will be in English.






Although Psychoanalysis is usually thought of as applying its theories only to individual work, there is a long tradition of applying psychoanalytic principles and techniques to the assessment and treatment of couples and families. In this webinar, members of COFAP – the IPA’s Couple and Family Psychoanalysis Committee – will present a theoretical overview for the application of psychoanalysis to couples and family groups. David Scharff, Chair of the committee, will introduce a theoretical overview followed by vignettes of treatment by members of the committee from South America (Monica Vorchheimer), London (Mary Morgan) and Australia (Timothy Keogh). There will be ample opportunity for participants in the webinar to discuss aspects of the treatment, details of applying psychoanalysis to couples and families, and to raise questions about the applicability of psychoanalysis to these treatments. 

David Scharff - Chair of COFAP, the IPA’s Committee on Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, Author and Editor of many books on couple and family therapy.

Monica Vorchheimer – Training and Supervising Analyst at the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytical Association and Co-Chair for Latin America of COFAP, the IPA’s Committee on Couple and Family Psychoanalysis.

Mary Morgan - Reader in Couple Psychoanalysis at Tavistock Relationships, Fellow, British Psychoanalytic Society and Member of COFAP Committee, IPA.

Timothy Keogh - Training Analyst and full member of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society, a member (representing Oceania) of the IPA Committee for Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, a Board Member of the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis and a member of the International Advisory Board for Couple and Family Psychoanalysis and IPA research fellow. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer, Medical School, University of Sydney, and a research fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Society. He has also authored and co-authored a number of journal articles and chapters on couple and family psychoanalysis.