Psychoanalysis in times of COVID 19. An interregional perspective





Facing the terrible pandemic of COVID-19 throughout the world, the IPA has decided to offer an extraordinary webinar with one experienced member of each region: Stefano Bolognini (Italy) Gilbert Kliman (USA) and Yunping Yang (China).

Virginia Ungar (Argentina), IPA President will introduce and moderate the discussion.

Join us to learn from our colleagues about their experiences as psychoanalysts working in isolation, having restricted face-to-face contact and dealing with an unexpected reality that challenges all of us. The IPA is aware of the importance of sharing experiences in the different parts of the world. We know that more than ever, members need to feel connected and have ways of listening to and supporting one another.

If you are unable to attend the live session but would like to receive a recording, please continue to register and a recording will automatically be emailed to you once the live session has ended. 

Virginia Ungar M.D - Training Analyst at the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association (APdeBA). She lives and practises in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She specialises in child and adolescent analysis, was the former Chair of the IPA’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis Committee (COCAP) and of the Committee for Integrated Training. She is currently the President of the International Psychoanalytic Association.






Gilbert Kliman, M.D - is a Child and Adult Psychoanalyst, Director of the non-profit Children’s Psychological Health Centre in San Francisco, California. He has 50 years of experience in psychological disaster response. He is the founder and former director of the nation’s largest situational crisis facility, the non-profit Centre for Preventive Psychiatry in White Plains, New York. Author of Psychological Emergencies of Childhood, he pioneered the concept of “psychological immunisation” by small doses of communication. He won the Dean Brockman Award for his Unifying New Theory of PTSD, the Anna Freud Award for his preschool research and service, and the Humanitarian Award of the American Psychoanalytic Assoc. Further information: www.childrenspsychological.org 



Stefano Bolognini - Doctor in medicine and Psychiatrist, training and supervising analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society, Stefano Bolognini is a Past-President of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and Past-President of the International Psychoanalytical Association (2013-2017). Honorary Member of the New York Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS) and of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS); from 2013, member of the Advisory Board of the International Psychoanalytic University of Berlin (IPU). Founder (2014) and current Chair (from 2016) of the IPA Inter-Regional Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (IRED). Bolognini has published 238 psychoanalytic papers in international books and reviews.His main scientific interests regard Psychoanalytic Empathy, Interpsychic Dimension, Institutional Organisations and Issues, Educational Process, Theory of Technique.



Professor Yunping Yang MD
- is a Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Beijing Anding Hospital, affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. She is an IPA direct member from mainland China, the past president of the IPA China Allied Centre and past president of the Psychoanalytical Committee of Mental Health Association of China.