Welcome to the IPA Blog

A space for the IPA to maintain a commentary on social, cultural and political issues from a psychoanalytic perspective. Our contributors write on a range of topics including contemporary issues, health and social policy, scientific developments, culture and art. If you would like to write for the IPA Blog, please view our editorial guidelines by clicking here.

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Our Blog archive:


My IPA - Abel Fainstein

6 April


My IPA - Serapio Marcano

23 February 
In Spanish


My IPA - Adriana Prengler

20th January
A key element of the current Administration’s strategy is to retain and improve the vitality and unity of IPA membership. Here, Adriana Prengler, Vice-President of the IPA, talks about her own experience of being an active member and how it has benefited her personally and professionally.


Guest Contributions

Non-members are welcome to send through their blogs. 

Busting Sigourney Award Myths

13 June
Unsure if your work is eligible for The Sigourney Award-2022? Over the years recipients, nominees, and supporters have asked questions about The Sigourney Award, the prize that honors outstanding psychoanalytic work worldwide. Our hope is to dispel any misunderstandings about Mary Sigourney's intent for The Sigourney Award. Read on to dispel common misunderstandings about the prize.