The IFPS is focused on the idea of pluralism in analysis and also to the interdisciplinary trade in matters of miniaturized scale and large scale social interest. Complete hierarchical and exploratory self-rule and in addition measure up to remaining of all Member Societies are crucial preconditions to the league. The International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies (IFPS) was established in Amsterdam on July 30, 1962.
The Founding Societies were
• Deutsche Psychoanalytische Gesellschaft (German Psychoanalytical Society)
• Sociedad Psicoanalitica Mexicana A.C (Mexican Psychoanalytiocal Society)
• Wiener Arbeitskreis für Tiefenpsychologie (Vienna Working Circle for Depth Psychology; now: Austrian Arbeitskreise for Psychoanalysis)
• The William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, New York
The promoter was Erich Fromm, the organizer of the Mexican Psychoanalytic Society, who had solid associations with New York and to Germany. As an outcome of his numerous failure as to psychoanalytic associations, in 1956 he started to think about a free worldwide non-bureaucratic psychoanalytic affiliation. He found a thoughtful audience in Werner Schwidder from Göttingen, who wished to conquer the post-World War II disconnection of the German Psychoanalytic Society (DPG). After the war the DPG, which had been established in 1910 and which later was included into the political arrangement of Nazi Germany, was reconstituted once again. In 1950, in any case, its application to rejoin the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) was rejected: The DPG was blamed for having sold out Freudian thoughts and standards to the Nazi philosophy.Read More»