The 2019 Annual Conference of the EPF will be held from 11th to 14th of April 2019 in Madrid.

At our conference, we will devote ourselves to very different aspects of the relation between body and mind from a psychoanalytic point of view. Of course, one central issue will be the suffering in the body and expressed through the body, be it in form of a meaningful conversion or as psychosomatic pain, as skin affection or as psychotic disintegration of a coherent body image. We will also deal with the subjectively false body in transsexualism. Another aspect relates to the implications of organ transplantations. Of further importance are contemporary phenomena like the increase of body modification such as tattoos and piercings, signalling the wish for visible mind-body individuality, but also the disappearance of the body and of inter-corporeality in the virtual space of the internet.

Francisco de Goya
In contrast, psychoanalytic efficacy research has made a focus of attention the analyst’s body experience during sessions: awareness of one’s own body sensations can open a path to the analysand’s corporeally anchored remembrances, his embodied memories. Finally, we want to examine if analysts can profit from empirical research on artificial bodies, the mobile systems of robots, where we can study directly the changes in their neuronal networks generated by acting and inte!racting.


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Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel

Paseo de la Castellana 259-B

E-28046 Madrid


Online registration

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Social program

12-04  19h45   "Body and flamenco" at the Teatros Luchana - click here to get a short insight on Youtube:

Casino de Madrid
13-04  20h30   Dining and dancing at the Casino de Madrid

15 to 17 April  Post Convention Tour Segovia - Salamanca - Avila: Click here to see the details of this tour


Tourist information about Madrid

Madrid presented by our colleagues Daniel Diaz and Teresa Olmos:



History of Psychoanalysis in Spain

To know more about the the history of psychoanalysis in Spain the Madrid Psychoanalytical Association proposes the following text:

Brief history of the Madrid Psychoanalytical Association