From the Editors

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







Dear IARPP Community,

Welcome to the latest issue of the IARPP eNews.  In this edition we are pleased to feature updates from our chapters around the world.  It is truly a delight to be in touch with our chapter chairs—from New Zealand to Israel to Europe and many places in between—as we gather news about their programs and activities. The local chapters are coordinated by co-chairs Chana Ullman (Israel) and Neil Altman (USA), to whom we express our thanks for their leadership. It’s mind-boggling to consider the scope of our organization around the world, how we work so well together as such a diverse community.

This issue of the eNews also includes updates from the Candidates’ Committee, the recently reorganized Webinar Committee, as well as the Colloquium Committee co-chairs, announcing the upcoming colloquium this November featuring the work of Donnel Stern. We also include a letter from the President of IARPP, Susanna Federici-Nebbiosi, among a few other articles. We are particularly pleased to highlight a contribution from Rina Lazar (Israel) who discusses her experience moderating the recent IARPP psycho-political online discussion talking about Israel and Gaza in psychoanalysis.

This issue of the eNews also marks our first as co-editors, as Sally Rudoy (USA) and Sharon Ziv Beiman (Israel) have completed their tenure, handing the reins over to us.  We would like to introduce ourselves to you.  Maria Tammone is a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist in private practice in Rome, Italy, working in a private practice setting.  She belongs to ISIPSé (The Institute of Self Psychology and Relational Psychoanalysis) in Rome and has participated in several IARPP and IAPSP conferences.  Christina Emanuel is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Pasadena, California, USA.  She is a member of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) in Los Angeles, and, like Maria, is a frequent participant at IARPP and IAPSP conferences.  We both feel is it a special honor to contribute, on behalf of our communities, to this vital and stimulating part of the IARPP community.  We hope to continue the brilliant work of Sally and Sharon to the best of our ability and look forward to meeting each other in person in Toronto!

We hope you enjoy this edition of the eNews.  Our next deadline for submissions will be January 23, 2015.
 Please read below for instructions to submit pieces for future editions of the Bookshelf and eNews.


Christina and Maria


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

1.  The title of your book, article, or presentation
2.  A brief description of the content, if you would like
3.  A link to a publisher if there is one
4.  For presentations, please spell out all acronyms and include the location
5.  Artwork or a photo of the book cover if applicable
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:
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