FOR COUPLE AND FAMILY PSYCHOANALYSIS
FOR COUPLE AND FAMILY PSYCHOANALYSIS
Anna Maria Nicolò
On March 12, 2023, I was elected president of our Association. I wish to thank everyone for the trust placed in me and hope I will live up to it. Many years have passed since the year 2000 in Naples, on occasion of the international congress “Which psychoanalysis for the family and the couple?”. Together with many colleagues and between them: Alberto Eiguer, Evelyn Granjon, Rosa Jaitin, Roberto e Ana Losso, Daniela Lucarelli , Diana Norsa ,Claude Pigott, David and Jill Scharff, Gemma Trapanese, we launched the idea of founding an international association that would bring together all interested couple and family psychoanalysts as well as psychoanalytic psychotherapists, in order to create a network between us and the associations we represented. This initiative was followed by others. In 2004, in Paris, another international meeting took place, “Family Metamorphoses”, with the participation of colleagues from Argentina, France, Italy, David and Jill Scharff from the United States. These two events created the conditions for the Montreal Congress to be held. in 2006. In particular the Montreal Congress celebrated the official foundation of the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis (AIPCF), to which we enthusiastically participated. On that occasion, Eiguer has been the first president and I personally founded and began directing the journal of our Association, whose first issues are in the archive. I am therefore particularly attached to the AIPCF and its scientific and organizational development.
The AIPCF now represents a focal point of reference in the panorama of couple and family psychoanalysis, and relative world-wide associations. The objective I intend to work towards is the creation of a space for the growth, diffusion and study of psychoanalysis with couples and families, which I believe to be a useful tool in the treatment of a wide range of neurotic and psychotic pathologies, useful for educational issues and for prevention in child and adolescent growth.
The research produced by this approach also represents a stimulus for openness and development for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists who work in the dyadic setting, highlighting the different levels of functioning of the mind-unconscious relationship.
A further important objective is the study and research in the field for growth on a technical and diagnostic level, and to improve the relationship with associations similar to ours in order to carry out common and in-depth projects.
This will only be possible if we all work together, collaborating at various levels and from various places in the world, where the AIPCF associations are located.
I am confident that we will continue this extraordinary experience together with passion and enthusiasm.
Anna Maria Nicolò
April 28-29, 2023
28-29 AVRIL 2023
The IACFP as an international scientific psychoanalytical association, committed to the universal ethical values of preservation of the Subject, of life, of the existence of human groups, of families and of social bonds, expresses its humanitarian solidarity with the traumatic situation of violence and suffering caused by wars.
From a historical point of view, the situation of war demands that we reflect on the return of state violence that the twentieth century has known, and on the impact of murderous ideologies, while the nuclear threat is resurfacing.
As Freud underlined, the civilizing process, capable of transmitting a symbolic order from one generation to the next, bears witness to the historical avatars of this transmission and shows its fragility.
How to guarantee the power of thought for the preservation of our capacity to fight and to find the resources that civilization employs, to thwart the destructive impulses of the death drive?
Interview of René Kaës realized by Fréderic Garcia, on the occasion of the 8th international congress of the International Association of Couple and the Family Psychoanalysis of in Lyon in 2018.
René KAËS, Professor Emeritus of Lyon 2 University, has created a new metapsychology of links, which opens to an extension of psychoanalysis in the intrapsychic, intersubjective and transubjective fields. His research on group and institutions and his contributions on unconscious alliances have deepened the understanding of transgenerational transmission.
Interview of Janine PUGET directed by Fréderic Garcia on the occasion of the 8th International Congress of the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis of in Lyon in 2018.
Janine PUGET, of French-Argentinean nationality, member of many prestigious associations, is one of the great international figures, founder of a new current in psychoanalysis of links, in the field of group, couple and family psychoanalysis . She is a pioneer of the psychoanalysis of the XXI century.
The Board suggest to create a Study Center to centralize all the scientific contributions of each member. This Study Center aims to the creation of working groups between its associates.
The working groups are constituted around a task that has be defined by their own members who have also to choose a speaker that will act as the group coordinator.
There are two types of working groups:
– Research Groups
– Reflection Groups