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Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology

Division 39 Conference

Washington DC, USA

APRIL 3-6, 2024

"This year, Sex returns from beyond the divide, into our Division. We, the steering committee, are revisiting our field’s most radical disruptions–reckoning with infantile sexuality, Freud’s insistence on human “bisexuality,” the universality of “perversion,” and insights about the impossibility of sex and overdetermination of desire. Psychoanalysis forced a confrontation with the permeating force of sex in psychic life and of sexual violence in social life; sex, however, has largely moved to the periphery in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Sex has been sacrificed, severed from clinical theory, to make psychoanalysis less subversive, apolitical.

IPA Asia Pacific Conference

Sydney, Australia

MAY 2-4, 2024

"These are times of great turmoil across the globe as a consequence of natural as well as man-made catastrophes that have resulted in ongoing suffering, with weariness and a desire for better times. It therefore seems apt to have 'Suffering and Desire Across Cultures' as the theme for the 4th IPA Asia-Pacific Conference, which comes to Sydney, Australia in 2024."

A Psychoanalytic Approach to Smoking Cessation: The Cigarette as a Transitional Object


A Psychoanalytic Approach to Smoking Cessation: The Cigarette as a Transitional Object provides an accessible understanding to the unconscious motive behind smoking addiction using Winnicott’s concept of the transitional object.

The book is divided thematically into six parts. Fung Ko begins by outlining the conscious motives for smoking from a psychological perspective and looks at commercial research conducted by the tobacco industry, before using psychoanalytically informed cross-disciplinary literature to assess the unconscious motives for smoking.

IPA Asia Pacific Conference Dehli, 2023

JANUARY 4-6, 2023

This conference will be held in India, marking the culmination of the Indian Psychoanalytical Society’s centenary celebration. India, one of our most socially, culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse nations, is well acquainted with the provocations of difference. 

Psychoanalytic Perspective on Narcissism with a focus on Object Relations

AUGUST 17, 2022

The Department of Psychiatry at Universiti Malaysia will host its 5th Personality Disorder Workshop on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, focusing on the topic narcissism, from the perspective of object relations. The workshop will not be held online, but at UPM's Library Auditorium. KLPG members Tomasz Fortuna, Goh Lei Kheng, and Kazuo Hope will be the presenters. For more information, please contact Dr Chester Chong at for more details.

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Risk and Complexity

JUNE 28-AUGUST 16, 2022

This course will be held online from June 28 to August 16, 2022 and is organized by the Psychoanalysis Unit, Psychiatry Department, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Seminars will be held once a week on Tuesday evenings. This first of its kind in Malaysia as it will be of interest who are keen in developing understanding of psychoanalytic principles and their application to working with complex and challenging individuals. The course is for mental health care practitioners who wish to apply a model of the mind based on the understanding of unconscious processes to working with risk and complexity. Those complex dynamics tend to impact the treating clinicians, teams, and care systems. The trainer is 
Dr. Tomasz Fortuna, Visiting Professor, Universiti Putra Malaysia;
Consultant Psychoanalyst, Member of British Psychoanalytical Society. Contact Dr. Chester Chong Seng Choi at for questions regarding enrollment.

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