IPA 51st Congress London 2019: Presenter, Chair

The International Psychoanalytical Association‘s flagship event will take place July 24-27 at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London. The theme of this year’s Congress is “The Feminine.”

From the IPA:

Psychoanalytic theory and practice both have a part to play in addressing the question of ‘the feminine’. Our goal for this Congress is to focus on issues that affect the everyday life and experiences of both women and men …

New family configurations and sexual and gender diversity have challenged established standards of sexual binarism and have invited new questions about femininity and masculinity …

We have therefore had to revisit many concepts whose relevance for clinical practice is unquestionable …

Within this framework, the IPA takes up the challenge of updating and rethinking classical psychoanalytic views on the feminine and their repercussions in psychoanalysis.

JULY 26, 2019
5:15 p.m – 7:15 p.m.

  • Hayman Award and Hayman Prize

Chair: Nilde Franch, Ira Brenner
Presenters: Nannette Auerhahn, Dany Khouri

July 27, 2019
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • Remembering Dori Laub who taught us how to listen to the Holocaust and terrors in the mind

Dori Laub’s psychoanalytic thinking about mass trauma presents a unique style of eliciting the human being behind the narratives of survival. An international panel honors and remembers him. His work on psychic despair opens paths for psychoanalytic work with all extreme psychic helplessness, including our own. We invite audience participation. We have all been deeply reached by Dori Laub, a child Holocaust survivor, who was dedicated to comprehend what happens in our minds and in our connections with others when the most awful traumas take place. He taught us all how to listen, how to try to stay alive when we are unsure it is possible with our traumatized patients and ourselves. We cannot imagine making contact with the Holocaust and all overwhelming psychic pain without feeling accompanied by Dori Laub; and, we miss him. We will all be brief to give audience members opportunity to participate in remembering Dori Laub and his work.

Chair: Nancy Goodman 
Presenters: Rosemary Balsam, Ilany Kogan, Ira Brenner, Werner Bohleber, Arlene Kramer Richards 

Full Programme here.

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Presenter: Spring CME Meeting

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Spring CME Meeting – “After the Shock…”
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida

Saturday | April 14, 2018
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
“Intergenerational Transmission Of Trauma”
Presenter: Ira Brenner, MD: Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College and the Psychoanalytic Institute

About the conference:

Both patients and doctors are dealing with the aftermath of various traumas at an individual, family, and societal level. Working towards recovery and enhancing resiliency is paramount. The Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS) Spring CME Meeting “After the Shock… Treating Trauma” is devoted to providing the latest understanding of etiology, multi-modal treatments, and resources for trauma-related disorders. Join us for an expert slate of speakers and a variety of topics related to this theme.

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Presenter


Saturday, February 24, 2018
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson University
130 S 9th St,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

“Historical and contemporary studies of trauma demonstrate that complex trauma can be transmitted intergenerationally. In order to provide effective treatment, clinicians need to understand how to recognize the intergenerational transmission of trauma and the mechanisms of transmission.”

Sponsored by The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia (PCOP)

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Recipient: PA Psychiatric Society 2017 Presidential Award

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The 12th Annual Akhtar-Brenner Lecture on Psychoanalysis at Thomas Jefferson University

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The 12th Annual Akhtar-Brenner Lecture on Psychoanalysis, presented by Michael Vergare MD, was held at Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, PA on October 25, 2017.

The esteemed speaker was Jerome Blackman, MD with a talk entitled, “Psychoanalytically-Enhanced Mental Status Assessment.”

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IPA Buenos Aires 2017 Congress: Award

Dr. Ira BrennerFor his work “The Last Witness: Learning About Life and Death from Aging Survivors,” Dr. Brenner was presented with the Elise M. Hayman Award for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide at the International Psychoanalytic Association’s 50th Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

See a full list of award winners and a video snapshot of the conference.

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Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy Annual Conference 2017

RC PSYCHFaculty of Medical Psychotherapy Annual Conference 2017
April 5-7, 2017
Royal College of Psychiatrists, London

Trauma, Dissociation and Psychosis
An open conference for Medical Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists

Thursday, April 6

  • Plenary Session: “Dissociation and DID -Working with trauma and dissociation”
  • Workshop: “A proposed continuum of dissociative disorders”

See the full schedule of events — Programme

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