Memorial, André Haynal

It is with great sadness that we share the news on the passing away of Professor André Haynal, father of the Ferenczi Renaissance and honorary member of the ISFN.

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14th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference

The Clinical and the Political: Ferenczi in the Time of Trauma

May 13-16, 2021
Maksoud Plaza Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil

Pre-Conference Events

In preparation for the 14th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference, a series of pre-events are being held in Brazil until 2021.

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Video Library – 13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference

Ferenczi in Our Time – and – A Renaissance of Psychoanalysis

Selected presentations from May 3-6, 2018 in Florence, Italy.

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Our International Sándor Ferenczi Network developed out of 25 years of meetings, exchanges and discussions among a group of people who found the works of Sándor Ferenczi a source of profound inspiration.

We are not a professional organization. Most of us are practicing clinicians from diverse backgrounds and traditions, but there also general practitioners, historians, sociologists, philosophers, and humanists among us. We are an inclusive organization, and welcome all who are interested in an open dialogue and are willing to explore or develop further any of the many areas of knowledge, which belongs to the legacy of Ferenczi. We welcome as well membership applications of general practitioners who work along the lines developed by Ferenczi and Michael Balint, psychotherapists who integrate the body into the therapeutic process and all of those who work with traumatized people in various therapeutic settings. At the same time our main focus remains psychoanalysis but accepting the challenge that psychoanalysis has to adapt to our ever-changing society, the deep continuity in changes, and that our forum is enriched by diversity. We believe that the teachings of Ferenczi have the potential to reunite the dissecta membra of psychoanalysis, thus transforming the “Ferenczi Renaissance” into a Renaissance of psychoanalysis.

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