First international COWAP conference in Tbilisi, Georgia

„Medea – Femininity, Motherhood, Love and Hate“

19.-20. October 2018
IPA INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION
Venue: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 1 Chavchavadze Avenue, Tbilisi 0179

We choose this title because „Medea“ – from Colchis, today a part of Georgia – as a mythical figure, represents a universal and multifaceted archetype-a symbol and thus is an image of a powerful, omnipotent, per-oedipal god-mother, is repressed into the unconscious of every female. In this sense the myth of Medea is a part of our intellectual, cultural and symbolic heritage.The overall theme “Medea” covers many COWAP issues: topics related to issues mainly concerning women, but also relations between men and women, masculinity and femininity in modern times, the outside world and its problems, the socio-cultural point of view and the reflection of psychoanalytic concepts.
We will have international speakers but also regional speakers to enhance Psychoanalysis and the support of women’s issues in Eastern Europe.