Cyberspace, managing new tools for Psychoanalytic development

Sunday 24th June 2018 

Wikipedia is the largest free access encyclopaedia ever undertaken in a collaborative way. Articles are available in 200 languages and millions of people use it every day for consultation on a very wide range of topics. Thousands of articles on psychoanalytic topics are consulted every day by thousands of users, from teenagers to professionals. With this in mind, it is vital to ensure that the content is of a certain quality and has been properly verified. Each one of us can contribute. With our expertise, we need to know first what Wikipedia is, how it is constructed, who is behind each article and how reliable the project is. 

There are now an estimated 3.196 billion users of social media worldwide and it has become one of the primary methods of communication for people of all demographics. Almost half of the world’s population is now active on social media platforms; with this in mind, it is important for us to consider the place of psychoanalysis within the digital landscape. This webinar will examine how to use social networks, skype treatment, clinical cases in virtual supervisions and the importance of using encrypted programmes. 

María Alejandra Rey – Graduated in Psychology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and is an Affiliated Member of the Sociedad Argentina de Psicoanálisis (SAP, Argentine Psychoanalytical Society), Affiliated Member of FEPAL (Latin-American Psychoanalytical Federation) and Affiliated Member of the IPA (International Psychoanalytical Association). Maria is Director of the Media Committee of FEPAL, Chair of the Wiki Committee of the IPA, Member of the Reading and Editing Committee of the Journal of the Argentine Psychoanalytical Society and a Member of COWAP (Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis IPA). She has a Higher Diploma on Education and New Technologies at Flacso (Falcultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales 2014 – 2016) and completed a Postgraduate course in Management and Politics in Culture and Communication at Flacso (2016). Her works have been published in Psychoanalytic publications in Argentina, Chile, Karnac and 

Luis Alejandro Nagy, PhD – After obtaining his BS in Computer Sciences he completed his Psychoanalytic Training in Mexico. Dr. Nagy is an active explorer and promoter for the research of the psychological impact of the information and communication technologies on the human psyche, fostering a culture of online emotional safety. He has held various positions at the IPA and is currently the Chair of the Social Media Committee. Former Chair of Communications of FEPAL, Professor of the China-American Psychoanalytic Alliance and former Director of the Youth Helpline at the Mexican Alliance for Internet Safety. He recently relocated his practice to Los Angeles, CA, where he became an active member of the New Centre for Psychoanalysis. 

Constanza Verón – Constanza Belén Verón has a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Buenos Aires. She worked as a specialist in Social Science Education at the Argentinian Ministry of Education, coordinated several workshops regarding university education, state and social problems at the National University of José C. Paz, Buenos Aires, and published several papers and reviews about human rights and about European history in academic magazines. Currently, she works as Community Manager at Wikimedia Argentina. 


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