Registration fees for the Congress
|Individuel Adhérent||280,00 €|
|Individuel Non Adhérent||300,00 €|
|Trois personnes||600,00 €|
|Formation Continue||450,00 €|
Clinical work with couples and families comes up against issues relating to History (social, cultural and political) and individual histories. The conference will reflect on ways that technique varies according to clinicians’ theoretical and cultural influences. Clinical technique can emphasize historical reconstruction, or there can be a greater emphasis on the ‘here and now’ as an elucidation of the history as lived out in the present.
We will examine the nature of trauma transmitted intergenerationally, and the unconscious phantasies that inform the multiple narratives of the family romance. Traumatic experience is often carried silently within the couple and family links, sometimes escaping conscious understanding and expressed behaviourally rather than voiced in relation to the other or others. Transformation within couples and families depends upon the construction of a new and meaningful, historical understanding, rather than the discovery of a correct or actual biographical history. The intersubjective space between the couple and the analytic therapist affords a therapeutic opportunity for novel cultural forms to be borne and discovered within the intimacy of the couple and family.
The analyst’s internal stance should enable him/her to avoid developing a defensive linear understanding, and support the elaboration of a new history that integrates the couple and family’s past with their present and future.
The distress within couples and families can partially be understood as arising from a resistance to sustain a position of negative capability, so germane to their ultimate growth, creativity, and evolution.
The 2018 IACFP Congress will invite clinical contributions that employ psychoanalytic observation and an in-‐depth study of transference and countertransference, and that give us the opportunity to study the convergences and divergences of contemporary psychoanalytic technique with couples and families.
Read also the arguments
History in the world
- The History of the Family in the course of History (social, cultural and political)
- The place of the family in the History of the psychoanalytic movement
- The impact of History on family and couple relationships and links
- The place of belief in families and couples
- The effects of globalisation on couple and family relationships and links
The therapeutic process in family and couple psychoanalysis
- The narrative of the family history
- The couple’s history as fiction
- The junction of temporal dimensions: past, present and future
- Migrant families and transmission: therapeutic work
- Loss and trauma in clinical work with couples and families
- New forms of parental set ups: blended families, same sex parenting, adoption
The work of the analyst: technical differences
- The “superimposed worlds” of the analyst, the family and the couple
- The different ways of listening of analysts during couple and family sessions
- Interpretation in couple and family psychoanalysis
- Research methods in couple and family psychoanalysis
Work Programme of the 2018 Congress IACFP
The congress structure will consist of plenary sessions, round tables and discussion groups.
Each day, a person will be responsible for the “timing” of the day to be strictly respected for each of the speakers
1. Multilingual Plenary Sessions
The plenary sessions 2 (of 26/07), 5 and 6 (of 28/07) will have a duration of 1:30.
The plenary sessions 1, 3, 4 (26-27-28 / 08) will have a duration of 2H15 because the conferences will be preceded by a time dedicated to the opening of the Congress (the 26/07) and a time dedicated to the restitution of conclusions found in the discussion groups (27 and 28/07).
Three 20-minute lectures followed by three 10-minute talks will take place during the five plenary sessions of the congress. There will be three rapporteurs per plenary and a President.
Plenary 1 will have two conferences and two rapporteurs
Plenary 2 will have two conferences and one rapporteur
That is to say, 36 speakers in the 6 multilingual plenary sessions, with simultaneous translation all day long.
2. Bilingual round tables
There will be 11 bilingual round tables per day, with two speakers, two rapporteurs and a President.
All lectures will be read in one of the three official languages of IACFP. The version in the other language will be projected on screen. During the discussion, we will benefit from the help of a translator.
The duration of each round table will be 90 minutes. Each speaker will have 45 minutes, including 15 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of discussion per intervention.
The complete work, which will be projected on the screen, will be 2500 words.
Conferences will be held in small rooms (with an audience of 15 to 25 people).
That is 195 speakers in total for the 33 round tables.
3. Multilingual newsgroups
The ten discussion groups will take place on Thursday 27/07 and Friday 28/07 from 14:30 to 15:45. Participants must register in advance and will not be allowed to change multilingual groups.
Two group coordinators will regulate the work of each group; they will state the instructions of work and will guarantee the setting. One of them will be responsible for summarizing the content and the dynamics of the exchanges.
The purpose of these groups will be to create a discussion in order to bring up the issues raised by morning plenary sessions and roundtables.
The general coordinator and the team of animators will meet in post-group to gather all the emerging dynamic and thematic conclusions of each group. This summary will be returned to plenary the next morning.
During the last plenary session, the team of animators will act as observers.
All the conclusions will be published on our site, after the conference and will be accessible to all participants.