IPAA Conference 2019 – Lexicon Theatre, Dun Laoghaire – 11th May: The Budapest School of Psychoanalysis – 6 PSI/IACP/ICP CPD Points

The IPAA 2019 conference will cover themes of the theory and practice of Ferenczi and the Budapest School including:

  • Innovations in therapeutic approach.
  • Counter-transference in the therapeutic relationship.
  • Regressive States.
  • A therapeutic model for treatment of Adult Survivors of Sexual abuse.
  • Balint Groups and Multi Disciplinary Team approaches in Health Service settings.

Conference Agenda

09.30 Registration
10.00 Welcome
10.05 President’s Address – A Budapest State of Mind – Fergal Brady
10.45 Dr Marcus Bowman – The Development and Consequences of Freud’s Seduction Theory
11.10 Coffee Break
11.30 Dr Arnold Rachmann – The Evil Genius of Psychoanalysis
13.00 Lunch
14.00 IPAA@The Movies – A special documentary on Ferenczi made as part of the ‘Major Figures of the 20th century series’ – Introduced by Dr Judith Mezaros
15.00 Dr Judit Mezaros – ‘Why Ferenczi Today?
15.20 Coffee & Animated Short: The Confusion of Tongues – Em Cooper (2018 Emmy Nominee).
15.40 Dr Arnold Rachman – ‘The Confusion of Tongues’
16.00 Panel Session – Chair: Ros Forlenza
16.20 Bringing Psychoanalysis To The NHS: The Balint Group – Christine Christie
17.00 Video presentation: Circumcision, Self-analysis and Countertransference by Robin Buick RHA.
17.45 Conference Close

The Budapest School of Psychoanalysis and the work of pioneering psychoanalyst Sandor Ferenczi have been enjoying something of a revival. For half a century much of the richness of this tradition was suppressed and neglected. These decades coincided with the political tumult and warfare of the 20th century.

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and with changes in the European political landscape, ideas that were hidden have come to the fore again. With this too has come the felt sense that some of the story of Ferenczi and the Budapest School has a familiar feeling to it; a return of something that was lost.

This conference brings some of the history and ideas of the Budapest tradition to a Dublin audience for the first time. We have two major figures in the Ferenczi revival here to present papers.

Arnold Wm. Rachman, PhD, FAGPA is a licensed psychologist, trained psychoanalyst, Member of the Board of Directors at the Sandor Ferenczi Center, The New School For Social Research, NYC, and Honorary Member at the Sandor Ferenczi Society, Budapest, Hungary.

Judit Mészáros, PhD is the president of the Ferenczi Society,
training analyst of the Hungarian Psychoanalytical association, board member of the International Ferenczi Network, as well as a psychoanalyst in private practice.

Fergal Brady, MA, President of the Irish Psycho-Analytical Association (IPAA) will host the event. Fergal works in private practice as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist principally in Dundalk but also in Dublin.

Register here