Awards and Prizes

The IPA makes a number of awards at its biennial Congress.  

Elise M. Hayman Award for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide     

The Elise M. Hayman Award was initiated in 1989 by Dr Max Hayman in memory of his wife, Elise. The award is made biennially for the most cogent, relevant and commendable work on the Holocaust and genocide, current or historical.


2019 recipient: Nannette Auerhahn (Probing the minds of Nazi perpetrators: the use of defensive screens in two generations)

Psychoanalytic Training Today Award

In 2002, the IPA Education Committee set up this award to recognize the best paper on the study and development of psychoanalytic training models.



2019 recipient: Ane Marlise Port Rodrigues (The freedom and the singularity in the psychoanalytic transmission - an endless challenge)

Tyson Prize

This prize, funded by Dr Robert L Tyson, dates from 2005. Three finalists, one from each region, are chosen and the winner is awarded the Tyson Prize ($500; $250 is awarded to each of the runners-up). The finalists will be invited to present their papers as part of a dedicated panel at the Congress.


2019 recipients: Winner: Carmen Baldin (La construcción de un nuevo campo analitico); Runner - up: Karen Dougherty (From stills to moving images. A clinical case study); Runner- up: Bharti Jain (Surviving the death drive)

Extraordinarily Meritorious Service to the IPA


2019 recipient: none 

IPA Aphorism Competition

This competition is awarded by the Website Editorial Committee and Culture Committee. 2019 winner: June M. Campbell

The Elizabeth Young-Bruehl Prejudice Award

Purpose: To increase awareness of the need to develop understanding of prejudice of various kinds within psychoanalysis and to honour the work of Dr. Elizabeth Young-Bruehl. Among other books, she wrote “The Anatomy of Prejudice” 1996, which addressed four kinds of prejudice. Her most recent book written just prior to her sudden and untimely death in 2011 was about another kind of prejudice “Childish”


2019 recipient: Sylvia Schulze (Black and white in the analytic space, on racist internal objects)

Psychoanalytic Research Exceptional Contribution Awards

The Research Committee of the IPA has set up an open biennial competition for the four best psychoanalytic research papers/posters to be submitted for consideration for this Award. The competition is not restricted to empirical studies, however the submissions are expected to report the results of systematic investigation of relevance to psychoanalysis. They may be in any field where psychoanalysis is relevant, such as the history of science, law, art, etc.

The Research Committee of the IPA has set up an open biennial competition for the four best psychoanalytic research papers/posters to be submitted for consideration for this Award. The competition is not restricted to empirical studies, however the submissions are expected to report the results of systematic investigation of relevance to psychoanalysis. They may be in any field where psychoanalysis is relevant, such as the history of science, law, art, etc.


2019 recipients: Giuliana Rivera (El dilema de la feminidad en mujeres, contemporáneas del este de Africa subsahariana: devenires y avatares); Rogerio Lerner (lnvestigación con psicoanalisis en escala grupal: producción de evidencias y sus consecuencias politicos);  Melanie Eckert (Parent-infant-psychotherapy with high-risk mothers in shared living facilities in Germany);  John Porcerelli (Defense Mechanisms From Pregnancy to 2 Years Post Pregnancy: Predictors of Stability and Change)

Extraordinarily Meritorious Service to Psychoanalysis


2019 recipient: Mohammad Sanati 

IPA in the Community Awards

These awards are presented by the Officers

The Hayman Prize for Published Work Pertaining to Traumatized Children and Adults

This award, funded by Dr Hayman, was set up in 1997. The effects of the Holocaust on adult survivors have also had a significant impact on the development of their children. The effects on children who were themselves interned in the camps have been less studied and the same is true for those children’s children.


2019 recipient: Mme Dany Khouri-Dahdouh (Psychanalyse des enfants à l'épreuve de la guerre)

Sacerdoti Prize

This prize, funded by Cesare Sacerdoti, previously of Karnac Books, dates from 1987. This prize is for the best individual paper by a relatively young author (under 50 years old on 25 July 2017) who is presenting at an international Congress for the first time.


2019 recipient: none

Outstanding Scientific Achievement

2019 recipient: Juan-Eduardo Tesone 

IPA Photo Competition 2019

This Competition is awarded by the Website Editorial Board. 2019 Winner is : Luca Bacciocchi

IPA Video Award

Presented by the Website Editorial Board. 2019 Winner: Guillermo Julio Montero