Last activities


– November, 22-24, 2018 –
Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, APA
On Saturday 24 I was invited to present the book Contemporary Latin American Psychoanalysis Vol. 1 (edited by APA’s Editorial and Publications Committee, and by FEPAL and FEPAL’s PPL), with Dr. Claudia Borensztejn (APA’s President), el Dr. Abel Fainstein, Dr. Maria Cristina Fulco (FEPAL’s President); moderated by Dr. Fernando Martín Gómez and Lic. Jean Marc Tauszik.

On Saturday I was also invited to the Round Table “The Analytic Setting’s Vicissitudes” with Dr. Ruggero Levy, Dr. Claudia Borensztejn and Dr. María Cristina Fulco; moderated by Dr. Maria Zulema Areu Crespo.

Conference COWAP

– November 9 and 10, 2018, Los Ángeles  –
Virginia Ungar was one of the keynote speakers at the Conference of the Women and Psychoanalysis Committee of the IPA (COWAP) entitled “Psychic Survival in the Face of Misogyny: the Dialectic between the Internal & External Glass Ceiling”.

Within the framework of this conference she participated in the following activities:
– Presentation of the Conference in a Panel with Dana Calvo and Maureen Murphy
– Keynote Presentation “From the Glass Slippery to the Glass Ceiling”
– Closing Panel with Maureen Murphy and Adrienne Harris

32nd FEPAL Latin American Psychoanalytic Congress

– September 26th to 29th, 2018,  Lima, Perú –

32nd FEPAL Latin American Psychoanalytic Congress: “De-Constructions and Transformations”

On September 27th Dr. Virginia Ungar took part at the Opening Panel of the Didactic Congress: “Continuities and Changes in the three core ideas of the Tripod and Challenges.”

On September 28th she opened the panel “The Think Tank on the Future of Psychoanalysis and the IPA”. And participated in the Discussion Group “Changes in the technique with children and adolescents”.

Finally, on September 29th Dr. Ungar took part in the Discussion Group between OCAL and FEPAL Presidents.

I Biennial Symposium SBPSP

– August 24 and 25, 2018 – Sao Paulo
I Biennial Symposium of the Brazilian Psychoanalytical Society of Sao Paulo: “The Self and the Other”
Dr. Virginia Ungar was invited to speak at the Opening of the Symposium.

X Congress APU: "Helplessness"

– August 16th to 18th, 2018 –
X Congress of the Uruguayan Psychoanalytical Association (APU) in Montevideo: “Helplessness”
Dr. Virginia Ungar was invited to speak at the Opening of the Congress along with Susana García (APU’s President) and Clara Uriarte (APU’s Scientific Secretary). She also participated at the panels: “Psychoanalysis, pediatrics and social vulnerability” and “Clinical Psychoanalysis with Adolescents”, and at the workshop “Helplessness and physical pain”.


XI Argentine Psychoanalytical Congress CAP "Psychoanalytic Settings"

– May 24th, 25th and 26th 2018 –
Dr. Virginia Ungar was invited to participate in the Panel “The Feminine: Settings” (“Escenarios de lo femenino”) and in the Workshop “The Hospital is one of the Possible Settings to Develop Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis” (“El hospital es uno de los escenarios posibles del desarrollo del psicoanálisis de niños y adolescentes”), Córdoba, Argentina.

78th Congress of the French Language Speaking Analysts "Transformations and Psychic Achievements"

– May 10th 2018 –

PRESIDENT OF THE IPA (International Psychoanalytical Association), Dr. Virginia Ungar was invited to participate at the Opening and Closing Panels of the Congress with the Presidents Denys Ribas of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society, Anna Maria Nicolò of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society, and Giovanna Ambrosio of the Italian Psychoanalytical Association. Along with the Scientific Secretaries, Bernard Chervet and Marilia Aisenstein, and Françoise Coblence, the director of RPF.

Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry

– April 2018 –

Virginia Ungar, president of the International Psychoanalytical Association, has accepted an invitation from APSA – Asociación de Psiquiatras Argentinos to promote the importance of collaboration between mental health fields during a forum on Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry and a roundtable meeting on 20th April during their 33rd Congress on “El cuerpo en la Psiquiatría. De lo biológico a lo Social” in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Organized by: APSA, International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), Argentine Psychoanalytic Association (APA), Psychoanalytic Association of Buenos Aires (APdeBA), Lacanian Orientation School (EOL), World Psychoanalysis Association (AMP).
Sponsored by: Psychoanalysis Section in Psychiatry of the WPA.
Coordinators: Belaga, Guillermo – Onofrio, Graciela Beatriz.
Speakers: Ungar, Virginia – Harari, Angelina – Jarast, Gustavo – Cardenal, Mónica – Gorostiza, Leonardo – Borensztejn, Claudia Lucía – Barredo, Horacio.

Coordinator: Tenconi, Juan Cristóbal.
Speakers: Herrman, Helen – Ungar, Virginia – Harari, Angelina.



IPA Publications

– March 2018 –
Dr. Virginia Ungar, as president of the IPA, takes part and commented the publication of 7 new API titles representing the vanguard in contemporary psychoanalysis at the European Psychoanalytical Federation Conference in Warsaw.

APsaA - 2018 National Meeting

– February 14th, 2018 –
APsaA American Psychoanalytic Association – 2018 National Meeting:
Dr. Virginia Ungar takes part at the Discussion Group “Enriching Adult Analytic Work by Child Analytic Supervision, Training and Practice”, with Caroline Sehon, M.D. and Jill Savege Scharff, M.D.

Developments to the Eitingon Model: Virginia Ungar

– January 2018 – 
Dear Colleagues,
I wrote to you in August about the decision taken by the previous Board to “in principle permit a frequency of 3 to 5 sessions per week in the IPA’s Eitingon Model”.
I previously wrote to you that, at that moment, absolutely nothing had changed about the minimum standards acceptable under the IPA’s rules. I also promised that we would move forward in a spirit of sensitivity and transparency, seeking a solution which would seek to blend the differing needs and realities.
I am now writing to share the progress made at the Board Meeting held from 13 to 15 January in Costa Rica.
After several very open and frank conversations we have reached a decision which I am pleased to say was unanimously endorsed by the whole Board. The key elements are…



APA 75th Anniversary

– December 14th, 2017 –
Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association (APA) at the National Library.
In the picture: Alejandro Dagfal, Director of the Argentine Center of the History of Psychoanalysis, Psychology and Paychiatry; Andres Rascovski, APA and Claudia Borensztejn, President of the APA.

"Crucial Debates in Psychoanalysis"

– November 9th, 2017 –
Argentinian Psychoanalytic Association (APA).
Dr. Virginia Ungar takes part at the launch of the book “Crucial Debates in Psychoanalysis. Body-Oedipus-Sexuation”, compiled by Dr. Leticia Glocer Fiorini, Dr. Jorge Canteros, Lic. Laura Katz and Lic. Alejandra Vertzner de Marucco, at APA.

“Tribute to Madé Baranger”

– November 2017 –
Argentinian Psychoanalytic Association (APA).
“Tribute to Madé Baranger”.
Dr. Virginia Ungar takes part in the Panel: “Transmission of a master’s thinking”.

XLV Congreso de APA

– November 2017 –
Argentinian Psychoanalytic Association (APA).
LV Symposium – XLV APA Congress: “The psychoanalytic Field: Interventions and Outreach.”
Dr. Virginia Ungar takes part in the conversation with Deans of Psyschology Degree at degree: “Transmission of Psychoanalysis.”
This activity was carried out before the start of the Symposium within the University working day.

The future of Psychoanalysis and the future of the IPA

– November 1st to 4th 2017 –
Brazilian Psychoanalytic Federation (FEBRAPSI).
XXVI Brazilian Psychoanalytic Congress in Fortaleza.
Dr. Virginia Ungar at the Congress Closing Panel: “The future of Psychoanalysis and the future of the IPA”.

XXXIX Annual Symposium: Bernard Penot at APdeBA

– October 26th 2017 –
Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association (APdeBA).
Opening the XXXIX Annual Symposium: Bernard Penot at APdeBA.
Dr. Virginia Ungar comments on Dr. Penot’s paper “Love for the mother”.

Helsinki, Finland

– April 2017 –
Lecture for the Scientific Meeting and Seminars and supervision on Child Analysis at the Finnish Psychoanalytic Society.

Clase inaugural en el Instituto de la SBPPA

– March 2017 –
Virginia Ungar participó de la Clase inaugural en el Instituto de la Sociedad Brasilera de Psicoanalisis de Porto Alegre: “La formación en tiempos de cambio y dictó un seminario de discusión clinica.

APsaA National meeting, New York

–  January 17, 2017 –
Chair in the Discussion Group 11: “Enriching adult analytic work by child analytic supervision, training, and practice”.

"El Psicoanálisis interrogado: de las causas al devenir "

– October 20 2016 –
Presentación del libro “El Psicoanálisis interrogado: de las causas al devenir “ de Julio Moreno,  junto a Janine Puget y Ricardo Rodulfo. La presentación se llevó a cabo en la Asociación Psicoanalítica de Buenos Aires (APdeBA).

Premio Konex de Platino

– October 4 2016 –
Es una gran satisfacción compartir la noticia de haber recibido el premio Konex de Platino

XXXI Congreso Latinoamericano de Psicoanálisis: “Cuerpo”

–  September 14 – 17 2016 –
Congreso de la Federación Psicoanalítica de América Latina FEPAL. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Actividades en las que participó Virginia Ungar:
– Panel “Manifestaciones corporales de la adolescencia”, junto con Silvia Flechner y Roosvelt Cassorla, Sergio Lewkowicz, Julio Moreno y Álvaro Nin. Con la coordinación de Hilda Catz.
– Panel “Cuerpo y transformaciones en el niño y en el adulto: La propuesta de formación integrada”, junto a Kerry Novick, Victor Guerra, Mónica Santolalla, Jani Santamaría. Con la coordinación de Mónica Santolalla.
– Cierre del Congreso

Entrega de Premio Konex

– September 13 2016 –
Se realizó la entrega de los premios Konex en los cuales Virginia Ungar ha recibido el Premio Konex Diploma al Mérito junto a Abel Fainstein, Hugo Lerner, Ricardo Rodulfo y Juan Carlos Volnovich. Buenos aires, Argentina.



APU Congress

– August 6 2016 –
Closing panel of the APU (Asociación Psicoanalítica del Uruguay) IX Congress,  with Susana García and Luis Bibbó.

CAP X Congreso Argentino de Psicoanálisis

–  May 25, 26, 27, 28  2016 –
Panel de Clausura: El porvenir del Psicoanálisis, en el X Congreso Argentino de Psicoanálisis: Clínica psicoanalítica en su diversidad. Pulsión – Lazo social.

Premio Konex

–  May 06 2016 –
En un placer compartir la noticia de haber recibido el Premio Konex Diploma al Mérito junto a Abel Fainstein, Hugo Lerner, Ricardo Rodulfo y Juan Carlos Volnovich. Buenos aires, Argentina.

XXXI Congreso Argentino de Psiquiatría APSA

–  April 27, 28, 29, 30 2016 –
Disertante en el foro: ”A cien años de las lecciones Introductorias al Psicoanálisis de Sigmund Freud. Su actualidad y sus desafíos”. XXXI Congreso Argentino de Psiquiatría APSA. Psicoterapia en Psiquiatría. Teorías, técnicas y articulaciones en el equipo multidisciplinario. Mar del Plata, Argentina.

EPF 29th Annual Conference

– March 2016 –
Panel participant: “Authority of the Transference”. EPF 29th Annual Conference, Berlin.

Asociación Psicoanalítica de Madrid

– January 28 2016 –
Presenter, “From maternal/paternal function to parentality”. Tercer Encuentro de Psicoanalistas de Lengua Castellana, Asociación Psicoanalítica de Madrid, Madrid.

APSAA 2016 National Meeting, New York

–  January 12-17 2016 –
Presenter, Discussion group 11: Enriching adult analytic work by child analytic supervition, training and practice. Co- chair and presenter: Caroline Sehon, MD (Bethesda, MD), discussants: Jill Scharff, MD (Bethesda, MD) and Ted Jacobs, MD (New York, NY). APSAA 2016 National Meeting, New York.

APSAA 2016 National Meeting, New York

– January 12-17 20166 –
Presenter, Discussion group 63: Psychoanalysis with babies and toddlers:Interprtetation in Parent-Infant psychoanalytic therapy and child analysis. Chair and discussant: Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, MD, Ph.D. (New York, NY) Co-chair and discussant: Talia Hatzor, Ph.D.(New York, NY). APSAA 2016 National Meeting, New York.

LIII Simposium XLIII APA Congress

– November 13-14 2015 –
• Debate opener, Clinical workshop “Distintas intervenciones, distintos analistas, ¿distintas clínicas?”. LIII Simposium XLIII APA Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
• Discussant, Workshop Nº 34, “International Journal of Psychoanalysis en español: legado freudianmo para un psicoanálisis pluralista”. LIII Simposium XLIII APA Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
• Guest presenter, Workshop Nº42, “COLOQUIO PSICOANALÍTICO Y PRENSA Y DIFUSIÓN. El ámbito de conducción institucional, género: Poder y Autoridad” with Leticia Glocer de Fiorini. LIII Simposium XLIII APA Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

XXV Congresso Brasileiro de Psicanálise

– October 28-31 2015- 
• Presenter, “Novos recursos técnicos na clínica com crianças”. XXV Congresso Brasileiro de Psicanálise, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
• Discussant, clinical case. XXV Congresso Brasileiro de Psicanálise, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

49º API Congress, Boston

– July 24 2015 –
Presenter, “Análisis sin cambios: una aproximación contemporánea” [Analysis without changes: a contemporary aproximation] presented in the panel coordinated by Warren Poland, along Theodore Jacobs and Brian Robertson, 49º API Congress, Boston, EEUU.

49º API Congress, Boston

– July 24 2015 –
Presenter, keynote paper: “El oficio de analista y su caja de herramientas: la interpretación revisitada” [The job of the analyst and her toolbox: the revisited interpretation]. 49º API Congress, Boston, USA.

Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanálise de São Paulo

– June 26-27 2015 –
Guest presenter. Jornadas sobre la Interfase del Psicoanálisis de niños y adolescentes con el psicoanálisis vincular de familia y pareja. Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanálise de São Paulo, Brasil.

APdeBA celebrates the election of Virginia Ungar

– June 10 2015 –
APdeBA’s Board, on behalf of the membership of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytical Association (APdeBA) celebrates the election of Virginia Ungar as the President Elect of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA); a moment that has a particular meaning for our Association.



Results of the elections 2015 – 2017

Results of the elections for President-elect and vice president-elect for the term 2015 – 2017

The Ballot papers for the 2015 Elections were dispatched to all IPA Members on 4 March 2015. The deadline for receipt of ballot papers or to vote on line for this election was midnight GMT+1 on 31 May 2015. The results below were communicated to all candidates on 4 June.


Number of eligible voters: 12,632
Votes cast by post or fax: 171
Votes cast online: 3,381
Total number of votes cast: 3,552
Turnout: 28.1%
Number of votes found to be invalid: 448
Total number of valid votes to be counted: 3,104
UNGAR, Virginia (President-elect) and NICK, Sergio (Vice President-elect)  3,104Elected

European Psychoanalytical Federation

– March 28, 2015 –
Presenter: “Adolescence: the pain of belonging or not belonging,” at the Adolescence Forum of  the 28 the EPF Annual Conference, discussed by Anna Maria Nicoló and Alain Gibeault, Stockholm, Sweden.

Milan Center of Psychoanalysis

– March 24, 2015 –
Presenter: “Adolescence: the pain of belonging or not belonging,” at the Adolescence Forum of  the 28 the EPF Annual Conference, discussed by Anna Maria Nicoló and Alain Gibeault, Stockholm, Sweden.

Centro Psicoanalítico de Bologna

-March 23, 2015-
Lecture at the Bologna Psychoanalytic of Psychoanalysis: “Changes and Permanences in Psychoanalysis,” Bologna, Italy.

American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaa)

-January 14, 2015-
Presenter in Discussion Group 12 of the American Psychoanalytic Association Winter Meeting, “How analytical work with adults is enriched through the practice and supervision of child analysis,” with Caroline Sehon (Bethesda) and Jeanne Magagna (London).