The International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies is an organization that was created in 1962 in order to intensify scientific and personal contacts, as well as the exchange of opinions between psychoanalytic societies; and also with the purpose of promoting a free discussion of psychoanalytic theory and practice through joint publications, and sharing experiences and criteria on professional training.
The Centro Psicoanalítico de Madrid is a non-profit scientific association, whose sphere of influence extends throughout Spain. Since its foundation, in 1971, it has been conceived with a triple function: as an association of professionals, as a clinical center with psychoanalytic assistance and as a training center in psychoanalysis. The Centro Psicoanalítico de Madrid identifies itself with an open and integrating psychoanalytic orientation, without strictly ascribing to any particular school.
About the IFPS - Forum 2022
Psychoanalysis has evolved over more than 100 years to form a complex discipline, which includes very different proposals and leads to heterogeneous theoretical and clinical approaches. We could say that we are united by Freud's work, the starting point for our development, and an intense attention to the functioning of the unconscious and transference. It is certainly possible and necessary to deepen our knowledge of the different points of view, especially in a Federation as diverse as ours.
Sharing different visions can lead us to know and use concepts that enrich our clinical and theoretical work. It is not easy, but it is certainly necessary. What we do in this respect will have a powerful influence on the future of our work. Psychoanalysis remains today a profoundly necessary theory and practice for understanding the inner world of people and for dealing with human suffering. We hope that the Madrid meeting can be a further step along this difficult and exciting path.
Jesus College, Cambridge University
From a critical Marxism, she considers that the life of women is influenced by the economic production system, reproductive modalities, sexuality and the dynamics of socialization with children. She defends that socialism and feminism developed in parallel.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Professor of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment. Founder of the IARPP, the Spanish Section of the International Association for Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and of the Relational Psychotherapy Institute.
Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research
Darian Leader's ideas are more consistent, interesting, more humane and persuasive than the profit coercion of the madness industry. Instead of crude reasoning that leads to misleading or excessive treatment, he offers enlightenment and insight.
William Alanson White Institute, NY
He was one of the main originators of relational psychoanalysis, a new development in psychoanalysis which is in part a further development of interpersonal psychoanalysis and object relations theory. But he is now less closely identified with it.
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