The 26th Nordic Psychoanalytic Congress | Den 26. Nordiska Psykoanalytiska Kongressen I 26. Pohjoismainen Psykoanalyyttinen kongressi


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


Pre-congress on Child and Adolescence Psychoalysis 

At the moment we live in a world where understanding and appreciation of psychoanalysis in general is more or less unstable.  This applies also to psychoanalysis with children and especially with adolescents. For this reason, it is extremely important to listen to psychoanalytic case descriptions and discuss them in detail.

In this pre-congress there will be case material presented from  a psychoanalytic treatment and it`s two phases. The patient is a young girl going to psychoanalysis four times a week.  In each session there will also be sufficiently time for discussion.


13.00-13.15 Hanna Manninen
13.15-14.45 Merja Kaleva, training psychoanalyst, child and adolescent psychoanalyst
Session I: Kate – evil girls in my mirror
14.45-15.15 Coffee
15.15-16.45 Merja Kaleva
Session II: Kate – three years later
16.45-17.00 Closing the day

Please note that the pre-congresses are intended for psychoanalysts only.