Main Lectures: exchange of ideas

The Conference will start in the morning with a Main Lecture:  exchange of ideas which will focus on two main papers on the Conference theme; this presentation will be followed by a discussion paper. Two  Main lectures 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. 


Dr. Jen-yu Chou

Dr. Jun Tong

Prof. Do-Un Jeong

Ms. Julie Meadows

Dr. Ken’ichiro Okano

Mrs Minne Dastur
  • Dr. Jen-yu Chou: "Taiwanese Oedipus: The Dynamics between Creativity and the Superego "
    Dr. Jen-Yu Chou, M.D., Ph.D. is currently the president of the Taiwan Study Group. First trained as a child psychiatrist, he worked with patients with psychotic or developmental disorders from 1992-2001, mainly at the Taipei City Psychiatric Center. He also received a Ph.D. degree in anthropology at the University of Washington and completed his psychoanalytic training at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He has a full-time private practice in Taipei since 2006.

  • Dr. Ken’ichiro Okano 1956  Japan Psychoanalytical Society. “Japanese Oedipus and the issue of Secretiveness”. Discussant: Clara Nemas, Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Society
    Born in Chiba, Japan; 1982 Graduated from Tokyo Univ. Med. School; 1989-1993 Trained at Menninger School of Psychiatry; 2000 Board Certified Psychiatrist in US; 2004-2014 Professor at International University of Health and Welfare, Tokyo; 2014 to date, Professor at Kyoto University, Graduate School.
  • Mrs. Minnie Dastur, Indian Psychoanalytical Society: “Negotiating the Oedipal conflict: Towards Potential space or Incarceration” 
    Mrs. Minnie Dastur is a Senior Training Analyst at the Mumbai Chapter of The Indian Psychoanalytic Society.  She is also a Child Psychotherapist and a member of the Tavistock Society of  Psychotherapists (Child and Adolescent). She is a member of the IPA China Committee and a member of the Programme Committee of the Asia-Pacific Conference in Taipei, May 2017.  She has presented several papers at the India/Australia/Israel Conferences and also given Keynote addresses at the China Psychoanalytic Conferences in Beijing and in Hefei.  She conducts the Continued Professional Development Programmes for the Mumbai Chapter and is Course Organizer of the Tavistock Modelled Course at the Psychoanalytic Therapy and Research Centre at Mumbai. 

  • Prof. Do-Un Jeong, Korean Study Group. “Oedipus Rex and the Story of Shim Chung: on Korean OedipusDiscussant: Michael Gundle, Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute
    Prof. Do-Un Jeong, MD, PhD, FAASM, FIPA is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the IPA’s Korean Study Group as well as a Professor of Psychiatry, Seoul National University, South Korea. In 1988, he became the first Korean student at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute, U.S.A.; in 2004, the first IPA Direct Member from Korea and the first Asian member of IPA’s Allied Centers Committee; and in 2006, an Active Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Prof. Jeong served as the founding President of the Korean Study Group for eight years following the four-year presidency of the Korean Guest Study Group of IPA. He is a member of the advisory committee for the IPA Asia-Pacific Conference in Taipei 2017 and a member of the IPA Committee on Psychoanalysis and the Mental Health Field.   Prof. Jeong is the author of about 200 scientific articles, two books on psychoanalysis, several book chapters, and newspaper columns. Internationally, he has been invited to lecture on psychoanalysis in Japan, China, and Taiwan.

  • Ms. Julie Meadows, Australian Psychoanalytical Society. “Oedipus and the analyst’s task
    Julie Meadows (BA Hons M.Psych MIPA) is a Training Psychoanalyst and the current President of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society. Her original qualification was a Bachelor of Asian Studies from the Australian National University. She trained and worked as a clinical child psychologist, family therapist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, before training as a psychoanalyst with the Australian Society. She now works in full-time private analytic practice in the Sydney city centre. She has presented papers at IPA Congresses in Berlin and Boston and at the India Israel Australia Conference in Mumbai. She is interested in finding ways to understand and speak to patients whose primitive mental states make them difficult to reach, as well as exploring how psychoanalytic ideas are conveyed to mental health clinicians who are new to the field.

  • Dr. Jun Tong, Psychotherapy Hospital, IPA China Committee. “Recovery from historical trauma in China: The impact of modernization and individuation on the Oedipus Complex”. Discussant: Rudi Vermote, Belgian Psychoanalytical Society 
    Dr Jun Tong, MD, L.L.M is a  Professor of  Psychiatry, Vice-President at the Wuhan Mental Health Center & Wuhan Hospital For Psychotherapy, Affiliated to Huazhong University of Science and Technology Tongji Medical College in China. She is a supervising psychotherapist at the Chinese Psychological Association. She has published many articles and some books in the field of mental health. She is a new analyst and a reviewer of Scientific Research Fund committee of IPA.