IPA in the Community Awards 

The IPA is delighted to announce that it has today launched a new category of awards which serve to recognise the important work of psychoanalysts within the community.

The IPA in the Community Awards will be presented to the most effective projects that support the work of the IPA in the Community macro-areas: IPA in Education, IPA and Humanitarian Organisations, IPA in Health, Violence, Psychoanalysis and Law, and IPA in Culture. 

Through these awards, the IPA aims to raise awareness of the work of its members who are expanding the reach of psychanalysis by working outside of the consulting room and helping people that otherwise may not have access to psychoanalytic treatment. 

Prizes will be presented to projects in each of the six IPA in the Community macro-areas; US $1,000 will be awarded to the best project in each category and US $500 will be awarded to the runner-up in each category. Additionally, a special “President’s Award” of US $5,000 will be presented to the best project across the entire IPA in the Community Area. 

Speaking of the awards, President of the IPA, Virginia Ungar, said: “We believe that it is of vital importance to broaden the scope of psychoanalysis so that we can fully develop its potential and ensure its continued vigour. With this in mind, our Administration created a new structure of committees under the umbrella of IPA in the Community. Through this new structure of committees, we aim to increase the presence of IPA psychoanalysis within the wider community. 

“These new awards will help us to recognise and celebrate the diverse range of projects that are already being developed and led by our members and candidates that contribute to this aim. We also hope that the projects highlighted through the IPA in the Community Awards, will help to inspire our membership to expand their work outside of the consulting room.”

The winners of the IPA in the Community Awards will be presented with their prize at the IPA’s International Congress in London next year. 

Members and candidates that wish to enter their project for consideration in the awards can do so by submitting an overview of their project and its successes - in any of the IPA’s official languages - using the online application form. Further information about these new awards, including eligibility criteria and entry guidelines can be found here

The deadline for entries is Thursday 31st January 2019.