Israel Psychoanalytic Society
The Israel Society was established in 1933 by Max Eitingon, and was recognized as a component society of the IPA.
The goals of the Society are the cultivation, development and dissemination of psychoanalysis and it serves as a center for training and educating analysts. The Society also deals with the application of psychoanalysis in related fields.
307 MEMBERS, 117 CANDIDATES
This society was founded by Max Eitingon, one of the famous seven students of Sigmund Freud, in 1934.
As well as being a component society of the IPA, it became a member of the European Federation of Psychoanalysis when this was formed.
Today, this is a thriving Society, which apart from training analysts, has many educational programs intended to spread psychoanalytic thinking among professionals.
Founded : 1933
IPA Component Society since: 1934
The training program includes:
1. A personal analysis - once the candidate begins to treat his/her first psychoanalytic case, a personal analysis with a Supervising and Training Analyst is required.
2. Theoretical and Clinical Courses
3. Clinical Psychoanalytic Practice – The candidate must treat at least three people, both male and female, in psychoanalysis. This must be under the supervision of three Supervising and Training Analysts.
4. Upon completion of the formal educational requirements as determined by the Training Committee, the candidate submits a written clinical case study describing one of the treatment cases. The written paper combines theoretical and clinical material.
5. The candidate makes a formal oral presentation under the aegis of the Institute. After the presentation by the candidate, the Training Committee informs the Committee of the Society that the candidate has completed the psychoanalytic training and can be admitted as an Associate Member of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society and of the International Psychoanalytical Association.
Other structures within the Society
The society has an educational center which is made up of various programs (teaching and training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy), courses and lectures intended to spread psychanalytic thinking for professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge in this area.
Special scientific / clinical / outreach activites
The society is involved in activities in the public sector providing supervision for mental health care professionals working in hospitals and public clinics.