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  • Holger Himmighoffen (Switzerland)
    President


     

    He’s an analyst in training at the Freud-Institute Zurich (Swiss Society for Psychoanalysis). As psychiatrist, psychotherapist and candidate in psychoanalytical training one of his special interests is the connection between Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry. He is a senior resident at the Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich working with patients in different settings (patients in a psychotherapeutic day-clinic and in-patients with different mental disorders) and also works part-time in private practice in Zurich. He’s member of the research group for ‘Therapy and Process Research’ at the Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich. He’s also interested in the issues and problems of psychoanalytical training as these reflect the current environment in Science and Health Care Politics which takes a somewhat critical view of Psychoanalysis.









  • Leonardo Siqueira Araújo (BRAZIL)
    President Elect


     


    I am a candidate in training at the Minas Gerais Psychoanalytical Society (SPMG) in Brazil, and a psychologist working in private practice with Children, Adolescents and Adults. I have a huge interest in Metapsychology, having participating and coordinating a study group for the reading of Freud’s Project for a scientific psychology. I am also interested in the interface between psychoanalysis and culture, including politics and social issues. I have been a part of IPSO activities since the start of my training, including the Cross Regional Study Groups, Videoconferences, and local events in Brazil. I believe that the contact and exchanges among candidates are a central part of the psychoanalytical training, and that this should be encouraged and discussed.

     

     

     

     



















  • Nergis Güleç (TURKEY)
    Vice President for Europe 


     

    I think candidates with their fresh ideas, liveliness and openness to change and something new, are a vital part of psychoanalytical institutions, making  growth possible. To my mind, IPSO brings together candidates from all over the world, creating an environment where one can learn, socialize, share and develop together. It helps to be a part of a group when trying to face the challenges of our training and profession.  Social and professional relations that have emerged from Ipso, opens the way for further cooperation and contact even when one becomes a psychoanalyst . In our profession where we are alone in our consulting rooms, it is a “must” that we get together to share our experiences, learn from one another which will keep us alive, enriched and protect our own and our patients’ health. Of course even though we are physically alone with our patients in our consulting rooms, we always have the company of internalized voices; of our analyst(s), supervisers, colleagues, parents, etc. But this channel needs to be open and refueled all the time, so it is really impossible to think of psychoanalysis in isolation...
     I think IPSO makes it possible for us to meet with colleagues, helping us to expand our way of thinking, develop our ideas and formulate new questions… It also gives one the opportunity to see how much can be achieved when strenghts are joined together with a team spirit. This is why I would very much like to be a part of a team, which facilitates new encounters that stimulate, challenge our  thinking, and help us discover more about ourselves and our patients, about human relations, about psychoanalysis and about the world in general...  













  • Artur Sousa (Portugal)
    Vice President-Elect for Europe


     

    Clinical Psychologist, who was born, lives and works in Lisbon . Portugal. Actually and since 2000, works in a Psychiatric Adult Department of the Egas Moniz Hospital. His clinical experience was built by working in multidisciplinary community teams providing care to severe mental health patients and their families, in an Outpatient setting, Day care Units and Rehabilitation Programs. The contact with the NHS has been so far, an opportunity to grow between the real every day needs of the population and the difficult challenges they offer to the professionals who handle these matters. Over this period explored group therapy and concluded training in systemic family therapy, as a form of continuously be aware and in dialogue with different contexts. Since 1998 began his more personal dedication to the psychoanalytic thinking and since then, his enthusiasm and curiosity have been good allies to find within there, projects and ideas that lead to others.  As a candidate from the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society (Lisbon), where he completes his training, contacted with the IPSO events and representants and that seemed to be another occasion to work with creative minds and proposals. Being a candidate is a particularly rich time for learning with the experience and to establish strong and flexible foundations. Interested and touched by the Social, Cultural and Politic subjects, finds necessary to keep establishing links between Psychoanalysis and the contemporary world in order to reflect in the psychoanalytic  training the conditions and needs of new generations of analysts.



  • kathryn mccormick (USA)
    Vice President, North America


     


    She is a psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle, Washington, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a Masters in Public Health Candidate (MPH) at the University of Washington.  She is the Administrative Clinical Supervisor for the Behavioral Health-Mental Wellness - Child, Youth and Family Therapy Department on the Tulalip Indian Reservation, where she has worked for nearly 16 years.  Kathryn is bilingual in Spanish, and having lived and studied in Mexico during some of her formative years, she uses her fluency to further serve as a bridge between cultures.  She has clinical experience working with tribal communities including the Coastal Salish tribes, with native Spanish speakers, and those from Spanish speaking and other under-served communities.  Kathryn has done extensive clinical work in the areas of attachment, trauma, domestic violence, abuse, neglect, grief and loss, complex trauma, and intergenerational grief and loss.  Her specialty is At Risk Children, Adolescents, and Families.  She is a 6th year candidate at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (SPSI) in both the Child and Adolescent, and Adult Training Programs, has served as past Treasurer Elect of the Clinical and Academic Associates Organization (CAAO), and is a CAAO representative member of the Child Analytic Department at SPSI.
















  • Hanna Ratjen  (CANADA)
    Vice President-elect for North America


     


    I am a second year Candidate at the Canadian psychoanalytic society in Toronto. I immigrated to Canada 2005 from Germany after emigrating from Brazil 1967.
    IPSO is an organisation that has been created to represent us Candidates, to speak up on our behalf, ascertain that our training is fair, safe and meet the high standards of the IPA.
    I love controversy and debate. This is why I have been planning and organizing the IPA online debates and participated in the web editorial board as an IPSO representative. To develop my organisational skills I found excellent teachers in my daughters that built the foundation for my later ability to juggle many tasks at the same time.
    I would like to continue the work that has been done by previous IPSO members in fostering inclusion of the growing number of psychoanalytic societies and their Candidates under the umbrella of the IPA. It is important to become conscious and bring into the discussion the growing diversity of ethnicity, culture, gender identity and family structures of our patients as well as to continue a dialog how an ever growing psychoanalytic community facing a fast changing world can prepare the Candidates for this new challenge.

















  • isabel silveira (brazil)
    Vice President, Latin America


     

    She is a Psychologist specialized in clinical psychology and has her own private practice in Campinas - Brazil, where she sees kids, teenagers and adults. Besides the degree in Psychology she also has a degree in Acting at the University of Rio de Janeiro. She has always been very interested in the human being, its stories, affections, and cultures. She became a candidate of the Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society Institute in São Paulo in 2010 but before she studied Psychoanalysis for three years at Campinas Psychoanalytical Study Group. She worked on a research project of The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) that took place at the Psychiatric Institute of University of Campinas (UNICAMP). The focus of the project was people with high risk of suicide. The project helped prevent suicide and also provided care to patients with high levels of psychological distress. Now she is very interested in primitive mental states.

     

     















  • Giuliana Rivera (ARGENTINA)
    Vice President-elect for Latin America


     

    She studied Clinical Psychology at the University of Lima and after that She specialized in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Centro de Psicoterapia Psicoanalítica de Lima. Now a days she lived in Argentina and is a candidate in psychoanalytical training at Psychoanalytic Association Argentina (APA).
    Her previous experience has been focused on working with adolescents, adults and the treatment of addictions.
    She is very interested into research and psychoanalytic work with pregnant women and all psychological phenomena associated with their condition. She wants to work in the prevention and establishment of healthy in the ties between mothers and infant in order to ensure for them an optimal development.
    Additionally, She is interested in working in social projects. Therefore, She participated in free mental health campaigns as a psychoanalyst and She was enrolled in the program of Social Projection for people with low income.
    She thinks IPSO will allow her to speed up her development as a professional, as well as having the satisfaction of contributing to a collective goal. It is important to develop a network of skilled and qualified people who gather and share knowledge as well as to find common interests regarding lines of work and research.
    Finally, As a Peruvian who moved to Argentina for better professional development, She is committed to support those who want to take the same step, guiding them to achieve their own goals and to help them to integrate to the psychoanalytical society.









  • Davide Rosso (Italy)
    Treasurer


     


    Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Candidate at the III year of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society Married with 2 daughters
    Freelancer since 1995, plays only private activity in the office of Via Bonzanigo 11 in Turin, Italy.
    Clinical psychologist, specialist in Child Psychotherapy trained at the School of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Milan.
    Master biennial observation Infantile according Model Tavistock and Etno Infant Observation.
    He holds Psychoanalytical assessment course at the Centro Studi Martha Harris of Florence.
    Three-year graduate course in the Rorschach test.
    Consultant NODO Group where he also trained and for which offers its advice to local authorities, local health authorities and businesses.
    For some years now advises in ENGiM where he deals with orientation, training and training on Methodology Observational according Model Tavistock.
    He worked four years at the Department teenagers Regina Margherita Children's Hospital.
    E 'was an adjunct professor for the course Theories and techniques of observation of the Inter-School of Specialization.
    The supervisor at the therapeutic community Stubborn, The Engim and cooperative BEAR for Enterprise and Syn With EUR


















  • Marielle Kellermann Barbosa
    Editor


     

    She is an affiliate member and candidate  of the Brazilian Psychoanalysis Society of São Paulo since 2012. She is a Psychologist specialized in children clinical psychology by the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and has a private practice in Campinas - Brazil, where she sees children, teenagers and adults. She has always been interested in the written word - in language, literature and culture. Her major area of  interest is the crossover between psychoanalysis and internet, internal world and technology. She has some scientific papers and magazine’s articles written about it.


     














  • Karina Gutierrez (England) Adminstrative Secretary


     


    She provides secretarial support to IPSO and IPA, working on different projects including database maintenance, has also been involved in the organisation of IPA/IPSO Congresses in Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, Chicago, Mexico, Prague and Boston. Works closely with IPSO Editor mantaining website up to date.