Persisting Shadows of Early and Later Trauma
100 years International Psychoanalytical Association
50 years Sigmund Freud Institut
20 years IPA Research Conferences

Lange Schatten früher und später Traumatisierungen
100 Jahre Internationale Psychoanalytische Vereinigung
50 Jahre Sigmund-Freud-Institut
20 Jahre IPA Forschungskonferenzen

Friday, February 5 to Sunday, February 7, 2010

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Campus Westend, Nebengebäude
Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

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Dear Participants,
We are pleased to invite you to the Joseph Sandler Research Conference 2010 which takes place in Frankfurt/Main for the third time. Joseph Sandler initiated this conference – together with leading psychoanalytic clinicians and researchers. His aim was to build bridges between psychoanalysts who are working mainly in their private offices and those who are engaged in different forms of extra clinical psychoanalytic research in institutions. Joseph Sandler was President of the International Psychoanalytical Association, Freud Memorial Professor at University College London (UCL) and at Hebrew University Jerusalem. He was a senior scientist at the Sigmund-Freud-Institut in Frankfurt/Main between 1986 and 1990.

In 2010 the International Psychoanalytical Association will celebrate its 100th anniversary. It is a happy coincidence that at the same time the Research Conferences of the IPA are celebrating their 20th, the Sigmund-Freud-Institut its 50th anniversary. We will enjoy the opportunity of these joint anniversaries to continue and deepen the exchange among psychoanalytical researchers of the IPA and the Sigmund-Freud-Institut.

The conference is devoted to a central topic of contemporary psychoanalysis: Persisting Shadows of Early and Later Trauma. In survivor families of the Holocaust psychoanalysts first discovered the transgenerational transmission of extreme traumatizations. In the last decades clinical and empirical research has shown that the transmission of trauma also takes place in other groups of severely traumatized individuals. But only recently epigenetic researchers discovered that the psychologically described mechanisms of the transmission of trauma also have genetic correlates: extreme traumatizations may even change the gene structures of the individuals as will be discussed at this conference. We thus would like to intensify the interdisciplinary dialogue on this most relevant issues comparing the state of art of psychoanalytic trauma research with findings of empirical and epigenetic studies. We are pleased that prominent international speakers have accepted our invitation.

We are sure to offer a most interesting exchange for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists with their interdisciplinary scientific partners, as well as with other professionals and a broader public.

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber       Peter Fonagy

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The conference languages will be English and German.

Main lectures held in English and German will be available in respective language.

Der vollständige Besuch der Konferenz wird von der Landeskammer für Psychologische Psychotherapeutinnen und -therapeuten und Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychotherapeutinnen und -therapeuten Hessen mit 15 Fortbildungseinheiten anerkannt.

Hier finden Sie die
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der Sandler Conference 2010.


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Anmerkungen des Organisationskomitees

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