2017 ELECTION: Candidate Position Statements


When voting first began on 1 March 2017, the email routing server used by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) was incorrectly flagged as potentially dangerous by Google. This meant that some IPA members using Chrome or Firefox web-browsers received a malware/spam warning message when attempting to link to the voting site. Voters using other web-browsers would not have experienced this problem. This issue was looked into as a matter of urgency by ERS and the problem was resolved by early evening on 1 March 2017. ERS has contacted any voter who notified them of the issue and will continue to monitor the situation. All voters may use the link in the email received on 1 March to safely access the secure voting site. If you experience further difficulties, please contact Customerservices@electoralreform.co.uk.


Please click on the links below to read statements from the candidates standing for election as IPA Board Representatives for the 2017-2019 term.

At the end of February 2017, all IPA Members ‘in good standing’ on or before 31 January 2017 will be invited to vote on the candidates listed on the slates. Voting will close at midnight BST (UTC+1) on Wednesday 31 May 2017. The results will be communicated to all IPA Societies in early June 2017 and will be formally announced by the President at the time of the Business Meeting at the Buenos Aires Congress.

The “Rules, Limits and Procedures for IPA Elections” can be read here.


EUROPE: English | French | Spanish | German


BERNARD CHERVET  (Paris Psychoanalytical Society)
CLAIRE CRIPWELL (British Psychoanalytical Society)
MIRA ERLICH-GINOR (Israel Psychoanalytic Society)
GIOVANNI FORESTI (Italian Psychoanalytical Society)
SERGE FRISCH (Belgian Psychoanalytical Society)
LUIS JORGE MARTIN CABRE (Madrid Psychoanalytical Association)
JONATHAN SKLAR (British Psychoanalytical Society)
MARTIN TEISING (German Psychoanalytical Association)
FRANZISKA YLANDER (Swedish Psychoanalytical Association)


LATIN AMERICA: available only in English and Spanish


ABEL FAINSTEIN (Argentine Psychoanalytic Association)
JORGE KANTOR (Peru Psychoanalytic Society)
SÉRGIO LEWKOWICZ (Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society)
RAÚL MIRANDA ARCE (Mexican Psychoanalytic Association)
ÁLVARO NIN (Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association)
SILVIA RESNIZKY(Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association)
CLAUDIO ROSSI (Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society of São Paulo)  
PABLO SANTANDER (Chilean Psychoanalytic Association)


NORTH AMERICA available only in English and French


MARTIN GAUTHIER (Canadian Psychoanalytic Society)
WILLIAM GLOVER (APsaA)
JANE HALL (Contemporary Freudian Society)
BETH KALISH (Los Angeles Institute & Society for Psychoanalytic Studies)
OSAMU KITAYAMA (Japan Psychoanalytic Society)
PETER LOEWENBERG (APsaA)
GUNTHER PERDIGAO (APsaA)
ADRIANA PRENGLER (Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute)
PHYLLIS SLOATE (Contemporary Freudian Society)
ELISE SNYDER (APsaA)
ALAN SUGARMAN (APsaA)
DREW TILLOTSON (Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California)