International New Groups
We would like to welcome you to the International New Groups (ING) site. Our aim is to inform IPA colleagues about the work of the ING Committee 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, Liaisons and Site Visit Committees, with new Study Groups and Provisional Societies in Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia. The ING Committee also works with the Latin American Institute (a joint venture with the Latin American Federation for Psychoanalysis - FEPAL
) the European Psychoanalytic Institute EPI
(a joint venture with the European Psychoanalytic Federation - EPF
), and the IPA China Committee
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.
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Cláudio 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
Rudi Vermote (Co-Chair for Allied Centres) Brussels
Giovanni Foresti (Co-Chair for Applicant Societies Committee) Pavia
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 above 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
Changes of Status January 2020
The International New Groups Committee are pleased to announce that during its meeting in January 2020, the IPA Board unanimously approved Interim Provisional Society status for both the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies of Panama and the Bulgarian Psychoanalytical Society. We would like to thank and congratulate the members and leaders of these Societies, as well as their Sponsoring Committees for their hard work. We look forward to continue working hand in hand with these groups.
London July 2019
During the IPA Congress in London the ING Committee held a meeting with all Sponsors, Liaisons and Site Visitors who were attending the Congress. The ING Committee feels it is extremely important to hold these meetings wherever possible to give the Committee members the opportunity to share experiences and ask questions related to the work they are carrying out on behalf of the IPA.
From left to right: Regina Coimbra, Catia Codornis,Serapio Marcano, Gleda Araújo, Ingo Foke, Harriet Basseches, Gabor Szönyi, Bernard Chervet, Joanne Beavis, Cláudio Laks Eizirik, Silvia Flechner, Rudi Vermote, Jasminka Suljagic, Roger Kennedy, and Randi Wirth.
The Chair, Cláudio Laks Eizirik, and the North American Co-Chair, Harriet I. Basseches, met individually with members of the Vermont Study Group, the Korean Study Group, the Taiwanese Study Group and Direct Members from China.
Members of the Korean Study Group and Allied Centre with the members of the ING Committee in London