From the Editors

By Maria Tammone (Italy) and Christina Emanuel (USA)

Dear IARPP Members,

We are pleased to bring you the last edition of the eNews for 2016, our online newsletter linking IARPP members around the world with news from our community.

Inside you will find the latest information about the upcoming IARPP conference in Sydney, Australia, in which Cathy Hicks (Australia) and Sarah Calvert (New Zealand) enthusiastically share details about how plans for the conference are shaping up. They also include important information regarding travel to Australia.

We also feature news from the various IARPP committees. In particular, Steven Knoblauch (USA) and Alejandro Ávila Espada (Spain) share their reflections after the recent colloquium, their last one, as they step down and welcome Adrienne Harris (USA) and Rina Lazar (Israel) onboard as the new co-chairs of the Colloquium Committee.

In international news, a number of local chapters have sent us information about their various activities and programs that we include in this issue. Recent elections in IARPP-Portugal and IARPP-Chile have resulted in new leadership and continued vitality as these organizations support the development of our relational psychoanalytic community around the world.

In addition to these items, Chana Ullman (Israel) shares her reflections as she completes her first year as president of our organization.

It is a gratifying feeling that, particularly in these tumultuous times, members of our international community are finding comfort in our connections with one another. We wish our IARPP members all the best in 2017.

Our next deadline for submissions will be January 31, 2017.
 Please read below for instructions to submit pieces for future editions of the Bookshelf and eNews.


Christina Emanuel (USA) and Maria Tammone (Italy)
Co-editors, IARPP Bookshelf and eNews

When submitting articles to the eNews or Bookshelf, please include the following:

  1.  The title of your book, article, or presentation
  2.  A brief description of the content, such as an abstract
  3.  A link to a publisher if there is one
  4.  Artwork or a photo of the book cover if applicable
  5. For presentations, please spell out all acronyms and include the location
  6. A photograph of yourself in jpeg format
  7.  Your professional contact information for our readers as you would like it to appear publicly


Please send all submissions to Maria Tammone:
 and Christina Emanuel:


emanuelphoto0616w2Christina Emanuel, MFT, PsyD
16 S. Oakland Ave., Suite 201
Pasadena, CA 91101
Email Christina Emanuel



bettertammonephoto0616wMaria Tammone, MD
Via Montegrappa 46
00048 Nettuno/Roma
Email Maria Tammone