First year of our conference is aimed at creating a space for psychoanalytic exploration of worries of „the strange“ and „the strangers“ in the clinical situation, but also invites experts from humanities into a dialogue and rethinking these phenomena in different contexts.
Thus, we would like to continue in Fenichel’s tradition of open and critial discussions of various psychoanalytic topics. Fenichel was open-minded person, he was assigned to a Freudian psychoanalytic tradition and his free approach welcomed also psychoanalysts and non-psychoanalysts who thought differently.
Otto Fenichel played an important role in establishing psychoanalytic group in Prague. However, his impact goes far beyond Mid-European context: Fenichel became one of the most eminent figure of the international psychoanalysis. His wide ranging interests covered psychoanalytic theory and development of treatment technique but he also focused on overlaps of psychoanalysis and outer social reality (also topical in current Czech Republic). He coupled his psychoanalytic identity with political commitment.
The announced conference is meant to explore systematically Fenichel’s complex heritage for the Czech and international psychoanalysis. It is planned to be the first meeting in Prague: we would like to dedicate our meetings to Fenichel’s legacy regularly every 2-3 years.Conference is organised especially for clinicians, psychoanalysts and psychodynamically oriented psychotherapists, but also for other researchers and students from various related disciplins are warmly welcome.
This conference is supported by grant from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
PSYCHIC CHANGE Individual – Institutions – Society 20. – 22. 10.2017
The book brings the printed form of contributions of the psychoanalysts, philosophers, historians and politologists, which were presented at the Fenichel’s Prague Conference 2015 organized by the Czech Psychoanalytic Society.
Information about speakers are now available on the page PROGRAMME, in the section Speakers. After clicking on the specific speaker a brief information about speaker is displayed on the right
Please note the following change: instead of the lecture by J. Rupnik, Eran Rolnik will deliver his lecture: The Bad, the Mad and the Functional: One Anti-Semitism or Many?“ on
We would like to draw attention to the possibility of using discounted one day admission. One-day admission is: 2500, – CZK for the participants from Czech Republic, 170 Euro for
Information for participants: The conference is rated by 8 credit points within LLL of clinical psychologists (valid just for Czech participants).
Sorry, this entry is only available in Česky.
The conference is provided with simultaneous translation.
First day of the Conference (23.10.2015) the registration will open at 12:00 p.m.
ČPS IPA and organising committee of the 1st Prague Conference: Otto Fenichel and his Legacy official statement: It is with great sadness to announce that Dr. Franziska Henningsen died on
We accept registration forms for 1st Prague Conference: Otto Fenichel and his legacy. Places are limited.