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Mission Statement

Antonio Santamaria  (1930-2013) was a pioneer and leading voice of psychoanalysis in Mexico and Latin America. A member of APM (Mexican Psychoanalytic Association), the IPA (International Psychoanalytical Association) and FEPAL (Latin American Federation of Psychoanalysis), he helped in the founding and development of many psychoanalytic and psychotherapy societies around the country. He was devoted to psychoanalysis, passionate about culture and learning and much loved and sought after as a supervisor and teacher. 

The Antonio Santamaria Foundation was created as a free-standing, independent psychoanalytic educational foundation in his memory to honor and continue his love of psychoanalytic learning, his dedication to the continuing education of practicing clinicians and his commitment to the future of psychoanalysis. 


Our goal is to create international opportunities for psychoanalytic study, learning and discussion in an open, free thinking milieu, outside of the context of organized psychoanalytic institutions and training centers. To that end, we plan to offer seminars, conferences and other learning and study opportunities  (in English and Spanish) with internationally prominent psychoanalysts, who are among the leading clinical and theoretical contributors to our field. We hope that you will join us in what we believe will be an exciting and worthwhile adventure!

Board of Directors 
Jani Santamaria Linares, Ph.D. 

Jani Santamaria is a Training Analyst and Supervisor of Children and Adolescents of the Mexican Psychoanalytic Association (APM). She is a Latin American Board Member of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), the Latin American Representative of the Nominating Committee of the IPA , a member of the International Committee of Spanish Language Psychoanalysts and she belongs to the International Advisory Committee of the Routledge W.R. Bion Studies Book Series.

She was Chair of the Latin-American Winnicott/Mexico Encounter 2017, Chair of the International Andre Green Mexico City Encounter 2019, Chair of the International Autism, Autistic States and Unrepresented States Mexico City Encounter 2020 and will Chair the 2022 International Bion Conference in Mexico City.

Book Reviewer for JAPA and the former Director for Community and Culture for the Latin American Federation of Psychoanalysis (FEPAL) 2016-2018.

Howard B. Levine M.D

Howard B. Levine is a member of the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East (PINE), the Contemporary Freudian Society and a faculty member of the NYU post-doc program.


He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the IPA, on the editorial Board of the IJP and Psychoanalytic Inquiry and in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts.


He has authored many articles, book chapters, and reviews on psychoanalytic process and technique, intersubjectivity, the treatment of primitive personality disorders, and the consequences and treatment of early trauma and childhood sexual abuse.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Routledge WR Bion Studies book series, the author of Affect, Representation and Language: Between the Silence and the Cry (Routledge, forthcoming), and editor of Adult Analysis and Childhood Sexual Abuse (Analytic Press 1990), co-editor (with Lawrence Brown) of Growth and Turbulence in the Container/Contained (Routledge, 2013), (with Gail Reed and Dominique Scarfone) of Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning (Karnac 2013), (with Gail Reed) of Responses to Freud’s Screen Memories Paper (Karnac 2014), (with Giuseppe Civitarese) of The Wilfred Bion Tradition (Karnac 2015), (with Jose Junqueira de Mattos and Gisele Brito) of Bion in Brazil (Karnac 2017) and (with David Power) of Engaging Primitive Anxieties of the Emerging Self (Karnac 2017).

Honorary Members 

Anne Alvarez 
Alfredo Painceira 
David Rosenfeld 
Guillermo Carvajal 
José Luis Hinojosa Santamaría
Joshua Durban 
Kerry and Jack Novick
Lesley Caldwell 
Marilia Aisenstein
Miguel Angel Sitten 
Romulo Lander
Teresa Matta 

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