Psychoanalytic Training Today Award

The Psychoanalytic Training Today Award was initiated in 2002 by the IPA Education Committee to recognize the best submitted paper on the study and development of psychoanalytic training models.

2023 Winner

In 2023 the IPA Education Committee presented the award to  Zelig Libermann, a member of the Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society for his paper Concluding the analytic training: a dialogue experience.

Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst. Training Analyst of Porto Alegre Psychoanalytic Society (SPPA) and professor at its Institute of Psychoanalysis, as well as President of SPPA (2018-2019) and Director of the Institute (2020-2021). He is the author of several articles and book chapters on psychoanalysis, addressing topics as memory, après-coup, narcissism, death drive, and André Green’s work. 

Honorary Mention

Justin Richardson, American Psychoanalytic Association 
Paper: Beyond Progression Devising a new training model for Candidate assessment 

Justin Richardson, MD is a clinical and academic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with a longstanding interest in sexual development, self-esteem regulation, and parenting. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Richardson is Director of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. 

 Zelig Libermann

Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society



Past Winners


Luiz Mabilde, Porto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society

Confidences and inconfidences in psycho-analytical supervision as a convergence of the three models of training


Ane Marlise Port Rodrigues, Brazilian Psychoanalytical Society of Porto Alegre (SBPPA)

Libertad y singularidad en la transmisión del psicoanálisis - interminable desafio In English : The freedom and the singularity in the psychoanalytic transmission – an endless challenge


Hilit Brodsky-Arel, Israel Psychoanalytic

 Supervision Triangles

Cecilia Rodríguez Plasencia, Guadalajara Psychoanalytic Association

El falso self analítico



Rubén Zukerfeld & Raquel Zonis Zukerfeld, Argentine Psychoanalytic Society

El Problema del autor en la formación psicoanalitica: procustianismo, plualismo riguroso e iconoclastia respetuosa



Rosella Sandri, (a non-member from Belgium)

Runner-up Mira Erlich-Ginor, Israel Psychoanalytic Society



Beatriz de Leon de Bernardi, Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association
Jutta Kahl-Popp ( a non-member from Germany)



Deborah L. Cabaniss, American Psychoanalytic Association
Clara M. Lopez Moreno, ( a non-member )



Deborah L Cabaniss, American Psychoanalytic Association and Ellen Rees, American Psychoanalytic Association



Jaqueline Amati Mehler, Italian Psychoanalytical Association
R. Horacio Etchegoyen, Argentine Psychoanalytic Association
Otto Kernberg, American Psychoanalytic Association