You can find the provisional Programme version here 




The Specificity of Psychoanalytic Treatment Through Inter-analytic Group Work will be running on two consecutive days Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd May. There will be one English speaking group. Those wishing to take part are expected to attend every clinical meeting including the introduction and final plenary. Full description available below in the programme.

On Wednesday 2nd May the Symposium titled Practice and Training of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy in Japan: History and Current Issues will be held under the auspices of JPA and a lecture by Dr. Jan Abram titled The fear of WOMAN/analysis: some thoughts on the  ‘fact of dependence’ is also planned for that evening.

The Conference will start on Thursday 3rd May with the Opening Ceremony followed by Keynote speakers which will focus on two main papers on the Conference theme; this presentation will be followed by a discussion paper. Two Keynote speakers are planned for each day and will be given by colleagues representing the six Societies, Study Groups and IPA training of the Asia-Pacific region. The discussants will represent each IPA Region. 

The afternoon Conference activities will include:

Panels with two/three presenters and a discussant, again with the emphasis on two/three voices dialogues between East and West.

Being together in Tokyo (BTT Groups) will offer a space for mutual exchange of impressions, observations and thoughts on the daily congress experiences, thus enabling a more personal acquaintance between the members of different Asian-Pacific psychoanalytic groups and IPA members from other regions.

Child workshop in dependency and loss

Small clinical discussion groups (SCG Groups) bringing together colleagues from different countries and cultures, allowing discussion about psychoanalytic work in different cultural contexts, sharing similarities and understanding differences to enrich our psychoanalytic understanding. 

Balint Group Workshop,  suitable for clinicians whether or not they have previous Balint experience. Participants are required to commit to attending the entire workshop, thus providing a continuity of experience for each other. All participants should be in clinical contact with patients and be willing to present a case.