13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference

Ferenczi in Our Time – and – A Renaissance of Psychoanalysis

May 3-6, 2018
Florence, Italy

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Ferenczi in Firenze

Summer Course July 3-14, 2017

A program of seminars and workshops in preparation of the next International Sándor Ferenczi Conference, Florence May 3-6, 2018.

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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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13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference

A main responsibility of our Network is to guarantee a continuation of the important tradition of the International Sándor Ferenczi Conferences, a tradition that has been going on for 25 years and which is the pulsing heart of our enterprise. The next conference, FERENCZI IN OUR TIME AND A RENAISSANCE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS, will be held in Florence, May 3-6, 2018. The call for papers will be launched in January 2017. The conference is open to participants from diverse backgrounds and traditions, and we hope for a large turnout. In preparation for this event a Summer Course is organized at the same venue of the conference (FERENCZI IN FIRENZE, July 3-14, 2017).

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