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Melanie Klein's Presence in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Thought

Melanie Klein at a dinner to celebrate her 70th birthday

Organised by: Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de São Paulo

Date: 17 Aug 2017 to 18 Aug 2017

International Seminar: Melanie Klein's Presence in Contemporary Psychoanlytic Thought

Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de São Paulo and Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

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How can we evaluate the impact of an author’s contribution more than 50 years after her death? Melanie Klein’s thought has been so deeply assimilated by current psychoanalytical thought that a direct reference to her ideas may not appear immediately, but a more careful consideration is enough to realise its presence in the countless contemporary concepts. Klein’s work, as part of the first generation of psychoanalytic thought must be profoundly studied and understood, as much as Freud’s thought, so that the innumerable resonances of her ideas may be discerned in current theories and authors. This seminar intends to promote the debate on Kleinian thought and its vivid presence in contemporary clinical practice.

Thursday, August 17th – IPUSP

9am – Opening
Marilene Proença (IPUSP Director)

9:30 to 11am – Melanie Klein’s presence in contemporary psychoanalysis
Luís Claudio Figueiredo (IPUSP and PUCSP)
Commentaries: Elisa Maria de Ulhôa Cintra (PUCSP)
Coordination: Marina F R Ribeiro (IPUSP)  

11 to 11:15am – Coffee break

11:15 to 1pm – My Lacan d’alingua inglesa, his mathèmes and his Melanie Klein (1)
Luiz Eduardo Prado de Oliveira (Paris 7), Research Director - CPRMS - ED - Research Psychoanalysis - University  Paris 7-Denis Diderot. Professor Emeritus - University West Brittany. Psychoanalyst, Espace Analytique.
Commentaries: Maria Lívia Moretto (IPUSP)
Coordination:  Daniel Kupermann (IPUSP)

1 to 2 pm – Lunch

2 to 5pm
Terror and fascination related to the female sex in Melanie Klein’s work

Cassandra Pereira França  (UFMG) -

Melanie Klein’s contributions to the field of Social Psychology
Belinda Haber Mandelbaum (IPUSP)

Coordination: Marina F. R. Ribeiro (IPUSP)

Friday August 18th - IPUSP

9 to 10:30am – About Melanie Klein
Tenório Lima (IPUSP)
Commentaries: Ricardo Telles de Deus (PUCSP)
Coordination: Rosa Maria Tosta (PUCSP)

10:30 to 10:45am – Coffee break

11am to 1pm – My Lacan d’alingua inglesa, his mathèmes and his Melanie Klein (2)
Luiz Eduardo Prado de Oliveira (Paris 7)
Commentaries: Renato Mezan (PUCSP)
Coordination:  Nelson Ernesto Coelho Júnior (IPUSP)

1 to 2:30 pm – Cocktail -  Book Launch

  • Para além da contratransferência: o analista implicado – Editora Zagodoni
  • Nem sapo, nem princesa: terror e fascínio pelo feminino – Editora Blucher

2:30 to 4pm – Melanie Klein and Winnicott: Abraham and Ferenczi’s inheritance
Alfredo Naffah Neto (PUCSP)
Commentaries: Leopoldo Fulgencio (IPUSP)
Coordination: Elisa Maria de Ulhôa Cintra (PUCSP)

4:30pm – Close
Elisa Maria de Ulhôa Cintra and Marina F. R. Ribeiro

Organisation: Elisa Maria de Ulhôa Cintra and  Marina F. R. Ribeiro

Postgraduate Studies -  Clinical Psychology


PUCSP – Núcleo de Método Psicanalítico e Formações da Cultura 

(Support from  Banco Santander e Pró-reitoria de Pesquisa - USP)

Executive committee:

Bartholomeu Vieira - IPUSP

Eduardo Zaidan - PUCSP

Janderson Silvestre - IPUSP

Luiz Eduardo de Vasconcelos Moreira - IPUSP