I’m pleased to share a few words about recent activities and progress in our organization. During the last year IARPP has undergone a very important process of defining its institutional tools. This is to facilitate its development as our community grows in complexity and richness. I am particularly glad to have on my side Chana Ullman from Israel as President-elect of IARPP. I will be President until the end of 2015 and she will become President beginning in 2016.
As you know we recently appointed new a Webinar Committee, co-chaired by André Sassenfeld from Santiago (Chile) and Allison Katz from New York (USA). Their work is already showing great results. We also recently approved a new Committee focused on the treatment of children and adolescents. I am sure it will add an important specific relational vision to this important clinical area of interest.
The upcoming Toronto conference is a wonderful achievement in terms of both the quantity and the quality of the papers that were submitted. I am convinced that this conference will be a milestone because it will facilitate a deeper dialogue within our community, with the goal to expand the clinical wisdom of relational psychoanalysis.
I really hope to meet you in person in Toronto.