International New Groups
After the conclusion of the excellent work of Maria Teresa Savio Hooke and her colleagues, we would like to welcome you to the
International New Groups ( ING ) site. Our aim is to inform IPA
colleagues about ING work and to share with you our experiences of
working in new areas, new countries and with new cultures. We would
also like to introduce you to our ING community which includes IPA
colleagues working as Sponsors, Liaison and Site Committees, new Study
Groups and Provisional Societies in Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin
America, North America and Asia (ING Committees
and more than 450 candidates in training. The task of the Sponsoring,
Liaison and Site Visit Committees is to guide, support and facilitate
the development of psychoanalysis in new areas.
The work of the ING is an important aspect of the IPA activities, we
hope that a better awareness of the expansion and development of
psychoanalysis in new areas could be a stimulus for reflection on
contemporary psychoanalysis, on its challenges and difficulties but also
on the interest and opportunities for the future in a changing world.
If you have any questions or would like to give some feedback on the information on this page please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Claudio Laks Eizirik
Claudio Laks Eizirik (Chair), Porto Alegre
Marilia Aisenstein-Averoff (Co-Chair Europe), Paris
Silvia Flechner (Co-Chair Latin America), Montevideo
Harriet Basseches (Co-Chair North America), Washington
Louis Brunet (Co-Chair for Allied Centres) Montreal
Gábor Szönyi (EPI Liaison) Budapest (photo right)
Maria Teresa Calabrese (ILAP Liaison) Buenos Aires
Joanne Beavis, Head of ING (staff)
Sebastián Montes, ING Assistant
Image from left to right: Claudio Laks Eizirik, Joanne Beavis, Maria Teresa Calabrese, Sergio Nick (IPA Vice-President), Silvia Flechner, Marilia Aisenstein, Harriett Basseches.
For a full list of International New Groups Committees and their Members click here
The International New Groups Committee (ING) falls within the Development group of IPA Committees. The overall strategic objective of this Group of Committees is to: 'expand the profession both within current and new geographic areas whilst maintaining high professional standards.' The Committee has the following three areas of responsibility: Click here to read more
Lima 2018 (Latin American Meetings)
Silvia Flechner, Co-Chair for Latin America and Cláudio Laks Eizirik, ING Chair, met with the Latin American Site Visit, Sponsoring and Liaison Committees during the FEPAL meetings in Lima in September 2018. There was a meeting of all Site Visiting, Sponsoring and Liaison Committees on Wednesday September 26 just prior to the FEPAL conference followed by individual meetings with each Committee. The meetings were extremely well attended. Minutes of the meeting on the Wednesday will appear here shortly.