Spanish Psychoanalytical Society
93 members and 40 candidates
In 1950, three members -Pere Bofill, Pere Folch and Júlia Coromines- contacted the IPA and they began training in Paris and Geneva. They subsequently became members of the Swiss Society. This allowed them to begin the transmission of psychoanalysis to a new generation in Barcelona. They met other professionals from Madrid and Lisbon who were also interested in psychoanalysis and with whom they ended up founding the Lusitanian-Spanish Psychoanalytical Society, which was accepted by the IPA in 1959. Later, in 1966, the Portuguese colleagues formed a separate group that became the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society, remaining the Spanish Psychoanalytical Society with members from Barcelona and Madrid. In 1973, the members from Madrid decided to create their own group that years later become the Madrid Psychoanalytical Association.
In 1957, it was recognized as a Study Group.
In 1959, the IPA recognised the Lusitanian-Spanish Psychoanalytical Society which included analysts from Barcelona, Lisbon and Madrid.
After the Portuguese group split in 1966, it was renamed the Spanish Psychoanalytical Society, with analysts from Madrid and Barcelona.
When, in 1973, Madrid became independent and created its own group, the Barcelona group retained the name Spanish Psychoanalytical Society.
Eitingon Model Modify (3-5 sessions)
In 1971, the Institute of Psychoanalysis of Barcelona was founded in order to continue the training of psychoanalysts. In 1973, a group of members of SEP created a training school for psychotherapists called Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Institution (PPIP). Members and analysts-in-training of the Institute of Psychoanalysis of Barcelona began to collaborate with both, general as well as psychiatric hospitals.
In the last 30 years, our society has branched out to include a group of members and analysts-in-training in Andalusia.
The training program includes theoretical seminars on Freud, Klein and post-Klenian authors, Betty Josep, Steiner, Feldman, Bion, Winnicott, relational authors, psychoanalytic technique seminars, psychopathology, child analyst training seminars, baby observation, history of psychoanalysis.
Optional seminars of Ferenczi, Bowlby, Fonagy, Meltez, French authors and Self Psychology.
A candidate must supervise two cases of analysis under weekly supervision and their corresponding summaries.
Other structures within the Society
There are different commissions such as scientific, children, communication, clinical assistance and ethics
Free clinic / Councelling
There is a clinical service which offers low-cost treatments.
Contact: Mariona Verdaguer (administrative secretary)
Special scientific / clinical / outreach activites
We have two annual clinical meetings. One with members of the British Psychoanalytical Society, British Psychoanalytical Association and Madrid Psychoanalytical Association. Another meeting between our Society and the Madrid Psychoanalytical Association.
A biannual Iberian Psychoanalytical Meeting with the four groups of the Iberian Peninsula: Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society, Study Group Núcleo Portugués de Psicoanálisis, Madrid Psychoanalytical Association and Spanish Psychoanalytical Society.
The library has about 4500 volumes.
There are two magazines, one edited in catalan, Revista Catalana de Psicoanàlisi and another one edited in Spanish and published online, Temas de Psicoanálisis.
Cooperations with other Institutions, Universities, etc.
The SEP offers a master's degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Network in collaboration with the University of Barcelona.