IAFP 27th Annual Conference

Event Details

Event Date Thu 17th May 2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date Sat 19th May 2018 5:00 pm

Please save the date for the IAFP's 27th Annual Conference to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 17-19 May 2018.

Conference Venue:

The Assembly Halls, Wellington St, Belfast BT1 6DW

Confirmed Plenary speakers:

John Alderdice: House of Lords & Psychiatrist

Nina Asanova: Psychoanalyst, Russia

Coline Covington, Jungian Analyst & Author

Tom Hartley: Historian

Jake Mac Siacais: Oral Historian, Ireland

Chris Noble: Police Service N Ireland

Paul Randolph: Chair of Tutu Foundation

Francesco Spadoro & Colleagues, Italy

Estela Weldon & Brett Kahr: Discussion of 'The Florida Project' film




We invite you to submit abstracts for workshops, paper presentations and symposia on the conference theme: “Walls: Protection and Provocation". 

We are purposely letting the theme be as open as possible - there will be talks from historians, politicians, and others regarding divisions, real walls etc. plus  clinical presentations, where we hope to illustrate the defensive manoeuvres (internal walls) patients need for their survival, either in the inter-personal dynamics, long term conflicts, mental structural aspects - or all of the above - it is in this sense that we refer to 'internal' walls - psychic retreats, pathological organisations or psychoses. It is as open as possible but we would like clinical and psychoanalytic presentations.

Please send your abstracts to:

Deadline for submission has been extended to 31st January 2018.

Stay tuned; more information about registration to follow soon!

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