Webinar on New Technologies and Psychoanalysis

The IPA’s first webinar took place on 23 November 2016, on the theme of new communication technologies and psychoanalysis. Quickly, but sometimes inadvertently, new communication technologies are becoming part of all aspects of our lives. Psychoanalytic treatments are not exempt from this trend. The internet and smartphone apps are influencing psychoanalysis in several ways and this trend is likely to continue growing. 

This webinar, with guest speaker Dr Andrés Roussos, Director of the Team for Research in Clinical Psychology (EIPSI) at the Universidad de Belgrano in Argentina, focused on: 

- Theories that support the use of new technologies for treatments

- State of the art of new technologies for treatments

- Ethical implications


The webinar was met with much enthusiasm, with all places quickly taken, and a waiting list put in place. There were 41 participants from all over the world: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The participants asked many questions and the interchange was extremely productive, with a wide range of interesting comments. 

Andrea Rodriguez Quiroga de Pereira and Silvia Wajnbuch(IUSAM). Technical assistance was provided by Joaquin Asiain. The team thanks IPA and IUSAM for their support. Following the success of this project, they will organize more webinars next year.

 the video of the webinar



Featured Speaker: Dr. Andrés Roussos Doctor in Psychology at the Universidad de Belgrano. He has received specialized research training at the Psychotherapy Department of the Ulm University (Germany), and has completed post-doctoral research studies at the Glass Institute of the Adelphi University (United States), and at CONICET (National Board of Scientific Research), Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina). He has served as a professor at universities in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. He is currently Director of the Team for Research in Clinical Psychology (EIPSI) at the Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina) and is an independent researcher at CONICET (Argentina). He is a member of the Research Chapter of the Sociedad Argentina de Psicoanálisis, the International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO) and the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) of which he has been President of its Latin American Chapter (2010-2013).