The Free Association is a non-profit organization moved by the desire to learn. We create innovative opportunities of continuous learning in the field of psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.


We are based in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal,  with colleagues and partners around the world.






Good Stuff

Our next guest is Howard Levin.

Howard Levine is a Supervising Analyst at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, a member of the faculty at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England and has his clinic in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Internal Habitats

The second edition of the Lisbon Clinical Marathon is a clinically focused, international meeting where psychoanalytically oriented colleagues gather to discuss clinical work with four IPA training analysts.

Stay tuned for more information.

Lisbon Clinical Marathon

FERENCZI24 is the second edition of the annual HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR! - Psychoanalytical Happening Series.

This year's celebration is dedicated to Sándor Ferenczi, the enfant terrible of psychoanalysis.

Organizers in 24 countries for 24 hours celebrate the birth and work of Ferenczi.

We invite you to celebrate with us!



"Do you know a good therapist, that I could see? "

Finding a therapist is not always easy. It usually happens by word of mouth.

The Circle of Trust is a group of experienced therapists that we know and recommend.


Circle of Trust

A polyphonic take on the polyedric nature of the human phenomenon by Vasco Santos, Rita Amorim, Steven Jaron & Csongor Juhos.


Our blog.

Wild Thoughts

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Fragmentations is the theme of the International Meeting on Ferenczi Studies and Research promoted by the Brazilian Ferenczi Sándor Study Group and organized in partnership with the Free Association to be held in Lisbon on the 28-29 of February 2020. It is one of the preconferences of the 14th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference to be held in Brazil in 2021.