Exploring Irrationality in self and organization

Exploring Irrationality in self and organization

This is an experiential working conference for International Psychoanalytic Association psychoanalysts. May 24 — 27 2024 in Greece


19 March 2024


Thessaloniki, Greece

Key people

Aim of the Conference

The aim of the conference is to provide a setting, away from the pressures of daily life, in which participants can experience, reflect, explore, and begin to work with the unconscious and not-quite conscious factors involved in the relationships between the individuals and groups present at the conference.

Living and working together for several days provides opportunities to examine past and present processes from different angles, to become aware of attitudes, feelings, reactions, and fantasies, to reconsider one’s identity as a member of a group, to express and explore existing ideas as well as new ones, to apply and test all these within the conference, and to take them home for future application in one’s professional and other roles.

Primary Task

The primary task of this conference is to explore, within and beyond the conference boundaries, the conscious and unconscious, rational and irrational feelings, fantasies and conflicts that impact upon and shape relations between individuals and groups in the conference, and in the conference as a system.

Who is this Conference For?

The conference is an initiative that aims to introduce Group Relations to the IPA. Accordingly, IPA qualified psychoanalysts are invited and encouraged to participate. The eventual number of participants is limited by the conference design.

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