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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