IPECF - 1st Psychoanalytic International Encounter on Couple and Family
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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 1st Psychoanalytic International Encounter on Couple and Family organized by the IACFP, EFPP and COFAP (IPA).
The International Encounter is born from the initiative of these three major institutions meeting for the first time, with the aim of opening new lines of reflection on the Clinic and Training, in the field of the family and couple, by addressing all psychoanalytic currents existing today.


Organizing Committee
María Eugenia Cid – Rosa Jaitín – Elizabeth Palacios
Secretary: Cristina Calarasanu

The first day will address the clinical work and will allow us to listen to the different perspectives that may or may not be thought in the analysis of the couple and family therapy material that will be presented by each of the organizing institutions. But we will also have the opportunity to discuss the different workframes that regulate professional practices, according to the socio-cultural contexts in which they take place. Thus, we will have the opportunity to listen to colleagues from all continents and regions: the Americas (South, Central and North); Northern and Southern Europe; East and West; Asia Pacific and Africa.

The second day will address the training and will highlight the orientations in psychoanalytic practice (Freudian, post-Freudian, European, North American and Latin American currents). Today, in the clinical practices of couple and family, new perspectives open up in training.

– Is individual psychoanalysis sufficient for the training of family and couple therapists, and can it be limited to the study of authors who have only investigated the intrapsychic?
– What are the basic theoretical elements and what kind of clinical experiences are necessary in the training, for the vivid understanding of the different levels of analysis?
– What are the ways to sharpen the ear in listening to the couple and the family?
– What are the epistemological assumptions that underlie the different lines of training?

We will try to trace them in order to find where we agree and where we disagree.

Cristina Călărăşanu (IACFP-EFPP)

Dear colleagues,

We have immense pleasure to invite you to participate in a meeting like no other. You may have participated in other online congresses on family and couple psychoanalysis, but surely in none of them, you have had the opportunity to have three organizing institutions that are specifically dedicated to the theme of the call.

These three institutions bring together all family and couple psychoanalysts worldwide. An unparalleled novelty.

The International Association of Family and Couple Psychoanalysis (AIPCF), together with the European Federationof Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP), which has a section dedicated to families and couples and the Couple and Family Psychoanalysis Committee (COFAP) of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), have joined forces to bring together professionals from different institutions in the world context who are dedicated to this area of clinical intervention.

Two are the axes on which the interventions will be based:
The plurality of clinical dialogue and a topic on which we usually do not work among professionals, that of the different models of training of couple and family therapists in the world.
We cannot leave aside a fundamental and very topical issue that affects us all at this moment, the social crises that we are facing and especially the war.

We look forward to seeing all of you who wish to participate, and we are sure you will enjoy the meeting.

Local time in Spain:

Reference time programming in Europe, CET.

Friday April 28, 2023

Plurality of Clinical Dialogue

15:00  – 15:15

María Eugenia Cid (EFPP)

Rosa Jaitín (AIPCF)

Elizabeth Palacios (IPA-COFAP)

15:15  – 16:15

Humanity and War
Rosa Jaitín (AIPCF)

16:15  – 16:35

María Inés Assunção Fernandes
Carles Pérez–Testor

A Family Clinical Case
Eliane Cotrim (Brazil)

16:35  – 16:50

Pierre Benghozi (France)
Cristina Calarasanu (Romania)

16:50  – 17:20

Small Groups

17:20  – 17:50
17:50  – 18:10

Timothy Keogh
Leora Benioff

A Couple Clinical Case
Nikos Stathopoulos (Greece)

18:10  – 18:25

Mónica Vorchheimer (Argentina)
Ezequiel Jarosvlavky (Argentina)

18:25  – 18:55

Small Groups


Saturday April 29, 2023

Training Perspectives

15:00  – 16:00

Free discussion with the public about the first day of the congress

Kamala Melik-Akhnazarova
Cristina Calarasanu

16:00  – 17:00
Round Table

Different training models and their Theoretical-Clinical basis

Daniela Lucarelli
Minnie Dastur

 First Round Table
– Silvia Resnizky (Argentina)Flavia Strauch (Brazil)
– Michael Stasch (Germany)
– Rosa Jaitín & Philippe André Robert (France)

17:00  – 17:15
17:15  – 18:15
Round Table

Irma Morosini
Carles Pérez-Testor

Second Round Table
– David Scharff & Jill Scharff (USA)
– Anna Nicolo (Italy)
– Mary Morgan (UK)

18:15  – 19:00

Free discussion with the public


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