International Ferenczi Conferences

In the last three decades the International Sándor Ferenczi Conferences have played a crucial role in reviving Ferenczi’s legacy in contemporary psychoanalysis. Inspired by Ferenczi’s ideas, these stimulating international meetings became vital spaces of thought for psychoanalysts from different schools and orientations.

Past International Ferenczi Conferences include:

  1. The Legacy of Sándor Ferenczi, New York, 1991
  2. The Talking Therapy: Ferenczi and the Psychoanalytic Vocation, Budapest, 1993
  3. Sándor Ferenczi, Saõ Paulo, 1995
  4. Ferenczi y el Psicoanálisis Contemporáneo, Madrid, 1998
  5. Sándor Ferenczi: The “Mother” of Modern Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Tel Aviv, 1999;
  6. Lost Childhood Trilogy, Budapest/London/Paris, 2001
  7. Clinical Sándor Ferenczi, Torino, 2002
  8. Psychoanalysis and Psychosomatics: Mind, Body and the Bridge Between, Baden-Baden, 2006
  9. Sándor Ferenczi Returns Home, Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary, 2008
  10. Introjection, Transference, and the Analyst in the Contemporary World, Buenos Aires, 2009
  11. Faces of Trauma, Budapest, 2012
  12. The Heritage of a Psychoanalytic Mind, Toronto 2015

The 13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference, Ferenczi in Our Time and A Renaissance of Psychoanalysis will be held in Florence, Italy, May 3-6, 2018.

This Conference is organized by the newly formed International Sándor Ferenczi Network (ISFN). We invite those who are interested in taking part in the conference to become members of the ISFN.

The International Sándor Ferenczi Network (ISFN) of societies, study centers, and other institutions, aims to further the development of psychoanalysis along the lines anticipated by Sándor Ferenczi. The ISFN is a not for profit association, with the mission to be an open forum for providing information, enabling debate, and facilitating research through its website, and the organization of an International Sándor Ferenczi Conference every three years.

We expect to feature about 90 speakers (including 15 plenary lectures, 4 panels, and 72 individual papers in 7 parallel sessions) at the conference in Florence.

The maximum capacity of the conference auditorium is 400 persons.

The conference fee (for IFN members euro 350, before September 30, 2017) includes a Welcome Cocktail, 5 Coffee/Tea Breaks, and 3 light lunches.

ISFN organizes a Facilitation Program for Students, Candidates and Professionals from Disadvantaged Countries. It consists of a discounted fee of euro 250. Applicants have to be members of ISFN. Up to 100 persons may benefit from this program, provided there are at least 250 full-paying registrants. Therefore, the number of discounted fee registrants will be proportionally determined by the number of full paying registrants. Facilitation Program applications will be evaluated for eligibility by the ISFN.

The General Assembly of ISFN will be hosted during the conference.