Portuguese Nucleus of Psychoanalysis
The Portuguese Nucleus of Psychoanalysis is a Study Group of IPA since October 2010.
Six full members, four of which with training functions. Seven candidates
NPP was founded by four psychoanalysts following a crisis at the Portuguese Psychoanalytic Society that engendered a splitting. The aim of the Study Group is the training of psychoanalysts within a high level standard and rigorous ethical conditions, following the Eitingon training model.
It was founded on the 20th of October 2010 and recognized by the IPA as a Study Group.
Eitingon training model
A candidate for training is required to be in analysis (4 sessions/week) with a psychoanalyst recognized by NPP at least one year prior to starting the seminars at the Institute and all along the training process until being accepted as psychoanalyst. To follow two cases (4 sessions/week each) in a psychoanalytic process for at least two years under supervision. To participate in theoretical and clinical seminars during a four year program and go on attending other proposed seminars in a continuous training base.
The program includes clinical seminars, seminars around the Work of Freud, Abraham, Ferenczi, Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, Bion, Rosenfeld, Betty Joseph, John Steiner, Winnicott, Andre Green, Jean Laplanche, Etchegoyen, Baranger, José Bleger, Eugênio Gaddini,, Joseph Sandler, Amati-Mahler, Jorge Canestri, Gregorio Kohon and others focusing in Theoretical and clinical issues. Clinical seminars with presentation of cases under analysis by the candidates are held regularly.
There is a Project to start the year 2023/2024 a seminar on the Observation of Babies and also another project regarding the Psychoanalysis of Children.
Free clinic / Councelling
The Social Clinic aims at providing consultation and guidance regarding the indication for psychoanalysis or other therapeutic treatment. Provide psychoanalytic treatment under special conditions of low fees.
Special scientific / clinical / outreach activites
The BPS participates in a collaboration with the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society, in a Summer University Psychoanalysis week in Amsterdam during the first week of July: https://psychoanalysesummer.nl/
Cooperations with other Institutions, Universities, etc.
The NPP meets regularly every two or three years with other psychoanalytic institutions in the Iberian Peninsula: The Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society, The Madrid Psychoanalytic Association, and the Spanish Psychoanalytical Society.