This site was created and is maintained by the Brazilian Institute of Winnicottian Psychoanalysis to diffuse information on the activities of the IWA member-groups provided by themselves. New data should be sent to the e-mail: international@ibpw.org.br


The purpose of the International Winnicott Association (IWA) is to promote the research and teaching of Winnicottian Psychoanalysis, as well as training activities and the exchange of experiences among professionals working in this field. It works in collaboration with universities, psychoanalytical groups, societies, centers, research and teaching foundations, and other scientific and clinical institutions that develop activities in this field. The IWA also aims at promoting and supporting activities related to social work, development, institutionalization, and diffusion of Winnicottian Psychoanalysis.


The IBPW, founded in 2015 by Elsa Oliveira Dias and Zeljko Loparic, is the institutional framework for an ongoing and fertile series of teaching, research and publishing activities in the areas of Winnicottian and related studies, initiated by its founders in the early 1990s at the University of Campinas (Unicamp) and the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).