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Korean Institute for Psychoanalysis (KIPSA) - Interim Provisional

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Seoul 110-872
Korea, Republic of
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The Korean Institute for Psychoanalysis (KIPSA) is an Interim Provisional society the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA).

On May 6 1980, Sigmund Freud's birthday, the Korean Association of Psychoanalysis (KAPA) was established under the name of "The Seoul Research Group for Psychoanalysis." Doo- young Cho, Seung-whan O, Eyoung Kim, Dong-Su Han, Hyun-Woo Kim, and Jin-Wook Sohn were the group's original participants. Ik-Keun Hwang and Heuy Rhee joined the group somewhat later.

Based on the historical fact that the first psychoanalytic meetings were held at Freud's home every Wednesday, back in 1902, we also held our meetings to study psychoanalysis every Wednesday. In retrospect, it was a feeble attempt to start psychoanalysis in Korea. However, with the dedicated efforts of all its members, the KAPA has grown continuously over the last 29 years, in terms of its quality and quantity.

The KAPA has continuously cooperated with the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), which was founded by Sigmund Freud, and many members of the KAPA have attended the IPA Congress regularly. As a result, the KAPA was accepted by the IPA as its first Guest Study Group, at the IPA Congress in Buenos Aires in 1991.

KAPA is based in Seoul, Republic of Korea (South Korea).

For further information please visit the Association's own website shown above.

Full NamePosition in SocietyIPA MembershipBegin Date
Dr. med. Jaehak YuPresidentMember1/1/2021145426
Dr. Psych. Myong-Whan ChoiSecretaryMember11/9/2005146253
Dr. Jeong-Il KuTreasurerMember9/7/2021154923
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Dr. Kil-Joon Ahn  English,Korean146235
Dr. Nam-Hyeon Cho  English,Korean143172
Jong Bae Choi  English,Korean146265
Dr. Psych. Myong-Whan Choi Training AnalystEnglish,Korean146253
Dr. Sun Kyoung Choi  English157730
Dr. Sun Ju Chung  English,Korean149531
Dr. Tak Yoo Hong  English,Korean139490
Dr. Hongsuk Jang  English,Korean154914
Hyeun Sook Kang  English,Korean154917
MD Kichul Kim  English,Korean154934
Dr. Mee-Kyung Kim  English,Korean104212
Dr. Jung In Ko  English,Korean155144
Jae-Woo Koo  Korean,English159427
Dr. Jeong-Il Ku  English,Korean154923
Dr. In-Soo Lee  English155146
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Moo-Suk Lee  English139481
Dr. Wangku Luke Rho Training AnalystEnglish155164
Dr. Jeoung-Whan Ryu  English,Korean154924
Dr. Jooyoun Song  English,Korean154930
Dr. Yu Mi Sung  English,Korean159433