22nd Joseph Sandler Psychoanalytic Research Conference 2022

In search of change: Psychoanalytic process and outcome


Friday, September 23rd - Sunday, September 25th, 2022

Oslo, Norway



Friday, September 23rd

12.30-1.00 pm Registration

1.00 - 1.15 Welcome: Siri Gullestad, Chair, IPA Research Committee

                  Bjørn Lau, Head of Department of Psychology, University of Oslo


1.15 - 2.30 John Clarkin (New York): Trajectory of change in psychotherapy: The individual and the group.

Discussant: Stephan Hau

Chair: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber


2:30 – 3.00 Coffee Break


3.00 - 4.15 Mary Hepworth (formerly Mary Target) (London) Strength in diversity? Experiences in using quantitative and qualitative methods, to assess outcomes and processes in child psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Discussant: Cecilie Hillestad Hoff

Chair: Siri Gullestad

4.15 - 5.30 Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber (Frankfurt am Main):

" Spider threads were all around him”. Why high-frequency psychoanalysis could be an indication for severe developmental blockages in "emerging adulthood“. Clinical Research from the MODE study.

Discussant: Tamara Fischmann

Chair: Rogerio Lerner


5.30 – 6.30 Refreshments


6.30 - 7.45 Mark Solms (Capetown): What is the Mechanism of Change in the Talking Cure?

Discussant: Siri Gullestad

Chair: Erik Stänicke


Saturday, September 24th


9.00 - 10.15 am Hanne Strømme (Oslo) & Stephan Hau (Stockholm): Learning to deal with the transference – therapists change in training

Discussant: Ida Stange Bernhardt

Chair: Andrea Rodriguez Quiroga


10.15 - 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.00 Werner Bohleber (Frankfurt am Main): Self-agency and self-reflection – Explorations of two neglected concepts” 

Discussant: Erik Stänicke

Chair: Stephan Hau


12.00 - 2.00 pm Lunch Break & Poster Session


2.00 – 3:15 Rogerio Lerner (São Paolo): Psychoanalytic treatment with mothers and siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders

Discussant: Mette Hvalstad/ Tonya Madsen

Chair: John Clarkin


3:15-3:45 Coffee Break

3.45 - 6.00 pm Parallel panels


Panel 1: Flight, Human rights Violations and forced exile. Psychoanalytic reflections on recent research (Sverre Varvin, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Gertraud Schlesinger-Kipp)

Panel 2: Possible contributions of the 3-LM Model for training ((Andrea Rodriguez Quiroga, Margaret Ann Hanly, Mette Hvalstad)

Panel 3: Investigation of dreams (coding of changes in dreams): Psychoanalysis and neuroscience in dialogue (Tamara Fischmann)

Panel 5: Panel for RTP-fellows


6:00 pm Reception

Sunday September 25th

9.00 - 10.15 am Line Stänicke (Oslo): The self and self-harm - towards a more nuanced understanding of self-harm in adolescence

 Discussant: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

 Chair: Sverre Varvin

10.15 - 11.30: Clara Schejtman (Buenos Aires): The mutual dialogue between research and clinical work in early infancy 

Discussant: Alexandra Harrison

Chair: Mette Hvalstad


11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break


12.00 - 13.15 Stephan Döring (Vienna): Diagnosis of Personality Organization – Towards the Evaluation of Severity and Change

Discussant: Steinar Lorenzten

Chair: Mary Hepworth


13.15 - 13.45 pm Final Panel


Venue: Department of psychology, University of Oslo



All registrations, cancellations, alterations: Email to Anne Kullebund, post@psykoanalyse.no

Please give your name, email address and affiliation (e.g. university, society). Payment will count as registration.


Conference Fees

The conference fee includes lunch, refreshments and reception on Saturday

Registration until 10th June 2022       Registration after 10th June 2022


Standard Ticket          250 €  (NOK 2.500,-)             300 €

Student fee        60 €  (NOK 600,-)                            100 €

Candidates in psycho-

therapeutic training    200 €  (NOK 2.000,-)                         250 €

Day Ticket      100 €  (NOK 1.000,-)                         150 €


Please supply a copy of a document confirming student status.

If applying for a candidate/fellow ticket please provide evidence of your institute

Cancellation until 1/8/22: 100% refund

Cancellation from 01/8/22 to 1/9/22: 50% refund

Cancellation after 1/9/22: no refund


Banking Information

Nordea Bank, Box 1166 Sentrum, 0107 Oslo, Norway

Kontonr. 6039.05.89207

IBAN NO1960390589207



We have made some reservations at three different Thon Hotels in Oslo with a special

conference discount:

Thon Hotel Gyldenløve (close to the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Institute)

Thon Hotel Bristol (city center)

Thon Hotel Ullevål (closer to the university)


Please use this link for all three hotels: Thon Hotel Bristol | Thon Hotels

Booking, payment and cancellation at your own expence. We will hold the rooms until the June 10th.