ECPP Congress in Vienna in September 2018

European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies (ECPP)
Sigmund Freud University Vienna (SFU)

Psychoanalytic view on death and dying

Time 6th-8th September 2018
Location Sigmund Freud University, Freudplatz 1, A-1020 Vienna, Austria

Program of the congress


The congress focusses on the last period of life and highlights the psycho-
logical side of dying. Philosophical and psychoanalytic considerations
are rounding up the meaning of death and dying for human beings.

How do we deal today with the concept of »death drive«?

Additional topics

  • the dying person and his/her relatives
  • are dying persons waiting for relatives?
  • what are the feelings of a dying person?
  • what do dying persons grasp from the environment?
  • remembering the dead ones, the fear of dying, etc.
  • what can psychoanalytic treatment do?

Nicole Aknin

Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Alfred Pritz
Rector Sigmund Freud University