2017 IFPE Board of Directors
PRESIDENT Farrell Silverberg
SECRETARY Jay Swanson
TREASURER Manuel Marquez
Douglas F. Maxwell
Judith E. Vida
Arts and psychoanalysis
Manuel Marquez & Stuart Spence
Gender, Sexuality and Psychoanalysis
History of Psychoanalysis
Billy Brennan & Christina Griffin
Inclusiveness and Diversity
Oren Gozlan & Ruth Lijtmaer
Nominations and Elections
Psychoanalysis and Spirituality
Social Media Advisory
Douglas F. Maxwell
Social Responsibility and Ethics
Farrell Silverberg, Current President
Farrell Silverberg, Ph.D., N.C.Psy.A., joined IFPE in 2007. He has served on IFPE’s Board of Directors, on the Board of Trustees of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP), and has chaired Social Responsibility committees for both organizations. He co-chaired IFPE’s 2013 conference on “Transience and Permanence" (with Past President Judith Vida), was the chair of IFPE’s 2014 conference on “Necessary Fictions,” and, is again co-chairing (with Judith Vida) IFPE’s 2015 conference on “Vulnerability and Its Discontents” in Philadelphia. Reflecting IFPE’s openness to many viewpoints, Farrell brings an amalgam of orientations, and is a supervising and training psychoanalyst at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis (PSP). He has published in the United States, Europe and Asia, and is the first Westerner trained in Taopsychotherapy’s heart-to-heart approach. His writings include: The Tao of self psychology and Resonance and exchange in contemplative psychotherapy. Farrell co-authored research papers on psychoanalytic efficacy, authored a book distilling psychoanalysis into lay language, and translated works of António Coimbra de Matos (a 2012 IFPE Distinguished Educator from Portugal). The electronic "door" to his office is always open to communications from IFPE members. Email: IFPE President.
Please click on the link below to read full 2016 Presidential Address:
2012-2013 Judith E. Vida, M.D.
2008-2011 Douglas F. Maxwell, L.P., N.C.Psy.A
2007 David L. Downing, Psy.D.
2005-2006 Judith E. Vida M.D.
2003-2004 Harold B. Davis Ph.D.
2002 Gerald J. Gargiulo, M.A.
2000-2001 Michael Guy Thompson, Ph.D.
1998-1999 Patrick B. Kavanaugh, Ph.D.
1997 Gerald J. Gargiulo, M.A.
1996 Marvin Hyman, Ph.D.
1995 Stephen Friedlander, Ph.D.
1994 Marga Speicher, M.S.W., Ph.D.
1993 James Barron, Ph.D.