Awards and Prizes

The IPA makes a number of awards at its biennial Congress. Our full list of award winners can be found in the
Awards Archive (2021 - 2004).

Outstanding Scientific Achievement

2021 recipient: Robert Emde
American Psychoanalytic Association

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.

2021 recipient: Martha Bragin, Training Institute of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Bragin, M. (2019) Pour a libation for us: Restoring the sense of a moral universe to children affected by violence Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy 18 (3), 201- 2011

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.

2021 recipient: Luiz Mabilde, Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society
Confidences and inconfidences in psycho-analytical supervision as a convergence of the three models of training

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.

2021 recipients: Winner Matteo Terranova, Italian Psychoanalytical Society
An analysis with Lego in the times of the Corona Virus

Runner-up Diana Maldonado, Institute of the Mexican Assn for Psychoanalytic Practice, Training & Research
Visita a la construcción fallida de lo infantil en la díada analítica, como alternativa frente al dolor psíquico de una destrucción suicida adolescente

Runner-up Samantha Good, Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
Menstrual Synchrony as Psychoanalytic Object

IPA Aphorism Competition 2021 

General Public Award: “The Public Choice Award”
Winner: Luiz Moreno Guimarães Reino
IPA Candidate: since 2018
IPA Society: Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society of São Paulo (SBPSP)

IPA Jury Award: “The IPA Jury Best Overall Aphorism”
Winner: Mario Cóccaro
IPA Member: Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina (Argentinean Psychoanalytic Society)


Extraordinarily Meritorious Service to Psychoanalysis

2021 recipient: Laurence Kahn
French Psychoanalytical Association 

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.

2021 recipient: Hilit Brodsky-Arel, Israel Psychoanalytic Society


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. 

2021 recipients:
Daniel Schechter, American Psychoanalytic Association
And Then There Was Intersubjectivity: Addressing Child Self and Mutual Dysregulation During Traumatic Play

Vineet Gairola
, (a non-member from India)
Bhagavad Gita and Psychotherapy: A Cure for Soul?

IPSO Writing Award

This award is presented to the two most outstanding papers submitted for each of the 3 IPA regions to be presented at the IPSO Congress. The manuscript must be an original work submitted by an IPSO candidate. To read more details including eligibility please visit the IPSO website.

IPA Video Award 2021 

General Public Award: “The Public Choice Award” 
Winner: University of Paris Nanterre and Société Psychanalytique de Paris
Nathalie de Kernier: Scriptwriter, Director and Producer (University of Paris Nanterre and Société Psychanalytique de Paris)
Mélanie Foucault: Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Costume Designer, Singing Teacher
Guillaume Jablonka: Actor (dancer and teacher of the Company Divertimenty)
Pierre and Alice Pailloncy: Child actors
Freya Hahn : Main voiceover
Vittorio Correale : Voiceover of his own poem composed for this film
Xavier Legat : Film Editor
The Resurgence of the Infantile in the Analytical Cure

IPA Jury Award: “The IPA Jury Best Overall Video” 
Winner: The Quince Collective
Jürgen List
Eugen Gerein
Lily Gramatikov
Gerd Baier
Ella Knorz

IPA Photo Competition 2021 Open

General Public Award: “The Public Choice Award” 
Winner: Edgar Mauricio Sánchez Muñoz, non-member, Mexico.
My first day of school

IPA Jury Award: “The IPA Jury Best Overall Photo” 
Winner: Ricardo Caldas Santana, non-member, Portugal.

Extraordinarily Meritorious Service to the IPA

2021 recipients:

Ricardo Bernardi
, Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association

Jonathan Shedler, American Psychoanalytic Association

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”

2021 recipient: Avner Bergstein, Israel Psychoanalytic Society 
Unknowability, complexity and the collapse to binary (un)thinking and 'isms'

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.

2021 recipient: Gloriani Landeros, Institute of the Mexican Assn for Psychoanalytic Practice, Training & Research
FIlicidio - Parricidio: ¿Dos lados de una misma moneda?

IPA in the Community Awards 2021

These awards are presented by the Officers

Tiresias Paper Award

2021 recipients:

Avgi Saketopoulou
, American Psychoanalytic Association and Ann Pellegrini, IPTAR Institute

A feminine boy: normative investments and reparative fantasy at the intersections of gender, race, and religion

Honorary mention
Paige Sweet,
(a non-Member from United States)

Mask Up: Identifying Anger in Gender Formations

Sien Rivera (a non-member)

From Battleground to Playground: A Winnicottian Reading of the Video Game Avatar as Transitional Phenomenon for the Queer, Transgender, and/or Gender Non-Conforming Patient