We are dismayed and heartbroken at the war unfolding in Ukraine following Russia’s decision to use its overwhelming military might to invade and impose its will on Ukraine. This is a repetition of previous Russian actions elsewhere. In the prelude to our conference in 2019, we asked, “80 years later, will history repeat itself?” Sadly, this [...]
“The Inability to Mourn” (A. and M. Mitscherlich).
Psychic coping with the situation in Germany after 1945.
Preamble The International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) has been working for several years toward establishing an Asian-Pacific region in addition to the existing psychoanalytic regions of Europe, North and South America, which is to support and develop scientific exchange between the psychoanalytic groups in this region. In order to promote contacts among psychoanalysts in this region, it [...]
"My PCCA” experience is now a bit more than 3 years old - so rather young in comparison to other PCCA members, and probably most subscribers of this newsletter. I was initially attracted to PCCA’s work, because I have been working for economic development in Eastern Europe for most of my professional life; and so the [...]
Oren Kaplan is interviewing Gila Oren: The Duality of the experience of PCCA Dr. Gila Oren is a faculty member at the College of Management in Israel. She is an expert in Marketing and Advertising and held a series of senior roles in industry and academia, for example in Keshet Chunnle-2 TV, Gitam BBDO, and as [...]
THEN in NOW – NOW in THEN “Will History Repeat Itself? PCCA 2019” Conference reflections from a participant’s perspective The Spirit of the place: Mass graves, hundreds of names of the missing, relics of Jewish refugee camps, victims and perpetrators on all sides and a dividing zone between cultures till now – this is Cyprus, the [...]
by Dorothee C. von Tippelskirch-Eissing Dear Colleagues, Supporters and Friends of PCCA! We had planned to send you our 1st newsletter 2020 earlier this year in March. But we had to discover and to acknowledge that we needed more time in the midst of the Corona Crisis to think about our situation. On one side it [...]
Unbounded Worlds – A Challenge for Group Relations? Shmuel Erlich Group Relations (GR) came into being and evolved against the background of the world as constituted in the 1950s and in the aftermath of WWII. Its universe was not only clearly bounded – it was super-bounded. Good and evil were sharply separated and demarcated through the [...]
PCCA Conference 2020 WALLS-OPEN, CLOSED, SLIDING? Europe and our world today Ernst Sillem Hoeve, Den Dolder, The Netherlands Thursday 27th – Monday 31st August 2020 PCCA, through its conferences, works towards developing strategies to engage with the legacy of past atrocities and with contemporary societal conflicts that can contribute to opening up the possibility of a [...]
Minutes in: Learning from experience in the presence of the other- Opportunities and obstacles 80 years later- will history repeat itself? PCCA 2019 Conference Our airplane lands in Larnaca airport after a short flight from Israel. Four people, all of us psychoanalysts, were on that Wednesday morning flight. Three women and one man. One couple. [...]
80 years later, will history repeat itself? The fallout of the holocaust over those affected Looking back, moving forward
80 years later, will history repeat itself? The fallout of the holocaust over those affected Looking back, moving forward Director's report "The past is never dead. It's not even past." W. Faulkner, Requiem for a nun This conference in the context of PCCA This conference in the context of PCCA This conference, marking 80 years to the beginning [...]