Rome 2021 @ the Palazzo Falletti: In person!

"From Repetition to Freedom..."

October 8-10 2021

at the Palazzo Falletti, Via Panisperna, 121-51, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Registration is normally restricted to members of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and some invited guests and candidates. If you are a candidate or not a member of the IPA please contact one of the moderators or email


The meeting will mainly consist of moderated small group clinical workshops discussing a presenter's method of doing psychoanalysis in one case (usually through two sessions) in depth. The workshops last for about ten hours in total and use the CCM method of discussion. The workshops are informed by the ongoing work of the CCM Association moderators for the past fifteen years.

Some informal large-group presentations, describing the Association’s work over the last year and devoted to an annual theme, will also take place - this year focusing on the theme of "Suddenly, I said!

The CCM method, originally developed as part of the European Psychoanalytic Federation's Ten Year Scientific Initiative involves structuring discussion in steps - ordinary clinical discussion focused on the presenter's work in the sessions, close focus on the function of each of the presenter's interventions (Step 1) and construction of the presenter's working model of psychoanalysis (Step 2). These formulations are then further discussed in the moderators' group some months later and the overall thoughts eventually fed back to the workshop group and the presenter.

"From Repetition to Freedom..."

This year's theme has emerged from the workshops we held in Vienna in 2019 and then the discussions we had afterwards when preparing a book to describe the results of our work.

Large Group Plenaries Friday and Saturday Afternoon, Sunday morning.

We will devote the first plenary on Friday to an introduction and to some discussion of the progress of the project in 2018 - reflecting on the evolution of the two-step method, the role of the workshop groups, the work of the moderators and why we have taken up the theme of "Suddenly" for 2019. The workshops help to fund travel for the moderators to meet to discuss the workshops and this is when we feed back.

On Saturday afternoon, we will elaborate our thinking on some topics and hope to facilitate discussion in the groups by feeding back some of the core issues relevant to the theme.

In the final session on Sunday morning there will be an opportunity for evaluation and feedback.

Friday Evening

Friday evening. We are currently planning an open panel in which the aim will be explore the implications of modern psychoanalytic approaches to an understanding of current developments in society.

Saturday Evening

An opportunity for a conference dinner "Roman style" All participants will receive an email invitation near the event.


The Eternal city provides many opportunities and special arrangements will be made for participants to enjoy them.

Fees and Practicalities

Registration is now open

Fee 340 Euros for participants enrolled before July 31st 2021

390 Euros thereafter.

Note the large discount for those registering before July 31st. It allows us to facilitate the formation of groups, organization of presenters, etc. So please apply early. Also for better rates, book your travel and accommodation early

The fee covers participation in all events and coffee and snacks during the meeting. Participants make their own arrangements about meals and accommodation.

Note: Up to 10 CCM associate fellowships will be offered to participants from countries in the former Soviet Union or what were its previous satellites.

Associate fellows receive a 100 Euro reduction in their fee.

Hotels, Accommodation, and Time of Arrival

We meet at he Palazzo Falletti (Via Panisperna, 121-51, 00184 Roma) in the Monti region of Central Rome -just 13 minutes from the Foro Romano of ancient times.

The earlier you book your accommodation the better. or similar websites have many hotels in Rome

Be sure to arrive before 14.00 on Friday. We end at 14.00 on Sunday.

Registration, Administration and Payment

The CCM Association is “virtual” (and so administered by the moderators with no support) and the Vienna societies are not able to receive phone calls or provide information.

To register please go to the registration page.

Please be sure that the name you use for your money transfer refers to the name with which you register!

It will be possible to pay cash in Rome, if this has been agreed by email beforehand.

Tax receipts will be made available at the meeting.

Moderators in 2021

The workshops will be moderated by one or two moderators who have experience of CCM groups and take part in the moderator groups.The moderators and CCM members organizing the 2019 symposium are:

  • Olivier Bonard : Société Suisse de Psychanalyse; Georg Bruns: German Psychoanalytical Association; Anna Christopoulos: Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society; Michael Diercks: Vienna Psychoanalytic Society; Brigitte Moise Durand: Paris Psychoanalytic Society; Eike Hinze: German Psychoanalytical Association; Marinella Linardos: Italian Psychoanalytic Association; Regine Prat: Paris Psychoanalytic Sociey; ; Michael Sebek: Czech Psychoanalytic Society; David Tuckett: British Psychoanalytical Society