In 1959, and following years of constant work with psychoanalysts from the Swiss Psychoanalytic Society and the Paris Society, a group of psychoanalysts from the Iberian Peninsula achieved acceptance under the name of The Portuguese-Spanish Psychoanalytic Society to the International Psychoanalytical Association.
In the years following, Barcelonese psychoanalysts Pere Bofill, Pere Folch and Júlia Corominas went to London to complete their training at the British Psychoanalytic Society. A shift henceforth took place in the newly constituted society from the predominant French psychoanalysis, basically Freudian, to the ideas of the Kleinian group in London that quickly gained preponderance with them.
In 1967 the Portuguese psychoanalysts founded their own group. This required The Portuguese-Spanish Psychoanalytic Society to at once change their name to the Spanish Psychoanalytic Society.
In 1973 analysts from Madrid likewise initiated the process of constituting an independent organization. They finally gained acceptance as component society of the IPA under the name of the Psychoanalytic Association of Madrid.