IFPE’s 30th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference 


University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

October 17 – 19, 2019

Joshua Levy, Ph.D.
Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award 

Bandy X. Lee, M.D.
Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educator

Laura Cameron, Ph.D.
Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educator

Watershed by John Gross

Watershed by John Gross

Psychoanalysis has always been interested in borders. We explore the space between consciousness and unconsciousness; the self and other; id, ego, and superego; phantasy and reality; psyche and soma; inside and outside; the individual, the family and the collective. We recognize both the salutary aspects of borders as when we talk about separation and individuation and the more threatening ones as in cases of traumatic violation. The consultation room can be thought of as another border where questions of boundaries and crossing of lines are played out.

In this conference we invite you to use a broad psychoanalytic lens through multiple registers, including the office space, body, geography, media, politics and art.

As IFPE crosses the border, and returns to beautiful Toronto, we hope to see you this Fall!

Conference program, registration, and Hotel room block will be available in July!


Presenters Registration:
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