13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference
Ferenczi in Our Time – and – A Renaissance of Psychoanalysis
May 3-6, 2018
Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Our forum for ISFN Members will include an evolving series of topics to provide a springboard for discussion, dialogue, and even debate!
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Membership can be acquired either through a Member Society or by becoming an Individual Member.
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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