Think Tank on the Future of the IPA: ideas on pursuit of practice.
Sunday 29th April – 16:00 – 17:30 GMT.

In July 2017, a new IPA committee was created: the ‘Think Tank on the Future of Psychoanalysis and the IPA’.

Now we are pleased to invite you to this webinar which will allow us to have a live discussion with some of the members of this committee. You will have the opportunity to find out about the objectives underlying the creation of this working group and the practical measures it is proposing. 

One characteristic of the IPA is the advanced average age of its members. The core purpose of this committee is to encourage the integration of new generations of psychoanalysts in our organisation and to welcome their contributions. The committee aims to find better ways of giving a voice to and listening to, those who these panellists call the ‘natives of times’, the upcoming generations. Providing an incentive for the expression and institutional participation of the younger members of our organisation is its priority. 

The committee’s aims stem from deep reflection over the course of time with the permanent intertwining of future, present and past, as part of an endless spiral. We’ll hear the panellists discuss the double movement of transmission and reception between generations. This concerns the presence of the older IPA members and their willingness to offer a wealth of experience, and political and reflective support, while at the same time welcoming the cross-fertilisation of new ideas from the ‘natives’.

Quoting one of the authors, the challenge is to go through “the passage from subjective time to historical time, driving self-consciousness to take a step beyond… It is up to us to seek and gather answers to the following question: what place are we offering the young ones? What place do they want? Or, in other words: which is the IPA that is materialising on the horizon?” 


Leopold Nosek: Training Analyst of the Brazilian Society of Psychoanalysis of São Paulo. Former President of the Latin American Psychoanalytic Federation, former President of the Brazilian Society of Psychoanalysis of São Paulo, Brazilian Federation of Psychoanalysis (Febrapsi) and Latin American Psychoanalytic Federation (Fepal), former Board Member of the IPA and Chair of the Committee on Psychoanalysis and Culture. Leopold was the Organiser of the exhibition: “Freud: Conflict and Culture” São Paulo Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro and the Santander Foundation (Curated American Congress in Washington), and Curator of the exhibition: “Pain, Form and Beauty” Pinacoteca Station in São Paulo in the creative representation of the traumatic experience. 
Leopold received the Sigourney Award in 2014 and is Editor of the book: “Family Album: Images, Sources and Ideas of Psychoanalysis”, Casa do Psicólogo, 1994 and Author of the book: “The Arrangement for the Haunting”, published by Perspectiva, 2017.

Dr Arthur Leonoff, Ph.D., C.Psych., FIPA: Supervising and Training Analyst of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, member of the Task Force on the Future of Psychoanalysis IPA, Former President of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, Former member of the House of Delegates IPA, Former Chair of the North American Psychoanalytic Confederation, Former Chair of IPA Elections Committee, Former IPA Board Representative, Former Chair of IPA Administrative Affairs Committee, Former Secretary of the IPA Committee on Administrative Policy and Review, Former Member of the IPA Education and Oversight Committee, Former Member of the IPA Korean Site Visit Committee. Arthur was granted honorary membership of the American Psychoanalytic Association in 2005 and received a Citation of Merit from the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society in 2009. 

Dr Jonathan Sklar: Independent Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Past Vice President of the European Psychoanalytical Federation, European Representative IPA Board. Jonathan regularly teaches in Eastern Europe, South Africa and Chicago. 
Author of Landscapes of the Dark, Karnac, (2011), Balint Matters – psychosomatics and the art of assessment, Karnac (2017) and Dark Times – politics, culture, mourning (to be published October 2018, Phoenix).

To register for this free webinar, please click here

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