Many patients present severely problematic early histories – whether of apparent neglect, insensitivity or outright cruelty and abuse.
This can turn up in sessions with accounts of how analysts have become very unsure if psychoanalysis is the treatment of choice.
Pain seems to be around a lot in current discourse.
We think recognising and differentiating when and how one is in pain and when and how the patient is feeling pain, may be crucial if analysts are to seize any opportunity there may be to transform pain into change.Vienna is an easy city to visit with good cafes and restaurants and many excellent museum. Our meeting place is very central and at walking distance from: City Centre, Stephans Dome, Imperial Castle: , so please apply early.Presenters have to be arranged well ahead for these workshops and so we wish to incentivise those registering early.Registration is normally restricted to members of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and some invited guests and candidates.If you are a candidate or not a member of the IPA please contact one of the moderators or email The meeting will mainly consist of moderated small group clinical workshops discussing a presenter's method of doing psychoanalysis in one case (usually through two sessions) in depth.