New Trends in Psychoanalysis in Times of Covid-19

Friday 26th June 2020


Continuing with the special IPA webinars in which we discuss topics related to the current time of COVID-19, we have invited three renowned IPA psychoanalysts - one from each region – to talk about their experiences and their thoughts on how they see the psychoanalytic clinic today and possible questions regarding the future of psychoanalysis.

The presenters will be José Carlos Calich from Brazil, Giovanni Foresti from Italy and Glen Gabbard from the USA.  The moderator will be Martina Burdet Dombald from Spain.  

Since its beginning, psychoanalysis has been undergoing theoretical-clinical transformations, in the face of subjective changes and the respective new demands that arise from them. We have all recently experienced very significant changes that both affect us and bring new questions. Therefore, the aim of this webinar is to think about what type of changes the analysts have experienced in patient sessions and in themselves. How do they imagine the future of the clinic and the developments to come? How can this change the way we train young candidates?

With their participation, we seek to promote a consistent debate on subjects that are increasingly important.

Moderator: Martina Burdet Dombald 
Psychoanalyst, Training Member of the Madrid Psychoanalytical Association (APM) and Full Member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), Member of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society (SPP). She has been part of the European Psychoanalysis Federation Board for the past four years. She is currently involved in different projects: remote analysis (in the EPF and part of the IPA Task Force; e-journal of psychoanalysis. She is part of the Sino European “Seminar on Basic psychoanalytical Concepts” (Beijing).
Author of several articles and she recently published  the book titled L@ve in the Internet Era. Do you love me or do you follow me? 

José Carlos Calich
Training analyst and Present President – The Porto Alegre Psychoanalytic Society. Professor of the New York University (NYU) - NYU-Postdoc – Psychoanalysis. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Jean Laplanche Foundation – Institut de France. Former Adjunct Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis 2013-2018.

Giovanni Foresti
MD and PhD, lives in Pavia (Italy). He is training and supervising analyst of the SPI (Italian Psychoanalytic Society) and the IPA, works in private practice as psychoanalyst, psychiatrist and organisational consultant. He teaches at the Milan Catholic University and at the SPI National Institute for Training. He served as co-chair for Europe of the Committee “Psychoanalysis and the Mental Health Field”, on the IPA Board as European Representative and is now chair of the IPA Application Society Committee. His interests are focused on clinical issues, institutional functioning and group dynamics.

Glen Gabbard
Glen Gabbard, MD is Training and Supervising Analyst at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He is the author or editor of 28 books and 360 papers. From 2001-2007, he was joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the first non-British editor. In 2000 he won the Sigourney Award for his contributions to psychoanalysis. His latest award is from Italy, where he is being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Sapienza University in Rome.