International Psychoanalytic Association
The International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) is a global community of professionals working within the field of Psychoanalysis. The IPA is the world’s primary accrediting and regulatory body for the profession and exists to ensure the continued vigour and development of Psychoanalysis. Founded by Sigmund Freud in 1910, the Association is now home to a growing membership of over 12,000 analysts from more than 65 countries.
As a membership organisation, the IPA is led by its members and provides a wide range of activities and services for their benefit.
In July 2017, at the IPA’s 51st Congress, I was honoured to be elected as the first female President of the Association. Together with my Vice-President, Sergio Nick, I am responsible for ensuring that the IPA achieves its mission. In order to do so, myself and Sergio Nick have outlined five major areas that we want to deliver progress in during our time in office. These are: 1)the IPA’s connection with, and presence in the community; 2) the role of Child Psychoanalysis in analytic training; 3) the creation of new groups; 4) the role of analysts in training; and 5) communication, both between the IPA and constituent organisations, and between the IPA and its membership. I outlined each of these key aims in more detail during my closing speech at the 2017 Congress which you can read here.
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ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS, INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION (IPA)
2017 | IPA President.
2009 – Present | Latin American Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. JPA.
2011 – 2015 | Chair, Integrated Training Committee, International Psychoanalytic Association.
2009 – 2015 | Consultant, IPA Committee of Psychoanalysis of Children and Adolescents (COCAP).
2009 – 2013 | Member, Clinical Observation and Testing Committee.
2009 – 2011 | Member, Membership of the IPA for Child Only Trained Analysts Ad-Hoc Committee.
2007 – 2009 | Board Representative on the IPA Executive Committee.
2007 – 2009 | IPA Board Representative for Latin America. Reelected up until July 2009.
2005 a 2009 | Chair, IPA Committee of Psychoanalysis of Children and Adolescents (COCAP).
2005 – 2007 | Member, Membership Requirements Board Working Group.
2005 – 2007 | Member, IPA-IPSO Relations Working Group.
2003 | Member, Program Committee, 43rd IPAC. Toronto.
2000 – 2005 | Co-Chair for Latin America, IPA Committee of Psychoanalysis of Children and Adolescents (COCAP).
1997 – 2001| Member, Committee of Psychoanalysis of Children and Adolescents (COCAP), representative for Argentina.
1997 | Chair, Local Organizing Committee, IPA Scientific Symposium, Buenos Aires.
IPA PRIZE ADMINISTRATION
2012 and 2014 | Tyson Prize, Supereader.
2010 | FEPAL Prize.
2007 and 2009 | The Hayman Prize for Published Work on Children Traumatised by the Holocaust.