Dear Colleagues,

This is to inform you on the structure and current activities of the ING.

The ING Committee includes a Chair, three Co-Chairs for the three IPA Regions: Europe, Latin America and North America, the Allied Centres Co-Chair (still to be appointed) and the ING Manager in Broomhills, London.      

At present the ING oversees the following Groups, Provisional Societies and Allied Centres:

Study Groups: 19 with 178 candidates

Latin America (9): 62 candidates

    Asunción Psychoanalytic Study Group – Paraguay
    Campinas Psychoanalytical Study Group – Brazil
    Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and Research (CEIP) - Monterrey – Mexico
    Curitiba Psychoanalytic Study Group – Brazil
    Fortaleza Psychoanalytic Group –Brazil
    Goiania Psychoanalytic Study Group – Brazil
    Minas Gerais Psychoanalytical Study Group – Brazil
    Panama Center for Psychoanalytic Studies
    Psychoanalytic Society of Leon (SOPAC) –Mexico

North America (2 + China Committee): 42 candidates

    Korean Psychoanalytic Study Group
    Vermont Psychoanalytic Study Group – USA
    China Committee

Europe (8): 74 candidates

    Bulgarian Psychoanalytic Society
    Estonian-Latvian Psychoanalytic Society
    Lebanese Association for the Development of Psychoanalysis
    Moscow Group of Psychoanalysts
    Portuguese Nucleus of Psychoanalysis
    South African Psychoanalytic Association
    Study Group of Turkey: Psike Istanbul
    Vilnius Society of Psychoanalysts – Lithuania

Provisional Societies: 6 with 196 candidates

    Psychoanalytic Society of Research and Training (SPRF) – Paris
    Moscow Psychoanalytic Society
    Romanian Society of Psychoanalysis
    Istanbul Psychoanalytical Association
    Croatian Psychoanalytic Society
    Psychoanalytic Society of Serbia: Interim Provisional Society


Allied Centres: 4

    Taiwan Center for the Development of Psychoanalysis
    Psychoanalysis Studying Center in China
    Korean Psychoanalytic Allied Centre
    Tunisian Association for Psychoanalytic Development


The ING Collaborates with the two Regional Institutes:

    Latin American Institute of Psychoanalysis (ILAP) 23 candidates
    European Psychoanalytic Institute (EPI – previously PIEE) 53 candidates”




In 2015 the new PIEE (Psychoanalytic Institute for Eastern Europe) will be substituted by the “Han Groen Prakken European Psychoanalytical Institute” (EPI).The PIEE has been working since 2002 in collaboration with the EPF European Psychoanalytic Federation and the IPA helping psychoanalysis to develop in Eastern Europe and take its place in the contemporary world. In the post-Communist Eastern Europe there are now 4 Component Societies, 4 Provisional Societies and 4 Study Groups.

The activity of the new EPI will be to complete the work of the PIEE and to train and support the pre-Study Groups in Ukraine, St Petersburg, Belorussia, Southern Russia, Armenia and Georgia until they reach Study Group status. Its task will also be to give support to all Study Groups in the European Region, not only East European ones. The EPI will organize only one School a year, and it will be held in Western Europe to encourage integration. It will be open to all the IPA Study groups.

Igor Kadyrov (Moscow) will be the new Director, Endel Talvik (Tallinn) Associate Director for Training (seminars), Christoph Walker (Germany) Associate Director for Training (individual curricula), Eva Schmid-Gloor (Switzerland) Liaison with the EPF and Paolo Fonda will be Liaison with IPA ING.


We are pleased to inform you that the new policy on Remote Analysis in Training as drafted by the ING has been approved by the IPA Board and is now incorporated in the Procedural Code. The policy concerns both Study Groups, Provisional Societies and Component Societies. As you know this issue has been on the agenda since 2008, the present policy sits on the shoulder of a huge amount of work done  by the Working Groups established in 2009 by Claudio Eizirik which included representatives from the ING, the Education Committee and the Ethics Committee and by previous ING Committees. We are grateful to the Board members,  to the Education and Oversight Committee, to the EPI, to ILAP,  to the China Committee and to the many colleagues who have contributed with their comments and suggestions to the current policy. The policy is aimed at facilitating the development of psychoanalysis in areas where there is no IPA presence.



We have currently four Allied Centres, three in Asia and one in Tunisia. The function of the IPA Allied Centre is to develop awareness of psychoanalysis through outreach and community activities and to develop courses in psychoanalytic psychotherapy practiced by a member of the IPA for professionals who have personal experience of psychoanalysis and of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and are interested in these methods. Allied Centres are not authorized to train psychoanalysts, as this task in new areas is fulfilled by Study Groups. Currently the Taiwan Centre is moving toward Study Group Status. The China Allied Centre is working towards increasing the membership and the outreach activities. The Korean Allied Centre is very active, currently running an innovative outreach program and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training program which is feeding candidates to the Korean Study Group.



Much ground work has already been done by the ING in order to establish communications between Societies and groups working in Asia and to develop a dialogue around joint meetings and scientific activities.  We have in the region well established Societies like India, Japan and Australia, a flourishing Study Group in South Korea, fast developing Allied Centers in Taiwan and South Korea, and the China Committee IPA Training  in Beijing and Shanghai. The ING, considering the notable development of psychoanalysis in Asia, is working towards the establishment of an Asian Institute, an umbrella organization which would link Societies and groups currently present in the region.


We will keep you regularly informed about our projects and activities.

Maria Teresa Savio Hooke, ING Chair

Telma Gomes de Barros Cavalcanti, Co-Chair for Latin America

Paolo Fonda, Co-Chair for Europe

Gunther Perdigao, Co-Chair for North America

Jo Beavis ING Manager, Broomhills