Lebanese Association for the Development of Psychoanalysis
The Lebanese Association for the Development of Psychoanalysis (ALDeP) has been founded in 2009 with the aim of promoting psychoanalytic theory and practice, and organize the training of candidates.
12 members, 6 candidates
The Lebanese Association for the Development of Psychoanalysis (ALDeP) is the first society in the Arab world to be affiliated to the International Psychoanalytical Association and the European Psychoanalytical Federation as a Study Group on January 2010 and a Provisional Society since July 2021.
IPA Provisional Society since July 2021
Training model: French Model
Chair: André Beetschen
Based on the tri-partite concept of education: analysis, supervisions and a didactic theoretical element of courses and seminars.
Analysis, while a required component of the training process, is strictly outside the boundaries of the training.
The scientific activities of ALDeP consist of seminars, clinical workshops, conferences and meetings. Internal seminars are reserved for training psychoanalysts. Other seminars and clinical workshops are open to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists interested in psychoanalysis.
Other structures within the Society
Special scientific / clinical / outreach activites
Conferences and lectures oriented towards a wider audience are regularly held. Besides pure psychoanalytical topics, they generally deal with subjects from various fields such as literature and other cultural oriented themes. Moreover, and from a perspective of dialogue, ALDeP inaugurated, in 2016, debates with psychiatrists and therapists of non-analytical approaches.
Chair: Nayla De Coster
Contact: Maya Bou Khalil