The Quebec English Branch (QE) of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society came into being in 1967 when the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society (CPS) changed its bylaws and became a federation of separate branch societies with separate French-speaking and English-speaking branches in Montreal. Today the two societies share premises along with libraries of the QE and Société psychanalytique de Montréal and the secretariat of the CPS. The roots of the QE are inextricably entwined with the efforts of a small bilingual group of analysts—accredited by the International Psychoanalytical Association—in the late 1940s and 1950s, located primarily in  Montreal, which led to the formation of what was initially called the Canadian Society of Psychoanalysts. Today the QE is one of the three largest branches of the CPS, having over one hundred members. The QE holds scientific meetings each month and has an active outreach in the form of an annual Day in Psychoanalysis, and a Fellowship program that attracts graduate students from various disciplines to experience a year or more of analytic study with an analyst/mentor. For more information, visit the website of the QE at

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