Eva D. Papiasvili, Ph.D., ABPP

Eva D. Papiasvili, Ph.D., ABPP has been a Senior Clinical Faculty and Supervisor in the Doctoral program of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University in New York, for the past 30 years. She is the past Executive Director and Dean of the Institute of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society where she has been a Training and Supervising Analyst since 1996; Teaching, Supervising and Training Analyst, Object Relations Institute; Founder and Chair of the Psychoanalysis, Art and Creativity, www.psychartcreativity.org, an Affiliate of the International Association for the Arts and Psychology; Editorial Board member of the International Journal for Group Psychotherapy; a Guest Contributing Editor and Reader for the International Forum for Psychoanalysis and for the Psychoanalytic Inquiry. In 2014, she has been appointed a Co-Chair for North America  (USA, Canada, Japan) of the IPA Inter-Regional Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis Task Force.

Dr. Papiasvili originally received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.  Her international presentations and publications in the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, International Forum of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Inquiry and others, cover a wide range of issues, e.g. history of psychoanalysis and history of clinical psychology; psychosomatic medicine, experiential process groups; sibling transference; trauma; interpretation; conflict; postpartum depression and attachment; unconscious dimensions of creativity; principles of therapeutic change, efficacy of psychotherapy, etc. Her recent publications include Postpartum Depression and Attachment: Is Anybody Here?   International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 2017, 26:  22-28; the chapters “Perceptions, Thoughts and Attitudes in the Middle Ages”, “The Ascend of Psychiatry and Psychology in 1800-1945” and “Continuing Explorations of the Multiple Dimensions of the Human Mind: 1950-2000” in the Abnormal Psychology across the Ages; Plante, T. (Ed.); 2013: Oxford: Praeger;  “The Contemporary relevance of Sandor Ferenczi’s Concept of Identification with the Aggressor to the Diagnosis and Analytic Treatment of Chronic PTSD”, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 2014, 34:122-134. In August 2013, together with Harold Blum, she co-chaired the historic Post-IPA International Symposium “Psychological Birth and Infant Development” in Sigmund Freud’s birthplace, proceeds of which are published in the monograph volume “Freud in Pribor” in the International Forum for Psychoanalysis, 2015, 24, I, which she co-edited. She was the invited contributing Issue editor of the Psychoanalytic Inquiry’s January 2016 seminal volume on “Interpretation - Then and Now: If, When, and How” with the participation of international authors such as Stefano Bolognini, Otto Kernberg, Werner Bohleber, André Haynal, Harold Blum, Joseph Lichtenberg, and others.

She is a Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and its Committee for Psychoanalysis and the Arts; American Psychological Association and its Divisions for Psychoanalysis (39) and Clinical Psychology (12); International Psychoanalytical Association; and International Group Psychotherapy Association. She has been awarded an Honorary Membership of the Czech Psychoanalytic Society (IPA), and an Honorary Membership of the American College of Psychoanalysts. Originally from the Czech Republic, she lives and works in New York.

She is licensed as a Psychologist in the state of New York; a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology; Her full time private practice in New York City and Westchester is in clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and supervision.

Dr. Papiasvili can be reached by email at eva.papiasvili@gmail.com .

The following are the courses Dr. Papiasvili taught at ORI:

Borderline Personality Disorder:  Its Phenomena and Treatment - in 2012-2013 academic year. For details, follow the link HERE.

Neurosis and Oedipal Conflicts - in 2013-2014 academic year. For details, follow the link HERE

Advanced Freud and Freudian Technique - in 2014-2015 academic year. For details, follow the link HERE

Trauma and Memory: Freudian and Object Relations Perspectives -  in 2015-2016 academic year. For details, follow the link HERE

The UNCONSCIOUS - through the EVOLUTION of PSYCHOANALYSIS and NEUROSCIENCE - in 2016-2017 academic year. For details, follow the link HERE

Countertransference: Clinical Theory and Technique - in 2017-2018 academic year. For details, follow the link HERE

Read more about Dr. Eva Papiasvili HERE: www.psychartcreativity.org/members.

   This special issue on the importance of sibling relationships and dynamics to the theory and practice of group psychotherapy includes: "Peers and siblings: Their neglect in analytic group therapy" by Herbert M. Rabin; "Sibling transference phenomena in experiential process groups", by Eva D, Papiasvili; "Family systems practice: A case for sibling-informed group intervention" by Susan Regas, Ronda Doonan, John Caffaro & John Bakaly; "The gift of group therapy in co-creating new narratives for siblings of LGB persons" by Janet L. Osborn & Cheryl A. Lugo: "Adult surviving siblings: Disenfranchised grievers" by Christina Zampitella.

IPA Encyclopedic Dictionary for Psychoanalysis Task Force will present a session  on IPA Encyclopedic Dictionary: Work in Progress

at the IPA Congress in Boston on June 23rd, Thursday, 2 pm-3:30 pm

Co- Chairs and Co-Presenters of the panel: Dr. Eva D. Papiasvili (Co-Chair for North America, including USA, Canada, Japan); Dr. Arne Jemstedt (Co-Chair for Europe); Dr. Elias M. da Rocha Barros (Co-Chair for Latin America); and Dr. Stefano Bolognini, President of the IPA

The goal of this session of the IPA Encyclopedic Dictionary for Psychoanalysis Task Force is to offer "work in progress" of this new IPA endeavor. The main task of this Encyclopedic Dictionary is to provide all psychoanalysts and all psychotherapists who work psychoanalytically with a truly international and up-to-date tool for consultation and reference, of superior quality and ‘wide scope’, which represents both the ‘trunk’ and the ‘branches’ of the psychoanalytic tree, as it has grown from Freud to the present time.

The panel of the three regional co-chairs, Drs. Eva Papiasvili, Arne Jemstedt, and Elias M. da Rocha Barros, will present on the multidimensional process of ‘becoming’ and functioning of the Task Force, and the steps taken so far, which started with enlisting the teams of prominent consultants within the three IPA psychoanalytic cultures, representing the diverse schools of thought and diverse intro-cultural geographies, the unique methodology adapted, finding the concepts most relevant to contemporary psychoanalysts at work, and, finally, writing of the ‘story of the concepts’, within the historic-cultural context. 

The very unique methodology, combining the global and the regionally specific and unique ideas and trends, the so called “5+1” will be presented and discussed. Each contributor to the IPA Encyclopedic Dictionary answers the following questions: “Which five concepts inform your thinking and clinical work most”, followed by “Which concept originated in your psychoanalytic culture, or has a special resonance with it.” The region specific interactions between the most frequent global concepts such as “transference”, “countertransference”, “unconscious,” “projective identification,” and “containment”, as well as the regionally specific concepts such as “transformation”, “psychoanalytic setting”, “enactment”, and many others, will be presented and further explored. The emerging importance of such undercurrent factors as “regional identity” and “regional consolidation” within the global conceptual landscape will be elaborated on. This process allows for the inter-cultural dialogue, prospectively arriving at a broadly representative cross-cultural Encyclopedic Dictionary entries.

The intent of the panel presentation is, through information, transparency, and dialogue, to engage broad psychoanalytic community in this historical undertaking, which bridges our past, our present and our emergent future.

For more information on registration and accommodations for the conference, please visit http://www.ipa.org.uk/congress


October 23-25, 2015 - Prague, Chech Republic

OTTO FENICHEL AND HIS LEGACY. FEAR OF STRANGENESS: Antisemitism, xenophobia and uncanny experience.

First year of our conference is aimed at creating a space for psychoanalytic exploration of worries of „the strange“ and „the strangers“ in the clinical situation, but also invites experts from humanities into a dialogue and rethinking these phenomena in different contexts.

Contact information: www.fenichelspragueconference.com/en/




November 13 – 14, 2015 - Paris, France



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