I. The slate

President: Roseana Garcia (Brazil)

Vice-President: Zhao Chengzhi (China)

Vice-President: Rosário Belo (Portugal)

Treasurer: Ariadne Engelberg de Moraes (Brazil)

Assistant Treasurer: Cris Paiva (Brazil)

Secretary: Wei Chenchi (Kevin) (China)

Assistant Secretary: Sofia Serôdio (Brazil)


See the qualifications of each candidate in the Annex I.

II. Two-Year Management Plan for 2021-2023
II.1. The point of departure
  1. Our main goal is to preserve, disseminate and develop Winnicott’s legacy.
  2. We understand that, in essence, Winnicott’s intellectual legacy comprises:
  3. A project for a revolutionary scientific paradigm shift in theory and in clinical practice;
  4. The partial accomplishment of this paradigm shift; and
  5. A number of remaining tasks related to understanding, developing and putting into practice his revolutionary project.
II.2. Teaching tasks
  1. Expand and build on the idea of a Winnicottian school in clinical theory and practices (the project of a “managing school” based on Winnicott’s ideas, as envisioned by Balint in 1968).
  2. Promote and endorse training courses worldwide in keeping with this idea.
  3. Foster and support extension courses on Winnicottian topics around the world.
II.3. Research tasks

We plan to foster, support and promote national and international research groups on the Winnicottian paradigm among IWA members and contributors. The Paradigm Group organized by Professor Loparic may serve as a template for an international research group (see Activities/Research on the IWA website).

II.4. Publication tasks
  1. Encourage the publication of individual books and collections through DWWeditorial.
  2. Promote the IWA Studies Collection, edited by Leticia Minhot. (The SBPW Report will be sent shortly, with more details.)
  3. Publish in 2022 the proceedings of the Beijing Congress (Zhao Chenzhi and Susanna Guida, editors).
  4. Promote the publication of the proceedings of the 2017 Paris Congress.
  5. Promote the publication of the proceedings of the 2019 Lisbon Congress. (Note. The proceedings of the 2015 São Paulo Congress were edited by Z. Loparic and Caroline V. Ribeiro and published by DWWeditorial in 2017.)
  6. Collaborate on the edition of the International Winnicott Eprints, IWIP. (The SBPW Report will be sent shortly, with more details.)
  7. Maintain the IWA website and the IWA Blog. (See the IWA website).
II.5. Institutional tasks
  1. Promote the creation of Winnicottian institutions dedicated to resolving tasks that Winnicott left to be completed, or even unfinished.
  2. Continue and renovate the activities of the IWA Presidency.
  3. Organize the IWA’s administrative office in the São Paulo headquarters.
  4. Encourage new members to join.
  5. Foster and support intellectual exchange between member-groups and individual members.
  6. Preserve the pluralism of theories and ensure an atmosphere of tolerance.
  7. Actively manage and mediate eventual theoretical and other conflicts among members.
  8. Organize the 5th IWA Congress in 2023.
  9. Keep finances in order by systematically collecting membership fees from member-groups.
Qualifications (credentials) of the election ticket candidates
1. Roseana Moraes Garcia

Roseana Moraes Garcia. Training Analyst at the Brazilian Institute of Winnicottian Psychoanalysis (IBPW). Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, with the dissertation “The antisocial tendency in DW Winnicott”. PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, with the thesis “Aggressiveness in Winnicottian Psychoanalysis”. Specialization in Child Mental Health from the School of Medicine of the University of Campinas. Professor and Supervisor at the IBPW and the International Winnicottian Association (IWA). Coordinator of the Winnicott Center of Campinas (2007-2014), the Winnicott Center of Rio de Janeiro (2011-2016) and the Winnicott Center of Joinville (2015-2016). Academic Director of the IBPW (2018-). Published articles: “The Use of Therapeutic Consultation in Treating Antisocial Tendency”, “The Ethics of Care and the Democratic Society”, “The Treatment of Children Bereft of Family Life”.

2. Zhao Chengzhi (China)

Zhao Chengzhi, MD, MA, Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist at Beijing’s Huilongguan Hospital. Director of the Beijing Mental Health Facilitating Center. Psychoanalyst Candidate at the International Psychoanalysis Association (IPA) and Winnicottian Psychoanalyst Candidate at the IWA. Psychotherapist and Supervisor certified by The Special Committee of Clinical Psychotherapy and Consultation, of the Chinese Psychological Society. Member of the Special Committee on Psychoanalysis, of the Chinese Mental Health Association. Vice-chairman of the Partners and Couples Therapy Group, of the Clinical and Counseling Committee, of the Chinese Psychological Society. Vice-President of the IWA (2019-2021).

3. Rosario Belo (Portugal)

Maria do Rosario Belo. Psychoanalyst. Teaching and founding member of the Portuguese Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (AP). Member of the IWA. Bachelor in Clinical Psychology from Lisbon’s University Institute for Psychological, social and Life Sciences (ISPA) and doctoral student in Philosophy at the University of Évora. Researcher of Donald Woods Winnicott’s thought, especially its intersections with Heidegger’s thought. Supervisor and Trainer, she is also the author of several articles on psychoanalytic practice and reflection, and of the books: O Percurso de um Psicanalista (2015, reprinted in 2020) (The Path of a Psychoanalyst), and Estudos Winnicotianos (2020), both published by Coisas de Ler. Professor of Winnicottian psychoanalysis intervention at the AP, and founder, scientific director and head professor of its Study Group on Winnicott’s Thought.

4. Ariadne Moraes (Brazil)

Ariadne Alvarenga Rezende Engelberg de Moraes. Clinical Psychologist, Master and Doctor in Clinical Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Member of the Brazilian Institute of Winnicottian Psychoanalysis (IBPW). Professor of the training course for psychoanalysts at the IBPW. Treasurer of the IWA. Former Psychology professor at UNIP/Objetivo and Mackenzie universities. Author of the book Depression in the work of Winnicott. Private practitioner e since 1986.

5. Wei Chenchi (China)

Wei Chenxi (Kevin). Psychotherapist. Chinese and English translation of Winnicott Psychoanalyst Training Program. General Secretary of the International Winnicott Association (IWA). Title of Chinese National Healthcare professional and technical qualification: Psychotherapist. Chinese Psychological Association (CPS) Registered Assistant Psychologist. Master of Philosophy in Psychoanalysis, Campinas State University (UNICAMP), Brazil. Trained Therapist, Institute of Winnicottian. Psychoanalysis (IBPW), Brazil. Translated, co-translated or reviewed work too chinese: Winnicott D.W., The Child, the Family and the Outside World. Winnicott D.W., Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment. Elsa Oliveira Dias, Winnicott’s Theory of Maturational Processes.Winnicott D.W., The Piggle: An Account of the Psychoanalytic Treatment of a Little Girl.

6. Cris Paiva (Brazil)

Elaine Cristina Paiva. Bachelor in Executive Secretarial Sciences from the University Center of the Institute of Education for Osasco Foundation (UNIFIEO). Specialization courses in Financial Administration and Accounting at the University of São Paulo, in Tax Bookkeeping Course at the National Service of Industrial Training (SENAI), and in Personal Finance at the Bradesco Foundation. Has worked in the financial area for 14 years, in national and international financial operations, control of accounts receivable and payable, negotiations with defaulters, cash flow, settlements, credit analysis and monitoring, management reports, and organizational sustainability. In charge of the finances of the IBPW.

7. Sofia Serôdio (Brazil)

Sofia Gonçalves Serôdio. Bachelor in Psychology, and Master in Clinical and Health Psychology from the School of Psychology of the University of Lisbon. Training course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Portuguese Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Lisbon. Training course in Winnicottian Psychoanalysis at the IBPW. Member of the IBPW and the IWA. Secretary of the International Winnicott Eprints journal (IWIP). Clinical experience in the areas of Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalysis in hospital environments and in private practice. Clinical practice devoted mainly to adults and adolescents, but also to children.