The 26th Nordic Psychoanalytic Congress | Den 26. Nordiska Psykoanalytiska Kongressen


A child and adolescence psychoanalytic pre-congress

A child and adolescence psychoanalytic pre-congress will take place on Thursday, 9 August, in the congress hotel Radisson Blu Marina Palace.

The overall theme of the congress is Presence and Absence, and the theme of the pre-congress is Presence and Absence in Early Interaction.  In the pre-congress there will be room for four presentations and discussion.

Contact information:
Hanna Manninen
Child and adolescence psychoanalyst
Senior physician in child psychiatry
Child psychiatric unit
Turku university hospital
+358 40 7794574

Pre-congress on seminar teaching

Various questions related to psychoanalytic education have been discussed in different forums, e.g. EPF:s Forum on Education. Questions related to supervision and the evaluation of candidates have often been reflected upon. In this pre-congress we will go into a third aspect of psychoanalytic education, i.e., the pedagogy of seminar teaching.

The main aim of psychoanalytic training is to enable the candidate to become as good a psychoanalyst as possible. The training does not focus on the facilitation of abilities to teach trainees in psychoanalysis or psychotherapy. Pedagogical requirements for teaching psychoanalysis and psychotherapy may also be specific.

Through this pre-congress we offer a possibility to reflect on these questions, especially on the aim and method of seminar teaching. We have a few introductions, but the main stress will be on the discussions. Everyone is welcome, from candidates to training analysts.


13.00-13.20 Introduction. Henrik Enckell, Finland
13.20-14.45 What is the objective of the theoretical seminars? Implicit and explicit understanding of the aims of teaching in psychoanalytic training
Charlotta Björklind, Sweden
14.45-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.30 How to become a psychoanalyst? Reflections on the candidates´ experience of seminar teaching
Ann-Mari Rytöhonka, Finland
16.30-17.00 Concluding discussion: inferences and prospectives