IPA Communications Committee

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Clinical Discussion Groups are gatherings for the discussion of clinical material brought by participants and moderated by accomplished psychoanalysts. The group will convene once a month for four months, with each meeting lasting one and a half hours (90 minutes). Each group will consist of 10 to 15 participants, exclusively IPA members or candidates. At the end of the activity, a document will be compiled with the group's conclusions on theory, technique, or any new thoughts that may have arisen. This document may be submitted for presentation at the next IPA congress or uploaded to the Knowledge Hub on the IPA website.

Mandatory conditions regarding the protection of sensitive data:
a) Have a signed informed consent from the patient to be presented.
b) Conduct virtual meetings on encrypted platforms, such as Zoom or Meet.
c) Recording meetings will not be permitted.
d) Uphold the confidentiality agreement accepted by group participants at registration.

Silvia Wajnbuch, Chair Communications Committee
Mónica Bomba, Coordinator Clinical Discussion Groups


Gleda Brandao C. M. de Araujo 
Language: Portuguese
Participants: 15 maximum
Time: Every 3rd Wednesday (20/3, 17/4, 15/5, 19/6) from 8:00 to 9:30 pm (Brasilia time – GMT-3)

Psicóloga e psicanalista, Membro efetivo da SPMS e SPRJ. Analista com função didática no Instituto de Psicanálise da SPMS. Presidente da SPMS (2006 – 2010) e (2023-2026). Presidente da Federaçao Brasileira de Psicanálise (2011-2013). Coordenadora Científica da FEPAL (2016-2018). Representante da América Latina no Board da IPA (2019-2021 e 2021-2023). Representante da América Latina no Comitê Executivo da IPA (2021-2023)

Carine Minne
Language: English

Participants: 10 to 15
Time: Fridays (15/3, 19/4, 10/5, 7/6) from 4:00 to 5:30 pm (UK time – GMT)

Carine Minne chairs the IPA Violence Committee in the Community and World. She is a psychoanalyst with the BPAS and Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy at Broadmoor Hospital and Portman Clinic (NHS, Public Health Service, UK). She is Editor-in-Chief of the IJFP (International Journal of Forensic Psychotherapy). Carine was President of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy until May 2022. In her work, she brings together the disciplines of forensic psychiatry and psychoanalysis to work directly with offender patients in different settings, and indirectly, via teaching, training, and lecturing to professionals from various disciplines, nationally and internationally.

Anna Maria Nicoló
Language: Italian

Participants: 15 maximum
Time: Wednesdays (13/3, 17/4, 15/5, 12/6) from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Central European Time – GMT+1)

Child neuropsychiatrist, training analyst and past president of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI), expert of children and adolescents psychoanalysis, psychotherapist of couples and families. Member (and past chair) of the Committee of the Forum for the Psychoanalysis of Adolescents of EPF. Scientific director of the journal Interazioni. 2011/2015 Euro Representative on the IPA Board.

Virginia Ungar
Language: Spanish

Participants: 15 maximum
Time: Fridays (15/3, 19/4, 17/5, 21/6) from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (Buenos Aires time – GMT-3)

Médica psicoanalista, miembro titular con función didáctica de la Asociación Psicoanalítica de Buenos Aires (APDEBA). Especialista en psicoanálisis de niños y adolescentes, ex coordinadora del Comité de Psicoanálisis de Niños y Adolescentes de API y del Comité para una formación Integrada de API. Recibió el Premio Konex de Platino en Psicoanálisis 2016 y el Sigourney Award en 2023. Fue Presidenta de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Internacional en el período 2017-2021