Declaration to France-Culture Concerning the 28th International Congress of Psychoanalysis: 1st July 1973: Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on July 1, 1973

Title:  Declaration to France-Culture Concerning the 28th International Congress of Psychoanalysis, 7/1/73

Author:  Jacques Lacan

Translated by Jack W. Stone.

Published by M.I.T.: University of Missouri : here

Available here

NOW at   /lacan

Published in French:

a)  Originally published in Le coq-héron:

1974: n°46/47: pp. 3-8.

b)  Published in Ecole Lacanienne de psychanalyse, here

Available here


– translated probably by Anthony Chadwick, published, at   here


The 28th International Congress of Psychoanalysis of the International Psychoanalytic Association was held in Paris, July 22‐27th, 1973. Its theme was “Transference and Hysteria Today”. Leo Rangell delivered “Perspectives” as the opening Presidential Address.
There was an immensely long debate on the Ritvo Report regarding training in child analysis and the status in the IPA of those who had received such training without full adult training. Finally, the Report was rejected by the Congress, which meant there was no change in the status quo ‐ only those satisfactorily trained in the analysis of adults were to be eligible for membership of the IPA. Anna Freud was created Honorary President, replacing Heinz Hartmann who had died in 1970. Miss Freud remained the Honorary President from 1973 until her death in 1982.


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