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ABEPPS - Brazilian Association for the Study of Psychoanalytical Self Psychology - was founded in June, 2001, in Rio de Janeiro. It has been the result of the pioneer work of Paulo Sauberman, MD (Brazilian Society of Psychoanalysis from Rio de Janeiro) and Renato Barauna, MD (Psychoanalytic Society of Rio de Janeiro) in the study of Heinz Kohut's ideas in Portuguese language. Consisting mainly of professional psychologists, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, our core purpose was originally to study and divulge Self Psychology Theory in Brazil. Our theoretical focus has gradually enlarged, though, embracing other contemporary perspectives, such as the Intersubjective Systems Theory and Relational Psychoanalysis. ABEPPS academic activities include a number of Study Groups and a monthly scientific meeting.
The Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology is a collegial organization, founded in 1987, whose purpose is to provide a forum for the ongoing discussion, study and elaboration of self psychology. APSP is based in New York City. APSP offers a variety of opportunities for intellectual exchange. Presentations by major contributors to self psychology explore theoretical issues with clinical implications. Other relational perspectives are also presented with comparisons to self psychology. Members receive reduced fees for these programs. APSP also offers intimate programs at which members present to other members and their guests. Programs for members include "Original Papers," "Close Reading of Texts," and "Listening to Clinical Process" held in members' homes, which have generated a spirited atmosphere. There are no fees for the members series.
EAPSP is a professional association for self psychologically-oriented psychotherapists practicing in Australia. Their membership includes psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, art/music/dance therapists, and pastoral counsellors. Visit the EAPSP website for more information.
The Group d'étude sur l'intersubjectivité (GEI), founded in 2003 in Montreal, is the first formally organized French speaking association in Self Psychology worldwide. Its purpose is to provide an affiliative opportunity for psychotherapists interested in integrating an Intersubjective Self Psychology perspective in their work. To support our professional growth, we organize ongoing study and discussions of contemporary theoretical and clinical work in Self Psychology. We have a distinguished guest from IAPSP visiting and teaching each year. Our group has been growing up to a membership of 110 therapists. You can access more information on the group and our activities at:
IASP was established in 1994 to train professionals in Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique with an emphasis on Contemporary Self Psychology. The Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology offers a training program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
Our mission is to advance contemporary self and relational psychologies in an open, welcoming professional community where high standards of scholarship are supported by a respect for dialogue in the learning process. We also compare and contrast the newer, dynamic foci of self and relational therapies with the traditional models of psychoanalysis. We are proud of our vibrant, intellectual and professional community with over 200 members from diverse disciplines who participate in training, monthly study groups, and cutting edge professional programs led by invited, renowned health theorists and practitioners.
The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS) was founded in 1987 as an organization of psychoanalytic clinicians and scholars committed to a program that offers training to those candidates whose interest in psychoanalysis, in addition to clinical practice, includes psychoanalytic scholarship and the development of psychoanalytic theory and research. Hence there is equal emphasis throughout the program on the acquisition of clinical psychoanalytic competence and the pursuit of scholarship. Candidates will acquire a background that includes classical psychoanalytic theory, ego psychology, object relations theory, and relational theory. In addition, a distinctive emphasis of the curriculum focuses on contemporary self-psychology, intersubjective theory, as well as infant research and attachment theory. IPSS founding faculty include George Atwood, Beatrice Beebe, Bernard Brandchaft, James Fosshage, Frank Lachmann and Robert Stolorow.
The Instituto de Psicoterapia Relacional (IPR) is an organization, founded in 2006 in Spain as an evolution and transformation from others devoted to Interpersonal and Group Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy since 1975. We provide a forum for the ongoing discussion, study and elaboration of Contemporary Thinking and Practice of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Mainly Relational and Contemporary Self Psychology). IPR is based in Madrid (Spain) and has Associate Centers in Barcelona, Sevilla, Cáceres, Salamanca, Pamplona, Valencia, where we were developing a variety of opportunities through Training Programs, Lectures, Case Presentations and others. Last ten years we have had regular seminars on Ferenczi, Winnicott, Mitchell and Kohut's Thinking and many other contributors. Between our guests for Lectures and Seminars we have invited last years a number of distinguished professors as Robert D. Stolorow, Donna M. Orange, Joseph D. Lichtenberg, Frank L. Summers, James L. Fosshage, Shelley Doctors and many more. Members receive reduced fees for these programs. IPR sponsors an open-access e-journal (www.ceir.org.es) and a series of books on "Relational Thinking" (www.psicoterapiarelacional.es/publicaciones.aspx), now with 16 volumes.
The Israel Association for Self Psychology and the Study of Subjectivity was established with the aim of becoming a professional and organizational framework for the advancement and imparting of self psychology as founded by Heinz Kohut, and of the developments emanating from it in contemporary psychoanalysis.
The Japanese Forum of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology is an independent, professional study group for mental health workers and professionals who are interested in self psychology and other contemporary theories. We are affiliated with a psychoanalytic institute in the US, The Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology (TRISP). We arrange regular reading and discussion groups, as well as seminars on self psychology and related topics in Japan. For more information about us, please visit us at http://www.jfpsp.org/eng
The Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis seeks to offer a program for Candidates that will provide training, education and research in contemporary psychoanalysis. The program strives to capture the excitement, creativity and diversity of current activity in contemporary psychoanalysis.
The New York Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology is provisionally chartered by the New York State Department of Education and endorsed by Heinz Kohut's most intimate collaborators. The Institute was established to provide a thorough training in the theory and practice of Heinz Kohut and those theorists who have enhanced his work with contributions derived from experience-near empathic treatment stance such as the self and the selfobject constructs. Among the significant contributions to Kohut's original theory, and one being researched by the Institute's Study Group, is Crayton Rowe's discovery of the undifferentiated selfobject, a foundational construct that offers important theoretical and clinical understandings of the highly negative patients, fixated on an early first year of life level and failing to manifest in their treatment the unfolding of the later selfobject transferences.
Psychotherapy Institute serves as an umbrella organization, accommodating hundreds of psychotherapists. Completing their training in the Psychotherapy Institute, psychotherapists carry on treatment practices in their public or private institutions, or in the premises of the Psychotherapy Institute. Psychiatrists, medical doctors, psychologists, psychological consultants, counselors, social workers and psychiatric nurses serve in this structure interconnected in the form of a supervision tree.
Our therapists who receive psychotherapy training are mainly specialized in the disorders of the self, trauma related problems and all symptomatic traffic of neurotic structures.
The institute focuses therapeutically not only on the patient, patient's problems but also to the main issues underpinning these problems. For this reason it adapts not only a single therapy method but different methods and techniques together with an integrative approach. Psychotherapy studies continue basically within the scope of "integrative psychotherapy" as attack, individual, couple, nuclear family and traditional family therapy.
M.D. Ph.D. Tahir Ozakkas, President
Europe - Turkey - Kocaeli
The Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology Foundation - TRISP - is dedicated to providing intensive training to clinicians as well as educational programs to the public-at-large. Founded in 1987 as a not-for-profit educational corporation, TRISP was the first Self Psychological training institute in the country. Its tradition of fostering intellectual vitality in an empathic setting is built upon a theoretical foundation that comprises Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity Theory.
The Vienna Circle for Psychoanalysis and Self Psychology was founded in 1987 by Erwin Bartosch in the effort to support and advance contemporary psychoanalysis and to integrate Heinz Kohut's paradigm of Self Psychology into the training of psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. 1995 the Vienne Circle became the first state recognized training institute for Self Psychology in Europe. As a psychoanalytic training institute the Vienna Circle for Psychoanalysis and Self Psychology conceptualizes and provides psychoanalytic training for physicians, psychologists, social workers, educators and teachers to become psychotherapists and psychoanalysts offering treatment for children and adolescents or adults (or both). Furthermore, members of the Vienna Circle teach in the Master Studies Program at the University of Vienna in the Dpt. of Education in collaboration with the Austrian Association for Individual Psychology (A. Adler). In addition, the Vienna Circle cooperates with other institutions which provide mental health services - and members of the Vienna Circle work i.e. as supervisors and lecturers for physicians, counseling centers, local agencies supporting families with disabled newborns, and the training of personnel of correctional and a variety of educational facilities.
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